The Golden Rat year starts on February 4, 2020 (at 5.04 p.m.) and ends on February 3, 2021. (at 11pm). Although this is a metal rat year, many people prefer to refer to it as a Golden Rat year since it represents the completion of the whole 60-year cycle of this animal zodiac and is thus considered more fortunate, according to local feng shui guru Kenny Hoo. The previous Golden Rat year was 1999 and before that 1987.
In Chinese astrology, there are two types of years: metal years and non-metal years. A metal year is any year that begins with the same element as yours, such as fire, earth, water, wood, or gold. Non-metal years begin with the elements of air, space, or spirit. Your birthday falls within a metal or non-metal year depending on which element dominates your birth chart. If your birth chart contains the same element throughout, then you have a metal birth chart; if not, you have a non-metal birth chart.
Metal years are known for their practicality and success in life while non-metal years are associated with higher learning and success in business.
There are two ways to determine whether you will have a metal or non-metal year: first, by looking at the position of your sun sign in relation to its surrounding planets; second, by using an online calculator to find out which element dominants your birth chart.
We wish all rats throughout the world a healthy and prosperous year in 2020! 2020 is a Metal Rat year that begins on January 25th, 2020 and ends on February 11th, 2021. The year of the ox will begin in 2021. The Year of the Rat is the first of the Chinese zodiac signs. It is based on the idea that every rat has within it the potential to become great, fail, or be forgotten. Such is life for all animals.
The sign of the rat shares this concept with the other elements: water, wood, fire, earth, metal. Rats are known for their intelligence and strength. They are also capable of great compassion. However, they can also be cruel and destructive if not trained properly. Rats have been associated with luck since ancient times because they bring good fortune to those who feed them. In China, people like to keep rats as pets because they are intelligent and loyal. Other names for the rat sign include the years-of-the-rat and the imperial-year-rat. The zodiac's traditional categories do not match up with modern ideas about astronomy or psychology so many different names have been given over time to each sign.
Rats have been used in warfare for centuries because of their ability to find hidden things. This talent makes them useful tools in espionage activities and secret missions. Rats were also used in World War II because they will eat almost anything offered them.
This is the Year of the Rat. The Year of the Rat 2020 begins a new 12-year cycle in the Chinese zodiac on Saturday, January 25—the Lunar New Year. The Chinese zodiac is made up of 12 animals that do not correspond to specific constellations, as in Western astrology. Instead, each animal represents a different phase of human development.
The rat is the fourth animal in this series and corresponds to the years 1980 through 1999. Rats are known for their intelligence and dexterity, and they have a strong will power. They are also considered lucky rats because they reproduce quickly. The rat's sweet tooth is one reason it is associated with pleasure and prosperity. In fact, the Chinese word for "rat" sounds like someone singing a happy song!
Rats appear in many myths and legends around the world. One common story tells of a king who rules over 100 rats. One day an evil magician comes along and steals all the rats. When the king asks where his rats are, the magician says he has eaten them. The king then sends his son out to look for food for him and his father. The son finds the magician and beats him up until he gives back the king's rats. This story may have inspired people to leave gifts for Christmas rats during the holiday season.
Another famous rat is Blondin, who performed dangerous feats such as walking on tightropes without using any safety devices.
Rat years are 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, and 2032. 2020 will be a prosperous year for those that seize all of the possibilities that arise during the year. Those who refuse to look beyond the surface of things will find themselves stuck in a rut with no way out.
The rat is the fourth sign in the Chinese zodiac. It represents justice, integrity, loyalty, and perseverance. The rat is known for its ability to adapt to different circumstances and keep going even when faced with many challenges. Also, the rat is responsible and hardworking, which makes it a suitable sign for business owners. However, like any other sign, the rat can be moody and pessimistic at times.
Rats usually have very short lives. They tend to live around two years old. However, some rats have been known to live as long as six or seven years. Overall, rats as a species have been shown to live around one decade. This makes 2020 a good year for the rat.