2020 The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat is here soon. The Hello Tea Cup team would like to wish everyone a happy Chinese New Year!

The Chinese lunar calendar is usually 1 to 2 months behind the Western (Gregorian) calendar. In 2020, the Year of the Rat officially starts on 25th January 2020 and ends on 11th February 2021.

Rat is the first of the 12 Chinese zodiac sign cycle, followed by ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It represents intelligence, adaptability and vitality in Chinese culture.

2020 Element: The Metal Rat?

In the traditional Chinese calendar, each year is marked by one Heavenly stem combining one Earthly Branch (see pictures below). 2020 is the year of “Geng Zi”. Geng (庚) is one of the 10 Heavenly Stems and its property is metal according to the Five Elements.

Zi (子) is one of the 12 Earthly Branches, and it is represented by the rat. That’s why the year 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat. 

10 Heavenly Stems:

Earthly Branches

12 Earthly Branches:

Heavenly Stems

5 Personalities of People Born in Different Years of the Rat

Depending on the year, there are five types of “rats” with different personalities. If you were born in the Year of the Rat, check it out!

Metal Ratborn in 19602020

Metal rats are lively, active and sensitive. They are not afraid of difficulties and always ready to explore.

Wood Ratborn in 19241984

Wood rats do things in an honest way. They are independent with strong self-esteem, and well respected by others.

Water Ratborn in 1912, 1972

Water rats are smart and quick-witted with extraordinary intelligence. They tend to be a little conservative in their actions.

Fire Ratborn in 1936, 1996)

Fire rats have exuberant energy. They are kind to friends and family, strict with themselves. They are knowledgeable and eloquent with a sense of justice.

Earth Rat (born in 1948, 2008

Earth rats are honest, modest and down to earth. They have a unique way of thinking, and can usually get help and support from others.

What May Your Fortune Be in the Year of the Rat 2020?

We’ve collected the experts’ predictions and share them with you here

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

Rats this should be more careful this year. You will face changes in all aspects as it’s your zodiac year of birth. But Changes are not equal to bad fortune, take it easy with the ups and downs in life. Your luck will be better if you plan to organise a big event or take the initiative to make major changes this year, such as buying a house, getting married, having a baby or changing jobs.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

For the ox people, your career and financial will be stable, and your luck in love and health will get better. But remember to avoid conflicts under all circumstances.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

The year 2020 will be a good year for the tiger people in all respects – You will be trusted and valued by your superior at work, your investments will be profitable, your relationship is going to be more harmonious, and your health is going to be good.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

It’s a good year for rabbits in general. You may have troubles in the workplace, but not that serious. Everything will work out sooner or later. Don’t worry if you’re a rabbit and don’t have a partner, because this year is a great year for rabbits to meet the right person.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

If you wish to make a fortune this year, you may be able to make your wish come true. In terms of career, you will make make progress. Dragon people are easy to be satisfied this year and will not expect too much. Pay attention to your health especially during the changes of the seasons.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

In 2020, snakes will do well in terms of career and romantic relationship. You will be appreciated by people at work because of your job well done. The relationship will be stable with the one you love and you will be better together. But you need to balance your work and rest, take care of your health.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

This year horses need to focus on interpersonal relationships in order to get along with friends and colleagues. You will fall in love if you are single, make sure to communicate. You are prone to unexpected injuries this year, avoid risky activities. 

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

Although goat people are very capable and hardworking, this year is not the year for your career to take off. On the other hand, you will be in good shape and have a stable relationship.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

For monkeys, this year is great for you to start your own business. If you were not in good shape due to unhealthy living habits before 2020, you will feel the improvement. Single monkeys might finally meet the right one this year. 

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Roosters are going to do well at work because of your courage and insight. But remember to take care of the needs of you partner and not to bring work into life. Be cautious about making investments.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

Dogs are likely to have a new start in career and will adapt well. Dog people have always been very thoughtful, intelligent, and good at dealing with people, these advantages will show at work and affect you financially in a good way.

Fortune in 2020 for People born in the Year of the Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

Pigs are going to enjoy the good fortune in career this year. Previous hard work brings visible results. Even if there are problems, you can turn the corner. The health of pig people is not a major concern, but make sure to watch your dietary intake.

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