2020 is the Chinese Year of the ‘White Metal Rat‘. This lunar year starts on January 25th, 2020 and ends on February 11th, 2021.
The ‘White Metal Rat’ is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac. It marks new beginnings, fresh hope, and rising excitement. This period continues through February 11, 2021 and marks a time of tremendous optimism. It will be a great time to find a new job, embark on a passionate romance, launch a business, or try a new lifestyle. Rat years have tremendous rewards for positive enthusiastic folks, while negative individuals experience more setbacks than usual. So that in mind, work hard at being positive.
The year of the ‘White Metal Rat’ is ruled by the color white. Being detailed and efficiently detailed is strongly encouraged. This is not a year to cut corners. The more precise a person’s efforts, the greater success they will attain. White is also the color of focus, so this Chinese New Year is ideal for achieving academic excellence, becoming a respected expert, and acquiring specialized skills.
The metal element governs the Year of the Rat. 2020 has rewards for anyone specializing in structure, order, and precision. These various careers may find that their year will go well — editors, diplomats, critics, journalists, writers, accountants, nurses, doctors, surgeons, librarians, scientists, teachers, and service workers.
2020 year of the ‘White Metal Rat’ will be a year of opportunities and the rats will have a wonderful time. Everything likely will just sort of work out in their favor. However, they should not be tempted to get too lazy and start taking life for granted.
Characteristics of Those Born In Rat Years
The year of the ‘White Metal Rat’ forecasts some suggestions that having a flexible and open mind will make a person’s life much easier. That philosophy is said to bring good luck and prosperity in a person’s job. People will be advised to keep a lookout for opportunities and make the most out of them.
In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.
Rats are generally clever, quick thinkers, successful – but often are content with living a quiet and peaceful life.
Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with their opinions. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.
On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.
The rat sign indicates it would be wise to pay attention to lungs and respiratory systems, especially for those who are smokers, making them more susceptible to suffer from lung or respiratory diseases. Best advise for someone who is born under the sign of the rat is it never smoke, or if they do, to stop smoking.
Additionally it is suggested that there is a need to be careful and remember not to over-exert in activities that could cause injuries to the lower parts of the body. Adequate rest and a proper diet are also important things to consider.
Recent years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.
How did it come to be that the Rat is the first of all zodiac animals? According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.
Welcome to the ‘Year of the White Metal Rat’
Whether you follow the philosophy of the Chinese Zodiac signs or not, it can be very interesting to check at the beginning of every year to explore what is said about the coming Chinese New Year and to explore and make note of what the Chinese signs are pointing to that might be in store for us.
We at Acupuncture Alternatives are here to help you along the way on your own personal path to good health all during the coming year ahead of us.