Chinese Horoscope 2020 – Year of the Rat

Welcome to the Year of the Rat which begins, or began, if you’re on catch-up right now, on January 25 2020, and powers on through until February 11 2021.

But, as you raise a glass to toast the New Year, you might want to make sure it’s filled with something a little stronger than usual – because this is not just any old New Year, this is a genuinely momentous occasion. The Year of the Rat 2020 – also known as the Year of the White Rat or the Golden Rat – could literally mark the dawn of a whole new era. 

In fact, even if you’ve never been the type before, this might be the perfect time to start a diary, or at least keep notes, because this year we’re all on the launch-pad, about to blast off in an entirely new direction – and you won’t want to forget a thing. 

Year of the Rat… A Fresh Start – on Steroids!

So why is 2020 so significant? It’s all down to an extremely rare and fateful synchronisation of East and West. 

In Chinese astrology, the centuries are divided into 12-year cycles, rather than the ten-year decades we’re familiar with, in the West. And Year One of each new Chinese cycle is always the year ruled by the magical zodiac Rat.

Every New Year is welcomed as a fresh start, of course, we all love that feeling of turning to a sparkling new page and putting the past behind us. And in the West, should that New Year also usher in a brand new decade, it’s even more meaningful than the mundane years in-between. Similarly, in the East, the Year of the Rat heralds the start of a whole new cycle, is seen as an exciting new beginning… times TWELVE. 

Rat years always tend to blaze in with an invigorating change of energy. But in 2020, that exhilarating buzz comes supercharged.

In 2020, a Rat year and a new decade join forces, and travel together for the next 12 months – an event so rare, it’s only happened once before in over 100 years. The powerful energies of both East and West converge to mark 2020 as the start of something really big – a fresh start – on steroids. 

Oh, and the last time in a century this happened? That was 1960 – the incredible year that kicked off the Swinging Sixties and changed the world. The decade that started with the launch of the first communications satellite and ended with a man on the Moon. 

After the White or Golden Rat swept in, in 1960, the modern era was born, and nothing was ever the same again. 

2020 is shaping up to be just as momentous. 

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Your Chance to Reboot Your Future

So what will the Year of the Golden Rat (let’s agree to call it the Golden Rat – sounds so much more enticing) bring for you? Can you expect to be showered with Golden opportunities and zoom into the new age with a glowing smile on your face, or will you have to be dragged out – protesting – into the dazzling new light? This is possibly a once in a lifetime chance to shape a glittering new future and make your dreams come true – but it’s important to go about it in the right way. 

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Do you want to know what the Year of the Rat might bring you? ‘Success in the Year of the Rat’ covers each zodiac sign in detail. Just find your sign, read the book, and maximise your chances of success in 2020!

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Find Your Chinese Astrology Sign

To find your Chinese sign just look up your birth year in the table below.

The 1920s

5 February 1924 – 24 January 1925 | RAT

25 January 1925 – 12 February 1926 | OX

13 February 1926 – 1 February 1927 | TIGER

2 February 1927 – 22 January 1928 | RABBIT

23 January 1928 – 9 February 1929 | DRAGON

10 February 1929 – 29 January 1930 | SNAKE

The 1930s

30 January 1930 – 16 February 1931 | HORSE

17 February 1931 – 5 February 1932 | GOAT

6 February 1932 – 25 January 1933 | MONKEY

26 January 1933 – 13 February 1934 | ROOSTER

14 February 1934 – 3 February 1935 | DOG

4 February 1935 – 23 January 1936 | PIG

24 January 1936 – 10 February 1937 | RAT

11 February 1937 – 30 January 1938 | OX

31 January 1938 – 18 February 1939 | TIGER

19 February 1939 – 7 February 1940 | RABBIT

The 1940s

8 February 1940 – 26 January 1941 | DRAGON

27 January 1941 – 14 February 1942 | SNAKE

15 February 1942 – 4 February 1943 | HORSE

5 February 1943 – 24 January 1944 | GOAT

25 January 1944 – 12 February 1945 | MONKEY

13 February 1945 – 1 February 1946 | ROOSTER

2 February 1946 – 21 January 1947 | DOG

22 January 1947 – 9 February 1948 | PIG

10 February 1948 – 28 January 1949 | RAT

29 January 1949 – 16 February 1950 | OX

The 1950s

17 February 1950 – 5 February 1951 | TIGER

6 February 1951 – 26 January 1952 | RABBIT

27 January 1952 – 13 February 1953 | DRAGON

14 February 1953 – 2 February 1954 | SNAKE

3 February 1954 – 23 January 1955 | HORSE

24 January 1955 – 11 February 1956 | GOAT

12 February 1956 – 30 January 1957 | MONKEY

31 January 1957 – 17 February 1958 | ROOSTER

18 February 1958 – 7 February 1959 | DOG

8 February 1959 – 27 January 1960 | PIG

The 1960s

28 January 1960 – 14 February 1961 | RAT

15 February 1961 – 4 February 1962 | OX

5 February 1962 – 24 January 1963 | TIGER

25 January 1963 – 12 February 1964 | RABBIT

13 February 1964 – 1 February 1965 | DRAGON

2 February 1965 – 20 January 1966 | SNAKE

21 January 1966 – 8 February 1967 | HORSE

9 February 1967 – 29 January 1968 | GOAT

30 January 1968 – 16 February 1969 | MONKEY

17 February 1969 – 5 February 1970 | ROOSTER

The 1970s

6 February 1970 – 26 January 1971 | DOG

27 January 1971 – 14 February 1972 | PIG

15 February 1972 – 2 February 1973 | RAT

3 February 1973 – 22 January 1974 | OX

23 January 1974 – 10 February 1975 | TIGER

11 February 1975 – 30 January 1976 | RABBIT

31 January 1976 – 17 February 1977 | DRAGON

18 February 1977 – 6 February 1978 | SNAKE

7 February 1978 – 27 January 1979 | HORSE

28 January 1979 – 15 February 1980 | GOAT

The 1980s

16 February 1980 – 4 February 1981 | MONKEY

5 February 1981 – 24 January 1982 | ROOSTER

25 January 1982 – 12 February 1983 | DOG

13 February 1983 – 1 February 1984 | PIG

2 February 1984 – 19 February 1985 | RAT

20 February 1985 – 8 February 1986 | OX

9 February 1986 – 28 January 1987 | TIGER

29 January 1987 – 16 February 1988 | RABBIT

17 February 1988 – 5 February 1989 | DRAGON

6 February 1989 – 26 January 1990 | SNAKE

The 1990s

27 January 1990 – 14 February 1991 | HORSE

15 February 1991 – 3 February 1992 | GOAT

4 February 1992 – 22 January 1993 | MONKEY

23 January 1993 – 9 February 1994 | ROOSTER

10 February 1994 – 30 January 1995 | DOG

31 January 1995 – 18 February 1996 | PIG

19 February 1996 – 7 February 1997 | RAT

8 February 1997 – 27 January 1998 | OX

28 January 1998 – 5 February 1999 | TIGER

6 February 1999 – 4 February 2000 | RABBIT

The 2000s

5 February 2000 – 23 January 2001 | DRAGON

24 January 2001 – 11 February 2002 | SNAKE

12 February 2002 – 31 January 2003 | HORSE

1 February 2003 – 21 January 2004 | GOAT

22 January 2004 – 8 February 2005 | MONKEY

9 February 2005 – 28 January 2006 | ROOSTER

29 January 2006 – 17 February 2007 | DOG

18 February 2007 – 6 February 2008 | PIG

7 February 2008 – 25 January 2009 | RAT

26 January 2009 – 13 February 2010 | OX

The 2010s

14 February 2010 – 2 February 2011 | TIGER

3 February 2011 – 22 January 2012 | RABBIT

23 January 2012 – 9 February 2013 | DRAGON

10 February 2013 – 30 January 2014 | SNAKE

31 January 2014 – 18 February 2015 | HORSE

19 February 2015 – 7 February 2016 | GOAT

8 February 2016 – 27 January 2017 | MONKEY

28 January 2017 – 15 February 2018 | ROOSTER

16 February 2018 – 4 February 2019 | DOG

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