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The Year of the Rat: Your Chinese Zodiac Predictions for 2020

2020 Chinese New Year is on January 25, 2020. That is the 4717th Chinese year. The zodiac sign of 2020 is the Rat. According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2020 is the Male Metal Rat...

2020 Chinese New Year is on January 25, 2020. That is the 4717th Chinese year. The zodiac sign of 2020 is the Rat. According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2020 is the Male Metal Rat year. The color of Metal in the Chinese Horoscope is connected to white or golden. Therefore, 2020 is also called the year of the White Rat or Golden Rat.

The Dates and Meaning of the Year

The first day of the Chinese astrological year is the first day of the Tiger Month. The first day of the Golden Rat year is on February 4, 2020. The Tiger Month begins around February 4, each year. If you were born before February 4, then you should use the animal sign of the previous year to read your 2020 Chinese zodiac forecast.

Your Chinese Zodiac Sign is determined by the first day of the Chinese astrological year, not Chinese New Year's Day. Chinese New Year is from the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Chinese Zodiac Sign is from the Chinese Horoscope calendar. To find your correct Chinese zodiac sign using your birthday, please go to Verify Your Chinese Zodiac Sign page.

The Chinese Horoscope Theory

According to the Chinese Horoscope theory, Male Metal is connected to steel, weapons, or strong wind. Rat contains Female Water, which is connected to rain, dew, placid water, lake, or ocean. 2020 Male Metal Rat is a ship in the ocean against the strong wind. Male Metal and Rat together are a sign of a rainstorm.

Rat is the first animal in the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. Rat month is a cold December. If the lucky element of your Chinese birth chart is water, then Rat will bring you good fortune in 2020. 2019 was the Pig year. Pig and Rat are in the Water group. If you are doing well in 2019, then you will continue to do good in 2020.

Rat and Horse have a fighting relationship. Metal and Fire have a fighting relationship. People born in Fire Horse (1966) and Wooden Horse (1954) years have a poor relationship. Cow, Dragon, and Monkey have good relationships with Rat. People born in Wooden Cow (1985), Water Monkey (1992), Water Dragon (1952), Water Cow (1973), and Earth Cow (1949) years have a good relationship. A good reputation can bring you good fortune.

2020 Rat Year Chinese Horoscope Picture: 2020 Rat Year Chinese Horoscope

The Chinese Zodiac Predictions for 2020


People born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, or 2008 are members of the Rat Chinese Zodiac sign. Rat meets a bosom friend or a like-minded peer. You need to watch out for pickpockets and stay alert.


People born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, or 2009 are members of the Cow Chinese Zodiac sign. Rat's cold Water flows under the icy mountain of Cow. Coldwater will be frozen. You will need to lock your treasures in the safebox.


People born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010 are members of the Tiger Chinese Zodiac sign. The Rat will cordially and fully support Tiger. But Tiger never appreciates the help from Rat. Tiger should intensely learn and patiently wait for the next opportunity.


People born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, or 2011 are members of the Rabbit Chinese Zodiac sign. Rat is the benefactor or guardian Angel to Rabbit. Rat makes your life simpler and easier. Rabbit needs to learn to be independent. Rabbit is overprotected and blessed by Rat.


People born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, or 2012 are members of the Dragon Chinese Zodiac sign. Rainwater of Rat falls on the dam of Dragon. Rat is unable to escape after running into the dam. Dragon embracing Rat is the Blessing from Heaven.


People born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, or 2013 are members of the Snake Chinese Zodiac sign. Sun is behind the cloud and rain. Snake faces a little challenge in the career. It's time to recharge energy and knowledge. The Snake has to wait for the sunny day.


People born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, or 2014 are members of the Horse Chinese Zodiac sign. The Horse travels on the cloudy and rainy day. Before a sunny day comes, Horse needs to face the challenges and overcome the obstacles. Sometimes you might have to collaborate with your enemy.


People born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, or 2015 are members of the Sheep Chinese Zodiac sign. The Rat brings good luck in wealth to Sheep. The Rat will steal some money from Sheep at the same time. You need to manage your wealth smartly and legally.


People born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, or 2016 are members of the Monkey Chinese Zodiac sign. Rat and Monkey form a powerful rainstorm or hurricane. Monkey tends to show off its talent and pursue its fame. The windy rainstorm might cause flooding. By making quick decisions and execution, Monkey will have speedy success.


People born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 969, 1981, 1993, 2005, or 2017 are members of the Chicken Chinese Zodiac sign. Chicken meets Rat is washing gemstones in the water or frostbitten fruits of winter. Jewelry of Chicken sinks in the lake. It's a good time to sell yourself.


People born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, or 2018 are members of the Dog Chinese Zodiac sign. Rainwater of Rat drops on the mountain and flows to the bottom of the mountain. This sign implies money comes and goes. Rat brings the blessing from heaven.


People born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, or 2019 are members of the Pig Chinese Zodiac sign. A cold small brook joins a river. Pig delightfully travels with Rat. The Rat might bring you a negative thought. Don't mix friendship and money.

Life Rise & Fall Chart

Chinese Horoscope is a Yin Yang Five Element theory, not only the relationships of the zodiac animal signs. If you know your birth time, then you can have your complete Chinese astrology birth chart, your Lucky Element, and the Rise & Fall Life Chart. The Lucky Element is the secret code to help people live luckier, wealthier, healthier, happier, and longer. If you don't know your Lucky Element today, then you return from the treasure mountain empty-handed.

The professional Chinese fortunetellers use an even more detailed 10-God Chinese Zodiac Birth Chart. It's easier to know what and when will happen and what result will be.

With the 2020 Chinese Zodiac predictions, you can have a better understanding of what the Year of the Rat has in store for you. Embrace the opportunities and face the challenges with optimism. May this year bring you good fortune, happiness, and success!

Article by Master Allen Tsai

Published on November 11, 2021