2020 The Year of the Metal Rat

The Chinese Lunar New Year starts on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, and ends on Feb. 11, 2021. This is the year of the Metal Rat! The Rat is the first sign of the 12 zodiac signs and therefore represents new beginnings and potential.

2020 is going to bring energies of new possibilities, financial success, and blossoming love. This is your year to start that business, project, or hobby you’ve always wanted to pursue, purchase property, or jump into the career of your dreams. While the Rat brings in these new possibilities, the Metal element aspect of this year shows us that we need to be careful and calculated in our planning, and with the right preparation, our new endeavors will be successful.

As we move into the expansive potential of awakening consciousness on individual and collective scales, now is the time for rising above the darkness of the past, letting go of old habits, programs, and false beliefs. 2019 was a challenging and tumultuous year for many and focused on the unearthing shifts that asked us to crumble, surrender, and release. 2020 is a time to reflect on the past, release, and move forward with trust in our experiential wisdom. We can look forward to a brighter and prosperous new year with so much ease and comfort. Also as the Rat fancies jewels and opulence, this is a good year to treat yourself to that bougie weekend getaway or splurge on something superfluous for the sheer enjoyment of its beauty.

On a societal scale, 2020 promises advances in technology, IT, and mechanical and health industries.

This is an especially auspicious year for you if you were born in a year of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008. The next year of the Rat will be 2032.