Chinese New Year – 2020

The 2020 Chinese New Year falls on January 25th and is on the Metal Rat.
The calendar and the zodiac are two related components of Chinese tradition. The calendar is lunar, and its distribution with the zodiac is in 12-year cycles – each year is a different combination between an animal and an element.

The calendar consists of two overlapping systems – the Twelve Earthly Branches and the Ten Heavenly Stems.

The “Ten Heavenly Stems” consist of 5 elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Each of the elements belongs to Yin or Yang (feminine or masculine origin/energy; both polarities). Thus everything is locked into a ten-year cycle.

When the 12 signs are aligned with the 5 elements and the Yin-Yang aragement, the result is a calendar with 60-years of different combinations (aprox. 13 million variations).  For example, Fire Monkey, Water Rooster, Metal Rat, etc.

The cycle begins with the Rat and ends with the Pig and the elements are according to the years in the cycle.

A Little information about the Zodiac in the Chinese Calendar 

The Big Race

Legend has it about the Jade Emperor who was looking for a way to measure time. Thus organizing The Big Race and the first 12 animals that reach the final in the sequence that each one completes, will have the honor of being mentioned on the calendar.

The Rat got up early to take advantage of the early start, but on the way to the river he met a buffalo, a horse and a tiger. The rat asked them for help crossing the river, but the tiger and the horse refused, then the buffalo agreed and crossed the river together. But before the buffalo reached the shore, the rat jumped from it and finished first in the race and the buffalo second.

The tiger arrived third, and the rabbit hopping on rocks and floating logs fourth. The though able to fly the distance the dragon  stopped to help other creatures along the way, so he finished fifth.

The horse galloped across the river and when he reached land, the snake rushed before him.

On a floating log, the rooster, the monkey, and the goat were coming. When they arrived, everyone agreed that the next place would be for the goat, which was so good to everyone, followed by the monkey and the rooster.

The dog swam to eleventh place and the twelfth was the pig, which slowed down because it ate and dozed before finishing.

The year from which your zodiac sign is defined:

Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Goat: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

What 2020 Have Store for Us 

What is the “Grand Duke”

Each year, the zodiacal animals change and become a kind of “master of the year” – dominant energy of this particular sign. 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat – the strongest of the rats.

Your animal may be in the year, month or day you were born, but here’s a general look for this year:

For the Rat the year will be important and fundamental in the sense of its own capabilities. All who hold leadership positions will be able to reap the benefits of decisions. All year is of the Rat, so all decisions will lead to great opportunities. This is your important year, do not succumb to the pressure of the “royal crown”, there may be wounds that are likely to be from not taking action. Delaying decisions will be a great expense.

The Ox will have a good opportunity to get support. It is possible for a good type of character-people to show up and be able to help with something.
You will be able to learn and look for a new job, as well as learn something about yourself and be able to build yourself into a stronger character.
Ox and the Rat will combine it will be possible to support all this positive construction – harmonious mutual assistance.
Beware of the stillness– take action if you talk too much without the action you need, there will be no result.

The year for the Tiger will have the opportunity to feel its energy and apply it. A clear consciousness is necessary to master it. There is a great opportunity to expand business, relationships, professional careers. You need to keep in mind the right connections, not to rely on “lone wolf” thinking. Everything outlines a good business environment. If there is physical pain, attention should be paid to this.

The Rabbit will be mostly predisposed to relationships this year. There will be good opportunities for the Rabbit to meet a valuable people, and if the Rabbit is already bonded, the relationship can be deepened into something wonderful.
Also, if there is an idea for a business, then it will be a great success, so it is best to think in the direction of construction and luck will tell itself.
Be careful with the details – they can be overlooked this year, so everything points to deeper thinking that will lead to good results.

The Dragon – unlike last year, which was difficult for the Dragons, this one will provide space and good conditions for promotion, commission, salary. Dragon artists will have a lot of inspiration and ideas, they will be more creative.
Do not feel victimized, you will have everything you need, do not doubt, replace vigilance with hope.
Be careful with the envious, aim not only at your material but also your spiritual successgrow internally.

Those in the sign of the Snake will have the chance to make the big problems small and the small ones – microscopic. Transformation and positive thinking – should not fall into the spiral of negativism.
A lot of care must be taken with physical, emotional and all health levels.
There will be many trials, but with positive action, everything can be transformed.

The Horse collides with The Grand Duke. A year of change and this clash will be good if the Horse tries new things and sees the potential. Expenses must be weighed, and how much time to spend with the family – it is a good time to see them, if you weren’t able the past year on a regular basis. Planning, developing a strategy for how, when and why.

For the Goat: It might not have been possible last year, but this one will be like new fresh breath of air. This is the year of solutions, so it will be appropriate for the Goat to solve its problems, whose solutions will sit long, lasting and constructive. It will also be suitable for acquiring new skills, the discipline will bring a lot of dividends.
Beware of gambling, hasty decisions, impulsiveness.

The Monkey will have both spectra of grief or transformation. You need to be careful with people, there can be betrayal, sadness, discomfort. To pay attention to new habits, discipline, inward orientation and pure awareness of the actions in your life.
It will be difficult, but dividends can be taken from everything.

Rooster’s sign shows that will have help with everything he does. The more activities there are, the more energy and things will happen. This does not mean pushing to overdone your schedule with things to do, but rather that everything will go in harmony with which the Rooster has already engaged.

The Dog will be confronted with the change. Use your skills and momentum from previous years. Use the essential in you, so that you can use it the best way.
The Dog will sort things out this year, as long as they seek a solution, but it is likely to happen almost immediately.
Beware of negative thoughts, because there is also a high likelihood of feeling lonely.

Pig – approach wisely and it will pay off. New skills, new topics, new solutions – all this will be a great success as long as the right mental action is taken.
Beware of diseases, the immune system – emphasize healthy eating and habits, when your ackes need a doctor – do not dely it.