Year of the Rat 2020

Year of the Rat 2020: Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

2020 – Year of the White Metal Rat

January 25, 2020 – February 11, 2021

The Rat is the first sign in the 12- year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The year of the rat symbolizes new beginnings, fresh hope, and rising excitement.

2020 promises to be filled with tremendous optimism. It is an auspicious year for starting new projects, laying down plans, and generally turning over a new leaf.  In 2020, persistence is key to accomplish objectives and avoid discouragement by challenges along the way.

The year 2020 is governed by the white metal element, which emphasizes good judgement and refinement.  This is not a year to cut corners.  Greater success will come from precision and paying attention to the details.

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

People born in the year of the rat are thought to be industrious, energetic, and optimistic.

They are willing to put in a lot of hard work to reach their goals. Rats often become great leaders.  Both imaginative and perceptive, the Rat is able to see things realistically and can easily assess people and situations. Though they may appear calm and happy on the surface, the practical Rat may become anxious and quick-tempered.


  • intelligent
  • witty
  • charming
  • ambitious
  • practical
  • alert
  • adaptable


  • stubborn
  • timid
  • unstable
  • picky

Famous people born in a white metal rat year:

  • Elena Kegen, supreme court justice
  • Tony Robbins, motivational speaker
  • John Elway, quarterback
  • Michael Lewis, author
  • Jane Lynch, actor

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Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!

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