Chinese New Year this time around is the Year of the Rat, which brings with it the promise of prosperity. The Chinese admire the rat for its quick mind
and ability to gather valuables and save them for the future. Since 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the year ahead should offer many opportunities to
acquire wealth, as well as the ability to make choices that enable us to provide comfort for a long time to come. This is especially true for those
born in the Year of the Rat.
Chinese New Year of the Rat will begin on January 25, 2020 This is the new moon day of the first lunar month. The Chinese calendar combines solar,
lunar and 60 Stem-Branch counting system, that uses Yin-Yang, the Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) and 12 animals to describe the
sequence and progression of the seasons. The Five elements are connected to five colors - White, Black, Green, Red, and Brown. Chinese use the color
animal name to count the year.
The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the sequence of years would be decided by the order in which
the animals invited to his party arrived. The twelve animals had to swim a small river to reach the party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride
on his back. Then, just as they came near the farther shore, the Rat jumped off and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.
2020 will be the 4718th Chinese Year. People born in the Year of the Rat are instinctive, acute and alert in nature which makes them to be brilliant
businessmen. They can always react properly before the worst circumstances take place. They are also sophisticated and popular in social interaction.
They are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others.
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