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Gung Hay Fat Choy – 2020 Year of the Rat

Gung Hay Fat Choy – 2020 Year of the Rat

Gung Hay Fat Choy – Happy New Year’s!!  2020 is the Year of the Rat.

The Chinese Zodiac is made up of a 12-year cycle, each year is named after a different animal that reveals distinct characteristics to its year.  Many Chinese believe that the year of a person’s birth is the primary factor in determining that person’s personality traits, physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happiness.  To learn about your Animal Sign:  Find the Animal that includes your year of birth, which are listed starting in 1924 to 2020.  If you were born prior to 1936, count backwards in cycles of 12 years to find your Sign. E.g. 1935 is Year of the Pig, etc.

Year of the Rat:  1900, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Ambitious, honest, sincere, generous, and able to maintain self-control, but often find it difficult to maintain lasting friendships.  Seldom make lasting friendships.  Your best will be with the Dragon, Monkey and Ox, and the worst with the Horse.

Year of the Ox:  1901, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Bright and patient, you are a good lister but disdainful of failure.  You can be happy by yourself yet make an outstanding parent.  You are attracted to the Snake, Rooster and Rat, and should avoid the Ram.

Year of the Tiger:  1902, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Aggressive, courageous, sensitive, and considerate, yet short-tempered often entering into conflict with others.  For happiness seek the Horse, Dragon or Dog, and leave both the Snake and Monkey be.

Year of the Hare:  1903, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Talented and affectionate, yet shy, you work well with people and do well in business.  Luckiest of all signs.  Most compatible with the Ram, Pig and Dog, and least compatible with the Rat and the Rooster.

Year of the Dragon:  1904, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Passionate and soft-hearted but somewhat stubborn, very healthy and energetic.  You are well-suited to the Rat, Snake and Monkey, but ill-suited to the Dog.

Year of the Snake:  1905, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Very wise and very strong-willed, physically beautiful, yet vain and high-tempered.  The Ox, Rooster and Dragon are fine, but the Tiger and Pig will bring trouble. 

Year of the Horse:  1906, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Extremely popular as you are attractive, cheerful, friendly and flattering to others whose company you seek.  Seek the Tiger, Dog and Ram, but beware of the Rat.

Year of the Ram:  1907, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Elegant and artistically creative, yet timid or puzzled, you seek the guidance of others.  Seek the Hare, Pig or Horse, but avoid the Ox and the Dog.

Year of the Monkey:  1908, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Clever and skillful to the point of genius, practical and given to detail, you generally have a low opinion of others.  Your best relationships are with the Dragon, Rat and Ram and worst are with the Tiger.

Year of the Rooster:  1909, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

You are directed to work and seek knowledge, a pioneer who tends to be selfish and lonely.  Choose the Rat, Snake or Dragon, never the Hare.

Year of the Dog:  1910, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2039

Loyal and honest you are generous and work well with others though are sometimes critical.  You are well-suited to the Horse, Tiger and the Hare and ill-suited to the Dragons and Ram.

Year of the Pig:  1911, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2040

Gallant and chivalrous, you have a great inner strength and make few but lasting friendships.  Choose the Hare, Ram or Horse, and avoid the Snake.