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January 24, 2020

Animal Sign Luck Year of the Rat 2020

There are twelve animal signs or 12 Chinese zodiac signs in Chinese Astrology. Every one of us was born with an animal sign. 


The animal sign is in 12 years cycle. Each animal comes in every 12 years. 

For example, 2020 is the year of the Rat.  In 12 years, in 2032 the year of Rat comes again.


Before going into the Yang Metal Rat animal sign luck 2020 prediction, a very important Chinese Astrology concept needs to be remembered.

  1. An animal sign of a person is calculated by the year of birth. However, the animal sign does not calculate starting from the first day of the Chinese New Year.


  1. The correct animal sign calculation method is that the animal sign of each year starts at the time of Lichun (立春) – the “Start of Spring”. It normally falls on the western calendar or solar calendar on the 4th February each year.



This year, the Chinese New Year starts on the 25 January 2020.


If a baby was born on any time after the Chinese New Year, from 25th January to the 4th February 2020, even though those days are after the Chinese New Year, the correct animal sign of this baby is STILL Pig. 


A person is born after the 4th February 2020, his/her animal sign then becomes Yang Metal Rat. 


 A FULL Chinese Astrology reading examines NOT only the year of birth (the Animal Sign) but also the birth month, the birth day and the birth hour together. By incorporating with the Luck and yearly pillars, A Chinese Astrologer can see a picture of your destiny from your birth data.


By just using the animal signs or Chinese zodiac signs, it is difficult to completely and fully predict just on how each year will affect each individual at a very details level. It is because such animal sign astrology predictions is only examined 25% and in some cases 37.5% of the four pillars’ natal chart.

For more reliable assessment in all aspects of your life in year of the Yang Metal Rat, I recommend that you have your Bazi chart read by a reputable and experienced Chinese Astrologer.

Based on the Heavenly Stem (HS) and Earthly Branch (EB) of 2020, in the year of the Yang Metal Rat, the animal signs most affected by the Yang Metal Rat are the Horse, the Rat itself, the Rabbit and the Rooster. 

The Heavenly Stem of 2020 is Yang Metal Geng(庚).

The Earthly Branch underneath is Yang water Zi (子). Animal sign is Rat with no hidden element. So the water element Zi or rat is very strong and pure. 


The Horse, the Rat, the Rabbit and the Rooster, 

In the year of the Yang Metal Rat, there are more metal and water elements adding to their animal signs. As a result, it may bring 2 major things to affect those animals. These four signs need to look after the following areas:

  1. Water systems of the body, such kidney, urinary systems, female reproductive systems and male prostate issues.


  1. Fire systems of the body, the heart, the eyes, small intestine and the blood circulation.


  1. The year of the Rat is peach blossom for the mentioned animals. Control yourself and do not get into a love affair, beware of temptation. 


The Tai Sui suppresses these Animal signs in 2020


If you are born in 1969, 1978,1987,1996,1945,2005,1954,2014 should avoid going to the hospitals, funerals, or going to an onsite burial.

(It will be fine if you are already working in the hospital or at funeral industries)

Good news for the Female animal signs, Horse, Rat, Rabbit and Rooster,

For female, the Horse, the Rat, the Rabbit and the Rooster animal signs, age between 18 to 45, if giving birth in 2020  will reduce a lot of bad energy and troublesome in the year of Yang Metal Rat.

For all the animal signs:

Do more exercises and make sure there is sweating for every exercise.

Be more active and think positively. Go out and see more people and make more friends. Be more generous to others.

Donation of blood or having a blood test done in June and December will help to reduce bad energy too.

Be nice to your parents, the in-laws or elderly, even telephone them more often will bring you better luck all year round.

The following is a guide for each animal sign and their luck 2020 in the year of the Rat. It is a guide only. For more details of your whole Chinese Astrology chart, please seek professional Chinese Astrology expert for your yearly readings.


So what is the year of the Yang Metal Rat 2020 hold for you?



animla sign luck 2018 - RatRat (Born 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)


It is a busy and pressure year. 

Bad gossip will be around the whole year particularly in July and December 2020.  

Be a bit more flexible. 


For 1984 born Rat, your boss will watch your work performance very closely.  If you are in the legal, finance or jewellery industry, this is a good training for you in 2020.


For 1996 born Rat, they are having a chance to start working, change to a new job or get promoted in 2020.


For 1972 born Rat, the boss will look after them well but with more work load,


For Rats who are still single, this year they have many opportunities to meet their special one. 


Avoid going to night clubs and drink too much. 


Health Issues: Water Systems (Kidney, urinary system, bladder, prostate for man)


Wealth: Good for the 1996 born Rat. Others Rats are stable.




animla sign luck 2018 - HorseHorse (Born in 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)


The animal sign Horses will clashes with the year of the Yang Metal Rat.

So beware of lawsuit but it is good if you are a lawyer.

Beware of relationship clash too because of a love affair.

Control yourself and be calm as your work or study will bring you distress.

Be more flexible and do not argue and confront with others.

Changes is coming for the Horses, like career change, job change, position shuffle, school change, moving house or long period of traveling. 

1954 and 1966 born Horses has the hardest clash. In health, look after your heart, eyes, small intestine and blood pressure. Be clam and don’t get angry easily.

Use your money or budget wisely and carefully. As there is a star named “Da Ho” or “Big spending” for the horses in the year of the of the Rat.

It is wise to buy something which can become more valuable in 2-3 years’ time.

Avoid high risk investments. It is no different to gambling.

Don’t lend your hard earn money to others. It takes very long time (years) to return back.

Good to spend for renovation or new home or office, particular you are horses born in 1978.

Beware of contract terms if contract need to be signed.

For Horses born in 2002, be very carefully when driving after obtained your driving license. As the Horse, it clashes with the year of the Rat. 

An astrological clash easily causes traffic accidents, speeding, especially for horses who have dark and broken left eye-brow. It looks like this one.

year of the Dog Animal sign luck 2018 - Broken eyebrow

Broken eye-brow


It is also a travelling year for the Horses. And it is advice that to avoid going to the very northern direction. 

The north direction is home to the Rat (The Grand Duke) which will increase the level of the clash for the Horses.

Water element Rat clashes with the Fire element Horse bring water and fire element issues in their body, such as Kidney, urinary system, bladder, prostate and heart, eyes, small intestine and blood pressure.

Make sure you have plenty of rest and do more exercises and meditations.

Blood test in mid-June and visit your dentist in mid-December 2020.

Avoid icy cold drinks, hot and spicy food.

Health issues: Heart, eyes, blood pressure and small intestine.

Wealth: Spending year. Budget well.

animla sign luck 2018 - RabbitRabbit (Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)


Rabbit need to be more caring and polite in 2020.


The relationship of the Rabbit to the Rat is called half penalty (rude or impolite penalty). If you were born in the Rabbit month, (5th March to 4th Appril) or Rat month (7th Dec to 6th Jan), it is double penalty.


The Rabbits will be easily punished by their superiors or by the Law due to their rudeness or impoliteness. Be very careful on your action and what to say in public especially in March, September and December.

Easily break the rules, like traffic rules and get penalty and fine.

Beware of smear or slander and implicated by others due to rudeness or impoliteness.

Luckily, there is a good Star, called “太陰Tai Yin” or “The Moon”, it means you get a lot of help from your female boss or a female person can help you. 

Always politely ask an elderly lady for advice.

It is good to be more caring and polite to avoid penalty.

1975 born rabbit, beware terms and conditions for new projects.


Health Issues: Legs, liver, gall bladder and fingers.

Wealth: Average but Good for 1975, 1999 born Rabbits 


animla sign luck 2018 - RoosterRooster (Born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)


The relationship of the Rooster to the Rat is also called half penalty. More penalties, if you were born in the Rat month between 7th December to 6th January or Rooster month between 7th September to 8th October.


The penalty is very similar to the animal sign Rabbit, so:

The Rooster will be easily punished by their superiors or by the Law. Be very careful on what to say in public especially in these two months September and December.

Easily break the rules, like traffic rules (speeding) and get penalty and fine.

There is a star named 福德 “Fu De”, (Good Fortune) can help reduce some troublesome.

Rooster and Rat penalty is also related to sex and love affair.  To reduce this, rooster can organise a short trip with their partners.

An elderly person in the family may have ill-health.

1993 born rooster will receive some special treatment from the superior. 


Health Issues: Lung, respiratory systems, large intestine, bone and teeth.

Wealth: Average but good for 1957, 1993 born Roosters.


animla sign luck 2018 - Ox Ox (Born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)



The Ox and the Rat are friends. The Yearly King (Tai Sui) is going to look after the Ox. The Tai Sui in real life is your boss.

Ox combines with Rat, therefore new joint ventures, new partners can be set up.

1985 born Ox has a heaven and earth combine configuration. This means new partnership, new relationship or marriage. 

1973 born Ox’s power will be enhancing by the Tai Sui. This means your boss you give you authority to start new projects.

There is also a lucky star 太陽 “Tai Yang” (The Sun) for the Ox. The Sun is a male superior. The boss looks after you. The Oxen are shining in the year of the Rat. However, beware of creating too much jealousy.

Very good wealth year if you work in the logistics, training, design or education sector.


Health issue: Digestive systems, Stomach, muscle, Skin

Wealth: Good and better for 1973 and 1985 born ox.



animla sign luck 2018 - TigerTiger (Born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)


The worries and agonies from last year slowly disappear. Stable work starts from the second half of the year.

Smear or slander and implicated by others should subside soon,

The Tiger will gain some fame this year.

A travelling horse (驛馬) is for the Tiger this year.  Tiger has more chances to travel personally or for work. 

For 1986 born tiger, if there is an opportunity for you to become self-employ, take it up. Otherwise, there will be a promotion or work change.

For the self-employ Tiger, second half of the year will be even better, smoother and better income.

1962 born Tiger, the Tai Sui will show you some direction,

1974 born Tiger, busy, beware of a small legal issue. 

A sudden business trip or personal travels in April or August, 


Health Issues: Arms, Gall bladder, Hair loss, lung.

Wealth: Good if you are self-employ. Particularly benefits the 1986, 1974 Tigers


animal sign luck 2018 - DragonDragon (Born in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)


The Dragon and the Rat has a combination relationship in 2020 year of the rat.

There are good opportunities to start a new business in partnership for the 1976 born dragon,

The Tai Sui Rat is water element. The Dragon is Earth element. The Water element (Rat) is the wealth to the Earth (Dragon). It means someone from higher level comes to help, supports the Dragon and gives the Dragon financial benefit.

It also benefits to the dragon work in sales area. They meet a lot of new clients and sales target.

April, August 2020 are good months for all the Dragons.

Health: Digestive system, muscle ache, Kidney, urinary system, bladder, prostate.

Wealth: Excellent. It is exceptionally good for 1976 born Dragon.


animla sign luck 2018 - snakeSnake (Born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)


The bad gossips, clashes and troubles at work (including health issues) are fading away slowly and will be completely gone from your birth month in 2020.

If you have already spent big amount of money in the year of Pig, there is still some minor spending to come. Otherwise, be prepared to spending big in May or November 2020.

For Snakes work in the legal, finance, accounting, insurance and health care sector, they will have better opportunity to make more money.  It is because they have a new position.

1965 born snake has a very good rat year ahead. 

1989 born snake has an opportunity to further study. 


Health issue: Tooth, throat, Blood pressure, shoulders.

Wealth: Good. Better if work in the legal, finance or health care.


animla sign luck 2018 - GoatGoat (Born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

The Goat is the nobleman to the Tai Sui in the year of the Rat. The goat has the blessing from the Tai Sui. Therefore, the goats will be well recognised or well looked after from their boss.

The Goat has a (紫微) Ziwei star in his palace. It means the goat will be gaining some power or fame too.    

1955 born goat, they may have some new projects opportunities.

1967, 1991 born goat have a good year ahead if they are working in finance and logistics industry. 

Be sure to budget well for the year of the rat. There is big spending coming in the Year of the Ox.


https://loktinfengshui.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2013monkey.pngMonkey (Born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)


The Relationship between the Monkey and the Tai Sui is half combine. Combination brings new projects, new joint venture, new relationship, new love or marriage.

A star named (祿勳) “LuXun”, meaning receiving an award or winning a competition is coming to the Monkey’s palace in the year of the Rat. 

1980, 1992 monkeys have good chance of getting marry.  

There are two bad stars called (白虎) “White Tiger” and (指背) “Zhi Bei” in the Monkey’s palace. 

“White Tiger” may bring blood, cut, wound or medical operation or caesarean section for female monkey.

(指背) “Zhi Bei” means to be aware your own language and action, otherwise, people will gossip and point to your back. 


Health issue: Digestive system and respiratory system.

Wealth: Good.



Animal sign luck 2018 - DogDog (Born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)


The Dog can relax this year after some setbacks from 2018, 2019. The Dog has (天解) “Tian Jie” star in the year of the Rat. “Tian Jie” can help solve problems for the Dogs in the year of the Rat. “Tian Jie” is a problem solver sent from the Heaven.

The Dogs has good wealth in Rat year. 1970, dog and born in May, June, July will have even better wealth. 

However for all the Dogs, they also have the “寡宿” “Gua Su”star. “Gua Su” means sleep alone. This can be for you or your better half to work more time interstates or overseas.

Make sure you manage your relationship with care.


Health issue: Digestive system, Muscle and kidney, urinary system

Wealth: Good.


animla sign luck 2018 - pigPig (Born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007),


The impact from the year of Pig, such as health issues, love agony and relationship problems will slowly stabilize from now to your birthday.

There is a big question for the female Pig born in 1983. It is to be or not to be. 

For 1983 born female Pig, to be promoted at work or to be a mother, it is a big choice in the year of the Rat.

There is chance to further study either for work or personal interests. 

The 1959 born Pig, they will have great achievement and rewarded after some effort input in 2019. 

Health: excretion system, kidneys, urethra, prostate gland for male, bladders etc.


Wealth: Good, Better if you were born in 1995.

Article written by Edgar Lok Tin Yung