2020: Chinese New Year

Metal RatChinese New Year will begin a week from now on January 25 after the New Moon. This will usher in the Year of the Metal Rat. ‘The year 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat or the Golden Rat’.The Year of the Rat is one for developing greater self-awareness.


There is no set date for Chinese New Year

If we are to base it on the Lunar Calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on January 1st and lasts until the full moon on January 15th. However, the dates of the celebrations vary when we look at it on the Solar (Gregorian) Calendar, but it usually falls between January 21st to February 20th. In 2020, the Chinese New Year will fall on January 25th. Check out our Chinese New Year Calendar for a full list of the events. See here: https://chinesenewyear2020.org/calendar/

Chinese New Year will begin a week from now on January 25 after the New Moon. This will usher in the Year of the Metal Rat.

“‘The year 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat or the Golden Rat,’ feng shui expert Jenie Kumala Dewi recently told The Jakarta Post in Jakarta.

‘This year is characterized as dynamic, intelligent and agile, but volatile. It’s optimistic, but might lack expression, and is sensitive, emotional, and stubborn. It gets to your head and feelings.’

The Chinese zodiac believes that the rat generally contains elements of water, thus linking 2020 to cold water, rain, and the ocean. However, metal, the element of the year, is not exactly harmonious with water.

In the balance of the five elements, the encounter between water and metal causes an imbalance…the direct impact of this is how people’s thoughts, emotions, and feelings will be played throughout the year, arousing the huge risk of mental health issues…

Self-healing professions, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, even yoga instructors [and energy healers, coaches, and astrologers] are said to be among the ones to thrive in the Year of the Rat.

Those with the sign of dragon, ox, and sheep are expected to maintain a smoother path compared to others this year. But generally speaking, Jenie emphasized the need for hard work, diligence, perseverance, and patience for all signs.”

According to Numerology, the year 2020 is a year emphasizing truth and the need to seek knowledge that helps us face anything that may have been hidden or ignored, and it is also a year emphasizing the power of thought to influence behaviour and attitudes and to control actions and reactions. It looks to be a good year for self-improvement across the board, just as the Year of the Rat is one for developing greater self-awareness.

Read about the Chinese New Year Festival and Prayers

 

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Chinese New Year 2020 is the year of the metal rat

 

 

 

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