Chinese Astrology 2020

 2020 is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Metal Rat, starting from the 2020 Chinese New Year on Jan. 25 and lasting to 2021 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 11.

Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Rat include 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032…

Though people consider the rat not adorable, and it even makes its way into derogatory languages, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac signs.

It has characteristics of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Zi
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Shui (Water)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Rat

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Lucky Signs for People Born in Rat Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3
Lucky Colors: gold, blue, green
Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley
Lucky Directions: southeast, northeast

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Rat
Lucky Flowers and Directions of Rat

Things Should be Avoided:

  • Unlucky Numbers: 5, 9
  • Unlucky Colors: yellow, brown
  • Unlucky Direction: west

Personality of the Rat

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.

  • Strengths
    Adaptable, smart, cautious, acute, alert, positive, flexible, outgoing, cheerful 
  • Weaknesses
    Timid, unstable, stubborn, picky, lack of persistence, querulous 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth MonthDestiny by Birth Date

Love Compatibility of the Rat

  • Best Matches: Ox, Dragon, Monkey
    They can get along with Ox, Dragon and Monkey partners, and their relationship will be well maintained as fresh as before. There is no big rise and fall in their life time, but will never be a lack of romance and passion.
  • Bad Matches: Horse, Rooster
    If they get together, there will be endless quarrels. They are all sharp in words, and seldom make compromises. Picky in each other’s faults, they cannot be tolerant, which leads to their final divergence.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility

The coming year, may bring challenging circumstances to those born under any of the unfavorable signs listed below.



1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020


1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014


1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017


1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

For people born in the year of the Rat, Horse, Rooster or Rabbit; this is the time of year to make charitable & virtuous “An-Tai-Sui” donations on behalf of yourself and your loved ones with a €32 or € 72, € 108€ 300 or greater offering to be included on the beneficiary list for these protective and life-enhancing Dharma Rites.

 Your details will also be sent to the following temples:

  • Yong He Gong Temple, one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist temples in the world. This is a unique opportunity to be included and benefit from their New Year Service.
  • Dari Rulai Temple . Our main temple in the USA.

In Chinese astrology every year is governed by a zodiac sign. Your personal zodiac sign is determined according to your birth year. Your luck is affected by the sign of the current year.

One way to understand this is to realise that as we journey through life we all encounter ”bumps/potholes” in the road.

If you have multiple requests please use multiple forms and e mail to or post to

 Mary O Connor,  Cork Hanmi Group, 32 Bowling Green, White Street, Cork Ireland T12 VW31

An Tai Sui Dharma Rite

CMK Chinese New Year Buddist Celebration Nano Nagle Place Picture Clare Keogh

Request for a Business: €300, €600, €900 or greater

.New Year’s Spiritual Blessing Lamps

Receive spiritual blessing and assistance throughout the year. Anyone, regardless of birth year, can request to have one or more special lamps lit on the behalf of themselves or a loved one. Lamps are €108 each

Safe & Well Lamp: Blessing for health and good luck.

Asking for Wealth Lamp:Blessing for abundance and prosperity.

Longevity Lamp: Prayer for long life.

Great Merit Lamp:Propitiation to Buddhas for success with dharma practice

Career Lamp: Blessing for good luck with child or grand-child’s / neice / nephew’s career.

If you wish to add several names to the list submit one name at a time and refresh the page, if you get frustrated with things technical call me or e mail me Mary O Connor + 353 (0) 89 4717922

Register for Chinese New Year An Tai Sui & New Years Lamps Blessings:


Any questions ?

Call Mary + 353 (0) 89 4717922 Ireland or email

For UK email Sifu Jules of Jambhala Centre

For USA Sifu Douglas: Dari Rulai Temple Los Angeles + 1 (626) 7365210 / email Donate your offering here

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