Chinese culture is all about relationships, and it can get pretty complicated, but if you are able to harmonize your circumstances it may be extremely rewarding, too.
The Year of the White or Gold Metal Rat is connected to steel, weapon, or strong wind.
It is the 4717th Chinese year. Although rat is of the water group here it appears in the metal element, therefore, it’s a pretty rare phenomenon. It comes right after the Year of the Earth Pig (2019) and before the Year of the Metal Ox (2021) From the Chinese Five Element Stem-Branch calendar, the name of the 2020 Chinese Zodiac Year is Geng-Zi. Geng is Male Metal and Zi is Rat.
It will be a strong, prosperous, and lucky ear for most of the signs.
People are going to be determined about reaching their goals and aspirations and even their hobbies. According to Thechinesezodiac the year of the white metal rat will be a year of new beginnings but it doesn’t come without warning
If you want your luck to endure take care to plan carefully!
According to the Chinese astrology calendar, the 2020 Chinese Zodiac Year starts on February 4, 2020, in China’s time zone. the Lunar New Year starts on Saturday, January 25th and ends on February 11th, 2021.
The Rat is the first sign from the 12 animals cycle of the Chinese Astrology because according to one legend, the rat was the first of the animals to arrive when Buddha called all the animals together.
Since ancient times, people have studied the changes in the heavenly bodies and connected it to the changes in society.
To make the changes in time easy to memorize, Chinese astrologers used animals to symbolize the 12 Earthly Branches. They chose animals like the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Chinese people believe in “timing” and “auspiciousness.” The time of a person’s birth date and time is an important factor in determining a person’s character and fortune.
According to an ancient legend, during a Chinese New Year celebration, Buddha invited all the animals to his kingdom. For reasons only known to the animals, a total of 12 turned up. The rat was the first, followed by the ox, then the tiger, the rabbit and so on and finally the pig.
Buddha decided to name the year after each of the animals in their order of arrival.
People born in that particular year receive the qualities of that animal. The animals also have an influence over the period of time they were named after.
Some Chinese consider it superstition, but many think that the signs reveal hidden mysteries of a person’s character.
The Ancients studied the heavens, the earth, and the human body. They concluded that everything is made up of five elements: fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. They observed how these elements may change that explains the inner workings of nature. Wood goes through a change to become fire (flames), fire turns into the earth (ashes), the earth makes the metal (iron and other metals) Metal brings water (metal collects dew if outside overnight). And to make the circle, water produces wood (wood plants need water to grow).
Chinese astrology is connected to Chinese philosophy, especially in terms of the theory of the harmony of heaven, humans, and earth) It uses the lunisolar calendar. The animal zodiac also operates on a cycle of months or ‘moons’ and of hours of the day.
According to the Chinese astrologers, a person’s fate can be determined by the position of the 5 major planets, along with the positions of the Sun, Moon, and comets together the person’s time of birth.
The system of the twelve-year cycle of animal signs was built from observations of the orbit of Jupiter. The astronomers divided the celestial cycle into 12 sections to follow the orbit of Jupiter, the Year Star.
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