What does the Year of the Rat symbolize?

Chinese New Year
What does the Year of the Rat symbolize?

2020 marks the Year of the Rat, with the animal seen as a sign of wealth and surplus in Chinese culture.

1.  Year 2020 marks the Year of the Rat, which is considered  as a sign of wealth and surplus in Chinese culture. In terms of yin and yang, it is considered ‘yang’ and represents the beginning of a new day


2. The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch and the midnight hours.


3. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.


4. Rat years are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.


5. Personality of Rat zodiac sign characteristics

They are Optimistic and energetic
People born in the Rat year are like by all.
They are sensitive to other’s emotions
They are kind.
Weak point of this personality is their poor communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.
As they like saving and can be stingy.


6. Rat zodiac persons are most compatible with Ox, Dragon, Monkey.


7. Least compatible with Horse, Goat and Rabbit.


8.Lucky things for Rats

Colors: blue, gold, green

Numbers: 2, 3

Directions of wealth: southeast, east

Directions of love: west

Unlucky things

Colors: yellow, brown

Numbers: 5, 9


9.  Because of their independence and imagination nature, they are suitable for creative jobs- authors, editors and artists.
Rats also pay attention to fine detail. They are good for technical work- engineering and architecture.


10. Health and lifestyle
Rats have frail health since childhood They have energetic personalities, but gets tired quickly.They catch colds often, but no fear of any serious illnesses.
They are sensitive to change in temperature. Not only is cold weather unbearable for them, they also can’t stand hot weather.
Rats can eat anything, whether they are delicacies or plain food. Many times, they will get too into work and forget to eat which causes problems in their digestive system. Their health enemies are smoking and drinking habits.

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