The Chinese New Year begins this year on January 25th, 2020 in China at 5h42 am Beijing Time (on the 26th in Europe and the USA) and ends on February 11th, 2021.
This is the year of the Rat, which is generally a sign of wealth and fertility because rats make large litters. So this year of the Rat is also meant to be favorable in terms of projects of every kind.
Rat1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Ox1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Tiger1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Rabbit1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Dragon1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Snake1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Horse1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Goat1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Monkey1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Rooster1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Dog1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Pig1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
To find out more about Chinese astrology sign dates, please look at the table below. Even if you aren’t born under the sign of the Rat, you can nonetheless benefit from the advantages of this year of the Rat.
For that, once you have determined your sign according to Chinese astrology, read your predictions in the 2020 horoscope that corresponds to your sign and follow the advice given in your everyday life.
According to tradition, Chinese astrology has been used since 2637 BC! The date when it was codified by legendary Emperor Huang Di.
The twelve animals of Buddha
According to a Buddhist legend, the names of the different Chinese signs were given by Buddha on the day of a Chinese New Year. He is said to have promised a reward to animals of Creation who made the effort to visit him.
Only twelve animals turned up. Buddha attributed them a year bearing their name, in the order in which they arrived. And thus they appeared, one after the other: the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog, and the Pig!
New Year’s Day changes every year!
The years of the Chinese horoscope follow a lunar calendar and have been in the same order since the beginning. The lunar calendar has only twenty-eight days, which explains why, each year, Chinese New Year falls on a different day.
Thus, the year of the Rat begins on January 25th, 2020. Those born under the sign in question are naturally favored by luck, but the other signs can also benefit from the positive astral vibrations of this year of the Rat.
Once you have determined your Chinese sign, turn to the characteristics of your sign and your predictions for this Chinese New Year.
Table of Chinese signs from 1900 to 2020
|1900 Jan. 31||1901 Feb. 18||1960 Jan. 28||1961 Feb. 14||鼠 rat|
|1901 Feb. 19||1902 Feb. 07||1961 Feb. 15||1962 Feb. 04||牛 ox|
|1902 Feb. 08||1903 Jan. 28||1962 Feb. 05||1963 Jan. 24||虎 tiger|
|1903 Jan. 29||1904 Feb. 15||1963 Jan. 25||1964 Feb. 12||兔 rabbit|
|1904 Feb. 16||1905 Feb. 03||1964 Feb. 13||1965 Feb. 01||龍 dragon|
|1905 Feb. 04||1906 Jan. 24||1965 Feb. 02||1966 Jan. 20||蛇 snake|
|1906 Jan. 25||1907 Feb. 12||1966 Jan. 21||1967 Feb. 08||馬 horse|
|1907 Feb. 13||1908 Feb. 01||1967 Feb. 09||1968 Jan. 29||羊 goat|
|1908 Feb. 02||1909 Jan. 21||1968 Jan. 30||1969 Feb. 16||猴 monkey|
|1909 Jan. 22||1910 Feb. 09||1969 Feb. 17||1970 Feb. 05||鷄 rooster|
|1910 Feb. 10||1911 Jan. 29||1970 Feb. 06||1971 Jan. 26||狗 dog|
|1911 Jan. 30||1912 Feb. 17||1971 Jan. 27||1972 Feb. 14||猪 pig|
|1912 Feb. 18||1913 Feb. 05||1972 Feb. 15||1973 Feb. 02||鼠 rat|
|1913 Feb. 06||1914 Jan. 25||1973 Feb. 03||1974 Jan. 22||牛 ox|
|1914 Jan. 26||1915 Feb. 13||1974 Jan. 23||1975 Feb. 10||虎 tiger|
|1915 Feb. 14||1916 Feb. 02||1975 Feb. 11||1976 Jan. 30||兔 rabbit|
|1916 Feb. 03||1917 Jan. 22||1976 Jan. 31||1977 Feb. 17||龍 dragon|
|1917 Jan. 23||1918 Feb. 10||1977 Feb. 18||1978 Feb. 06||蛇 snake|
|1918 Feb. 11||1919 Jan. 31||1978 Feb. 07||1979 Jan. 27||馬 horse|
|1919 Feb. 01||1920 Feb. 19||1979 Jan. 28||1980 Feb. 15||羊 goat|
|1920 Feb. 20||1921 Feb. 07||1980 Feb. 16||1981 Feb. 04||猴 monkey|
|1921 Feb. 08||1922 Jan. 27||1981 Feb. 05||1982 Jan. 24||鷄 rooster|
|1922 Jan. 28||1923 Feb. 15||1982 Jan. 25||1983 Feb. 12||狗 dog|
|1923 Feb. 16||1924 Feb. 04||1983 Feb. 13||1984 Feb. 01||猪 pig|
|1924 Feb. 05||1925 Jan. 24||1984 Feb. 02||1985 Feb. 19||鼠 rat|
|1925 Jan. 25||1926 Feb. 12||1985 Feb. 20||1986 Feb. 08||牛 ox|
|1926 Feb. 13||1927 Feb. 01||1986 Feb. 09||1987 Jan. 28||虎 tiger|
|1927 Feb. 02||1928 Jan. 22||1987 Jan. 29||1988 Feb. 16||兔 rabbit|
|1928 Jan. 23||1929 Feb. 09||1988 Feb. 17||1989 Feb. 05||龍 dragon|
|1929 Feb. 10||1930 Jan. 29||1989 Feb. 06||1990 Jan. 26||蛇 snake|
|1930 Jan. 30||1931 Feb. 16||1990 Jan. 27||1991 Feb. 14||馬 horse|
|1931 Feb. 17||1932 Feb. 05||1991 Feb. 15||1992 Feb. 03||羊 goat|
|1932 Feb. 06||1933 Jan. 25||1992 Feb. 04||1993 Jan. 22||猴 monkey|
|1933 Jan. 26||1934 Feb. 13||1993 Jan. 23||1994 Feb. 09||鷄 rooster|
|1934 Feb. 14||1935 Feb. 03||1994 Feb. 10||1995 Jan. 30||狗 dog|
|1935 Feb. 04||1936 Jan. 23||1995 Jan. 31||1996 Feb. 18||猪 pig|
|1936 Jan. 24||1937 Feb. 10||1996 Feb. 19||1997 Feb. 06||鼠 rat|
|1937 Feb. 11||1938 Jan. 30||1997 Feb. 07||1998 Jan. 27||牛 ox|
|1938 Jan. 31||1939 Feb. 18||1998 Jan. 28||1999 Feb. 15||虎 tiger|
|1939 Feb. 19||1940 Feb. 07||1999 Feb. 16||2000 Feb. 04||兔 rabbit|
|1940 Feb. 08||1941 Jan. 26||2000 Feb. 05||2001 Jan. 23||龍 dragon|
|1941 Jan. 27||1942 Feb. 14||2001 Jan. 24||2002 Feb. 11||蛇 snake|
|1942 Feb. 15||1943 Feb. 04||2002 Feb. 12||2003 Jan. 31||馬 horse|
|1943 Feb. 05||1944 Jan. 24||2003 Feb. 01||2004 Jan. 21||羊 goat|
|1944 Jan. 25||1945 Feb. 12||2004 Jan. 22||2005 Feb. 8||猴 monkey|
|1945 Feb. 13||1946 Feb. 01||2005 Feb. 9||2006 Jan. 28||鷄 rooster|
|1946 Feb. 02||1947 Jan. 21||2006 Jan. 29||2007 Feb. 17||狗 dog|
|1947 Jan. 22||1948 Feb. 09||2007 Feb. 18||2008 Feb. 6||猪 pig|
|1948 Feb. 10||1949 Jan. 28||2008 Feb. 7||2009 Jan. 25||鼠 rat|
|1949 Jan. 29||1950 Feb. 16||2009 Jan. 26||2010 Feb. 23||牛 ox|
|1950 Feb. 17||1951 Feb. 05||2010 Feb. 24||2011 Feb. 2||虎 tiger|
|1951 Feb. 06||1952 Jan. 26||2011 Feb. 3||2012 Jan. 22||兔 rabbit|
|1952 Jan. 27||1953 Feb. 13||2012 Jan. 23||2013 Feb. 9||龍 dragon|
|1953 Feb. 14||1954 Feb. 02||2013 Feb. 10||2014 Jan. 30||蛇 snake|
|1954 Feb. 03||1955 Jan. 23||2014 Jan. 31||2015 Feb. 18||馬 horse|
|1955 Jan. 24||1956 Feb. 11||2015 Feb. 19||2016 Feb. 7||羊 goat|
|1956 Feb. 12||1957 Jan. 30||2016 Feb. 8||2017 Jan. 27||猴 monkey|
|1957 Jan. 31||1958 Feb. 17||2017 Jan. 28||2018 Feb. 15||鷄 rooster|
|1958 Feb. 18||1959 Feb. 07||2018 Feb. 16||2019 Feb. 4||狗 dog|
|1959 Feb. 08||1960 Jan. 27||2019 Feb. 5||2020 Jan. 24||猪 pig|
Characteristics and predictions for Chinese astrological signs during the year of the Pig
1- The Rat
They are known for their powers of persuasion. They have a natural charm that is difficult to resist. Their natural social skills allow them to fit in anywhere. Their easy-going manner and sweet disposition make them a very sought-out friend. Read the Rat horoscope for 2020.
2- The Cow (or Ox)
Their main qualities are loyalty and dependability. Cows can get through a great deal of work, because they have excellent organizational skills and can work tirelessly until they reach their goals. Nothing can deter them. Cows are also adventurers, always ready to take on challenges and accomplish feats in the fields they love. See the Cow (Ox) horoscope for 2020.
3- The Tiger
Tigers are extremely brave beings that can easily become heroes because they are practically fearless. They stand out thanks to their frankness, warmth and sense of honor. For them, it’s important to live by noble values, in order to live life to the fullest, with dignity. See the Tiger horoscope for 2020.
4- The Rabbit, (cat or hare)
The company of Rabbits is very sought-after because they are warm and sweet. They love socializing, family and finding themselves in groups, because they adore being surrounded by people. Read the Rabbit horoscope for 2020.
5- The Dragon
Dragons are persistent. When they want something, they do everything to get it. Their main features are their power and aggression. Their natural skill and power of attraction often make them the center of attention. Wherever they are, they never go unnoticed because of their innate magnetism. See the Dragon horoscope for 2020.
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6- The Snake
Contrary to the negative image snakes have in the West, snakes don’t have a sinister reputation in the East. Snakes are considered to be generous, good, charming and seductive. They love living in society, but they also like to isolate themselves to think sometimes. More on the Snake horoscope for 2020.
7- The Horse
The Horse is a sign of movement and instability. They struggle to settle down, whether that’s in a place or with a person. They constantly have itchy feet. As soon as they’ve settled down somewhere, they’re already thinking about where to go next. See the Horse horoscope for 2020.
8- The Goat (or the Ram)
People born under the sign of the Goat are rather solitary and have a huge imagination. They can be extremely creative. The sign of the Goat denotes a vivacious spirit and great manual dexterity. Lots of people born under this sign in fact make excellent craftsmen. Read the Goat horoscope for 2020.
9- The Monkey
Monkeys are hedonist. They enjoy playing, having fun and having a good time. They are funny and mischievous. They are always the first to party. They are always on the lookout for the slightest reason to celebrate. They are also natural clowns. They like to entertain, make people laugh and spread joy and good cheer wherever they go. They know how to listen to others and are good confidants. See the Monkey horoscope for 2020.
10- The Rooster
Roosters have a keen intelligence, a vivacious spirit and an agile mind. They are capable of quickly facing up to a large number of situations. It is difficult to catch them off-guard and they find solutions quickly. When undertaking something, they prefer to use proven methods rather than riskier new techniques. More on the Rooster horoscope for 2020.
11- The Dog
The Dog is a sign that has an innate sense of justice. They are quick to feel indignant and outraged when they think that someone is suffering an injustice. In fact, they are the first to help out when there’s a problem, by putting themselves in the line of fire to defend others. Their other qualities include being loyal, faithful and honest. See the Dog horoscope for 2020.
12- The Pig
Pigs are sensitive animals. They love wealth, luxury and anything flashy, especially in terms of clothing and decoration. They make very pleasant partners in all fields – in society, at work, with their families… They are humble and are never vain enough to believe themselves better than others. See the Pig horoscope for 2020.
May the Force of the Rat be with you!
The year of the Rat promises to be generally good and prosperous for practically all the signs. For those that are less favored, the Rat provides you with advice to rectify precarious situations and with ways to transform a year, if at first glance it seems to be difficult. Thanks to these recommendations, you can make this period one in which you will be capable of even benefiting from situations that seem compromised.
With the Rat, you are never in a deadlock because it will generally find you the most appropriate solutions for your case. You’ll then obviously have to apply these recommendations to your situation.
However, that should be easy most of the time because the instructions provided by the Rat are clear and quick to implement if you are in the mindset required to apply them.
Even though the advice of the Rat is effective, that doesn’t mean, most of the time, that you won’t have much effort to make to achieve your goals.
You’ll often need to expend a great deal of energy and concentrate on goals you wish to achieve. But you’ll do what you need to do with determination because you are promised ultimate success.
You always have a solution with the Rat, even faced with the most desperate situations or with problems that initially seem unsolvable.
The Rat asks you to rely on the qualities specific to your sign in Chinese astrology and to act without waiting for others to do it for you.
The Rat will always provide you with a way out of your problems and/or a trick for making your desires come true, even if to do so you need to squeeze through a hole fit for a… mouse!
Wishing you a happy year of the Rat!