2020 Lunar New Year

Wishing all of our Friends a very happy Lunar New Year, January 25th 2020.

This is the 4717th Chinese year. The zodiac sign of 2020 is the Rat. According to the Lunar zodiac calendar, 2020 is the Male Metal Rat year. The color of Metal in the Chinese Horoscope is connected to white or golden. Therefore, 2020 is also called the year of the White Rat or Golden Rat.

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.

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 

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.

  What type of Rat are you?

People born in different years of Rat show varied personal characters.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Rat 1924, 1984 Independent with proper pride, conforming to traditional ideas.
Fire Rat 1936, 1996 Clever, capable, but lacking sense of discipline.
Earth Rat 1948, 2008 Sober and contented mind, strong adaptability.
Metal Rat 1960, 2020 Sensitive with strong self-awareness; persuasive with ready tongue.
Water Rat 1912, 1972 Intelligent with high thinking faculty, but conservative in practice.

We remember the people of Wuhan which is a place close to our hearts because our Sisters went there in the 1920’s on their first missionary journey.  As the health scare increases throughout the world we pray that you keep safe, healthy and well.