Chinese Zodiac Predictions 2020

2020: Year of the Metal Rat (Geng Zi)

Note: when determining your Chinese Animal Sign from your year of birth, the year begins on 4 February according to the solar calendar which is used for Chinese 4 Pillars Astrology & Feng Shui purposes.  The lunar calendar (which begins this year on 25 January 2020) is used mainly for traditional New Year celebrations and festivals linked to the cycles of the moon. Also, when determining the compass sectors of your home, each compass sector begins from the gravitational centre of your home and extends out to the boundary lines of your property, like 8 giant pieces of pie. If using a compass app on your iPhone, make sure it is calibrated to Magnetic North and NOT Map/True North.

Rat (Zi) 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

2020 is a year where steady progress can be made as long as you are budget conscious and open to new opportunity regarding your career and/or professional persona.

Be wary of overspending and avoid gambling during April, June and August when impulsive decisions could have negative financial repercussions.

From April until July 2020 you should put in quality time looking after your health and state of mind.  If you find yourself feeling melancholy, surround yourself with motivational music, imagery and people, make an effort to reach out to friends and family and avoid getting caught up in any petty gossip or office politics.  Be especially careful to avoid injury by sharp objects and keep an eye out for blood-related conditions occurring around June.

There is opportunity to connect with someone on a deep relationship level in November, especially around November 8, 19 and 20.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to strike around February, March, October and November.

People born in the year of the Ox make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours in the day are: 11pm-1am, 7am-9am & 3pm-5pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Rat/Zi qi) is 11am–1pm.

If you are looking for a partner, place either a vase filled with fresh water and 7 white or yellow coloured flowers in it OR some bamboo stems or a live plant growing in water in the centre of the West sector within your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh, and if using freshly cut flowers, replace them once they begin to wilt.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a metallic frame.

Ox (Chou) 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

The Geng Zi year brings a lot of luck potential to the Ox, making 2020 a time of positive new beginnings, forward momentum and opportunity for connecting with a partner on a deep, soulful level.

There will be additional luck potential via travel, creative expression, education and up-skilling, especially around the first half of the year.

March, April, May, September and October will contain favourable support for collaborations, networking and team building.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to occur around February, August, September and October, however keep in mind, what comes in can go back out just as quick unless you have a plan in place to make the most of your budget, savings and investment strategies.

People born in the year of the Rat make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours of the day are 1am-3am, 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Ox/Chou qi) is 1pm-3pm

If you are looking for a partner, place either a vase filled with fresh water and 3, 4 or 9 red or pink coloured flowers OR some bamboo or a live plant growing in clean water in the centre of the South sector of your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.    Keep the water fresh, and if using freshly cut flowers, replace them once they begin to wilt.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a timber frame.

Tiger (Yin) 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

2020 is a year to take stock of who and what you most value.  There will be some assistance along the way via social interaction and networking opportunity and you should seek to expand your networks and maintain a fluid approach in regard to how you react to life’s curve balls throughout the year.

Opportunity can come in the form of a problem in disguise and you should keep in mind the word ‘crisis’ from a general Chinese perspective is made up of one character representing danger and the other character connecting with opportunity.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to occur around March, July, August, September and December.

Avoid gambling and loaning money you cannot afford to lose.  Wealth luck can be found via sound long term investment planning and working diligently towards a structured plan.

Life’s challenges are more likely to occur around April, May and November – especially if you allow yourself to wallow in a negative mindset or neglect your health via comfort eating or lack of physical activity.  Make sure your vitamin D levels are adequate during these months in particular and avoid blowing out your budget on frivolous items.

A parental or boss-figure is likely to require your assistance in 2020.

People born in the year of the Boar make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable times of the day are 3am-5am, 11am-1pm & 7pm-9pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Tiger/Yin qi) is 3pm-5pm.

If you are looking for a partner, place either a vase filled with fresh water and 3 or 4 flowers  OR some bamboo or a plant growing in clean water in the centre of the East sector of your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh, and if using freshly cut flowers, replace them once they begin to wilt.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a timber frame.

Rabbit (Mao) 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

For the Rabbit individual, 2020 has an accumulative effect that began in 2019, so whatever you mainly focused your personal energy and attention on last year will have a significant influence on what influences you the most in 2020.  It’s like a kind of life apprenticeship in the works from a big picture perspective.  Seeds planted last year require a lot of continual work and nurturing this year.

If you made any impulsive decision-making without doing your due diligence last year, the repercussions of those decisions are likely to appear this year and you will need to deal with and resolve them accordingly.

Luck potential is more likely to occur for Rabbit individuals during February, July, August, September and December, as long as you are generally cautious in your actions and decisions and take a measured approach with plenty of time spent early in the year researching, planning and strategizing.

Be prepared to meet with some obstacles and/or difficult people or situations around March, April and November and be extra cautious with your communications, especially in regard to what you promise to deliver and/or expect to receive from others.  Take time to carefully consider any responsibilities and obligations before agreeing to anything contractually.

People born in the year of the Dog make good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance opportunity to you.

Your favourable hours of the day are 5am-7am, 1pm-3pm & 9pm-11pm.

People born in the year of the Dog make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours of the day are 5am-7am, 1pm-3pm & 9pm-11pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Rabbit/Mao qi) is 5pm-7pm.

If you are looking for a partner, place a vase filled with fresh water and 6 or 7 white or golden yellow coloured flowers OR bamboo or a plant growing in clean water in the centre of the North sector within your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a blue, black or metallic frame.

Dragon (Chen) 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The Dragon (Chen) energy has a harmonious relationship with the annual Geng Zi energy in 2020, especially if Water happens to be a favourable element for you personally according to your 4 Pillars Birth Chart.

There is also supportive annual 6 Wu Qu energy affecting the Southeast sector which is home to the traditional lair of the Dragon.  To make the most of this career-driven energy this year, you should get organised professionally and aim towards the next exciting step in your career path because people in positions of power and authority will be taking notice.

While there will be support for demonstrating leadership ability and potential promotion, make sure you maintain a pragmatic and generally congenial approach, and remember, “talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to occur around June, July, October and November.

People born in the year of the Rooster make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours of the day are 7am-9am, 11pm-1am & 3pm-5pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Dragon/Chen qi) is 7pm-9pm.

If you are looking for a partner, place either a vase filled with fresh water and 7 white or yellow coloured flowers in it OR some bamboo or a plant growing in clean water in the centre of the West sector within your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh, and if using freshly cut flowers, replace them once they begin to wilt.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a metallic frame.

Snake (Si) 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 

2020 brings good fortune to the Snake individual who is motivated, proactive, organised and goal oriented.  The trick to making the most of the energy flow this year is to carefully observe, plan and do your due diligence during the first half of the year and be prepared to take action from early September (ie try to begin new projects, launch new products etc from 11 or 23 September).

People in positions of authority are more likely to notice you professionally, thus making 2020 a good year to update your skills, actively network and demonstrate your abilities via taking on more responsibilities.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to occur around September, October and December.

Your health qi may require added attention, (mainly due to stress induced health issues) around April, June, August and November.  Pace yourself, be kind to yourself and strive for a healthy life/work balance during these months in particular.

People born in the year of the Monkey make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours of the day are 1am-3am, 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Snake/Si qi) is 9pm-11pm.

If you are looking for a partner, place either a vase filled with fresh water and 3, 4 or 9 flowers OR some bamboo or a healthy plant growing in clean water in the centre of the South sector of your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.    Keep the water fresh, and if using freshly cut flowers, replace them once they begin to wilt.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a timber frame.

Horse (Wu) 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

During the year of the Metal Rat in 2020, the Horse (Wu) energy is in a clash formation with the annual Rat (Zi) energy and this indicates a challenging year with significant change coming your way.  The energy of change can come in many shapes and sizes, so the main thing to remember is to expect the unexpected and be prepared to adapt accordingly.

Maintain a generally cautious and conservative approach with your finances and expenditure in 2020, especially during February, March, July and December.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to occur around April, May, August, September and November, however make sure you do your due diligence before signing any contracts.

You can work productively with the energy of change in 2020 by actively seeking change via your home or place of work, type of work and/or via travel and relocation, however, try to avoid travelling long distance in a primarily North direction this year.

The symbolic remedy for this annual clash of energy between the Horse and Rat is keep an image, calligraphy, pendant, key chain or statue representing the Ox (Chou) near where you work and sleep in 2020.  The Ox energy helps appease the clash of qi.

People born in the year of the Goat make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours of the day are 3am-5am, 11am-1pm & 7pm-9pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Horse/Wu qi) is 11pm-1am.

If you are looking for a partner, place either a vase filled with fresh water and 1, 3 or 4 flowers OR some bamboo or a plant growing in clean water in the centre of the East sector of your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.    Keep the water fresh, and if using freshly cut flowers, replace them once they begin to wilt.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a timber frame.

Goat (Wei) 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

In 2020 the Geng Zi annual energy is likely to bring out some trust issues for the Goat individual and you need to be cautious of being hoodwinked by a ‘frenemy’ (ie someone who appears supportive on the outside yet is untrustworthy on the inside).  The presence of the annual 4 Wen Qu in the Goat (Wei) location of your home and business indicates Goat individuals are likely to be swayed by potential sweet talking and your mental/emotional equilibrium may tend to get a bit muddy at times, however the annual 4 Wen Qi qi also enhances creativity and lateral thinking, thus providing you with the ability to think outside the square and find creative solutions to any problem at hand.

Carefully check your facts and figures and do your due diligence if there is talk of investing or going into a joint venture agreement with a potential partner this year, especially around March, April, July and November.  You should be generally cautious with all financial matters this year and avoid making any impulsive decisions to invest or loan money to others.

The Goat (Wei) location also enjoys the presence of the annual Dragon Virtue qi during the Geng Zi year which has the potential to help remove obstacles on your pathway to success.  The way in which to productively use the fortunate annual Dragon Virtue energy is to locate and activate the Goat (Wei) location inside and outside your home which affects a third of the SW sector closest to where SW meets South (202.5-217.5 degrees SW), like a big piece of pie with the centre of the pie being located in the centre of the building and extending out to the boundary lines of your property.

The annual Dragon Virtue qi can be activated by having regular movement and activity in the Goat location any time from 4 Feb 2020 until 3 Feb 2021.  This can include regular exercise, gardening and spending time relaxing, meditating and space clearing this auspicious location inside and outside your home.  So, if for example, you suddenly find a work colleague or difficult client is causing issues and potentially blocking your ability to gain recognition for your efforts, spend time tidying, exercising or meditating in the Goat location of your home and/or property can help remove the blockage of energy caused by this individual’s words and actions.

Abundance opportunity is generally more likely to occur around April, July, August, September and October.

People born in the year of the Horse make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours of the day are: 5am-7am, 1pm-3pm & 9pm-11pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Goat/Wei qi) is 1am-3am.

If you are looking for a partner, place a vase filled with fresh water and 4 white or golden yellow coloured flowers OR some bamboo or a plant growing in clean water in the centre of the North sector within your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh and replace flowers as they start to wilt.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a blue, black or metallic frame.

Monkey (Shen) 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The Geng Zi energy in 2020 brings a combination of influences connecting with change affecting your career and/or place of work, legal and/or miscommunication issues as well as increased income and relationship opportunity.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to occur around February, March, July, September and November.

Be wary of stress produced via disagreements and/or misleading information cropping up around May, August, October and December.  Check your facts carefully and avoid signing anything important until you have sought professional legal advice and completed your due diligence.

People born in the year of the Snake make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours in the day are: 11pm-1am, 7am-9am & 3pm-5pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Monkey/Shen qi) is 3am-5am.

If you are looking for a partner, place either a vase filled with fresh water and 7 white or yellow coloured flowers in it OR some bamboo or a plant growing in clean water in the centre of the West sector within your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh, and if using freshly cut flowers, replace them once they begin to wilt.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the flowers/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a metallic frame.

Rooster (You) 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The annual 9 Purple You Bi and Fortune Virtue qi affect the Rooster zone in the West sector from 4 February this year, and this combination attracts luck potential connected with social and networking interaction, thus indicating Rooster individuals should be brushing up on and exploring their ‘people’ skills this year.  You can activate the annual Fortune Virtue qi with regular movement and activity within the centre of the West sector (inside and outside) any time from 4 Feb 2020 until 3 Feb 2021.  This can include digging, gardening, renovating, constructing and regularly exercising in this location.  This beneficial energy attracts joyfulness and has the ability to enhance your quality of life if activated properly.  A good day to begin the activation in the centre of the West sector of your home and business is 13 February.

The only caveat to all this good news, is the fact that Rooster individuals will also be contending with the influence of Destruction qi via the interaction of the annual Rat (Zi) Energy and the Rooster (You) energy.  The Destruction energy will only be a problem if you over-indulge and make negative choices regarding your health and relationships.  It is totally up to you as to how this may play out during the course of the Geng Zi year.  If you choose to drink too much, over-indulge in unhealthy food, take up smoking or enter into an unhealthy relationship, then you will suffer the repercussions.  Alternatively, if you are strongly focused on maintaining a healthy mind and body and open to building mutually positive relationships, then you are in for an awesome year.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to emerge around  February, May, June and August.

People born in the year of the Dragon make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours in the day are: 1am-3am, 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Rooster/You qi) is 5am-7am.

If you are looking for a partner, place a vase filled with fresh water and 4 stems of bamboo in the centre of the South sector within your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the bamboo with a happy couple photo of you both in a green coloured or natural timber frame.

Dog (Xu) 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

In 2020, the annual 8 White Zuo Fu and Tian Gou qi will affect the Xu (Dog) location in the Northwest and this indicates there will be no easy short cuts for you this year (especially financially and career-wise), however if you are authentic, patient and humble in your dealings with others, the annual 8 Zuo Fu qi will provide a protective influence throughout the year.

It’s important that you avoid getting caught up in other people’s drama and/or unscrupulous activities.  If you are drawn into the wrong crowd this year, there will be very negative repercussions involving loss of finances and/or assets.  In fact, this year you should be especially diligent in safeguarding your belongings, integrity and assets with the right insurances and protective measures in place, especially around March, September, October and November.

February is a good month to seek professional advice regarding updating your insurances and protecting your assets.

Keep a close eye on your budget and expenditure during the first half of the year in particular.  If you are diligent in your strategic financial planning from February onwards, then you can make good headway towards your goals during the second half of the year.

Abundance opportunity is more likely to occur around April, May, July and December.

People born in the year of the Rabbit make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours in the day are: 3am-5am, 11am-1pm & 7pm-9pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Dog/Xu qi) is 7am-9am.

If you are looking for a partner, place a vase filled with fresh water and 4 stems of bamboo or a healthy plant growing in water in the centre of the East sector within your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh and the plant healthy.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the bamboo/plant with a happy couple photo of you both in a blue, black, green or natural timber frame.

Boar (Hai) 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

During 2020 there is luck potential for Boar individuals via brushing up on your communications skills, networking and travel.  The annual 8 Zuo Fu qi in the Northwest sector provides a protective buffer for Boar individuals, however you should also be mindful of the effect of the annual Bing Fu qi which can trigger minor illness.

You should be extra health conscious with your diet and exercise this year and make sure you have a dried gourd (with a hole cut into the top section) or an empty metallic gourd-shaped vase (with a big belly, narrow neck and an opening at the top) placed beside, under or behind your bed and also in the South sector of your home and business this year to help ward against any residual sickness qi.

During January you are likely to find yourself at a crossroad where any important decisions you make are likely to have a long-term effect.  March and April attract abundance opportunity, so make sure you are organized and proactive towards your goals and aspirations during these months in particular.

Unexpected challenges are likely to crop up throughout the year however as long as you spend the first few months of the year researching and planning, then you will be able to come up with productive solutions.  Try not to rely too heavily on other people to do the work for you, because the probability is high that you will be let down in some way if you do this.  Be more independent, do your own due diligence and be prepared to step out of your comfort zone this year.

June is a month to really knuckle down and stick with the plan, while keeping yourself motivated via images, music and spending time with inspiring people.

People born in the year of the Tiger make good mentors/allies and their influence can help you grow and learn.

Your favourable hours of the day are 5am–7am, 1pm–3pm & 9pm–11pm.

The time frame to be generally conservative, cautious and try and avoid doing important things like initiating an important meeting or signing a contract (due to a clash of energy with your inherent Boar/Hai qi) is 9am-11am.

If you are looking for a partner, place a Wood and Water combination (ie a healthy plant or bamboo stems growing in a vase of fresh water) in the centre of the North sector within your home, which is your personal Peach Blossom/Romance location.  Keep the water fresh and the plant healthy.  Once you have connected with your partner, replace the Wood and Water Combination with a happy couple photo of you both in a dark blue, black or metallic frame.

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