The Year of the Rat 2020
West: Jan. 1, 2020 -- Dec. 31, 2020
East: Jan. 25, 2020 -- Feb. 11, 2021
THE YEAR OF THE RAT
I am a born negotiator
I wheel and deal
Treat life as a game
I challenge anyone who considers
sparring with me
I revel in competitive situations
And welcome each new contestant
With open arms and an intent to conquer
I strive to confuse, meddle and prosper
While making my adversaries vulnerable
I AM THE RAT
The Year of the Rat
Very little will go unnoticed during the year of the Rat. Speaking out will be imperative in all thatís politicized during the uncertain times we face as the keepers of the planet. The rhetoric will be a cross between deceptive and forthright, and attention will be necessary if we wish to maintain law and order.
Honesty, integrity and playing fair will be required, but these are not rules that the Rat lives by. This charming, calculating vermin has his own set of rules and plays using double standards.
Astrologically, the planet is ready for change. With Saturn moving into Aquarius, itís time for innovative ideas and intelligence to be recognized as the solution to whatís gone wrong. A higher level of conscientiousness will help displace the greed and corruption that has taken over. While Saturn passed through Capricorn the past two-and-a-half years, ambition has been highlighted. Now it's time big business is held accountable for Mother Nature's suffering. The planet's protectors need to step in and figure out the best way to fix what's gone wrong.
With Saturn moving into Aquarius, the planet will face the aftermath of those who put money before humanity. Materialists will get a boost from Jupiter as it moves into the industrious sign Capricorn, allowing those lusting after monetary wins the chance to continue to rape and steal from generations yet to come.
As Pluto continues to move through Capricorn, it will create discord between nations that want to enforce global cleanup and those who don't. Putting restrictions in place for the good of the planet and all its inhabitants will come to a head.
As Uranus moves through Taurus, it will make the ecologists try to make sense of whatís gone wrong and raise questions and look for solutions.
As a collective group, a difference can be made, but only if unity wins over divisiveness. The need for change has never been so transparent. The dissension and chaos that have been ignited by a handful of demigods making a greedy stake in rule of the almighty dollar over Mother Nature have threatened this great rock we are so fortunate to reside on.
We are a long way from peace, harmony and reaching the utopia that nature has to offer should we be smart enough to do whatís right.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Solar Sign: Aries; Lunar Sign: Dragon
Uncertainty is on its way out as your options open up, and decisions come to the forefront. Your imagination will be overactive, and although that can confuse you, it will also encourage you to not only find solutions, but to try a unique lifestyle. Being receptive and adaptable will be the keys to your success. Make meaningful relationships a focal point, and you will discover what you are capable of when you join forces with like-minded people. Be a contributor, and share your experience and pioneering mind with others. Personal growth and happiness will be yours.
Lucky numbers: 3, 11, 18, 27, 30, 32, 43
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Solar Sign: Taurus; Lunar Sign: Snake
There is no time to waste. It's important to tidy up loose ends before you run out of time or energy. Refuse to let the changes going on around you cause hesitation. Be creative in your pursuits, and look for an option that will help you bypass interference. It's time to reap the rewards, not fall short because you neglected to finalize arrangements or confront a situation that will come back to haunt you. Preparation, organization and diligence will help you overcome any setback you face and ensure continued control moving forward. Global vision will lead to positive change.
Lucky numbers: 9, 14, 24, 27, 33, 36, 45
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Solar sign: Gemini; Lunar Sign: Horse
Added discipline is heading your way. Make a to-do list to formulate a plan that will help set you on a course that promises you to be at your very best mentally, physically and emotionally. Rid yourself of temptation and association with people who aren't striving to be their very best. A healthy lifestyle inside and out should be your top priority. Put an end to the stress, and begin a life that promises good health, happiness and greater prosperity. It's up to you to make the adjustments required to reach your personal goals.
Lucky numbers: 4, 16, 21, 28, 35, 39, 47
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Solar Sign: Cancer; Lunar Sign: Sheep
Muster up some ingenuity, originality and enthusiasm, and make a difference. Become a part of the solution; help where you feel you will have the most significant impact. Strength, courage and resilience will help you bring about change and encourage a better life for you and those you love. This is not the year to sit back and contemplate what to do next; it's time to actually do something to make your life and the world around you a better place. Start by looking inward and making positive self-adjustments, and watch your passion spread to those you encounter.
Lucky numbers: 5, 11, 16, 26, 32, 42, 45
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Solar Sign: Leo; Lunar Sign: Monkey
Acceptance will be necessary if you want to get ahead this year. Don't run from the inevitable or hide from situations that need to be taken care of if you plan to move forward. Don't procrastinate about what you should be doing. The best way to ease stress is to jump in and make the adjustments necessary to turn chaos into order. Don't limit what you can do. Be disciplined, and make a concerted effort to change what isn't working for you. Put what belongs in the past out to pasture, and make room for what is current and will contribute to your happiness.
Lucky numbers: 4, 15, 19, 22, 28, 35, 49
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Solar Sign: Virgo; Lunar Sign: Rooster
Participation is the name of the game this year. You can make a difference by contributing to something that can shape the way your life unfolds. Change is necessary, and once you recognize what's needed and how to go about getting it, the rest will be history. Reflect, revise and reinvent who you are and how you can have the best impact on your life and on the lives of those you encounter along the way. Use whatever power you have to initiate positive change, and personal growth will follow.
Lucky numbers: 5, 13, 20, 27, 33, 39, 43
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Solar Sign: Libra; Lunar Sign: Dog
Burst out of the gate with a winning attitude. What you project to the world will make a difference in the way others treat you. Strength and courage, along with confidence and certainty, will make others take note. Refuse to let negativity or unwanted change stand between you and what you want. Use your experience and intelligence to rewrite the script and replace what doesn't work for you with something that does. Choose to take affirmative action, and walk away from drama and stagnation. Life is about moving forward, not getting stuck in the wake of someone's poor decisions. Put yourself first.
Lucky numbers: 4, 17, 24, 26, 31, 38, 46
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Solar Sign: Scorpio; Lunar Sign: Boar
Reassess your situation, and concentrate on finalizing anything that has lingered on too long. What you put off will end up holding you back when given a chance to do something compelling. Rid yourself of the baggage you've been lugging around for too long. It's time to let enlightenment shine through. Allow all you have experienced help put things in perspective, and share your findings with people who share your path. No more excuses; it's your time to put your skills to work for yourself and to achieve your purpose.
Lucky numbers: 9, 15, 22, 26, 30, 36, 48
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Solar Sign: Sagittarius; Lunar Sign: Rat
You continue to deal with demons -- some your own and others brought on by those you let into your sphere. Stop giving others the upper hand, being too trusting or expecting promises to be honored. You are the master of your domain. Choose to reevaluate your past, recognize your present and prepare to own your future. Change begins within, and the decisions you make will determine how the upcoming year will unfold. Letting go of drama and indulgence, acknowledging your strengths and considering how best to travel into the future will help you gain vision.
Lucky numbers: 7, 11, 18, 24, 27, 33, 41
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Solar Sign: Capricorn; Lunar Sign: Ox
You've paid your dues and should take the lessons you've learned and use them to make a difference. Change is heading your way, and the impact it will have on you and your life moving forward will be exhilarating. Embrace each situation as it approaches with enthusiasm. Keep an open mind, and have the confidence to know you will benefit from the experience. Your attitude will be the determining factor in how much help you receive and how well you do. Expect and be prepared to face the unusual, and you will control the outcome. The sky is the limit.
Lucky numbers: 8, 12, 17, 22, 27, 36, 48
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Solar Sign: Aquarius; Lunar Sign: Tiger
This year is all about acceptance, discipline and striving for perfection. Don't limit what you can do by putting up barriers or trying to change what's stationary. Choose to work on personal and self-improvements that will make you feel strong, healthy and ready to take on whatever comes your way. It's time to let experience be your guide. Consider utilizing a willingness to adapt to make the most out of each day. Open your heart and your mind to the universe. Learn to live in the moment, and the tides will carry you forward.
Lucky numbers: 2, 15, 23, 29, 31, 36, 48
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Solar Sign: Pisces; Lunar Sign: Rabbit
A change in the way you help others will also benefit you. Trust is something you must earn, and respect should only be given where due. You'll encounter opportunities that will help you see your life and the direction you want to take in a new and exciting way. Don't ignore your intuition. Listen to your inner voice, and let your imagination help you come up with a plan. It's time to journey down a unique path that will alter the way you view life and help you make positive lifestyle changes. Happiness is the prerequisite of doing what's right and best for you.
Lucky numbers: 5, 13, 18, 24, 30, 39, 44