The eastern horoscope reports that the coming 2020 will be under the auspices of the Rat. Few people like this creature, but according to Chinese mythology, the Rat is quite worthy of respect. Moreover, it is the Rat that opens each new twelve-year cycle of the old oriental calendar. And this is also no coincidence. According to ancient Chinese mythology, it was the Rat who first appeared at the triumph of the Buddha, showing his ingenuity and perseverance, for which he was rewarded with such an honor. In Chinese, the coming year is called "jeng-tszi" and is designated by two hieroglyphs, one of which symbolizes a rat, and the other - metal.
According to the eastern horoscope, the Rat is a very wise creature, realizing this advantage. The rat is quite pragmatic, it does not seek adventure, preferring to live in a comfortable environment for itself. Excellent memory and the experience accumulated by her ancestors give her extremely high adaptability to any, even the most difficult external conditions and difficult situations, helping her to emerge victorious from any difficult situations. Despite its endurance, the Rat is always careful in its path. All this is explained by a very developed instinct of self-preservation, intuition, a subtle sense of smell and excellent hearing of a rodent. This is what the eastern horoscope thinks.
And what is known about rats to science? To begin with, it is precisely the laboratory rats that science itself owes for the development of various branches of knowledge and, first of all, medicine. Careful study of these rodents allowed scientists to establish many interesting facts about their existence and habits.
Rats never live alone, they are very social creatures and live in colonies, in one colony there can be up to 2,000 individuals. Moreover, they constantly communicate with each other through ultrasound. They are smart and quick-witted, they have a well-developed memory, they are perfectly trainable, no worse than cats and dogs. Rats swim well and know how to dive, and they can also jump to a height of up to 2 m and, if necessary, can cover a distance of up to 50 km per day. In addition, they perfectly sense danger and collectively and, one might even say, in an organized way, they leave dangerous habitats.
Rats have a well-developed sense of smell; in 1/50 of a second, this rodent can recognize the smell and detect its source, as well as smell even the minimum concentration of poison in food. Rats are excellent at adapting to the most difficult living conditions, they even live in abandoned research stations in Antarctica. Rats can go without water longer than camels.
This animal is able to gnaw holes even in concrete and iron. Unlike humans, rats never overeat - they have a well-developed sense of satiety. But they, like people, have dreams. Like us, they are susceptible to stress and mental shock, and to such an extent that they can be fatal to them. Few people know that these animals have another wonderful trait, completely human - they can be ticklish and can laugh when they are tickled. So the eastern horoscope was not at all mistaken in this animal!
Astrologers draw our attention to the fact that in the coming year all actions must be carefully weighed - decisions made in the "rat" year will affect the events of the entire 12-year cycle! All of us will need the caution and foresight that characterizes the rat that went out to hunt at night. Do not forget about another important quality of this rodent - thrift and a tendency to accumulate stocks. Material well-being can only be achieved with reasonable frugality. Good luck in the new year will be with those who are ready to show "rat" diligence and hard work.
In 2020, the time has come for the metal element, so the future patroness of the year will be white. In Chinese philosophy, it is this color that is associated with metal. According to the horoscope, in the coming period, mainly bright thoughts and pure thoughts will reign. And fate will be rewarded only by selfless actions filled with goodness and care for the world around us. Metal, as the dominant element, testifies to the fact that direct and unambiguous deeds that have no hidden content will be welcomed in the upcoming cycle. As for gender, a male rodent representing the yang element will become the symbol of the year. So, we meet the hostess of 2020 - the White Metal Rat or, strictly speaking, the White Metal Rat. 2020 according to Chinese chronology will begin on 2020-25-01 and end on 02/11/21.
Two twenty in the fate of the planet will also influence our fate. Astrologers consider such a combination of numbers to be mystical, and epoch-making significance is attributed to time periods with a combination of double signs. According to numerologists, a year representing a combination of two identical numbers will bring many epochal events, but, unfortunately, not only positive ones. The metal character of the totem will help us survive all of them, which will make its chosen ones stronger and more enduring. According to astrologers, the main characteristic of the coming year is unpredictability.
It is better to celebrate the New Year 2020 with family and friends, because rats live in large flocks and are supportive of those who value nepotism.
Since the patron of the year will be white, this color will be the priority, as well as all shades of gray and silver. It is better to celebrate the New Year in clothes made of light fabric with a metallic sheen in a calm range - gray, white, milky, sand. Men can choose a tie for themselves in the same palette. All variations with a cat print will be forbidden, because cats are the main enemies of rats. The trend is simple styles that do not hinder movement. When creating a festive look, it would be better to choose shiny accessories - a handbag, clutch, scarf, belt or jewelry. The basic colors of the hostess of the year can also be used when creating a manicure.
The lucky colors of this totem are gold, green, blue. The festive decor of the room can be maintained in the happy color palette of the coming year. And the decor of the festive table is made in white and silver tones. It is best to lay a snow-white cotton tablecloth on the table, put silver candlesticks with white or silver candles. Devices can also be chosen cupronickel or silver. Place silver candlesticks and other shiny metal utensils on the table. Plates and serving dishes are best selected without a pattern.
Rats are omnivorous by nature, so you can cook any dishes you like for the festive table, although this totem does not particularly like exotic. To attract the favor of the totem entering into its own rights, you can serve the Rat's favorite foods to the table: corn, vegetables, cheese, buckwheat, lentils or rice, nuts. But it is better to refuse coffee and cinnamon, since rodents do not like these smells. The rat in the Chinese horoscope symbolizes prosperity and wealth, so the 2020 New Year's table should be varied and rich. For culinary inspiration, you can watch the American animated film Ratatouille one more time before the holiday.
Astrologers warn that the coming year will be very difficult. To gain confidence in the future and the right to happiness, you may have to sacrifice something. And in order to overcome a difficult period of life with less losses, it is better to choose in advance for yourself ways to get rid of negative energy: do not get depressed, but go in for sports, creativity, handicrafts, meditation, yoga or something else positive. The cunning, but still charming and wise totem of 2020 promises good luck to everyone who is not afraid of difficulties, boldly goes forward and acts openly.
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