Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Are You affected and what should You do about it ?
Each year is characterized by a zodiac sign in the Chinese calendar system. Come 4th February 2020, the Year of the Metal Rat begins.
In most Chinese households around the world, the New Year is welcomed with with as much trepidation as it is for the celebrations that comes with it. It is the much feared idea that groups of people who are born in certain zodiac years are said to be 'in conflict' against the Grand Duke of the year, thereby bring along with it, obstacles and even misfortunes.
This is perhaps one of the most misunderstood concept of the Lunar New Year and the energies surrounding it.
The idea of the Grand Duke of the year stems from the belief that a governing deity takes charge of administering the period and thus are endowed with the power to award, reward and mete out punishments to those who are in breach of given rules.
In a rotational system, 2020 belongs to the Year of the Rat and thus there exists a relationship factor between the ruling deity and the affected zodiac signs, more specifically, people born with certain zodiac years.
Not all that are in the list will be negatively affected only if they are aware of what is to come and how one is able to manage it. Certainly, not all who are affected by the influences of the Grand Duke of the year will be accosted with all things negative.
For example, people who are born in the years of the Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 2006) are said to 'offend' the Grand Duke. The impact may make these people feel overly confident and emotional over trivial matters but it does not stop the Rats from succeeding in life in 2020 because the other positive stars far outweigh this 'offense'.
As a general rule, the zodiac opposite the Rat, which happens to be people born in Horse years (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002) should feel the brunt of this 'clash'. You should also watch out if your are born in the month of June and between the hours between 11 am and 1 pm.
Having said this, one must also understand the effect caused by such a 'clash'. The Rat, being a strong Water element clashing into the Fire element of the Horse, are likely to bring about over-reaction and dramatic reflexes. It also points situations evidently expressed and disagreements spilling into physical aggression.
This is a summary of what the rest of the zodiacs, namely the Goat, Rabbit and Rooster can be affected by the Year of the Metal Rat. Understand its direct influence, manage it and you will be able to circumvent the potential challenges.
A detailed understanding requires an analysis of your Destiny chart by a professional consultant because the elements within are further expressed into various aspects of your life, work, career, business, relationships and much more.