1960, 2020: Year of the Metal Rat
If you were born in 1960 or 2020, the annual pillar of the Metal Rat corresponds to your main Chinese zodiac sign.
Let us remember in preamble that the Chinese lunisolar calendar being based on the lunar cycles, the dates of the Year of the Metal Rat are different from a year of the Gregorian calendar (see below the exact dates of the Metal Rat Years).
In Chinese astrology, your date of birth can be broken down into four pillars of destiny (四柱 命理 学) or Ba-Zi (八字). Each pillar of destiny is associated with an animal and a Chinese element and corresponds to one of the periods of your birth (year, month, day and hour). If you were born at a Rat Hour, a Metal Rat Day or during a Metal Rat Month, each of these periods also corresponds to a pillar of destiny. The four pillars of the Metal Rat share the same imaged destiny, which you can discover further down the page.
Furthermore, if your year of birth is 1960 or 2020 and the Metal Rat is therefore your 1st pillar of destiny (your main Chinese zodiac sign, which is the one corresponding to your personality and your relationship to the world and with others), then all Metal Rat Days and Months, as well as the Chinese Hour of the Rat, are lucky times for you.
Find below the list of the annual and monthly dates of the Metal Rat's Chinese calendar, as well as the hours ruled by the Rat. Then discover the personality and characteristics of the Metal Rat, his lucky talismans (color, number, stone, fragrance), his Chinese birth chart (energy composition) and his love compatibility with the 12 animal signs of Chinese astrology. See also the traditional Chinese method that parents use to choose the birth name of a Metal Rat child, as well as the list of ideal trades supplemented by a list of celebrities born during the Chinese Year of the Metal Rat.
Metal Rat's Chinese calendar
Annual Calendar of the Metal Rat
What is my Chinese zodiac sign if I was born in 1960?
According to Chinese astrology, Lunar New Year 1960 is a Year of the Metal Rat that begins on January 28, 1960 and ends on February 14, 1961. In 1960, the animal that governs the Chinese year is the Rat (Terrestrial Branch) associated with the Yang Metal element (Celestial Trunk). The Feng Shui Year 1960 (from February 4 1960 to February 3, 1961) corresponds to the Kua year n°4.
What is my Chinese zodiac sign if I was born in 2020?
According to the Chinese horoscope, Chinese New Year 2020 is a Year of the Metal Rat that begins on January 25, 2020 and ends on February 11, 2021. In 2020, the Chinese zodiac sign that governs the Lunar year is the Rat (Terrestrial Branch) associated with the Yang Metal element (Celestial Trunk). The Feng Shui Year 2020 (from February 4 2020 to February 3, 2021) corresponds to the Kua year n°7.
What does 2020 forecast for the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac?
Monthly Calendar of the Metal Rat
Metal Rat Month dates from 1970
If you are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Metal Rat, that is to say that you were born during the Year of the Metal Rat (1960, 2020), then these periods are your lucky months. Furthermore, if you were born during one of these periods, then your 2nd pillar of destiny is the pillar of the Month of the Metal Rat (relationships with family and ancestors).
Daily Calendar of the Metal Rat
Metal Rat Days from 1970 to 2043
If you are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Metal Rat, that is to say that you were born during the Year of the Metal Rat (1960, 2020), then these days are your lucky days. Furthermore, if you were born one of the days below, then your 3rd pillar of destiny is the pillar of the Day of the Metal Rat (the second chance in life, active from about 30 years old).
Hour of the Rat
The Hour of the Rat lasts from 11:00pm to 12:59am (local hour).
Personality and characteristics of the Metal Rat
Qualities of the Metal Rat: Meticulous, logical, visionary
Defects of the Metal Rat: Miserly, narcissistic, ostentatious, scandalmonger
Imaged destiny of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Metal Rat
Pillar of destiny of the Metal Rat
"The earth of the rampart"
Metal Rat's talismans and lucky charms
- Lucky color (protection): Green, red, orange, ocher
- Lucky number: 37
- Protective stone: Rainbow fluorite
- Essential oil, fragrance: Lemongrass
Birth chart, baby names and love compatibility
Chinese astrology chart of the Metal Rat
Intrinsic Chinese elements (birth chart): Water, Metal
Energy balancing elements for the Metal Rat
Corrective Chinese elements: Wood, Fire, Earth
Birth names of the Metal Rat
The ideal first name of a baby of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Metal Rat, boy or girl, must contain symbolically or etymologically one or more of its corrective elements. The first names associated with the Wood, Fire and Earth elements are the most suitable for restoring or strengthening the energy balance of the baby Metal Rat.👶 List of baby names according to Chinese astrology
Love and lucky wedding match of the Metal Rat
Love compatibility of the Metal Rat, man or woman
Chinese years of birth most compatible with the Chinese zodiac sign of the Metal Rat:
Best love match for a Metal Rat born in 1960: 1956, 1960, 1961, 1964
Best love match for a Metal Rat born in 2020: 2016, 2020, 2021, 2024
Ideal jobs for the Metal Rat
Banker, accountant, art critic, transformist💼 Jobs Chinese zodiac compatibility
Stars, celebrities and eminent personalities
Famous people born in the Year of the Metal Rat 1960
Tim Cook, Tilda Swinton, Peggy Whitson, Holly Johnson, Cherie Chung, Naruhito (Emperor of Japan), Khaled, Ayrton Senna, John Schneider, Rafael Benítez, Steve Clark, Bono (Paul Hewson), Yannick Noah, Mohanlal, Hideaki Anno, Kristin Scott Thomas, Balakrishna Nandamuri, Kim Alexis, Yōichi Takahashi, lva Budarova, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, David Duchovny, Antonio Banderas, Koji Kondo, Sarah Brightman, Sean Penn, Leroy Chiao, Chalino Sánchez, Colin Firth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Diego, Diego Maradona, RuPaul, Julianne Moore
Famous people born in the Year of the Metal Rat 2020
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