1960, 2020: Year of the Metal Rat

🐭🛠 The Year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology: Calendar dates and Metal Rat Chinese zodiac characteristics
By KarmaWeather - 12 May 2020
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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?

Chinese horoscope 2020

🐉 What is my Chinese zodiac sign?


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).

Chinese Lunar Calendar of the Metal Rat Months

Year Beginning of the Metal Rat Month End of the Metal Rat Month
1971 18/12/1971 15/01/1972
1976 21/12/1976 18/01/1977
1981 26/11/1981 25/12/1981
1986 02/12/1986 31/12/1986
1991 06/12/1991 05/01/1992
1996 11/12/1996 09/01/1997
2001 15/12/2001 13/01/2002
2006 20/12/2006 19/01/2007
2011 25/11/2011 25/12/2011
2016 29/11/2016 29/12/2016

🌙 Chinese horoscope of the month


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).

Chinese Lunar Calendar of Metal Rat Days

21/03/197020/05/197019/07/197017/09/197016/11/1970
15/01/197116/03/197115/05/197114/07/197112/09/1971
11/11/197110/01/197210/03/197209/05/197208/07/1972
06/09/197205/11/197204/01/197305/03/197304/05/1973
03/07/197301/09/197331/10/197330/12/197328/02/1974
29/04/197428/06/197427/08/197426/10/197425/12/1974
23/02/197524/04/197523/06/197522/08/197521/10/1975
20/12/197518/02/197618/04/197617/06/197616/08/1976
15/10/197614/12/197612/02/197713/04/197712/06/1977
11/08/197710/10/197709/12/197707/02/197808/04/1978
07/06/197806/08/197805/10/197804/12/197802/02/1979
03/04/197902/06/197901/08/197930/09/197929/11/1979
28/01/198028/03/198027/05/198026/07/198024/09/1980
23/11/198022/01/198123/03/198122/05/198121/07/1981
19/09/198118/11/198117/01/198218/03/198217/05/1982
16/07/198214/09/198213/11/198212/01/198313/03/1983
12/05/198311/07/198309/09/198308/11/198307/01/1984
07/03/198406/05/198405/07/198403/09/198402/11/1984
01/01/198502/03/198501/05/198530/06/198529/08/1985
28/10/198527/12/198525/02/198626/04/198625/06/1986
24/08/198623/10/198622/12/198620/02/198721/04/1987
20/06/198719/08/198718/10/198717/12/198715/02/1988
15/04/198814/06/198813/08/198812/10/198811/12/1988
09/02/198910/04/198909/06/198908/08/198907/10/1989
06/12/198904/02/199005/04/199004/06/199003/08/1990
02/10/199001/12/199030/01/199131/03/199130/05/1991
29/07/199127/09/199126/11/199125/01/199225/03/1992
24/05/199223/07/199221/09/199220/11/199219/01/1993
20/03/199319/05/199318/07/199316/09/199315/11/1993
14/01/199415/03/199414/05/199413/07/199411/09/1994
10/11/199409/01/199510/03/199509/05/199508/07/1995
06/09/199505/11/199504/01/199604/03/199603/05/1996
02/07/199631/08/199630/10/199629/12/199627/02/1997
28/04/199727/06/199726/08/199725/10/199724/12/1997
22/02/199823/04/199822/06/199821/08/199820/10/1998
19/12/199817/02/199918/04/199917/06/199916/08/1999
15/10/199914/12/199912/02/200012/04/200011/06/2000
10/08/200009/10/200008/12/200006/02/200107/04/2001
06/06/200105/08/200104/10/200103/12/200101/02/2002
02/04/200201/06/200231/07/200229/09/200228/11/2002
27/01/200328/03/200327/05/200326/07/200324/09/2003
23/11/200322/01/200422/03/200421/05/200420/07/2004
18/09/200417/11/200416/01/200517/03/200516/05/2005
15/07/200513/09/200512/11/200511/01/200612/03/2006
11/05/200610/07/200608/09/200607/11/200606/01/2007
07/03/200706/05/200705/07/200703/09/200702/11/2007
01/01/200801/03/200830/04/200829/06/200828/08/2008
27/10/200826/12/200824/02/200925/04/200924/06/2009
23/08/200922/10/200921/12/200919/02/201020/04/2010
19/06/201018/08/201017/10/201016/12/201014/02/2011
15/04/201114/06/201113/08/201112/10/201111/12/2011
09/02/201209/04/201208/06/201207/08/201206/10/2012
05/12/201203/02/201304/04/201303/06/201302/08/2013
01/10/201330/11/201329/01/201430/03/201429/05/2014
28/07/201426/09/201425/11/201424/01/201525/03/2015
24/05/201523/07/201521/09/201520/11/201519/01/2016
19/03/201618/05/201617/07/201615/09/201614/11/2016
13/01/201714/03/201713/05/201712/07/201710/09/2017
09/11/201708/01/201809/03/201808/05/201807/07/2018
05/09/201804/11/201803/01/201904/03/201903/05/2019
02/07/201931/08/201930/10/201929/12/201927/02/2020
27/04/202026/06/202025/08/202024/10/202023/12/2020
21/02/202122/04/202121/06/202120/08/202119/10/2021
18/12/202116/02/202217/04/202216/06/202215/08/2022
14/10/202213/12/202211/02/202312/04/202311/06/2023
10/08/202309/10/202308/12/202306/02/202406/04/2024
05/06/202404/08/202403/10/202402/12/202431/01/2025
01/04/202531/05/202530/07/202528/09/202527/11/2025
26/01/202627/03/202626/05/202625/07/202623/09/2026
22/11/202621/01/202722/03/202721/05/202720/07/2027
18/09/202717/11/202716/01/202816/03/202815/05/2028
14/07/202812/09/202811/11/202810/01/202911/03/2029
10/05/202909/07/202907/09/202906/11/202905/01/2030
06/03/203005/05/203004/07/203002/09/203001/11/2030
31/12/203001/03/203130/04/203129/06/203128/08/2031
27/10/203126/12/203124/02/203224/04/203223/06/2032
22/08/203221/10/203220/12/203218/02/203319/04/2033
18/06/203317/08/203316/10/203315/12/203313/02/2034
14/04/203413/06/203412/08/203411/10/203410/12/2034
08/02/203509/04/203508/06/203507/08/203506/10/2035
05/12/203503/02/203603/04/203602/06/203601/08/2036
30/09/203629/11/203628/01/203729/03/203728/05/2037
27/07/203725/09/203724/11/203723/01/203824/03/2038
23/05/203822/07/203820/09/203819/11/203818/01/2039
19/03/203918/05/203917/07/203915/09/203914/11/2039
13/01/204013/03/204012/05/204011/07/204009/09/2040
08/11/204007/01/204108/03/204107/05/204106/07/2041
04/09/204103/11/204102/01/204203/03/204202/05/2042
01/07/204230/08/204229/10/204228/12/204226/02/2043
27/04/204326/06/204325/08/204324/10/204323/12/2043

📅 Chinese horoscope of the day


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"
Polarity: Yang

🐭🛠 Learn more about the Metal Rat


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

☯ Harmonization of the 5 Chinese elements and Feng Shui


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

💘 Love compatibility of the Rat with the 12 Chinese zodiac signs


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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