For the year 2020, the main zodiac element is metal, and the animal sign is rat; hence, the Year of the Metal Rat. Combined with the Leap Year, will 2020 be lucky for you?
“Many people are afraid that 2020 will be a leap year, they expect troubles, disasters and loss of balance in life. This is actually not the case. 2020 is the right time for marriage and children. Astrologers claim that next year should be less disastrous. It is expected that many conflicts will be resolved through diplomatic means,” according to Ukrainian news agency 112.ua.
Since 2020 is divisible by the number 4, it is considered universally as a leap year, which comes around every four years.
Like the previous four-year cycles since the turn of the 21st century — 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 — the month of February 2020 has 29 days, or one day more compared to the usual 28 days.
In each leap year, the leap day comes on a different day of February.
For instance, in the February month of Leap Year 2020, leap day falls on a Saturday — Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
In the previous leap years since the turn of the present century, leap day came on Monday in 2016, Wednesday in 2012, Friday in 2008, Sunday in 2004, and Tuesday in 2000.
The year 2020 is a fresh start. What are the career choices for people with the Chinese Zodiac Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, and 2020)?
Chinese Fortune Calendar said that it depends on the Rat’s personality. “If zodiac Rat with strong personality likes to pursue an ideal career, then the career choices are civil engineering, real estate, construction, mining, land survey, land affairs, land development farming, raising livestock, real estate construction or sales, building material, interior design, exterior design, landscaping, nursery, gardening, porcelain, glass making, demolition, warehousing, track racing sports, rock climbing, funeral services, recycle, etc.”
However, if the Rat has a weak personality, career choices may be mechanical engineering, electric engineering, computer hardware, machinery, manufacture, transportation equipment, healthcare equipment, technicians, appliances, military, security, internet network, financial industry (banks, stock trading, trust, investment, exchange), musical instruments, TV, and video games.
The most compatible Chinese Zodiac signs to Rat, Chinese Fortune Calendar said, are Cow, Monkey and Dragon. Incompatible Zodiac symbols are Horse, Sheep, Rabbit and Chicken.
SInce the rat is a family animal, astrologers advise to celebrate the leap year in the family circle.
Here is the complete list of the leap years in the first half of the 21st century: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036, 2040. 2044, and 2048.
In the previous century, the leap years were: 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984 1988, 1992, and 1996.