What does 2020 have in store for the Rat?
The Rat is the start of the brand new cycle of the twelve animals and for the Rat in a Rat year it is predicted to have a great year overall offering good relationships and wealth, although the Rat will need to take care of their health this year especially for those who like a beer or two, smoke or do not have a proper diet and lack any exercise as there is a health weakness for most older Rats (born 1972 downwards) this year overall though you can look forward to a wonderful year full of opportunities and new doors opening.
You may have read on some Feng Shui websites that the Rat faces what is known as Ben Ming Nian – The Twelve-Year Curse (本命年) in 2020 as the Chinese believe that every twelve years, a person has a year of transformation and change. It is believed that this period that happens every twelve years for every animal will bring about much stress and discomfort.
This will occur for every Chinese animal when they are twelve years old, twenty four years old, thirty six years old, forty eight years old, sixty years old, seventy two years old, and eighty four years old and if you one of the lucky ones you will see your eighty four-year-old and ninety-six and if you are extremely lucky you will see your one hundred and eight years of age.
According to Chinese belief, the Ben Ming Nian year is a year of bad luck. Most Chinese people are afraid of this energy as they see it as unlucky and it is believed that the people during the Ben Ming Nian are easy to encounter Tai Sui who is the fabled God in charge of people’s fortune.
Now I have been practising Feng Shui for around 39 years, and I base everything on fact, and I have had FIVE Ben Ming Nian years and with the exception of when I was 12 years old (cannot remember what happened in that year, certainly nothing terrible) I cannot recall any Ben Ming Nian year that brought me (or anyone else) any misfortune so I take this as more superstition than a true Feng Shui Masters belief.
Health for the Rat in 2020
Generally, all rats should take care of their health this year, especially if you are a Yang Metal Rat celebrating your 60th birthday this year as they can suffer most this year with regards to health, the stomach and chest are weak in 2020.
If you have a bedroom in the south or east place a brass Wu Lou or Brass Dragon beside your bed or some good quality metal ornaments that are preferably round in shape and please make sure you have all the annual cures and enhancers in place especially a salt cure and a set of six Chinese coins tied with red ribbon in the south and east.
Make sure your diet is good, this year and you drink plenty of water as problems with the stomach may occur particularly if you are a water Rat born in 1972.
Work and career for the Rat in 2020
You should be aware that 2020 has the potential to bring accidents that involve metal so if you drive for a living and consider yourself a fast driver or risk-taker, or you are employed in a job that involves working with metal machinery, please be careful and be very cautious around metal objects like knives or machines made from metal the chances of an accident are high but with forewarning of the potential of this happening makes the opportunities much less if nothing at all so please take heed.
This is an excellent year to think about changing careers and do not hesitate in accepting the challenge of a new role. You could enjoy an increase in income Rat and the long-term benefits of all that you accomplish in this Rat year.
Finances for the Rat in 2020
Finances can be very good for the Rat in 2020 although you will need to take care not to spend too much especially after an expensive Pig year in 2019. If you are employed, job promotions could be on the cards, but you will still need to prove yourself and do not let the job go to your head as you have the potential to upset friends and close colleagues this year.
The Rat, regardless of what year you were born, should avoid lending money even to good friends or family. You should also be watchful of theft either by trickery or just someone breaking into your home or office, do not concern yourself about this just prepare and make sure security is up to scratch at home and office and make sure the north, east and south of your home has the annual cures in place and check to make sure doors and windows in these areas are secure and a good year to upgrade security.
Relationships for the Rat in 2020
For the Rat born in 1960 & 1972, be careful with relationships as a busy and successful year can make you neglect relationships, and your partner may stray if you have a bedroom or other important room in the north place, you should place a Lu Mi Tai Sui card here to dissipate the chances of this happening.
The female Rat and especially those born in 1960 (metal Rat) should take extra time out to look after their partner as her successful year may take up so much of her time, she may neglect her poor deserving partner, and they may feel rejected. So please take time out for both of you and lavish your partner with gifts and spoil them rotten, did I mention that my wife Josephine is a Metal Rat and hopefully she is reading this 😊, jokes aside it is sincere advice.
Overall synopsis for the Rat in 2020
The year of the Rat for the Rat should be a year of incredible opportunities and new doors to open although you must not be complacent and not just sit back and expect great things to happen, you will have to look for these opportunities, and it can be a demanding and busy year but the rewards can be very good if you are prepared to work at it.
Do not take risks this year in any sector of your life, so no gambling, playing stock and shares or even high-risk sports. Take it easy but stay alert as you will need your wits about you, this will be a year of “discovering yourself”, seriously, this may sound a bit of a cliché but you will find you discover things about yourself that you never realised were there, you will know what I am talking about towards the middle of 2020.
Try and look at some new forms of relaxation like painting, writing, Tai Chi, Yoga, or start playing golf. Take up every opportunity of travel, as the rewards will be high whether personally or financially.
Rats born in 1924 should be careful with their eyes in 2020, and those born in 1960 need to be cautious with dangerous sports, and I would recommend not doing any hazardous activities in 2020. Younger Rats born in 1984 and 1996 should be careful with chest related problems and wrap up warm in the colder months. Enjoy your year and remember they are not as bad as you think, give a little leeway on your side too if you don’t know what I am talking about you will soon.
This will be a year of reflection, and you may think your present relationship or career is not that fulfilling and you may look further afield, but 2020 is a good year to do it so make hay while the sun shines and remember whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future to look forward to.
As a Rat, you are in affinity with the Ox. For your protection, you should have a key chain pendant of an Ox, or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of an Ox with you at all times throughout the year in 2020.
Your lucky sectors: (astrological zone) is the North (352.5º – 7.5º) of the home or office and as the north is afflicted this year make sure it is not disturbed with too much groundwork. For full details on 2020 Flying star analysis follow this link.
If you are relocating your desk this year to face one of your favourable personal directions, please be aware of the directions and locations of the annual afflictions. If you are unsure of your Gua and best directions follow this link or maybe consider using our Feng Shui software 2020 that calculates Gua, Chinese animal including element, flying stars, annual, fixed and monthly and so much more.
If you would like to be informed in advance of the monthly, annual and fixed flying stars for the rest of your life giving you the ultimate control of your home or business, you should consider our Feng Shui software 2020; it is used by thousands of Feng Shui Masters, Practitioners and students throughout the world. Combining this with our incredible and extremely powerful Tong Shu Almanac date selection software this will make 2020 a better year indeed.
How to enhance wealth, luck, business and career for the Rat in 2020:
The last Geng Zi, Yang Metal Rat years were in 1960, 1900 and 1840, each of the years were unstable from many aspects, and in 1960 the Vietnam war started as the energies were clashing, and it was also a year that Hippies evolved in what was considered a youth movement and worldwide we see this type of demonstration with extension rebellion in the UK and the Hong Kong extradition bill movement, and I think there will be changes for the good although from a Feng Shui aspect this energy needs direction in 2020 as it can cause many problems and this is why we need extraordinary cures this year, and enhancers and the most influential and crucial cure and enhancer in 2020 is called a Lian Cai Zhong Nian Master Cure and can only to be used in a Yang Metal Rat Year. The last time that this powerful cure and enhancer would have been used was in 1960, which was also a Geng Zi year although only a privileged few got to use it.
The Lian Cai Zhong Nian Master Cure is placed in the northwest of a home or business to protect and enhance wealth and good luck during 2020 for all occupants of the building.
This Feng Shui Cure is only known to a few specialist Feng Shui Grand Masters and in the old days and even now in southeast Asia, you would need to employ a specialist Feng Shui Grand Master to call at your home or business where they would come along with an expert Zhuanke (seal carver) who would spend many hours carving the secret engravings on to the the square earth plate with a powerful Taoist inscription for the Geng Zi year and would be carved on a large piece of slate or marble or other material that is made from a strong earth element although slate is considered the best.
This is a potent enhancer and said to create wealth and also prevent its loss and avoid bad luck in 2020 and permeate luck through the whole building.
The most crucial part of this cure is the combination of thought-form quartz crystals, a very special brass Wu Lou (took us a year to source the correct weight and size), earth plate, Taoist inscription, and Chinese i-ching coins which are used to disperse the energy of the annual 8-star which is in element in conflict with the northwest palace in 2020 making this an extremely powerful enhancer and one that we have gone to lengths creating and sourcing the correct elements which took us over two years.
This is one of the most influential and commanding cure and enhancer for wealth, health, relationships and protection, and because this cure is very important for wealth in 2020, we included it standard in all our 2020 cures and enhancers kits. If you follow this link, you will find full details 2020 flying star analysis follow this link.
How to enhance romance for the Rat in 2020:
Romance, academic, relationship, and creative studies can be enhanced in the southwest (#4 star) and northwest (#8 star) of your home, click here for further details. While this #4 star is very auspicious, without the necessary cures, the #4 star can bring both wanted and unwanted romantic opportunities to the household if the correct remedies are not put in place especially if you have the main entrance or an important room like a master bedroom or living room.
The southwest has the powerful #4-star fly in 2020, and this star governs relationships, romance, career, travel, creativity, academic and artistic talents, wisdom and intelligence as well as self-development, making this a very powerful star.
The reason why we need so many specialist cures this year is that while we have the wood energy from the annual #4 star it is in conflict with the inherent east energy and this can cause relationships problems and another much needed powerful cure you can use to enhance the #4 star in the southwest during 2020 is the Jiangongliye wish and romance enhancer.
This enhancer is used to strengthen Peach Blossom and help increase wealth, romance, career, educational and relationship luck. You should also introduce some watercolours like shades of blue, black, grey and you can introduce these colours with a doormat, rug, cushion cover, sofa throw, curtains or similar, it is very easy to do.
Make sure you follow the 2020 Flying Star (Xuan Kong) recommendations. If your office or bedroom is located in the southwest, please be aware that in the months of February, May and November, you should make sure you at least place a Six Chinese i-ching coins In a row tied in a row with red ribbon for these months especially if you are not in good health or very stressed and especially for the eldest male or any male of a home or business.
How can the Rat avoid bad luck in 2020?
We have the #2 black star enter the south of the lo shu in 2020, and this is combined with the three killings and Sui Po, and we are going to need special cures and enhancers in the south to weaken the malevolent influence of this star.
At the very least, I would hang a set of six Chinese coins tied with red ribbon and also place a salt water cure in the south and east in 2020 to control and weaken the annual #2 and #5 stars.
For full details on 2020 flying star analysis follow this link. This is very important in 2020 especially if you have the main door, bedroom, office, lounge or other important room in the south, east or north.
This is just a small part of what you can do to ensure 2020 will be a good year and to enhance it further I would suggest checking out the monthly almanac, flying stars and animal predictions as it not only recommends good and bad days to carry out specific tasks, it will also advise if it is suitable for your animal sign.
If you would like to be informed in advance of the monthly, annual and fixed flying stars giving you the ultimate control of your home or business, you should consider our 2020 advanced Feng Shui software; it is used by thousands of Feng Shui Masters, Practitioners and students throughout the world. Combining this with our new incredible and extremely powerful Tong Shu Almanac date selection software this will make 2020 a better year indeed.
The Three Killings – south (142.5 – 217.5)
You must avoid making any form of deafening renovations or re-decorative work in the south part of your home or office between 4th February 2020 and 3rd February 2021. You should not disturb the ground by digging holes (small holes for plants is fine), build foundations or conduct any maintenance work with any loud equipment in the areas inside or outside your property or garden.
If you have no option but to perform work in the south in 2020, I would strongly recommend that you place a six hollow rod metal wind chime along with six Chinese I-Ching coins and a salt water cure in the south during 2020. We take this very seriously at the Feng Shui Store as we’ve seen some pretty nasty events over the past 39 years when this energy has been disturbed.
There are also another two other rules that you should follow regarding the Three Killings in 2020. Firstly, if you are moving your desk around this year, never sit with your back towards the south, it is better to face south instead.
If you have a door in the south in 2020, please take a lot of care when opening and closing the door to make sure it is not slammed. Avoid the influence of the Three Killings by opening and shutting the door calmly or install a soft close hinge.
Urgent repairs to your home or office in the south during 2020 will need a cure to prevent any negative consequences. You can place a six-rod hollow metal rod wind chime between the building and where the work is being carried out or ideally, contact a professional Feng Shui Consultant to select an auspicious date to start the work. Our Tong Shui software will also easily calculate the perfect time for you.
Tai Sui (aka The Grand Duke of Jupiter) – north (352.5º – 7.5º)
If your property or front door faces north in 2020, much like the Three Killings, you must try to avoid doors from slamming when entering or leaving your home or workplace. You should avoid digging or renovating your property in this area at all costs in 2020. If you have an office or shop door in the north this year, I would recommend installing a soft close attachment. The traditional Chinese method to appease Tai Sui is to place a Lu Mi Tai Sui plaque to pay respect and appease the Deity and also enhance the annual #9 star.
By paying respect to Grand Duke of Jupiter, we can weaken or avoid the problems this can bring.
Sui Po (Year Breaker) – south (172.5º – 187.5º)
Sui Po is the year breaker, and it occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2020 is the south combined with the three killings and the #2 calamity star. You should treat this area the same as the other annual afflictions with no ground-breaking work, renovations or any loud activities. If disturbed, this area can and usually will cause immediate health problems, especially with regards to the elderly, so please be very careful with the south of your home or office this year.
Traditionally to appease this very nasty energy you must place a set of six Chinese coins tied with red ribbon and a salt water cure which we have included in all of our 2020 Cures and Enhancers Kits.
The annual five yellow star – east (68.5 – 112.5)
The annual five yellow has flown to the east in 2020, and this is not good and the reason why so many specialist cures are needed in 2020. It is highly recommended not to disturb the east of your home or business with noisy activities, renovations or maintenance work this year.
When disturbed, the Five Yellow can bring disaster, sickness, lawsuit and significant loss of wealth, so please be very careful in the east in 2020 as it is very afflicted. In 2020 you must place a set of six Chinese i-ching coins tied with red ribbon, a six-rod hollow metal wind chime and a salt water cure in the east to avoid the problems that are associated the #5 yellow disaster star.
Please do not start panicking if you have a bedroom or office that is located in the south, east, or north in 2020; just start preparing to place your 2020 cures and enhancers kit as of the 4th February 2020 to ensure a trouble-free year and also cleanse any old cures that you will be reusing this year, and of course make sure you sign up for our free newsletter, so you are kept up to date with the monthly flying stars giving you even more control of your destiny. To give you even better control, use our advanced Feng Shui 2020 software as this provides a sophisticated analysis of every home or office facing any direction in any part of the world.
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