2020 is The Year of the Rat in Chinese astrology. It will be a great year for financial opportunities (even though some western astrologers are predicting a recession year).

IF, and a big IF, a recession occours, then the year will be great for those who can see an opportunity from it. Knowing how to transform something negative into your advantage is the alchemy of success.

Personally, I think 2020 will be a great year to earn money and adquire material goods. Either big things like a house or a car; or completely superfluous small stuff.

You see, the rat spends its life hoarding, acquiring things. So, I believe this material gathering energy will be in its high in 2020.

More consumerism means more money for businesses. More money for businesses means more investments and innovations. Which spike the consumer’s needs and wants and thus spending more money.

They should be careful for not ending up with a house full of “junk”. In the end, they might notice that they didn’t need half the stuff afterall.

So, when you go shopping make sure you ask yourself “Do I really need this?” The etherial rat might not be as happy, but certainly your home will be less cluttered.

If you want an extra boost of luck for the year, transitioning from 2019 to 2020 in blue, white, and gold might be just right. It doesn’t have to be a complete outfit. Something small like a scarf or jewelry will do the trick. And make sure you add cheese and nuts in your midnight snack while popping that champagne bottle.

I, for one, am very optimistic and looking forward to 2020. I hope you are, too. Happy New Year!