The Rat is the first sign of 12 animal cycles in the Chinese Zodiac. The White Metal Rat Year means new beginnings and renewals, a strong, prosperous and lucky year for all Chinese zodiac signs. This is a great year for founding and evolving. It’s a clean, fresh year—a gift—with no mistakes and no regrets. Set new habits to initiate actions you have wanted to do for a long time. Everything is possible; you are the creator of your own life.

The Year of the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life. The added Earth element carries positive energies and brings a beneficial aura to the entire year. As a result, the year of the Earth Pig is a great year to make money and to invest! But, be cautious! Well-considered actions will be rewarded much more than high risk taking. Generosity is in the air. Insults are forgiven more easily. Social activities and family reunions are numerous. Open-mindedness and warm atmosphere make friendships easier to manage. The Year of the Pig is a good year for marriage or to have a child. To balance and harmonize energy flows, wear and display red and white colours. Be careful, however, to avoid having a red wallet, if you want to keep your money. People born during a Year of the Pig should wear a red bracelet all year to stimulate luck.