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February 2020


WELCOME TO OUR FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER !

Wow!   Doesn't time fly!   Christmas has been and gone!   New Year's Eve and Countdown have been and gone!   2019 has been and gone!   January 2020 has been and gone!   And the Lunar Chinese New Year started on 25 January 2020.   According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, the Chinese New Year beginning in 2019 is the Year of the Rat - get ready for all of the challenges of the Rat!   We are all back at work - yet again - and working away!   We are into February already and the months are rolling by!  

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WELCOME TO FEBRUARY 2020!

   MAY IT BE A GOOD ONE FOR EVERYONE!

A SPECIAL DAY!

SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 2020 - THE YEAR OF THE RAT

The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party.
The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride.
Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down
and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.

The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours.
In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day.

In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus.
Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.


Recent years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

Paired with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. Although zi is associated with water, the years also cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng).

Personality and Characteristics

Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with your opinion. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.

On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.

Men born in the Rat year are clever and adapt quickly to new environments. They are creative, great at taking advantage of opportunities. However, they sometimes lack the courage to do so. Although they have great ideas, they might not be suitable for leadership positions.

Women born in the Rat year are the traditional women. They love keeping things organized and place great value on the family. Everything is taken care of by them and there is no need for their husband to worry. Outside of home, they’re also someone with a sense of responsibility and ability.

Most compatible with Rat: Ox, Dragon, Monkey

Rat’s fixed Earthly Branch is water, while Ox is earth.
They complement and help one another in both work and life.

Couples that are formed from Rat and Dragon will be able to understand each other well,
and enjoy success together.

Similar to Dragons, Monkeys get along great with Rats,
and tend to live happily ever after like a fairytale.

Least compatible with Rat: Horse, Goat and Rabbit

The Earthly Branches of Rat and Horse clash strongly.
No matter what a Rat does, it won’t be enough for the Horse.

Goats are attracted to Rat’s wealth and hope to control it, making it a rocky relationship.

The Rabbit will either purposely or unintentionally go against the Rat’s wishes,
while the Rat can only keep silent.

Lucky things for Rats

Colors: blue, gold, green
Numbers: 2, 3
Flowers: lily, African violet, valley lily
Directions of auspiciousness: southeast, northeast
Directions of wealth: southeast, east
Directions of love: west

Unlucky things
Colors: yellow, brown
Numbers: 5, 9


ANOTHER SPECIAL DAY!   FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2020!


What now, you ask?   Well, it's time to look forward to St Valentine's Day
and for all those romantic well-wishers and admirers sending cards!

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Okay!  Got to go for now!   Have a fabulous
February and we'll be back with some more exciting News for you at the beginning of March!   Take care and look after yourselves!

Be careful what you do ..................... and keep on writing, writing, writing!


Best wishes ............

Nancy News

Editor