July 6 - July 12, 2020
The weekend's eclipsing Full Moon has brought us to the halfway point in the month of the Horse and its focus on home and family matters but more importantly, each day is now bringing you closer to the playful month of the Goat. For the Rabbit, the month of the Goat will always put the focus on things close to home but there are some challenges this year, though the kind of challenges that can easily be turned into opportunities. The challenge is that this is the Year of the Rat and this is not only a professionally charged and competitive year, the Rat and Horse are opposing signs. As the Rat fights to keep the focus on your professional life, the Horse keeps the focus on your home and family life and matters. It was a Rat Moon that saw the two clash late last week but with any work/life balance issues exposed, you now have a chance to use this as an opportunity to create a better work/life balance before the playful month of the Goat begins.
2020 - Year of the Rat
While the adventurous Year of the Pig will come to an end on 24th January and this is one of the most exciting years in a 12 year period for you, this is often something you are ready to move on from. The Pig and Rabbit are the best of friends, belonging to the same ‘triad of affinity’. This makes everything flow more smoothly and while you might not look back and see the last 12 months as particularly easy, it would have been a lot harder if you hadn’t had the Pig clearing a path for you. As humans we don’t want it easy all the time and while the Pig will leave you with a quest for adventure that you can continue to embrace, you are ready for a challenge and that is what the Year of the Rat will bring. Not the kind of challenge that comes from facing adversity but from embracing your competitive spirit.
For the Rabbit, the Year of the Rat is the most competitive and professionally charged year since the last Year of the Rat, which began in 2008 and ran into early 2009. You are ready for a challenge and whether professionally, with a personal project or your goals and ambitions in general, the Rat inspires you to aim high and achieve more. This is traditionally a huge year professionally and this will have implications in other areas of your chart, in ways that are both opportune and challenging. The month of the Dragon, for instance, usually the most potentially lucrative month of any year for the Rabbit and which this year runs from 24th March to 23rd April, is likely to be even more lucrative. That is because you don’t usually have professional momentum at this time of year, but the Year of the Rat will have been underway for two months by then.
However, by the same token the month of the Horse, which puts the focus on home and family matters and this year runs from 21st June to 20th July, could be more challenging. Not only are the Horse and Rat opposing signs, but the Horse will insist that you focus on home and family matters, while the Rat will want to keep the focus on your professional game. This could create some work/life balance issues, but this is just four weeks out of the year and in the same way that you want to seize the income potential the Rat brings, you also need to heed the work/life balance reminders. What will get a boost this year are the communication lines, right through from 23rd April to 21st June, when a leap month will give you eight weeks instead of the normal four.
About the Rabbit
Rabbits are lucky people; the Chinese believe them the luckiest of all. They can be really creative within the confines of their conservative and considerate natures. Although they are articulate and often show great talent, they have to overcome their shyness. Peace-loving, sensitive and compassionate Rabbits are very affectionate.
Rabbits are sensitive, caring and gentle creatures. It is considered the luckiest sign in the zodiac, for Rabbits have good characters. They are likely to come out unscathed from situations that could devastate most of us. They are shy, sentimental and popular amongst friends.
The Rabbit is non-confrontational and prefers to negotiate and compromise with quiet intelligence. Although when forced to, they will fight with courage and fierceness, hence their passive disposition must not be mistaken for docility. At worst, Rabbits can be moody and has certain deviousness because of their wish to avoid confrontations at all cost.
They are pleasure-loving creatures. They love being at home and the idea of love and marriage. Rabbits will frequently engage in temporary relationships that provide physical passions, although they rarely engage in anything long-term unless there is a solid promise of comfort and ease.
Compatible: Goats & Pigs
Strained: Tigers, Monkeys & Horses