The Chinese New Year starts on Saturday, January 25, 2020. According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2020 is the Male Metal Rat year. The colour of Metal in the Chinese horoscope is connected to white or golden. Therefore, 2020 is also called the Year of the White Rat or Golden Rat.
According to the Chinese horoscope theory, Male Metal is connected to steel, weapons or strong winds. The Rat contains Female Water, which is connected to rain, dew, placid water, lakes or ocean. The 2020 Male Metal Rat is a ship in the ocean against strong winds. Male Metal and the Rat together is a sign of rainstorms.