Lunar New Year 2020
Lunar New Year 2020 is the Year of the Rat/Mouse and begins on the first lunar day of the new moon cycle, on January 25 this year. Chinese New Year always arrives with the second new moon after Winter Solstice.
Get ready to celebrate for two weeks
New Year celebrations continue for two weeks from Jan 25 – Feb 8.
It’s aligned action to celebrate with the light of the moon. As the lunar light builds, then people reach out from the inner circle of dinner with family on Lunar New Year itself to more public celebrations with dinner with friends and community and parades.
The full moon two weeks after Lunar New Year is the culmination of the energy which marks a New Year for more than 20% of the world’s population.
Welcome to the Year of the Rat in 2020
“Chinese New Year for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Saturday, January 25. This year the animal sign is the Rat.
Rats love to entertain their friends and either cook for them or take them out to dinner. They are kind, magnanimous and generous and yet quiet and steadfast. They are useful friends to have and are often not fully appreciated for what they bring to their work and relationships.
So, thank a Mouse born friend for all those details they help with! They might shoo-away the attention but will secretly appreciate being appreciated.
Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese lunisolar calendar (Chinese traditional calendar). It is also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. The first day of the festival begins on the New Moon sometime each year between January 21st and February 20th. The holiday/festival lasts 16 days from New Year’s Eve to the 15th day of the New Year which also happens to be the Lantern Festival.
Lunisolar vs Gregorian calendar
The lunisolar calendar uses the location of the sun and the moon relative to the earth to determine dates on the calendar. The Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely used calendar in the world today uses the location of the sun relative to the earth to determine the dates on the calendar.
Lunar New Year Around World
Many countries around the world that have ethnic Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year including America, Canada, many European countries, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippine’s and more. Many of the local communities around the world are called Chinatown like in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sydney.”
Lunar New Year and Jupiter
Jupiter establishes the Chinese or Lunar New Year animals – as they represent one year at a time when Jupiter is in a constellation for an entire year.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is the energy of Year of the Rat, and Jupiter in Capricorn is Year of the Ox.
Now according to Jupiter, the Year of the Rat energetically already began in the first week of November 2019, and in 2020, Jupiter shifts into “Ox” energy at the end of March (in Capricorn) and then back to Rat energy by summer of 2020.
It brings a little luck to many different people this way, as Jupiter often travels quickly through the constellations of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo and does not just stay there for a full year at a time.
This is just to help you feel the animal energy that will be prominent in stages this year. Have you noticed more of a tug to spend time with family and celebrate meals with friends?
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