Are you ready to welcome the new year? You might be prepared for 2020, but we think that there is more to do when you consider the fengshui forecast for the Year of the Rat.
The Rat is first in the Chinese animal cycle, so we can usher in the new decade with hopes for new beginnings and renewals. In 2020, the Rat is a special Metal Rat, and the combination of water and metal creates a complementary pairing that will bring peace in the new year.
Romance is looking up too, making it a good year to look for a partner or to get married. Those with fire and earth elements should be lucky this year because they will conquer the strong water element in 2020.
Want to know what 2020 means for your zodiac sign and what you can do to boost your fortune in 2020? Keep reading!
Born in the Year Of 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Auspicious Colours: Grey, Brown
If you've been waiting for your year for a long time, here it is! This is a year your leadership will be showcased as you soar in both career and with the Wealth Star and Commanding Star behind you. Progressing in your career will lead to increased wealth so you can confidently march forward. This year might be a good time to make investments or get a property, as long as you avoid rash decisions and do your research. Be cautious and aware of opportunities that can create a loss for you.
The recommended hair colour is therefore brown with hints of grey as it strengthens your wood element which will strengthen your fire energy and give you the persistence you need to complete your projects. Of course, this is also a very work-friendly colour, making it easy to pull off.
If you're single and waiting for your prince or princess, it's time to take action. Participate in social activities that will allow you to meet new people, including your future partner. Those who are already in a relationship should put in effort to spend time and show your love to your partner. For married couples, remember to spend time with one another no matter how busy work and life gets.
Do however be more careful on the road and take care of your health as the Indolent and Prickly stars are likely to exert some damage. As you are clashing with the Grand Duke, you might want to visit your religious place of worship and pray for a smooth sailing 2020.
Consider also getting a grey hair colour for that extra metal boost for the year.
Born in the Year Of 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Auspicious Colours: Red, Orange, Gold
Congratulations, the 3 lucky stars - Relationship Star, Success Star, and Star of Aid - are in your favour in 2020. Expect an abundance of opportunities and blessings as you feel a boost in your popularity, career and love life. Work hard and put in effort, and you might just be able to achieve your ideal income at work. Singles should have an active social life as there is a possibility of meeting someone special this year. If you're currently dating, it is a good time to consider marriage.
For those of you who are working in flexible workplaces, consider this fiery Ariel Red to nourish the Earth element and make sure that your projects are grounded in reality and yield sizable returns this year.
Otherwise, you can always opt for the more work-friendly Rose Gold with tinges of rose
We're also very much in love with this rendition of Rose from Full House Salon.
For those who find the above colours too warm, there's also Gold which can help you strengthen your metallic element this year.
You can opt for Golden Brown like the above or Golden Balayage Highlights below.
Born in the Year Of 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Auspicious Colours: Brown, Green, Grey
We're very sorry to say that luck doesn't seem to be on your side this year with Sorrow Star and Mourning Star featuring in 2020. Still you'd be comforted to know the Voyager Star can help you get back up on your feet and lead you to opportunities for developing your career and increasing your income. This may however lead you to travel quite a bit for work, so show your loved ones more attention and affection where possible to avoid any tensions at home.
Similarly, the recommended hair colours are brown and green as both represent the wood element that helps to strengthen the fire energy necessary to overcome obstacles this year.
If you aren't ready to go green, there's always the work-friendly option of going for ashy greenish brown.
Or perhaps hide the green highlights with a peek-a-boo hair colour like what Agent S did.
Fengshui masters also say that greys should work really well to strengthen the metal element for Tigers so do consider some grey highlights
Born in the Year Of 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Auspicious Colours: Grey & Brown
Success Star will give you great luck this year but the Entanglement Stars and Natural Disaster Star will stand in your way, so you have to work hard against them. Avoid investing this year as external factors can sway your judgement. Use your network of friends and business relations to help grow your business and revenue. Do not bother with luxuries that depreciate such as car and designer goods. Instead, focus on expanding your work, fixed deposits, unit trusts and retirement plans.
Romance is yours to have if you are not dating as the Marriage Star is also here to give you luck in your love life. Simply pay attention to your appearance and be open to opportunities. People in a relationship can also think about meeting the parents to talk about marriage.
Once again, the recommended colours for Rabbits are the wooden element Brown.
This helps to increase the fire energy and enthusiasm to keep excessive water at bay.
Aside from browns, grey highlights will also boost your metals to clarify your thoughts and help you avoid unnecessary entanglements and disasters.
Born in the Year Of 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Auspicious Colours: Gold
With the Abundance Star and Achievement Star shining, your career and wealth should propel forward in 2020. You can try your luck at lotteries and investment opportunities, but beware of taking on unnecessary debt!
The problem is that the Conniving Star and Lawsuit Star are just around the corner to cause you to lose some wealth, so you must be on guard against negative influences. Students will be extra creative and successful this year, but the Desolate Star might make you feel down at times. It may be difficult to date with this year being so busy so remember to be caring and attentive to their partner and not to take love for granted.
The recommended colour for the Dragon is Gold, a metallic colour.
You can either go for a balayage gold or just gold highlights if you're not keen to bleach too much of your hair!
Born in the Year Of 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Auspicious Colours: Grey, Gold, Brown
Lady luck is shining on Snakes this year with many stars in your favour. Prepare to excel in your career, wealth, marriage and ambitions and for your wealth to flourish if you invest wisely in 2020. While you're doing well, make sure you help others to generate more positive energy. By being kind and positive this year, like-minded people will be attracted to you. People in a relationship can start planning for marriage while married couples should continue to be harmonious.
The recommended colours for Snakes are Grey, Gold, and Brown.
You can go for a greyish brown to cover 2 of the 3 recommended colours or you can go for a gorgeous grayage if you've never done that before.
If not, classic gold highlights can look just as good!
Born in the Year Of 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Auspicious Colours: Red, Orange
There are many unlucky stars standing in your way, creating bumps in your studies, career and romance. But fret not, because the Resolution Star will provide an escape, allowing you to spend money and resolve problems to improve your luck. The Major Wealth Loss Star points to a loss of wealth and the Lawsuit Star indicates that there might be legal trouble. Prepare for this by saving up and spending wisely. Travel less and pray for peace because the Combat Star might cause illness or injury.
Unfortunately, it looks like singles will also have no luck in the romance department either. Potential partners may be suspect so it is important to observe any potential partners carefully before committing.
Your recommended colour this year is the fiery red to burn away all the obstacles that stand in your way.
Peach is always the milder option if red is too vibrant for you.
But personally, copper is still our go-to work-friendly colour as it is warm and stylish, without being overly loud.
Born in the Year Of 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Auspicious Colours: Brown, Green, Grey
Your career, wealth and relationship will be taken to the next level thanks to the Emperor Star, Prosperity Star and Star of Aid. When problems arise, they will swiftly resolve themselves. Even though everything is smooth sailing, stay humble and avoid making enemies because the Calamity Star and Conflict Star should not be taken lightly. Control your temper, watch your blood pressure and take care of your heart to maintain good health this year.
Things are looking up for your career too and you can expect a steady increase in wealth. Your business will prosper and your personal and professional value will both increase. By being thoughtful and caring, you will warm the hearts of people around you. Friendships might evolve into relationships as you get to know one another better.
Your auspicious colours this year are brown, green and grey, basically wooden and metallic colours.
We're in love with the flamingo brown above but if you wish to have multiple dimensions in one colour, the metallic grey highlights with brown base works really beautifully as well.
You can also opt for green ombre if you wish!
Born in the Year Of 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Auspicious Colours: Red & Orange
This year, you have to rely on your own strength to do well. The Robbery Star might lower your wealth luck, resulting in low income growth and possibly losses in investments. Although your career might slow down, don't be disappointed as this is the time to build strength and resources for the future. Be conscious of safety as Mishap Star and Injury Star can make you injury-prone. Grow your nest egg and try not to make risky investments. Instead of looking for a relationship, this is a good time to focus on your studies and career. Couples might face tension at home, but remember not to take your frustration out on your loved ones!
Red and orange are the recommended colours for they strengthen the fire element and nourish the earth required to calmly overcome whatever may be in your way.
If the traditional red is too bright for you, you can always opt for a reddish brown like this!
We also love this subtly done red highlights that warm the hairstyle without being too over.
Born in the Year Of 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Auspicious Colours: Grey, Brown, Red & Orange
2020 is looking good for Roosters, in both personal and work arena. You'll have lots of benefactors and mentors both at work or in your studies. Be positive towards career and grab opportunities courageously. You will be extra attractive to people around you this year, which rapidly increases your chances of getting the person of your dreams. Existing relationships will progress steadily but you might be thinking of sealing the deal with marriage. Married couples might be thinking of adding to the family too.
With so many areas of your life doing well, your recommended colours are also very wide-ranging, from the more typical brown (wood element) to the more adventurous reds (fire element).
Grey works to increase the power of your metallic element as well
If you're spoiled for choice, you can even consider the half pink, half grey combination by Kenaris below!
Born in the Year Of 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Auspicious Colours: Green
Enjoy a great year in studies and at work thanks to the Achievement Star. Unlucky stars might be in your path, but the Resolution Star and Lucky Star will keep them at bay. You might feel a surge of emotion with the Emotional Star, so try to be level-headed to keep mood swings and anxiety at bay.
Wearing your hair auspicious colour green will hopefully keep you cool as a cucumber.
Stay alert because the Injury (Facial) Star can cause illnesses or accidents that require surgery.
You will continue to progress at work, but your income might not increase that much. Do not let your emotions make you impulsive because that can lead to wealth loss. Think before speaking to avoid damaging your work and personal connections.
As you wait for someone to approach you, take the time to read up on worldly affairs so you can stay educated and up-to-date. Those in a relationship should respect their partner and stop trying to fix any 'flaws'. Married couples have to be considerate and sensitive towards their spouse.
Born in the Year Of 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Auspicious Colours: Green, Grey & Brown
You might face problems, but two major lucky stars will help to protect you this year. Breakthrough Star will bring you lots of projects and opportunities to stretch your potential while Academic Star gives a boost to those who are studying. Do however be careful of the Illness Star and be sure to take care of your health. Those who are in relationships might encounter difficulties in balancing work and love, but all will be fine as long as you commit and communicate.
To help you fight the illnesses of the year, consider green or brown, colours of the wooden element, to summon fire energy in 2020.
Metallic element can also help bring your career to newer heights so a touch of grey highlights on brown hair would be just right!
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