2020 Is The Year of The Rat: Geng Zi Year

Geng Zi Year, What is it?

1840, 1900, 1960, 2020, 2080 ·· (60-year cycle) are all belong to Geng ZI Year. 

The so-called calendar of trunk and branch of the lunar calendar, that is to say, the stem and limb in a literal sense are equivalent to the chest and branches and leaves. 

In ancient China, people considered heaven was the main, and the earth was the subordinate. The connection between heaven and earth was Tian Gan, the relationship between earth and branch was called Di Zhi, and the combination was Tian Gan Di Zhi or Gan Zhi for short.

The caculation Of Geng Zi Year

The 37th year of a cycle in the traditional Chinese calendar is “Geng Zi Year.”

 In the following Gregorian calendar years, the number of years divided by 60 is more than 40; or the number of years minus 3, the remainder divided by 10 is 7, and the rest divided by 12 is 1. The whole year will be called “Geng Zi Year.” 

And 2020 fits for the rules above; that’s why 2020 is also “The Geng ZI Rat Year.

What Can Geng Zi Year Bring to Us?

2020 is the year of Rat

2020 is the first year of Geng Zi after the millennium. Due to the earth’s rotation and revolution, the Polaris changes every 2000 years, called procession.

The definition of "Luck" in Taoism way:

The human being is only a part of the thousands of lives in nature. Taoism says that heaven and human beings are one, humans follow the earth, earth follows heaven, heaven follows Tao, and Tao follows nature. Since human lives in this universe, naturally influenced by the energy of the world. Let’s call it luck.

And what can 2020 bring to us?

The arrival of Geng Zi Year will affect everyone’s luck in 2020. For example, some people will think their Fortune has jumped out of the general good luck and become ups and downs and elusive a lot. 

Especially when your Chinese Zodiac commits “Tai Sui” as well, your fortune may get even worse.

Is Geng Zi Year Special?

global pandemic in 2020

In ancient China, Chinese ancestors who were good at observation had noticed that when the Geng Zi Year came, there were more natural disasters and frequent emergencies.

Some significant events that would affect the stability of the country always happened in that year. 

Therefore, people regard the Geng Zi Year as the disaster year. People made a saying about Geng Zi Year, Geng Zi Year is always around with disasters and significant obstacles.


The so-called disaster year is just a kind of induction and summary. Use such an existing framework to summarize a rule of the previous disaster years and then start to make a relevant prediction. 

Instead of believing in these predictions, it is better to face those coincidences that are about to happen! 

The Chronicle editor believes that disasters can happen at any time! It is the responsibility of everyone, every group, and every country to be prepared for danger in times of peace.

 If we can foresee disasters, we can find that there is a possibility of failures every month, every day, and every moment of every year!

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