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Lunar New Year

 The first day of Chinese New Year/ Lunar New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year is today, initiating the Year of the White Metal Rat.

Why is that important to me? Because I was born in the Year of the Rat which makes this an anniversary for me. I've seen 60 winters since then. This year is a double anniversary in that I was born in the year of the Metal Rat and this is again a year of the Metal Rat.

It seems like an odd thing to celebrate but as I was reading about it today I found many things that seemed important to know about the coming year.

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It is going to be an uncertain year. Patience and caution should be your motto. Think twice before taking action.

Seems like I should make one of those my word of the year. What do you think patience, caution or think twice?

Beware of false friends they could betray you and take what is yours. Keep silent or think deeply before speaking as you are apt to get yourself in trouble. Impulsiveness needs to be tempered as well to avoid trouble

Seems like caution really does need to be my word of the year. It will be difficult for me to control my mouth and my actions both. I can usually do one or the other but not both

In personal finances keep your money in the bank rather than spend it as there is a chance of bankruptcy and lost revenue. Invest wisely and cautiously.

There is that word caution again. Since I can't afford to lose any income I will have to be very careful. That goes along with the impulse control that I am going to have to work on. Seems like 2020 is not going to be a fun year for me.



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