The year 2020 is the year of the mouse. It ranks number one out of the twelve animal signs.
Why does the Mouse rank No.1 out of the 12 animals?
The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals.
According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party.
The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride.
Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.
● 鼠年吉祥話/shǔ nián jí xiáng huà
Blessing words in the year of the mouse
(1) 「鼠」來寶（數來寶）/shǔ lái bǎo
Original Meaning：A type of artistic performing, referring to rhythmic story-telling to clapper accompaniment by using finger clappers.
吉祥意/jí xiá yì：老「鼠」招「來」「寶」物/lǎo “shǔ” zhāo “lái” “bǎo” wù
Lucky Meaning：When the mouse comes, the valuables and fortune come as well.
(2) 「鼠」一「鼠」二（數一數二）/shǔ yī shǔ èr
原意：出類拔萃/chū lèi bá cuì
Lucky Meaning：Extremely good or impressive performance
(3) 財源廣進、「鼠」不勝「鼠」（數不勝數）/cái yuán guǎng jìn、shǔ bù shēng shǔ
Lucky Meaning：Money rolling in and having no time to count the number
(4) 神仙眷「鼠」（神仙眷屬）/shén xiān juàn shǔ
Lucky Meaning：Life between the married couple full of happiness and harmony like heavenly immortals
(5) 如「鼠」家珍（如數家珍）/rú shǔ jiā zhēn
Lucky Meaning：Able to understand things completely and thoroughly, like counting what we have owned
(6) 有情人終成眷「鼠」（有情人終成眷屬）/yǒu qíng rén zhōng chéng juàn shǔ
Lucky Meaning：All shall be well, Jack shall have Jill. (Lovers get married eventually.)
(7) 「鼠」（數）不盡的鈔票、快樂、收穫/shǔ bù jìn de chāo piào、kuài lè、shōu huò
Lucky Meaning：Having countless money, plenty of happiness, and plentiful harvest.
shǔ, also called “lǎo shǔ”(“Old” Mouse literally).
There are types of mice, such as：jiā shǔ (Black Rat), chǒng wù shǔ (Pet Mouse), cāng shǔ
(Hamster), tiān zhú shǔ (Guinea Pig), tǔ bō shǔ (Groundhog), huáng shǔ láng (Weasel).
In fact, the above mentioned, only huáng shǔ láng (Weasel) does not belong to the same kind.
● 俗諺說，「黃鼠狼給雞拜年」，寓意：沒安好心！huáng shǔ láng gěi jī bài nián：méi ān hǎo xīn
An old Chinese saying, “when the fox preaches, look to the geese.”
Personality and Characteristics when born in the year of the mouse
Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all.
They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with your opinion.
Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.
On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy.
However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.
(1) 肖鼠男士/Male Rat
Men born in the Rat year are clever and adapt quickly to new environments.
They are creative great at taking advantage of opportunities.
However, they sometimes lack the courage to do so. Although they have great ideas, they might not be suitable for leadership positions.
(2) 肖鼠女士/Female Rat
Women born in the Rat year are the traditional women.
They love keeping things organized and place great value on the family.
Everything is taken care of by them and there is no need for their husband to worry.
Outside of home, they’re also someone with a sense of responsibility and ability.#