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January 25, 2020

Happy Lunar New Year! What the Year of the Rat Holds for You

Are you a lucky Ox this year or will you have to work it like the Monkey? Find out what the Lunar New Year holds for you with your Year of the Rat horoscope below.


Hello! And welcome to 2020, or the Year of the Rat. Now that one of the biggest holidays in the world, Lunar New Year, is here, let’s see what the Year of the Rat holds in store for you. Just look up your birth year below, and get your life!



1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008


Rats love the finer things in life. They are hardworking and loyal, and love to treat their friends and family members. Thankfully, this year it looks like they will have a lot of success with money and their career. You know what this means, right? You can finally splurge on that Sulwhasoo cream you’ve been pining after. Treat yo’self!


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1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009


Oh, the patient, dependable, yet stubborn Ox. This year, the Ox will have a lot of success in the *loooooove* department, thanks to an extra boost of confidence and self-love. So, in preparation for sharing a bathroom with a partner, make sure you stock up on travel-sized products you can keep at their house. Because there are few things more important than making sure our skin is taken care of!






1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010


This year is all about self-care for the busy Tiger. There will be a lot of success at work and in their career, but with this success comes challenging those negative stereotypes one can have about themselves. So, Tiger, give yourself the gift of a pack of relaxing sheet masks so you can wind down at the end of the day and take care of your skin at the same time.






1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011


Rabbits are the quiet, pensive, and focused members of the Chinese zodiac. Instead of sitting by the sidelines waiting for a promotion, a partner, or really, anything you’ve been after, this is the year to gain confidence in your abilities and put yourself out there. You know what makes someone feel confident? Glowy, well-hydrated skin, courtesy of some good ol’ vitamin C. We like the SanDaWha’s Vitamin C Whitening Essence!


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1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012


This is the year that the Dragon sets everything on fire — metaphorically, of course. Dragons, by nature, are incredibly passionate and determined, but this year is when they can look forward to taking that confidence up a notch. So, go for that promotion, start that business you’ve always wanted, or you know, splurge on a beauty product you’ve always wanted but have always backed out of getting.






1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013


If you’re a Snake, this is the year that all of your dreams come true. No, really, 2020 is setting up to be a life-changing year for you, so if you’ve been floundering about, trying to figure out which direction to go in, this will be the year where you finally have a clear-cut path set out in front of you. Bold is the keyword here, so get your lipstick game with a vivid shade — we’re thinking the Peripera Ink The Velvet in No.6 Purdy Red.


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1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014


Horses, buckle up and make sure that saddle is secure because the surprises this year has in store for you are going to try to snatch you out of your seat. Horses don’t really like to be surprised, but you gotta stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. Just in case there’s a surprise trip to one of your favorite places this year, make sure you’re in the game for that last-minute trip with the Innisfree Green Tea 5 Piece set that includes your travel-sized faves. Just toss in a bag and go!


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1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015


Mo’ money, no problems this year for the gentle, caring Goat. This year sees a lot of financial and career success for you, but be careful, the powers that be can (and might) throw some obstacles in your way. So, this means, just like the Horse, you gotta stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. Stay selfie-ready with a daily sheet mask regimen. Trust me when I say a sheet mask a day definitely keeps the dullness at bay. My faves are anything from Leaders.


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1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016


If there is something that the clever and quick-witted Monkey wants, they’re going to have to work extra hard in 2020 to get it. This possibly means long days, longer nights, and a lot of stress. We all know that stress can wreak havoc on your skin, but no fear! Just stock up on tons of COSRX Pimple Patches when your hard work decides to manifest itself on your face.


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1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017


This year is going to be like a roller coaster for the self-assured (almost to a fault) Rooster. Instead of being argumentative (because Roosters LOVE to let people know what the deal is), take time to take a breath, do some meditations, and get your life together. Instead of challenging your friends in a debate, invite them over for a bit of self-care — we’re thinking wine, snacks, and of course, a mask or two.





1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018


People born during the year of the Dog can look forward to an amazingly awesome year. Pretty much every aspect of their life will be touched by good luck. BIG BIG MOOD. But you know, for every high, there are some lows — this year Dogs will have to be patient with work-related issues. If you’ve been pining after a raise or promotion, get your nose to the grindstone and hustle baby! True hustlers always need a mist (we like the Keep Cool Fixence Mist) to keep their skin nice and dewy at all times.





1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019


So, the trustworthy, laid-back pig had a pretty rough year last year, but things are definitely looking up in 2020. Instead of thinking about the past, it’s time to look forward to all of the goodness coming your way. This is the time to finally take that vacation you’ve always wanted — just don’t forget to bring the sunscreen! We’re not doing sun damage in 2020, okay!


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What’s your Lunar New Year sign, and what does the Year of the Rat look like for you?




Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.