The year of the pig (2019) 🐷 has passed, and the year of the rat 🐭 is ushering in 2020. The rat is the first of the repeating 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese zodiac. It usually matches the twelve branches, so it is also called the mouse 🐁 . The conversion time between different Chinese Zodiacs is at 12:00 a.m. on the first day of the first lunar month. In the Year of the Rat, people who believe in Buddhism 🛕 will wear the corresponding Zodiac natal Buddha, while the Year of the Rat corresponds to the Thousand-hand Kwan-yin Bodhisattva. The hour corresponding to the rat zodiac 🐀 is the midnight (that is, 🕦️ 11:00 p.m. to 🕐️ 1:00 a.m. ).