2020 is the year of the Rat. In astrology, A rat symbolizes abundance, success, adaptability, kindness, fertility, creativity, foresight, intelligence, expanse, strength, conservativeness, stealth, and the ability to solve problems. In superstition, the rat represents death, fear, filth, and disease.
In 1889 three people working on the Paris C. Brown, a riverboat that sailed between Louisiana and Ohio, spotted some rats leaving the ship. They decided to heed the implied warning and not reboard the vessel. Shortly thereafter, the Paris C. Brown struck a snag which went through her hull, sinking the ship in a matter of two or three minutes. On the other hand, rats seen boarding a new ship should be taken as a good sign.
Remember to say your rabbits, but don't forget to pay respect to the rat to stave off disease and death!