Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 : Year of the Rabbit


Year of the Rabbit, 2011
"2011 - The Year of the Rabbit", YearOfTheRabbit.info

In Chinese mythology, the Rabbit is a symbol of endurance and their essence is said to have originated from the Moon. During the Chinese mid-Autumn festival when the Moon is usually at its best, Chinese children still carry lit paper lanterns made in the form of a Rabbit, and climb the hills to look at the Moon and admire the Moon Hare.
Rabbit Years come fourth in the cycle of the Chinese New Year, and recur every twelve years. The Chinese New Year does not occur on a particular date, so it is vital to check the calendar to find the precise date on which each Rabbit Year really starts. Years of the rabbit include 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011. Year of the Rabbit 2011 is February 3, 2011 to January 22, 2012.
The Year of the Rabbit is a peaceful year, very much welcomed and desired after the fierce year of the Tiger. We should go somewhere tranquil to sooth our wounds and get some well deserved rest after all the encounters of the year before. Good taste and enhancement will excel on everything, and persons will recognize that influence is better than force. A time to make sure that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and therefore weakens their value and sense of responsibility.
Law and order will be negligent; rules and regulations will not be firmly enforced. No one seems to be inclined to bother with these distasteful realities. They are too busy having fun, entertaining others or just relaxing. The outlook is tranquil and serene. We will all have a tendency to procrastinate on unlikable tasks for as long as is possible. Money can be made without too much effort. Our way of life will be relaxed and leisurely as we permit ourselves the luxuries we have always wanted. A moderate year with an easygoing pace. It may actually seem possible for us to be untroubled and contented without much infuriation.

Characteristics of People Born in the Year of the Rabbit

People born in the Year of the Rabbit have certain characteristics that reflect those of the rabbit. The rabbit symbolizes sensitivity, compassion and creativity. These people are often friendly, outgoing and enjoy the company of other people. They prefer to avoid conflict and tend to shy away from aggressive and competitive situations. In fact, they approach conflicts with consideration for the other party. According to Chinese astrology, people born in the Year of the Rabbit believe strongly in friends and family and a lack of these relationships can lead to emotional problems.

Rabbits tend to have a serene nature and do not get visibly upset. Due to this trait, others sometimes take advantage of these individuals. The Chinese zodiac states that these people are typically conservative and don't like to take risks. As well, rabbits are determined, honorable, sophisticated and well-mannered. They are most comfortable being at home and entertaining at home; their homes are usually neat and organized. One thing people born under the Year of the Rabbit need to work on is building self-worth and self-confidence to feel more secure.

In regard to health, people born in the Year of the Rabbit tend to keep their feelings inside and when they are not expressed and this can lead to illness. They would benefit from more daily activity to reduce stress and thus, improve health. In relationships, rabbits are very sexual creatures that tend to give more than they should and they sometimes have unrealistic expectations. Career-wise, people born in the Year of the Rabbit are good communicators and make excellent diplomats and politicians. Some good career choices include writer, publisher and doctor.

Rabbits and the 5 Elements

People born under the Year of the Rabbit can be further distinguished using the five elements:

Metal (years 1951, 2011)
  • these rabbits are more intense in their actions, whether work-related or romantic
  • metal strengthens, making these people more resilient and determined
Water (years 1903,1963)

  • people born under this element prefer to go with the flow and avoid conflict
  • they are very supportive of others, but are easily taken advantage of
Wood (years 1915,1975)
  • these rabbits do a lot for others; they always want to make others happy and they are easy to take advantage of
Fire (years 1927,1987)
  • fire adds a spark to the rabbit personality
  • these people seek new adventure, but are prone to tantrums
  • they seek to avoid conflicts
Earth (years 1939,1999)
  • these rabbits are grounded in reality
  • advice from these people is harsh but honest
  • home life is important, as are money and material goods
Rabbits are most compatible with the pig and the dog, but they are incompatible with the rooster and the rat.

"Chinese Zodiac - Rabbit", ChineseZodiac.com. Accessed June 10, 2010.
"2011 - The Year of the Rabbit", YearOfTheRabbit.info. Accessed June 10, 2010.

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Well 11 is my favourite number (November) and the rabbit is my favourite animal so hopefully 2011 will be a good year. :)

Kirky & Roxanne xx

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