Chinese Lunar Year in 2011 began on February 3. The New Year is that of the Golden Rabbit. In Victoria Square in Christchurch, a New Year Lantern Festival will be celebrated on 26 and 27 February. For more information, see http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/arts-and-community/festivals/chinese-lantern-festival
What luck will this year bring?
The Rabbit is a lucky sign. Traditionally, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation, not forcing issues. If you are confrontational, you are likely to fail. Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle. Then you can calmly deal with any problem that may arise.
The Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon, while the Peacock is the symbol of the Sun. In the magical year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspects of the Sun and the Moon are multiplied. On each of the Full Moon nights of this year, you might like to go out into your garden to gaze at the Full Moon and visualise Moon dust and Moon glow flowing into you, filling your whole body with bright white light and granting you fearlessness, love and courage. This not only strengthens your inner “Chi”, but also develops wisdom into your life.
Were you born in the Year of the Rabbit?
If you were born in a Rabbit Year, this is your year and it will be specially lucky for you!
02/14/1915 to 02/02/1916 (Wood)
02/02/1927 to 01/22/1928 (Fire)
02/19/1939 to 02/07/1940 (Earth)
02/06/1951 to 01/26/1952 (Metal/Gold)
01/25/1963 to 02/12/1964 (Water)
02/11/1975 to 01/30/1976 (Wood)
01/29/1987 to 02/16/1988 (Fire)
02/16/1999 to 02/04/2000 (Earth)
02/03/2011 to 01/22/2012 (Metal/Gold)
Famous Rabbits: Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore, Edith Piaf, Helen Hunt, Joan Crawford, Kate Winslet, and Tina Turner.
The Sign of the Rabbit
People born in the Year of the Rabbit share certain characteristics: Keen, wise, fragile, tranquil, serene, considerate, fashionable, and kind. Generally, they are quite calm, do not exhibit aggressive behavior, and will avoid confrontation at all costs. When angry about something, they will approach it calmly and considerately, hardly ever raising their voice. And they are quite keen and pay close attention to the situations developing around them. They are intelligent and quick, and can talk themselves in or out of most situations with no problem.
The Rabbit is a symbol for mercy, elegance, and worship of beauty. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are kind, loving persons, and dislike any hostile act. They give others an impression of being frail-looking because of their gentle appearance. But, in fact they are strong-minded and have strong wills. They pursue their ideals all their lives in a precise and orderly way. They do things slowly and deliberately because of their cautious characters.
There is no need to worry about their lives. They are nimble, clever and good at avoiding harm to themselves. They are talented and like artistic ventures, such as painting and music and are generally quite present in these worlds. They are also very hospitable, good hosts and warm-hearted companions. They never embrace others in public places. They know the art of saving face and giving consideration to the interests of both sides.
Rabbit people are usually relatively careful when it comes to their finances. They use much of their money for possessions such as their homes, cars or furniture. They love hunting for antiques, arts and crafts and will tend to make sound investments in these types of things.