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Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Current Events, Featured, Random | 0 comments

It’s the Year of the Rabbit – Happy New Year My Chinas

2011 Year of the Rabbit [src: chinaworldart.com.cn]

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

It’s the Chinese New Year, and we’re going into the Year of the Rabbit.

And it sounds like it should be a pretty good year for all those that follow the Chinese zodiac.

Like the rabbit, you are one of cuddliest & sweetest creatures in the Chinese zodiac.

Although considered somewhat timid by more dynamic signs, you are wise and cautious, and know better than to jump into any situation without thinking!

Tactful, considerate, and popular with a wide circle of friends and family, luck just seems to come to you unbidden.

For the rabbit in 2011, any recent setbacks or obstacles can be overcome, so look forward to a year in which to really shine, either personally or professionally.

Famous people born under the Sign of the Rabbit? They include Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra, Pope Benedict XVI, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and David Beckham.

The Chinese Lunar New Year dates from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The cycle repeats every 12 years, with the last Year of the Rabbit being 1999.

Those born in the year of the rabbit are born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999,  and now 2011. People born within these years are said to have the following personality traits; affectionate, obliging and pleasant to be around. They are also cautious, conservative, bright and have a good head for business.

For most though the Rabbit will be welcome respite after last year which was characteristic of a Tiger year:

A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year.

Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force. A congenial time in which diplomacy, international relations and politics will be given a front seat again. We will act with discretion and make reasonable concessions without too much difficulty.

A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty.

Law and order will be lax; rules and regulations will not be rigidly enforced. No one seems very inclined to bother with these unpleasant realities. They are busy enjoying themselves, entertaining others or simply taking it easy. The scene is quiet and calm, even deteriorating to the point of somnolence. We will all have a tendency to put off disagreeable tasks as long as possible.

Money can be made without too much labour. Our life style will be languid and leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved for. A temperate year with unhurried pace.

For once, it may seem possible for us to be carefree and happy without too many annoyances.

So Gung Hay Fat Choy My Chinas!

* the term “My Chinas” is a South African colloquialism used as a term of endearment for friends. It’s the local equal of “my buddies”, “my mates” or “my pals”

Info & image sourced from: Go To Horoscope, China Art World, Holiday Spot

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