February 3rd Begins The Year of The Rabbit
2011 is the year of Rabbit, a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. There are some lovely traditions associated with the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Many families thoroughly clean their homes to sweep away any bad luck and make way for good incoming luck. Commonly, people buy presents and decorate them with red paper cuts (a Chinese art form) and poetry with themes of happiness, wealth, and longevity. Another yummy tradition is a sumptuous family meal that includes traditional dishes using pigs, ducks, and chicken. The Chinese New Year is a time for reconciliation and forgetting old grudges. This is the time to wish everyone peace and happiness.
The Sign of the Rabbit
The Rabbit is a lucky sign. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are kind, articulate and talented. They are also virtuous, reserved, gracious, and they have good manners (although they love gossip) and possess excellent taste as shown in their highly developed sense of beauty and love of creativity.
But, there is another side to the rabbit. Their soft, vulnerable-looking exterior is protected by an armor of cautiousness and sagacity. They are ambitious and are often financially lucky in business but, you will not see them gamble because Rabbits avoids areas of high risk.
Rabbit people seldom lose their temper and no one has a more sympathetic ear to lend you (except the Sheep). But while the Rabbit is an excellent soother and compassionate listener, he will only take the role of a passive adviser. The Rabbit is not a fighter and makes effort to be civil, even to his worst enemy. He abhors brawling and any sort of overt animosity. When given the choice, the Rabbit will vote for the easy and good life every time. The Rabbit’s main objective in life is simply self-preservation. He relies on his own judgment and is at peace with himself. This is the sign most apt to find happiness and contentment.
Famous Rabbit People: Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore, Edith Piaf, Fanny Brice, Helen Hunt, Jane Seymour, Joan Crawford, Kate Winslet, and Tina Turner.
Happy New Year !