The Year of the Rabbit should be a peaceful year, much welcomed after the Year of the Tiger. Rules and regulations will not be as strictly enforced and people will have fun and relax. Overall, it should be a moderate year with an easygoing pace, says Mary Margaret Peralta.
Sounds good to me! Plus, my daughter is a Rabbit so this will be her year, too! There must be something to this because for several years now she has been dreaming of her first ride in a limo; she loves seeing them on the roads as we drive around town and imagining how they feel, smell and ride.
Well, today she got to go for her very first ride in a limo! And the year of the Rabbit has hardly begun! A birthday party entourage of bubbly, excited, especially polite 5th grade girls were treated to a Limo driven scavenger hunt at three different community parks and then on to a local favorite: dinner at a long established restaurant in town, Wubba’s.
Chinese Astrology differs from Mesopotamian-derived systems of astrology, such as Western Astrology which utilizes a Tropical Zodiac, in several significant ways while still remaining an important tool for personal growth and karmic understanding.
This is a list of the 12 animal ‘year signs’ and basic characteristics associated with these signs.
Rat: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008. Studious, persevering, quick-witted, charming, and sociable.
Ox: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009. Dependable, methodical, down-to-earth, and cautious.
Tiger: 1902,1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010. Rash, brash, competitive, magnetic, proud, defensive, and unpredictable.
Rabbit: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011. Benevolent, caring, healing-oriented, brave, non-confrontational.
Dragon: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012. Exotic, willful, elegant, impulsive, adventurous, with leaning toward occult.
Snake: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013. Quiet, methodical, wise, elegant, epicurean, naïve.
Horse: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014. Yang energy, sociable, team-oriented, ambitious.
Sheep or Ram: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015. Yin energy, passive, peaceful, retiring, contemplative, interested in music, poetry, and art.
Monkey: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016. Intellectual, mechanical, technical, humorous, mischevious.
Rooster: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017. Competitive, fashion-aware, crafty, prideful, healthy, hard worker.
Dog: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018. Protective, devoted to family, good friend, loyal, and designer.
Pig: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019. Compassionate, children-oriented, comfort driven, teacher, nurturer, and homemaker.
Not a dirty Rat!
At face value, being a Rat doesn’t seem flattering, and yet, the attributes according to Chinese Astrology are dignified enough and on most days appropriate to how I would describe myself.
One of these days, I’m going to delve more deeply into this branch of astrology. Until then, my exposure is limited to the occasions when we eat at another local eatery, Dynasty.
Dynasty is a dining delight and Sunny, the owner, is a true humanitarian, gentleman, and leader par excellance.
Sunny’s crew at Dynasty prepares and serves their superb fare with efficient, graceful, cooperative swiftness that patrons experience as a well practiced dance. And, they have the Chinese Zodiac on their menus which is the other source of my exposure to Chinese Astrology. So much to learn, so little time!
Characteristics of People Born in the Year of the Rabbit
Chinese Astrology attributes people born in certain years with certain characteristics that reflect those of the animal of their year.
Speaking for my daughter, these traits fit her. 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 these souls must make relationships a priority throughout their lives.
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.
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. The corresponding Western sign is Pisces (though my daughter is a Libra).
Here’s to a peaceful, relaxing and fun 2011, Year of the Rabbit. I’m looking forward to discovering these qualities within myself and adding them to the surrounding flows that will be present for us until January 22, 2012, when the Dragon tours.
Does the Year of the Rabbit mean we can eat like a Rabbit, too, and devour lots of yummy, healthy, vital, Earth-given, gorgeous vegetables!?
Here are a few quotes:
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”. Herman Melville
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” Bertrand Russell
“When you’re finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people.” Frank Borman, Astronaut
“When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” John F. Kennedy
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” Indira Gandhi
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