According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2011 is a Metal Rabbit Year, It begins February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012. The Rabbit is a lucky sign.
According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can and should calm down, catch your breath, focus on reordering your life to make it more peaceful and harmonious for everyone around you. This should be no surprise as the Rabbit is a symbol for mercy, elegance, and worship of beauty.
Famous Rabbit Women: Angelina Jolie, Anjelica Huston, Drew Barrymore, Edith Piaf, Fanny Brice, Helen Hunt, Jane Seymour, Joan Crawford, Kate Winslet, Natasha Richardson, and Tina Turner.
Not many people know that the Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon, while the Peacock is the symbol of the Sun, and that together, these two animal signs signify the start of day and night, represent the Yin (Rabbit) and Yang (Peacock) of life. It is said that anyone making supplications for wishes to be fulfilled are certain to get what they want and in the Year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspect of the Sun and the Moon combined is multiplied.
The Moon is Yin and this is the Yin of Heaven, signifying magic. Thus on each of the Full Moon nights of this year, go out into your garden to gaze into the Full Moon and visualize plenty of Moon dust and Moon glow flowing into you, filling your whole body with bright white light and granting you fearlessness, love and courage. This will not only strengthen your inner Qi energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life. And who couldn’t use more of that!
Mark your calendar! Feb 18 is the first full moon of the Golden Rabbit Year!
For a good read this year, check out The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna.