Friday, 4 February 2011

The Year of The Rabbit

I thought I would post this short article from my newsletter as it seems to have inspired quite a few of you...

Happy New Year! Well, second time lucky! A little foray into Eastern Astrology shows that today (3rd February) marks the celebration of the Lunar New Year. This event is celebrated by the Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Japanese and many, many other cultures. The coming year will be the year of the Metal Rabbit, and looks set to be a much steadier and reassuring year than 2010 (thank Heavens!). By the way, not all traditions recognise Rabbit, some honour the Cat in its place...

After the roller coaster of uncertainty that most of us went on in 2010 with the Tiger; Rabbit brings harmony, co-operation, peace and tranquillity. Metal does bring challenges, but it is a Yin Metal Year and so there will be thoughtfulness and balance with the occasional steely edged challenge. The pace is slower and it promises to be a more enjoyable, more fruitful and more rewarding time.

Rabbit symbolises kindness, sensitivity and teamwork. Rabbit aims for firm foundations, mental agility and a clear focus on goals. Things happen easier with Rabbit, and we can look forwards to a more tranquil, harmonious, peaceful, joyous and happy time overall as a result.

In a way, 2011 is a year of recovery and convalescence to recover from the extremes of 2010! The overall focus is on calmness, and, as a result, it is not a year to forge ahead, swimming against the current. However, it is also not a year to sit back and enjoy the ride! It is important to find a balance between going with the flow and working towards our goals and dreams. Rabbit dislikes indecision and struggles with uncertainty, therefore, in order to make the most of this more tranquil atmosphere, we need to have clear priorities and goals to focus on. It is time to let go of the chaos of uncertainty...