Today is the first day of the new lunar year, according to the Chinese calendar. It’s also the Year of the Rabbit. As I was born in a rabbit year — and love rabbits — I think it fitting to celebrate, don’t you? So let’s take a look at what Chinese astrologers have to say about rabbits:
- The Rabbit is the fourth sign in the Chinese Horoscope and signifies calm, diplomacy, sensitivity and consideration for others.
- The characteristics of the Chinese Rabbit are sensitivity, creativity and compassion.
- Preferring the company of others Rabbits are friendly and outgoing.
- They also try to avoid confrontational situations but if they cannot then Rabbits will take a calm approach, always with consideration for the other party.
- Rabbits believe strongly in friends and family and their calm nature stops them from becoming visibly upset.
- However Rabbits can be taken advantage of and can be a push over for sales people.
- People born in the Year of the Rabbit are not risk takers, preferring the safest option every time – this can make them miss opportunities.
People born in The Year of the Rabbit can be home-loving, sensitive, tactful, sophisticated, careful, circumspect, long-living, ambitious, cultured, polite, artistic, considerate, intellectual, charming, graciously hospitable, modest and generally unimpeachable.
The Chinese Rabbit can also be snooty, finicky, complex, self-centred, haughty to the point of indifferent, self-indulgent, hypochondriacal, over-conscientious, judgemental, self-righteous, guarded, deceptive and utterly condescending.
Famous people I like (or whose work I enjoy) that were born in the Year of the Rabbit:
- Nicholas Cage
- Francis Ford Coppola
- Johnny Depp
- Albert Einstein
- Frank Sinatra
- Quentin Tarentino
Rabbits are articulate and make great communicators, which make them sought after to give advice. They make excellent diplomats and politicians.
Other suitable careers for Rabbits include:
Barrister, Judge, Counselor, Solicitor, Advisor or Secretary. They also make good writers, publishers, actors, fashion designers, therapists, doctors and teachers.
Not all of this is accurate for me, of course. Particularly anything in the “negative” category. Well, okay — I am complex and guarded, and sometimes I’m over-conscientious. But are those necessarily negative?
So what should I do to celebrate? I’m thinking I should at least bake some bunny cookies.