Monday, February 7, 2011

The Year of the Rabbit!

I know nothing about Chinese astrology, but I do have to say that this year feels so much softer than last year. Last year had an aggressive and rather explosive feel to it, which is a great energy to move through issues and transform them but it's not a great energy to find inner peace. The contrast of last year, the year of the tiger, and this year, the year of the rabbit, is pretty gigantic and well needed for us all. The key is not to feel bored by this new energy, but relaxed and nurtured. There might now be fireworks, but rabbits definitely have energy and verve and great creative powers.

So, here's to a new year everyone. I have always felt that the Chinese new year has more of a feeling of a new year than our western new year. February is a great time for launching all that we want to create. Blessings to you all.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Liz!

    Here's what I just read about the Year of the Rabbit, it reminds me of your late December? reading about this being the year for individuals to actualize their uniqueness and, also, the need to avoid any Shoulds. Go Rabbits!!

    "According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation. Don't try to force issues, because if you do you will ultimately fail. To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children. Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise."

    "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."