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.