Year of the Rabbit
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
To-day is Chinese New Year, and this year is the Year of the Rabbit.
I have included in my image words from the song 'Run Rabbit Run' made popular by Flanagan & Allen during the Second World War. The lyrics were used as a defiant dig at the allegedly ineffectual Luftwaffe, and often, during this period, sang as Run Adolf Run!
Rabbit Years are fourth in the oriental zodiac cycle, following Tiger Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Rabbit Year actually begins.
Rabbits are private individuals, a bit introverted and withdrawn. People born into this sign would rather work behind-the-scenes instead of being the center of attention in any situation. Do not misunderstand…the Rabbit is not a recluse. In fact, he is a reasonably friendly individual who enjoys the company of a group of good friends whether at a business dinner or a holiday party. Rabbits just like to be a part of the gang as opposed to the leader of it.
Rabbits, like their animal counterparts, are quite calm people who do not exhibit aggressive behavior and will avoid confrontation at all costs. When angry about something, a Rabbit will approach it calmly and considerately, hardly ever raising his voice or becoming visibly annoyed. Because of their serenity, Rabbits seem to miss things, whether they are confrontational in nature or not. However, the Rabbit is quite keen and pays close attention to the situations developing around him. He is intelligent and quick and can talk himself in or out of most situations with no problem.
The Chinese Rabbit is one of the most stylish creatures of the Chinese Animal Signs and finds interest in different cultures. He is classy and sophisticated, and can be found adorning one of the latest fashion magazine cover looks. Rabbits also like artistic ventures, such as painting and music and are generally quite present in these worlds. They love to express themselves, which is evident when joining them at home for a function or a cup of coffee.
They tend to exhibit the following characteristics - Keen, Wise, Fragile, Tranquil, Serene, Considerate, Fashionable, Sneaky, Obsessive. They (apparently) make excellent Therapists, Psychiatrists, Doctors, Ophthalmologists, Writers, Masseurs, Teachers, Publishers, Designers, Actors, Musicians, Administrators, PR agents and Fashion Designers!