Tuesday, 1 February 2011

White Rabbit Rabbit Wishes

Rabbit Rabbit!

Best wishes for the Chinese New Year. :-)

The Chinese year starts on the 3rd of February. It's a Rabbit year, and also Metal year in the 60 year cycle of animals and elements. If you want to find out which of the 60 signs you are you can find a rough guide on my blog HERE. Do remember that the Chinese New year is a lunar calendar, so if you're born in January or February you may fall into the sign for the year before.

The colour for metal is white, making 2011 the Year of the White Rabbit.

Alice followed her White Rabbit into Wonderland... will our White Rabbit year be equally surreal, I wonder? Goodness knows last year was unusual enough for me to expect anything of 2011, including Jaberwocks and Cheshire cats!

I went around the web looking for more info on this White Rabbit year:

The Rabbit will bring stability and will give you a chance to catch your breath and calm your nerves. Think of 2011 as a time for negotiation, discussion and debate. Don’t try to force issues aggressively - use diplomacy and quick wittedness to bring about your desires.

2011 is a time to focus on home, family, security, and relationships. This year you must rely on your sense of intuition, but don't be impatient or in a hurry, for in the Year of the Rabbit impulsive actions fail.

Sounds good to me, especially after last year which was a Tiger year - wild, chaotic and ferociously active.

I was amused at some of the Chinese websites translations:

horoscope 2011 presents the year of the white metal Rabbit like a period with less changes that take over our real world and mass changes in every sphere of life that stand on an inner level. In other words a lot is going on behind the scenes and we shall open up our eyes widely to these changes and find out how we managed to live with all this new, bright and fascinating.
Huh? :-\

I also found this bit about how each sign relates to Rabbits.

Rabbit is very friendly and attractive animal. Rabbit has good relations with other animals. When the other animals have an attraction with Rabbit, they all fall in love with Rabbit wholeheartedly. They will give way to Rabbit all the time.

Rabbit contains pure Wood.
Rabbit and Tiger together form a strong force of dry Wood. Rabbit and Dragon together form another strong wet Wood. Rabbit and Pig together make Wood stronger. It's the same with Rabbit and Sheep; together they can make Wood stronger too. Rabbit and Dog together form a strong force of Fire. This is the love relationship. That implies that people born in year of Dog will have good people social relationship, good romantic time or good marriage life.

As a Rabbit myself I'm really delighted to discover my marriage (to a Dog) is "a strong force of Fire." :-)

The only other famous White Rabbit I know is from an old movie I love, Harvey. Harvey was an invisible 6 foot tall white rabbit who was the best friend of a human. But Harvey was actually a Puca - a Celtic magical creature Shakespeare based his character Puck on. Puca's aren't what they seem.. they're shapeshifters and imps, given to teasing humans a lot. Rabbit's are good at teasing too. Look at Bugs Bunny and Brer Rabbit... and those four hundred drunken ancient Aztec Rabbit gods! I'm wondering if a White Rabbit year might also hold some "teasers" and surprises.

Maybe that Chinese website is right about "a lot going on behind the scenes." Given the quirky humour of all those famous Rabbits I can't help thinking we might just, "open up our eyes widely to these changes and find out how we managed to live with all this new, bright and fascinating"after all! ;-)


  1. I'm missing another Chinese NY celebration - oh boy do I miss all those glorious Chinese NY food that my Mom can cook for ussss he he he he...

    Cheers to changes and living a new, bright, and fascinating life!

  2. Fun post, thank you for putting it together! Native American tradition warns against Rabbit magic that "calls it's fears to it."

    another side of rabbit, but I like your perspective better. Adorable pics!

  3. I was born in the Year of the Rabbit as well. You mentioned "White Rabbit", and I was thinking of that song by Jefferson Airplane released in 1967 from the album Surrealistic Pillow.
    That made many references to Alice in Wonderland, but carried a more salient message about the use of drugs/medicine in our culture.

  4. Amel
    I hope your family ALL (both sides of the planet) have a wonderful year this 2011. :-)

    Contrary Rabbit medicine... fear. Yep, Us human Rabbits can do that to ourselves too, I know.

    Hi Vince
    Happy Rabbit year, fellow Blogging Bun. ;-)

    I must go listen to the song. I've only ever heard bits of it. Might dave that for my weekend YouTube browsing. I love pottering around YouTube on a lazy weekend. :-)



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