The Year of the Rabbit - 2011
(3 Feb 2011- 22 Jan 2012)

2011 is the the Metal Rabbit. The Rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle consisting of 12 animals. (Note: The 12 Zodiac animal signs (生肖 shengxiao) are, in order, the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep (ram or goat), monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.)

About the Year
The year of the rabbit starts on first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which is on 3rd February 201, and ends on 22 January 2012. The first day of the lunar calender is celebrated as Chinese New Year.
    The Year of the Rabbit, 2011, in the Chinese calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with metal sitting on top of wood. According to some astrologist, 2011 will be more peaceful than 2010 on the surface but there is disharmony, tension and surprise attacks and elements associated with assassinations and secret plots.

Personality of the Rabbit
A person born in the Year of the Rabbit is believed to be neat and tidy
Like the rabbit they are usually prefer to stay out of conflict and pretty quick to get themselves out of trouble.
They also do not like taking risks. The person born under this Zodiac sign feels attached to their families and also likes the company of others - not happy being alone.
The rabbit person tends to keep their emotions inside and is seen as being “cool, calm and collected” or being in control of the situation. He or She is often intelligent and shows interest in worldly things.

Rabbits and the 5 elements
Metal Rabbits – Years 1951 and 2011: Metal gives Rabbits more strength, resilience and determination. Metal Rabbits are more intense in their actions, whether they’re work-related or romantic.
Water Rabbits – Years 1903 and 1963
Wood Rabbits – Years 1915 and 1975
Fire Rabbits – Years 1927 and 1987
Earth Rabbits – Years 1939 and 1999

Those born in the year of the Rabbit is most compatible with those of the year of the Pig and Dog. The rabbit is incompatible with the Rooster and Rat.

Year of the rabbit

Sources/ Reference:
1) Ramond Lo Feng Shui website

2) About sichuan china

3) World of Feng Shui

4) Chinese Zodiac


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