Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 Year of the Metal Rabbit - Xin Mao

February 3, 2011 through February 4, 2012

On February 3rd we will enter a year of the creative, yet very private Rabbit. The essence of the year will be that of "detachment." The element or heavenly stem of the year will be Metal, taking its turn moving through the Yin - feminine, negative, night force.

2011 brings a time of independence and preference for a “lone wolf” style of problem-solving, even to the point of seclusion or aloofness. 2011 promises to be an aesthetic year with emphasis on the fine arts, music and treaties made by the fireside. A diplomatic and slower paced year is in store, in sharp contrast to the previous exhausting Tiger months of 2010.

The entertaining, yet discreet, Rabbit emerges from its borough this year to entertain, to soothe, and to practice its virtuous qualities. All signs will feel the pull toward quality, rather than quantity in their relationships. A year of mended fences, reconciliation and good manners will prevail as the Rabbit is the ultimate diplomat and peacemaker.

Tense situations become more flexible while business and commercial activities look up. For signs like the Rat, Dog, Tiger & Horse, marriage may be in the works, but for most, romantic commitments may be delayed this year due to the Rabbit's independent and noncommittal nature. Rabbit years urge avoidance of close emotional involvement; preferring instead a calm, status quo world of good friendships, rather than long-term romantic commitments.

Refinement and good taste color this coming year, as the diplomatic Rabbit teaches persuasion rather than force. An even-tempered, low-key year, in which we will all keep one foot out the door and have our fingers on the pulse of society.

The Rat/mouse

1948 Feb 10 to Jan 28, 1949: Earth Rat

1960 Jan 28 to Feb 14, 1961: Metal Rat

1972 Feb 15 to Feb 2, 1973: Water Rat

1984 Feb 2 to Feb 19, 1985: Wood Rat

1996 Feb 19 to Feb 6, 1997: Fire Rat

2008 Feb 7 to Jan 25, 2009: Earth Rat

2011 is a ‘peach blossom’ or love plum year of love for restless Rats. Use your fine tuned love radar to cozy up to a dramatic Dragon, a mercurial Monkey or a stable Ox.

The Ox/buffalo

1949 Jan 29 to Feb 16, 1950: Earth Ox

1961 Feb 15 to Feb 4, 1962: Metal Ox

1973 Feb 3 to Jan 22, 1974: Water Ox

1985 Feb 20 to Feb 8, 1986: Wood Ox

1997 Feb 7 to Jan 27, 1998: Fire Ox

2009 Jan 26 to Feb 13, 2010: Earth Ox

A year of steady progress as Oxen lay down their mantle of responsibility and rest beside life’s quiet ponds for a while.

The Tiger

1950 Feb 17 to Feb 5, 1951: Metal Tiger

1962 Feb 5 to Jan 24, 1963: Water Tiger

1974 Jan 23 to Feb 10, 1975: Wood Tiger

1986 Feb 9 to Jan 28, 1987: Fire Tiger

1998 Jan 28 to Feb 15, 1999: Earth Tiger

2010 Feb 14 to Feb 2, 2011: Metal Tiger

2011 is an "in kind" year for Tigers who share the life palace of accomplishment with the Rabbit. It is also a “peach blossom” year of romance and love for passionate Tigers.

The Rabbit

1951 Feb 6 to Jan 26, 1952: Metal Rabbit

1963 Jan 25 to Feb 12, 1964: Water Rabbit

1975 Feb 11 to Jan 30, 1976: Wood Rabbit

1987 Jan 29 to Feb 16, 1988: Fire Rabbit

1999 Feb 16 to Feb 4, 2000: Earth Rabbit

2011 Feb 3 to Jan 22, 2012: Metal Rabbit

Normally shy and mild-mannered, in 2011 Rabbits take center stage and become advisers and confidants.

The Dragon

1952 Jan 27 to Feb 13, 1953: Water Dragon

1964 Feb 13 to Feb 1, 1965: Wood Dragon

1976 Jan 31 to Feb 17, 1977: Fire Dragon

1988 Feb 17 to Feb 5, 1989: Earth Dragon

2000 Feb 5 to Jan 23, 2001: Metal Dragon

2012 Jan 23 to Feb 9, 2013: Water Dragon

2011 is a karmic ‘combatant’ year for unpredictable Dragons. It is a good year to keep a low profile and turn inward on your own personal vision quest.

The Snake

1953 Feb 14 to Feb 2, 1954: Water Snake

1965 Feb 2 to Jan 20, 1966: Wood Snake

1977 Feb 18 to Feb 6, 1978: Fire Snake

1989 Feb 6 to Jan 26, 1990: Earth Snake

2001 Jan 24 to Feb 11, 2002: Metal Snake

2013 Feb 10 to Jan 30, 2014: Water Snake

2011 is a ‘steed’ year bringing both change and movement. Major career progress is possible this year, as well as the possibility of relocation or a change in living arrangements.

The Horse

1954 Feb 3 to Jan 23, 1955 : Wood Horse

1966 Jan 21 to Feb 8, 1967 : Fire Horse

1978 Feb 7 to Jan 27, 1979: Earth Horse

1990 Jan 27 to Feb 14, 1991: Metal Horse

2002 Feb 12 to Jan 31, 2003: Water Horse

2014 Jan 31 to Feb 18, 2015: Wood Horse

2011 is a “peach blossom” year of love for infatuate Horses. Snuggle up to a strong Tiger, dutiful Dog or artistic Goat.

The Goat

1955 Jan 24 to Feb 11, 1956 : Wood Goat

1967 Feb 9 to Jan 29, 1968 : Fire Goat

1979 Jan 28 to Feb 15, 1980 : Earth Goat

1991 Feb 15 to Feb 3, 1992 : Metal Goat

2003 Feb 1 to Jan 21, 2004: Water Goat

2015 Feb 19 to Feb 7, 2016: Wood Goat

Creative Goats walk hand in hand through the realm of the heart this year. In trine or harmony with the Rabbit year, Goats gleefully anticipate the next lively party or shopping spree.

The Monkey

1956 Feb 12 to Jan 30, 1957: Fire Monkey

1968 Jan 30 to Feb 16, 1969 : Earth Monkey

1980 Feb 16 to Feb 4, 1981: Metal Monkey

1992 Feb 4 to Jan 22, 1993 : Water Monkey

2004 Jan 22 to Feb 8, 2005: Wood Monkey

2016 Feb 8 to Jan 27, 2017: Fire Monkey

Excellent business possibilities this year including, perhaps, that "dream job." Your calendar is full of social invitations, parties, teas and many opportunities to entertain with your wit and sparkle.

The Rooster

1957 Jan 31 to Feb 17, 1958 : Fire Rooster

1969 Feb 17 to Feb 5, 1970 : Earth Rooster

1981 Feb 5 to Jan 24, 1982 : Metal Rooster

1993 Jan 23 to Feb 9, 1994 : Water Rooster

2005 Feb 9 to Jan 28, 2006: Wood Rooster

2017 Jan 28 to Feb 15, 2018: Fire Rooster

2011 brings an ‘opposition’ year for spunky Roosters, yet one that "opens the money vault" for you. Finances thrive, yet interpersonal relationships may prove touchy.

The Dog

1958 Feb 18 to Feb 7, 1959 : Earth Dog

1970 Feb 6 to Jan 26, 1971 : Metal Dog

1982 Jan 25 to Feb 12, 1983 : Water Dog

1994 Feb 10 to Jan 30, 1995 : Wood Dog

2006 Jan 29 to Feb 3, 2007: Fire Dog

2018 Feb 16 to Feb 4, 2019: Earth Dog

2011 heralds in a soulmate year for loyal Dogs. The Rabbit provides a quiet, safe place for the worrisome Dog to lay their head and be "off duty" for a while. Many Dogs will marry or become engaged in 2011.

The Pig

1959 Feb 8 to Jan 27, 1960 : Earth Pig

1971 Jan 27 to Jan 15, 1972 : Metal Pig

1983 Feb 13 to Feb 1, 1984 : Water Pig

1995 Jan 31 to Feb 18, 1996 : Wood Pig

2007 Feb 18 to Feb 6, 2008: Fire Pig

2019 Feb 5 to Jan 24, 2020: Earth Pig

Peaceful Pigs enjoy being in trine or harmony with 2011's Rabbit year. A favorable year for easygoing Pigs - A peaceful home life draws near with a gentle Goat, well-mannered Rabbit or titillating Tiger!

Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyful New Year!

- Shelly Wu

Shelly Wu is the author of Chinese Astrology, The Definitive Book of Chinese Astrology, Chinese Sexual Astrology, and The Karma Sutra. Her columns and feature articles have appeared in the Associated Press, on ABC News, and the BBC, as well as in Psychic Interactive, Your Stars, InTouch, and LIFE magazines. Wu teaches Chinese Astrology at the Online College of Astrology and can be heard on radio talk shows worldwide. Visit her site here to learn more about her work.



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