Welcome to the Rabbit year

Welcome to the Rabbit year

After the aggressive year of Tiger, this Chinese New Year gives us the opportunity to take a break and catch our breaths. Did you know that the Rabbit year represents longevity? The Rabbit is also believed to have a close relationship with the moon. Forget about the man on the moon. When the Chinese look up to the moon, they see the Rabbit! It is seen to be standing by a rock, holding a cup, abundant with the tincture of immortality. Read on...

According to the Chinese Zodiac, this coming 3rd of February ushers in the kind and sweet Rabbit. After the aggressive year of Tiger, this Chinese New Year gives us the opportunity to take a break and catch our breaths.

Did you know that the Rabbit year represents longevity? The Rabbit is also believed to have a close relationship with the moon. Forget about the man on the moon. When the Chinese look up to the moon, they see the Rabbit! It is seen to be standing by a rock, holding a cup, abundant with the tincture of immortality.

Predictions & advice

Here are some predictions and advices we sought for this rabbit year ahead:

  • It’s time to calm your nerves and for negotiation
  • Focus on your home, family, security, diplomacy, and relationships with women and children
  • A sophisticated period with gracious manners and sensitivity
  • You are encouraged to save, carry out beautification projects, endure love, and increase your knowledge
  • Create a safe, peaceful lifestyle so that any difficulties you face can be dealt with calmly
  • Go somewhere quiet for you to rest and lick your wounds after the exhausting Tiger year
  • There will be an unusual amount of social efforts to maintain diplomatic relations, avoiding conflict and ending wars
  • Nobody wants trouble this year- thorny issues between nations will be settled

It’s a… baby bunny!

Congratulations! We know you absolutely can’t wait to meet your precious one; therefore we’ve compiled a list of characteristics of a baby born on the Rabbit year for you to look forward to (or not!):

  • Sweet disposition: even tempered, obedient and sensitive
  • May or may not be talkative; but is not offensive
  • Compassionate  nature and protective of those around him
  • Dislikes arguments and conflicts, but will argue in a soft-spoken manner
  • Emotional upsets in life may lead to physical illnesses
  • Able to debate intelligently and grasp both sides of a question quickly
  • Well- accepted and liked in all circles
  • Difficult to decipher his feelings and thoughts
  • Can be pessimistic, conservative and insecure

Star Rabbits

Rabbits are a big hit in books, TV shows and even food products! Do any of these rabbit personalities look familiar to you?

  • Bugs Bunny- If you grew up with Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies, you shouldn’t be unfamiliar with this character. Donned with his “What’s up, doc?” tagline, Bugs Bunny is loved for his calm but flippant personality.
  • Peter Rabbit- One of the first rabbits made popular, this adorable rabbit was brought to life by illustrator, Beatrix Potter in 1902. Peter Rabbit books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide in 35 languages.
  • The White Rabbit- “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” These famous words uttered in Lewis Caroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland’ is from The White Rabbit himself. He was the one who intrigued little Alice to following him into Wonderland with his eccentricity and antics.
  • Miffy- Everybody knows this cute little Dutch bunny! Written by Dick Bruna, the Miffy book series are popular amongst readers of ages 4-8.
  • White Rabbit Creamy Candy- This milky, cylindrical sweet, wrapped in rice paper is a big hit amongst our little ones. It has also been said that 7 of these candies is equal to a cup of milk!

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Hope you have a great Chinese New Year and Rabbit year ahead!

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Written by

Roshni Mahtani

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