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Happy Chinese New Year to You!
I am pleased to present the following guest blog post from my colleague, Mia Staysko, White Lotus Interiors. This information on the Chinese New Year and 2011 Year of the Metal Rabbit is reprinted (with permission) from Mia's White Lotus Letter
Feb 2, 2011 is the beginning of the Chinese year of the Metal Rabbit. The Metal Tiger of 2010 is drawing to a close, but not without reminding us of his presence this past year. That last flick of the tail may have some of you feeling a little turbulent over the last few weeks.
To see what the rabbit has in store for us, it helps to visualize the characteristics of the rabbit himself. Generally content and peaceable, she is a somewhat unassuming creature. She is gentle, sensitive, has refined tastes and is somewhat solitary. For many this gentleness will be a welcome respite from the turbulent tiger of 2010. However, in each of the last five years the element of the zodiac animals have been in a destructive phase resulting in a string of less than optimal luck. This year will see that cycle continue as the Rabbit is naturally a wood element sign and the metal of this year is in direct opposition. Though the year should be generally gentle, do not expect it to be without struggle. Peaceful negotiation will work better this year than force.