Monday, January 31, 2011
Year of the Rabbit
2011 is the year of the Rabbit. A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year.
Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force. A congenial time in which diplomacy, international relations and politics will be given a front seat again. We will act with discretion and make reasonable concessions without too much difficulty.
A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty.
Law and order will be lax; rules and regulations will not be rigidly enforced. No one seems very inclined to bother with these unpleasant realities. They are busy enjoying themselves, entertaining others or simply taking it easy. The scene is quiet and calm, even deteriorating to the point of somnolence. We will all have a tendency to put off disagreeable tasks as long as possible
Money can be made without too much labor. Our life style will be languid and leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved for. A temperate year with unhurried pace. For once, it may seem possible for us to be carefree and happy without too many annoyances.
I saw the Lindt gold rabbit at an asian market and thought it was very clever of them to use them for this purpose.
I bought a box of the mini rabbits at Costco and they are looking forward to having one on Thursday - and throughout our New Year celebrations - as a treat.
It is funny, how after three years of celebrating Chinese New Year, it really feels like it is already a very traditional holiday for our family and we all look forward to celebrating it! If only I could truly get into the spirit and clean my house...