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The lowdown on the Year of the Rabbit


Chinese metaphysicians believe that everything in the universe is governed by the “law of exchange of the five elements” – metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Each of these elements has two polarities, yin and yang, so in any given year, the related element can be either yin (feminine) or yang (masculine).

That’s why 2011 is not just the Year of the Rabbit; it’s the Year of the Metal Rabbit. What’s more, it’s the year of the Yin Metal Rabbit.

Chinese New Year falls on 3 February 2011, and the year of the Yin Metal Rabbit will begin on 4 February at 12.33pm. This is the official changeover from winter to spring, according to the Solar Calendar.

The Year of the Rabbit is traditionally associated with the home and family. It is also associated with artistic pursuits, diplomacy and keeping the peace. To fully benefit from this year, patience will be your best tool.

The year 2010 was the Year of the Yang Metal Tiger, dominated by masculine energy. But 2011, the Year of the Yin Metal Rabbit, is dominated by feminine energy. The elements that dominate the year ahead are metal and wood.

Singapore should have a good year again, but people need to moderate their expectations and be more cautious in the way they run their businesses and make investments. Otherwise, they are likely to be disappointed. Being a yin year, 2011 will be slower, and profits may take a longer time to materialise. Much of our success of 2011 will depend on the outcome of global events.

Here’s wishing everyone a blessed and prosperous 2011!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!



Rabbits are intelligent, quick-witted, sentimental, honest but diplomatic. They send out the energy of peace and tranquillity and are happy to share fun and laughter with those around them. They are very protective of loved ones and family. Others find them easy to confide in.

Water Rabbit:


Wood Rabbit:


Fire Rabbit:


Earth Rabbit:


Metal Rabbit:


Wood Rabbit

It is more important for Wood Rabbits to focus on completing tasks at hand than on distant goals. Don’t feel disheartened by slow progress, or start to doubt the choices you have made; continue to believe in your ability. Single Wood Rabbits are likely to find special romance this year.

Fire Rabbit

Fire Rabbits may experience a slow start to the year, but don’t be disheartened, as energy will pick up in the summer. Don’t mistake slow progress on the career front for no growth at all. To achieve success, be proactive and stay optimistic throughout the year.

Earth Rabbit

It is important to set goals as early as possible, as this is a productive year for Earth Rabbits. Many will get married in this year or start a family. Financially, this can also be a rewarding year, but avoid risky investments.

Metal Rabbit

Metal Rabbits will go through a reflective time in 2011, as they are the mirror image of the year’s ruling zodiac sign, the Yin Metal Rabbit. Many of you may contemplate making changes; migration or job relocation may be possible. Personal wellbeing will need more attention; a healthy diet and regular exercise will help.

Water Rabbit

Water Rabbits will be more cautious in 2011 as you will feel a lot more pressure from your working environment.  Using your creativity to find ways to express yourself as positively as possible will become your greatest strength in getting ahead at work.


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The Rabbit zodiac sign clashes with 2011’s ruling zodiac, the Yin Metal Rabbit (also known as tai shui).  Being one of the clashing signs, Rabbits need to be cautious, keep a low profile, be flexible and go with the flow. Most importantly, they must take good care of themselves. There is a mixture of both auspicious and inauspicious elementssurrounding this sign. On the brighter side, financial prospects are encouraging, and with some discipline you will have an abundant year.

1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Dragons have an exciting year ahead and are likely to be more outgoing and optimistic. Those who have recently changed jobs will find life events flowing better as the year kicks in. Career-wise, 2011 definitely indicates a more successful time. You’ll be called upon to socialise and network, and this will create necessary balance. Finances will improve, but wealth energy is moderate. Though business expansion is possible, don’t get carried away with risky investments.

1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 

2011 is a challenging year for Snakes. Inauspicious stars cast a gloomy cloud over your zodiac sign; a healthy mental attitude will be your best tool this year. Business plans will have to be carefully reviewed before you put them into action. At work, you need to be as systematic as possible because your workload is likely to be heavy throughout the year. Any interpersonal conflicts must be addressed immediately.

1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

The Chinese New Year will see the return of the horseThe Horse is freedom-loving and passionate. Being one of the Stars for Romance, you may have the overwhelming desire this year to plunge into the ocean of passion. Professionally, this will be a good year for Horses, through there will be moments of difficulty. Your work-life will be hectic, and long hours are indicated. At some point, you may suddenly wish for change, but you are advised to be consistent and patient.

1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

Fortune is key for Chinese New Year horoscope predictions for the year 2015The Goat sign is compatible with this year’s ruling zodiac, the Rabbit. Goats will be very popular and their creativity will take them far this year. However, there are some gloomy stars hanging around; be cautious not to trigger their ill-effects. You’ll be more susceptible to bodily harm, so pay attention to personal safety. Progress at work will lead to better income. If you have invested money, you will see gains, but be cautious: greed will lead to losses.

1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 

Monkey is a difficult role to play, the actor must master facial expressions, fighting, somersaulting and juggling weaponsMonkeys will be cheerful and full of energy this year. You will be more confident and your desire to succeed will help you to achieve success more easily than those under other zodiac signs. Being a fast thinker, you will plan your steps and even change your way of life to achieve your goals. Beware, however, not to neglect family relationships in the process, as this could cause problems.

1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

Roosters are known for their flamboyant and colourful personalities. 2011 may be a challenging year for Roosters, as they have a metaphysical clash with the Rabbit. The key is to be more mindful and tactful in your communication, as you tend to offend people and your volatile nature can bring trouble. To have a smoother journey this year, avoid impulsive speech or action.

1922, 1934, 1946, 1957, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

Dogs are wonderfully hard workers and perfectionists. 2011 will be an excellent year for you, with many auspicious stars shining on you, bringing extra benefits and the power to live through this year happily and successfully. To advance professionally, keep a lookout for ways and opportunities to display your talents, but don’t overwork yourself.

1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Events will flow smoothly for those belonging to this sign, which is metaphysically compatible with the Rabbit. Compatible zodiacs are blessed with a happier and more successful year. Some very auspicious stars give you extra strength and confidence.  On the downside, there are also some negative stars to be wary of.

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

This is a much more optimistic year for people of the Rat sign. Creativity and communication will flow well, and you could be more outgoing. It is important to be flexible and be open to new ideas if you wish to advance in your careers or expand your business. Take better care of their health to avoid stress and burnout.

1925, 1937, 1949, 1960, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

The Ox has mix of the stars surrounding its zodiac sign, some very auspicious and some undesirable. Faced with such an alignment try to stay positive and be at peace. Though there may be concerns about your destiny, you will have your fair share of success in 2011. Travels are indicated from middle of the year, including interesting trips with friends.

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There are various lucky stars gathering for you this year. Many Tigers will have a very successful time and others may enjoy pleasant surprises. Whichever is the case, this is going to be an interesting year. Financially, this will be a stable year, but be vigilant when investing and taking on new financial commitments.