The Chinese Year of the Metal Rabbit begins on the 3rd February at the Aquarian new moon. Those born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999 are all born in the year of the Rabbit (some call it the year of the Cat).
Rabbits/Cats are rather private individuals and can be a little introverted or withdrawn. They would rather work behind-the-scenes and enjoy being part of a group rather than leading the group. Friendly, articulate, talented and ambitious, Rabbits are well-balanced people who avoid confrontation and aggressive behavior. When angry, a Rabbit will approach the situation with calmness and consideration, rather than throwing a temper tantrum.
Rabbits are known for their sense of style and love of culture, tradition and custom. They appreciate understated quality, comfort and elegance and can often be found curled up at home on the couch with a glass of fine wine listening to tasteful music. Diplomatic and cooperative, they make excellent partners and family members, offer good advice and always walk their talk.
2011 will be a year when Rabbits can really shine, both personally and professionally and overcome any recent setbacks or obstacles. For the rest of us, the Year of the Rabbit offers us a chance to catch our breath after the roller coaster year of the Tiger. The Rabbit is the fourth of the twelve animal signs of the Chinese zodiac.