In ancient times the rabbit and the ox were friendly neighbors, but one day they fell into argument. The rabbit maintained that he was the champion runner of all the animals and that the ox could never equal him because the ox lacked his light body. Insulted, the ox began to train every day, determined to beat the rabbit.
When the time came for the animal signs to be chosen, all the animals wanted to be first at the palace in order to get a place. The ox and the rabbit decided to run together, but the rabbit broke his promise. Rising early, he dashed off at a great pace and, after a while, turned round to look for the other animals. To his delight not one was in sight, so he settled down for a nap, confident that he would be the first.
The rabbit woke up suddenly to find the tiger overtaking him. Panicking, he sprinted as fast as he could to the palace, arriving to find that both the tiger and the ox had run faster then him, and that the rat had snatched first place through his cunning. Consequently, he was only fourth! Bitter at the ox, he moved his home underground where his descendants still dwell today.
You have a tranquil nature and are sensitive to the world around you. You cannot thrive in a competitive or aggressive environment, and you soon become anxious if you are forced to take risks. Your delicately balanced emotions are easily destabilized by unsettled or unpredictable situations, and you instinctively want to create a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere. In fact, this makes you a very hospitable host, attentive to the needs of others, ensuring that they do not feel isolated or neglected. You are aware that small details are important in creating the right ambience and you pay attention to everything from colour, design and furniture to food and conversation. When you are certain that everything is arranged to your satisfaction you can then relax and you make charming, elegant and intelligent company.
You have a good imagination and intellect combined with an openness and generosity that enables you to turn enemies into friends. Your approach to life is not threatening or disruptive and the only time that you are really obstinate is when you feel you have been pushed beyond your capabilities. When faced with a dilemma, or if you are just feeling low, you tend to keep your thoughts well hidden in the belief that it is not appropriate for you to make demands or force your opinions on others.
Your lifestyle is conservative as you do not like your security compromised, but when you opt for safety over risk you may miss good opportunities. You have no desire to be in the limelight; you shy away from confrontations or complications and if there is an escape route you will quickly take it. This does not imply that you are frivolous or irresponsible, for when you truly believe in something you are serious, perseverant and capable.
Rabbit YEARS: Negetive Elements
(1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951,
1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
You need trust, security and tenderness in a relationship, and are happiest when you can create an intimate and cosy atmosphere. You are unlikely to go in search of emotional thrills and do not thrive on romantic upheavals, so when a partner's behavior becomes erratic or hurtful you withdraw into your shell.
There are times when you are confident in love, but an unpredictable action or careless remark can suddenly place serious doubts in your mind, Try to express your concerns and you may well find that your doubts are groundless. When you have found the right partner the affection that you offer will be returned, and you will prove to be both sympathetic and forgiving, far more likely to listen to someone else's problems than to reveal your own.
You are happy sharing artistic interests, informal dinners and stimulating conversation. It will take time to find the soul-mate you are searching for and along the way you may appear fickly, but when you have found that person your commitment is powerful.
Your intelligence and imagination stand you in good stead in your career, and you always give careful thought to projects before you undertake them. You are balanced in outlook and cautious in approach, and like to be informed of all the facts before you make a judgment.
You do not enjoy the cut and thrust of business life, preferring work that is more methodical and reliable, and thus the worlds of politics and finance hold little interest for you. Working under pressure makes you nervous, as do sudden demands on you to develop creative ideas, and while others may thrive on heated discussion you prefer reasoned debate. Your creative talents will come to the fore when you are allowed to work at your own pace. Many colleagues appreciate your tact and modesty and realize you are a conscientious worker, unlikely to step over others to achieve your goals.
You are suited to a career in literature, art, design or public relations. You would also be a good counselor, barrister, judge, solicitor, adviser or secretary
to see or use violence
to say anything unpleasant
being forced to make a decision
to change their mind
to witness suffering
conversation, including gossip
to use their wits to solve a problem
secrets and mysteries
prefers company of friends and family to going out
paying attention to detail
Prince Albert, Lucy Arnaz, Harry Belafonte, Ingrid Bergman, James Caan, Lewis Caroll, John Cleese, Confucius, Albert Einstein, Peter Falk, W.C. Fields, Peter Fonda, James Fox, Sir David Frost, James Galway, Cary Grant, Edward Grieg, Oliver Hardy, Paul Hogan, Bob Hope, Whitney Houson, John Hurt, David Jason, Michael Keaton, John Keats, Cheryl Ladd, Danny La Rue, Julian Lennon, Patrick Lichfield, Gina Lollobrigida, Ali MacGraw, George Michael, Roger Moore, Nanette Newman, Tatum O'Neal, Christiana Onassis, Ken Russell, Mort Sahl, Elizabeth Schwarzcopf, George C. Scott, Neil Sedaka, Jane Seymour, Neil Simon, Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Sting, Jimmy Tarbuck, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Queen Victoria, Andy Warhol, Orson Welles.
Rabbits are advised to exercise tact and caution to keep disputes at bay during this Year. They should also pay close attention to money matters and read the fine print before signing on the dotted line. With no major hardships on the horizon, however, there may even be a chance to make a profit.
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