I have always been fascinated by Astrology and am very surprised by just how accurate both Chinese and normal star sign profiles are, for example I am an Aries which is a fire sign and I was born in the year of the Rabbit…
Born between 21 March – 21 April, Aries people are typically headstrong and impulsive – rushing in where angels fear to tread. They are essentially self-expressive and assertive with qualities of enterprise and spontaneity. Aries people want everything done yesterday. Arians value their freedom, they are frank and direct to the point of being tactless.Mentally Arians are quick thinking, quick witted, but can be selfish, impatient, argumentative and quick tempered – often insensitive to the feelings of others – although not usually intentionally. They enjoy a challenge and make a good leader or boss, especially where initiative and pioneering spirit is needed. Aries is ruled by Mars which governs the head. Symbolically this means that they like to be at the head of things (first). Physiologically there could be a tendency to get headaches, neuralgia and inflammations.
Positive traits.—Highly Motivated – Positive – Strong – Protective – Competitive –Fortunate – Pioneering Leader.
Negative traits.—Selfish – Arrogant – Blunt – Detached – Dominant.
have a simmering at-the-ready stance, as they hunt for things that light them up. They’re prone to sudden illuminating flashes of insight and bursts of enthusiasm. Like fire itself, they can flare up when inspired, making them seem very passionate about life. They like to live large, and often feel frustrated by mundane chores and duties. known to be intuitive, and to rely on gut-level instincts. Going on faith in their inner guidance gets them far, but they have a tendency to skip crucial steps, or to be unaware of the emotional impact of their actions.
Those born in the year of the Rabbit can be placed in to 5 different elements according to which year they actually came in to the world , I was born in 1975 so that makes me a Wood Rabbit.
Wood Rabbits occupy their time doing things for others especially if they have children and their generosity is often taken advantage of ,with out them even realising . Most Rabbits are articulate and good communicators which is why friends and acquaintances seek out their advice, It’s also why Rabbits make excellent diplomats and politicians, they also have the flare to be great writers, publishers, actors, therapists, administrator, and teachers. Rabbits are not usually the sort to get visibly upset or stressed around anyone except an occasional family member, tending to keep these feelings locked up inside, causing them to become ill (run down) and so they need people around them who can read the signs and help them to communicate their problems. Most Rabbits prefer to spend there time at home and are always better at entertaining this way, feeling more comfortable in their own surroundings, which they prefer to be neat and organised.
Most of what you have just read is fairly accurate of my personality, I love to be creative , thoroughly enjoying such things as drawing, writing and creating flower arrangements. I am headstrong and will more often than not speak my mind, I’m the sort that you should not ask such things as “do i look fat in this?” unless you can handle being told the exact truth, I am normally the one who jumps in to a situation to protect someone else or let a person know just how ‘Wrong’ they are. I am normally the one both friends and family (definitely my hubby lol 🙂 ) come to for an opinion or help especially if it’s for something creative. I would much rather spend my time at home than out amongst lots of people as i tend to be happier with my own company and I do get run down at times because although i have a firery temper it takes a lot for me to express to anyone when I feel burdened or down with life. Things that I would say are not characteristic of my nature though are ‘Selfishness’- I always put my 2 daughters and my husbands welfare before my own and love to buy them treats, spoiling them all when ever I can afford it, I am also normally the one who throws parties for everyone else on birthdays etc, but will never accept one for my self as I get embarrassed by it, Nor would I say I could be considered as ‘Arrogant’ as I never have a very high opinion of my self and although I will always stand up for what I believe in, often causing things to get ‘heated’, I normally think to my self after a fit of temper ‘oh crap I’m an idiot!’ 🙂 .
Anyway for those of you who have never really dabbled in the Chinese zodiac and are unsure of which animal you might be, then let me be of guidance …
Occupying the 1st and most prominent position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Rat symbolizes such character traits as wit, imagination and curiosity. Rats have keen observation skills and with those skills they’re able to deduce much about other people and other situations. Overall, Rats are full of energy, talkative and charming but they have a tendency to become aggressive.
Occupying the 2nd position on the Chinese Zodiac, Oxen possess such character traits as dependability, strength and determination. Oxen are tolerant individuals who believe that the road to success involves hard work and scrupulous behaviour; they don’t believe in taking shortcuts. They characterize those who don’t work hard as lazy individuals not worthy of respect.
Occupying the 3rd position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Tiger symbolizes such character traits as bravery, competitiveness and unpredictability. Tigers love to be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means protecting a loved one or protecting their honour. They don’t worry about the outcome because they know they’ll always land on their feet. Don’t let their calm appearance fool you though; Tigers will pounce when they feel it’s necessary.
Occupying the 4th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rabbit symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion, and sensitivity. Rabbits are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also prefer to avoid conflict. In confrontational situations, Rabbits approach calmly and with consideration for the other party. Rabbits believe strongly in friends and family and lacking such bonds can lead to emotional issues.
Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled.
Occupying the 6th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Snake symbolizes such character traits as intelligence, gracefulness and materialism. When it comes to decision-making, Snakes are extremely analytical and as a result, they don’t jump into situations. They are effective at getting the things they want, even if it means they have to scheme and plot along the way.
Occupying the 7th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Horse symbolizes such character traits as strength, energy, and an outgoing nature. Extremely animated, Horses thrive when they’re the centre of attention. Always in search of a good time, Horses keep the crowds happy with their humour and their wit.
Occupying the 8th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Goat (or Sheep) symbolizes such character traits as creativity, intelligence, dependability, and calmness. Comfortable being alone to ponder the workings of their inner minds, Goats enjoy being part of a group, but prefer the sidelines rather than the centre. Their nurturing personality makes Goats excellent care-givers. They’re quite and reserved because they spend much time absorbed in their thoughts.
Occupying the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Forever playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. Even though their intentions are always good, this desire to be a prankster has a tendency to create ill will and hurt feelings.
Occupying the 10th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rooster symbolizes such character traits as confidence, pompousness and motivation. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are loyal, trustworthy individuals who are blunt when it comes to offering their opinions. Their bluntness stems not from being mean but from being honest; a trait which Roosters expect from others.
Occupying the 11th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dog symbolizes character traits such as loyalty, compatibility and kindness. Dogs frequently offer kind words and useful advice, always listening and lending a shoulder when necessary. Dogs often become deeply involved in others’ lives and are sometimes perceived as nosy. Ensuring others are happy is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success.
Occupying the last position in the Chinese Zodiac, the 12th, the Pig symbolizes such character traits as diligence, compassion, and generosity. Pigs enjoy life and because they are entertaining, others enjoy their company. Pigs are giving souls and reap much enjoyment when they’re helping others, but sometimes they give too much. Honesty is what Pigs give and it’s what they expect to receive in return.