ACSSNL – Chinese Lunar Festival

It was way too early this morning! But it was nice to see how a group of Chinese exchange students from all different cities in Holland set up a big show in Theater De Muze in Noordwijk to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Chinese Embassy and local news were present. Unfortunately, I don’t have any video recorded, cuz the person overslept and then the other technician guy who promised me to do it forgot to record our Wu Dao Dragons show!! Nooooo, hopefully there will be some video footage online soon, there were lots of people filming and taking pictures.

2011: The year of the rabbit

In Chinese Horoscopes 2011 is The Year of the Rabbit. The Year of the Rabbit starts on 03 February 2011 and ends on 22 January 2012. It seems to be a good year to me, because I am a lucky rabbit.

Chinese Astrological Signs use the lunar calendar and the Chinese New Year falls somewhere between late January and mid-February. Each year is named after the Chinese Horoscope Symbols, which are twelve animals that follow one another in a specific order, which is repeated over twelve years.

These Chinese Astrological signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. As with western Astrology, each of the Chinese horoscope animals has a particular character and qualities. People born in a specific year are believed to take on the qualities and character of the animal after which the year is named.

After reading this, I felt even more related as the Chinese rabbit. I would say, 70-80% of the things said matches with me. But that is personal. Find out how close you are with the Chinese rabbit. This article will tell you all about the characteristics of the Chinese Rabbit sign.

What does the Year of the Rabbit have in store for you?

According to

“The Year of the Metal Rabbit is an excellent opportunity to dedicate yourself to your personal ideals and desires. Now’s the time to go after what you really want and need out of life, love, and career. Hop along with the lucky Rabbit energy, and learn how to use the fortunate energy surrounding 2011 in your life with your 2011 Chinese Horoscope!”

The characteristics of the Chinese Rabbit are sensitivity, creativity and compassion. Preferring the company of others Rabbits are friendly and outgoing.

They also try to avoid confrontational situations but if they cannot then Rabbits will take a calm approach, always with consideration for the other party. Rabbits believe strongly in friends and family and their calm nature stops them from becoming visibly upset. However Rabbits can be taken advantage of and can be a push over for sales people.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are not risk takers, preferring the safest option every time – this can make them miss opportunities.

Metal Rabbit

According to the Ancient Chinese the attributes of metal are unyieldingness, rigidity, persistence, strength and determination. Because Metal is very strong, the metal people can be ambitious, forceful, controlling and very set in their ways. They can make their closest friends and family feel shut out because they are frustratingly self-reliant and prefer to deal with their problems on their own.

The metal person is also materialistic, business minded, good at organising and enjoys stability. However they also enjoy the good things in life and appreciate luxury.

Metal conducts electricity and Metal people can have very strong impulses. They can influence change and transformation in those who come into close contact with them. Metal is believed to govern the lungs, nose and skin. The positive emotion of metal is courage but the negative emotion is grief


People born in The Year of the Rabbit can be home-loving, sensitive, tactful, sophisticated, careful, circumspect, long-living, ambitious, cultured, polite, artistic, considerate, intellectual, charming, graciously hospitable, modest and generally unimpeachable.


The Chinese Rabbit can also be snooty, finicky, complex, self-centred, haughty to the point of indifferent, self-indulgent, hypochondriacal, over-conscientious, judgemental, self-righteous, guarded, deceptive and utterly condescending.


A person born in the year of the Rabbit possesses one of the most fortunate of the twelve animal signs. The Rabbit is the emblem of longevity and is said to derive his essence from the Moon.

The Rabbit symbolizes graciousness, good manners, sound counsel kindness and sensitivity to beauty. His soft speech and graceful and nimble ways embody all the desirable traits of a successful diplomat or seasoned politician.

The Rabbit is extremely lucky in business and monetary transactions. Astute at striking bargains, he can always pop up with a suitable proposal or alternative to benefit himself. His sharp business acumen, coupled with his knack for negotiation, will ensure him a fast rise in any career.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. They are most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog.

He sincerely believes it costs people nothing to be nice to each other and he will always make an effort to be civil, even to his worst enemy.

For all his quiet and misleadingly docile nature, a Rabbit person possesses a strong will and an almost narcissistic self-assurance. He pursues his objectives with methodical precision but always in an unobtrusive manner. If there is anything he isn’t going to be accused of, it is that he is an obvious or thick-skinned person. He won’t make waves. The special trait that makes the Rabbit person a formidable negotiator is his inscrutability. It is difficult ever to assess his thoughts correctly. Now do you understand why Bugs Bunny always gets his carrots in all those cartoon strips?

All in all, the Rabbit is one who really knows how to live. What’s more, he or she is more than willing to let live. He never likes to embarrass anyone in public. He is adept at the art of saving face, both yours and his, and if there is any way he can spare your feelings, he will.

Have no doubt–he makes mental notes of your mistakes or progress. But if things are not serious or beyond redemption, he will goodheartedly let you pass. For this trait, he is well-liked and popular. An advantage of this philosophy is that the Rabbit makes few enemies and thus rarely gets into trouble. People respond by being generous to him and letting him pass, too.

No one has a more sympathetic ear to lend you than the Rabbit (except the Sheep) should you need one. But while he is an excellent soother and compassionate listener, he will only take the role of a passive advisor. He is, above all, an intellectual, a realist and a pacifist.

The Rabbit year is said to bring peace or at least a respite from conflict or war. Likewise, its native will do everything in his power to restore harmony or he will leave the scene.

The Rabbit person makes a good entertainer and is a wonderful host. Pleasant and warm company, he has a good word to say of everyone. But don’t let that fool you. He knows more than he will say and you can easily recognize him by his finesse. He will be the best of friends so long as you take care not to ask too much of him.

Horoscope compatibility

The well-groomed Rabbit is most compatible with those born in the Sheep year. They will share the same good taste and love of material comforts. Equally well suited will be a relationship with the Dog person or the honest, unimposing Roar native. The Rat, Dragon, Monkey, Ox, Snake and Rabbit will make good secondary matches for him. But he will not be able to tolerate the vanity or criticism of the Rooster, is unimpressed by the dramatics of the Tiger and unappreciative of the quick-tempered and mercurial ways of the Horse.

There is no great inner struggle in the Rabbit’s heart between the forces of good and evil. He believes in his own ability to survive, relies on his own judgment and is at peace with himself. His is the sign most apt to find happiness and contentment.

Ideal Careers for people born in The Year of the Rabbit

Rabbits have a positive practical outlook

Rabbits are articulate and make great communicators, which make them sought after to give advice. They make excellent diplomats and politicians.

Other suitable careers for Rabbits include:

Barrister, Judge, Counselor, Solicitor, Advisor or Secretary. They also make good writers, publishers, actors, fashion designers, therapists, doctors and teachers.