Ringing in the Chinese New Year With the Wily Rabbit?

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Has January gotten off to a slow, cold start for you? Do you feel like you’re just now finding your groove for 2011? If so, it may be because you are more in alignment with the day much of the world considers the beginning of 2011. February 3rd marks the Chinese New Year. And this year is the Year of the Rabbit. What does this mean for you?

Perhaps the Tiger of 2010 didn’t agree with you. Well, this year we have the wily rabbit to contend with. Here are some of its features. First, of all, she’s a she. The energy of the rabbit is a feminine energy, unlike the roaring tiger of late. So if you were already feeling like this was the year to “go with the flow”, then you are already tapping in to the rabbit’s energy.

Some of the other characteristics include: persistent, gentle, speedy, kind, and cautious but strategic. And you never want to underestimate the rabbit’s intellect. In fact, if you want to see how the rabbit will affect your stock portfolio, then check out this recent Wall Street Journal article, Feng Shui Stockpickers: Beware the Volatile Metal Rabbit.

As for your love life, it is a great year for romance and partnerships!

Need some ideas on the best way to ring in the Chinese New Year?

Clean house!

It is Chinese tradition to clean the house similar to the West’s “spring cleaning.” The Chinese consider it essential for ridding the home of good luck to make room for incoming good luck. It is also Chinese tradition to hold a family gathering on New Year’s Eve. However, the gathering must be limited to 8 or 9 guests based upon numerology. Noodles are usually served as they symbolize longevity. And money gifts are given to children in auspicious red envelopes.

And if you are looking for a lucky flower, try the plum blossom. Or try the Kumquats and Narcissus are for prosperity. Take your pick.

Many Blessings are coming your way in 2011!

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Tisha Morris is a certified life coach, feng shui consultant, energy healer, yoga instructor, and author of 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home (Turner Publishing).  For more information, visit www.tishamorris.com.

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