December 18 - December 24, 2017
The month of the Pig must come to an end and while you may lament the closing of this adventurous month, chances are you're more than ready to get your teeth into the month of the Rat and the professional momentum this can create. For the Rabbit, the month of the Rat is always going to be the most professionally focused and potentially successful month of the lunar year, but as the first since the Year of the Monkey ended earlier in the year, there is plenty of momentum. The Monkey and the Rat are the best of friends and with the Year of the Monkey a big year for work matters and the month of the Rat an important month for career matters, this is a chance to take up from where the other left off. Starting with Monday's New Moon and running through to the second half of January, this is a chance to end this professional year and start your 2018 with a real advantage.
2017 - Year of the Rooster
The Year of the Rooster isn’t so much a challenging year for you, but you will need to be on your toes. The Rabbit and the Rooster sit on opposite sides of the Chinese Zodiac wheel, where they keep a watchful eye on each other. It is more that the Rooster and the Rabbit are poles apart, but then you know what they say about opposites attracting.
It is common to a Rooster and Rabbit combination in a marriage or even a professional partnership, with each having what the other lacks. So don’t be put off by what you might hear about the Year of the Rooster for yes, the Rooster will keep you on your toes but it shouldn’t be any more challenging than any other year. This is going to put a lot more focus on your relationships and put your relationships under the microscope, with a marriage or the birth or strengthening of all your relationships and partnerships.
Relationships themselves can be challenging and if you are to have challenges, this is where you might find them. This is not because there will be problems and more because the Rooster demands you take responsibility and that you put in the work and effort. Ask any enduring or strong relationship for their secret to success and they’ll tell you that luck had nothing to do with it, that it takes hard work. So you will have to work hard on your relationships this year and the Rooster won’t let you stick your head into the sand or into your rabbit’s burrow. Yet he will give you all the support you need to build strong and authentic relationships.
The year won’t be all hard work, even on the relationship front, with something special on the romantic front midyear. We have a Leap Month this year, with the same month being repeated. In such an important and at times demanding relationship year, it’s only fair that this should take on romantic connotations for you. You should also expect a good year across the income, work and career fronts. Though once again, with the Rooster in charge there will be no short cuts, you’ll need to take responsibility and work hard.
On the relationship, professional or financial fronts, the Rooster will reward hard work and take responsibility.
About the Rabbit
Rabbits are lucky people; the Chinese believe them the luckiest of all. They can be really creative within the confines of their conservative and considerate natures. Although they are articulate and often show great talent, they have to overcome their shyness. Peace-loving, sensitive and compassionate Rabbits are very affectionate.
Rabbits are sensitive, caring and gentle creatures. It is considered the luckiest sign in the zodiac, for Rabbits have good characters. They are likely to come out unscathed from situations that could devastate most of us. They are shy, sentimental and popular amongst friends.
The Rabbit is non-confrontational and prefers to negotiate and compromise with quiet intelligence. Although when forced to, they will fight with courage and fierceness, hence their passive disposition must not be mistaken for docility. At worst, Rabbits can be moody and has certain deviousness because of their wish to avoid confrontations at all cost.
They are pleasure-loving creatures. They love being at home and the idea of love and marriage. Rabbits will frequently engage in temporary relationships that provide physical passions, although they rarely engage in anything long-term unless there is a solid promise of comfort and ease.
Compatible: Goats & Pigs
Strained: Tigers, Monkeys & Horses