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vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

2011 = Year of the Rabbit !

2011 =
Year of the Rabbit
written by Heather of TheBlueWindmill


Original ACEO

by thebluewindmill

The 12 signs used in Chinese Astrology are based upon the 12-year period that the planet Jupiter requires to complete its orbit. Each year is associated with an animal, which are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, cock, dog, and pig.

The Chinese New Year 4709, or 2011 in the Western world, is the year of the rabbit and it starts on Feb. 3rd. Chinese Astrology uses the five elements―Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth―to determine people’s fortune for the new year. Metal coincides with the rabbit and metal is also related to the colors of white, yellow, or gold; therefore, one can say that 2011 is the year of the white rabbit, year of the golden rabbit, or year of the yellow rabbit.

White Rabbit

Silk tapestry Fur Keeper Box

by brizel4TheAnimals

A perfect symbol of the Chinese New Year: Brizel’s “White Rabbit Tapestry Box” represents the circular pattern of the zodiac as well as its five elements, orange-fire, chocolate brown-wood, green-earth, blue--water, and white--the color of the rabbit itself--metal.

“As fourth in the cycle of the 12 animals representing each Chinese New Year, the rabbit is a symbol of endurance according to Chinese mythology,” writes Mary Margaret Peralta in an article titled, “2011, Year of the Rabbit”.

Chinese Zodiac

Year of the Rabbit is much welcomed after the preceding year of 2010, Year of the Tiger and is predicted to be more relaxed, fun, and peaceful. The year of the rabbit will unfold at an easygoing pace without strict adherence to rules and regulations.

The rabbit symbolizes “sensitivity, compassion, and creativity.” These people are “friendly, outgoing, and enjoy the company of others”. They are also considered “calm, gentle, persistent, shy” as well as “quietly charismatic” and thoughtful. Others will seek out their advice for their wisdom and trustworthiness. Rabbits hold home and family in high regard, and do not do well without them. They are most comfortable entertaining friends and family in their neat and organized homes and they console and comfort those who are wounded or hurting.

Some other characteristics of rabbit are as follows:

Rabbits tend to be peacekeepers, shying away from conflict and stressful situations.

One of the most cautious signs in the zodiac, rabbits are prepared to run at the first sign of danger and are known for taking their time while strategizing their next move.

Rabbits gravitate toward the arts and have “an eye for color and line that is evident in their thoughtful fashion sense”.

Bunny Towel Plush

by AubreyMade

Rabbits, and those born under compatible signs, will likely benefit from luck or good fortune during a Rabbit year.”

Wishing you and your family

a year of health and prosperity!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!”







  1. Looks great, Nicole!!
    Thanks for posting it!

    Here's a Happy Rabbit Year to all!

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

  2. Well - that was cool! It would be interesting to see how many 'Rabbit' people there are on Etsy!

  3. Very cool! I'm personally a big bunny fan!

  4. Such a neat article!

    Art and Sew Forth, I'm one of the "Rabbit" people :-)


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