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    2011 Year of the Metal Rabbit part 1 | part 2 | FengShui Your House 2011 | Chinese Zodiac | Feng ShuiYour Year Ahead

    2011: Year of the Metal Rabbit [part 2]
    Your Year Ahead

    Richard Giles presents his Chinese horoscope forecast for the Year of the Rabbit in 2011. He looks down the timeline for all of the Chinese Zodiac Animals and gives the flavour of the year for each one. And you can calculate your Zodiac Animal with our free on line calculator!

    What's in store for each of the twelve animal signs in 2011?

    Every sign is made up of elemental influences, some fortunate and some challenged by the Metal Rabbit. As we now have a Yin Metal year, the element Metal works well with Earth and Water, but it breaks down or destroys Wood—and Fire melts Metal. If you are a Metal person, then this year can be strong overall. Look at the elements that make up each zodiac sign below.

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    If you belong to the Rabbit's favourite group—if your sign is Rabbit, Sheep or Pig—you are most likely to have a great year. Make an effort to follow your dreams, seize opportunities and enjoy those peaceful moments. Other signs with good prospects this year include the Ox, Tiger, Dragon, Snake, and Dog. Those that might want to hold back a bit include the Rat, Horse, Monkey, and Rooster. The Rooster is opposite the Rabbit in the zodiac and for people born in the year of Rooster, it is recommended you carry the pendant of a Dog which will help to attract away the difficulties and minimise the negative influence of the 'clash'. People born in the Rooster year will experience a turbulent year with more changes and movement.

    People who are used to being on the go are likely to be unhappy with the Rabbit's leisurely pace. You'll find yourself in trouble if you try to move too fast. The Tiger, being the Yang to the Rabbit's Yin, will do well by modifying its style. This year the cautious, slow but sure approach is likely to win more than a flat-out running one.

    Rabbits who work with sensitivity in business dealings are best suited to do well in the year ahead. Those compatible with the Rabbit, the Sheep, Dog and Pig in particular, may also find the year inspiring them to greater personal happiness and professional success. Those born in the other signs will feel it difficult, depending on how flexible they are to the mood of 2011. Those who negotiate personal or business issues sympathetically will make good karma for the year in 2011.

    Remember though, that this animal astrology is only a simple guide; a proper forecast for 2010 looks at your Four Pillars Chart, which is your full Chinese zodiac chart, using the Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth to get a true picture of your character. Check the full Chinese astrology at the, where you can calculate full birth date details of your Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth (see Four Pillars of Destiny Calculator).

    The Year Ahead for Each Zodiac Animal!

    THE RABBIT (Wood):
    (1915, '27, '39, 51, '63, '75, '87, '99, 2011)

    You may encounter obstacles this year in the things you do. You don't have enough to lend a hand in your career and are prone to possible pressures. You need to stay positive and strive to move ahead, and try as much as you can to improve social skills for the future. You will be prone to emotional problems, and encounter mood swings, maybe a temper which is sometimes difficult to control - unusual for a Rabbit. This year, pay attention to your health, and stay alert to prevent accidents. Wealth is quiet and its not suitable for high-risk investments. Carry out tasks step by step to avoid any problems that may affect your progress.

    THE DRAGON (Earth):
    (1916, '28, '40, '52, '64, '76, '88, 2000, 2012)

    You gain lucky stars and the difficult ones are minimised. Therefore its a good year ahead for you. There will be many who will support you at work but there will be some damage caused by a few people. Your communications with others is vital so improve interpersonal relationships, and your career does well. This year work gets easier and more efficient. In business wealth is very smooth, and you can see returns on your investments. Your love life is good and warm. Your health issues may revolve around insomnia, or stomach and breathing problems. In marriage have clear discussions with each other and make sure you have good understanding and patience for each other's character and personality.

    THE SNAKE (Fire):
    (1917, '29, '41, '53, '65, '77, '89, 2001, 2013)

    For the Snake there are some obstacles in the Rabbit year. You have to control yourself in the investments area and do not forge business partnerships with anyone just yet. Pay close attention to your health, as you may find it difficult to focus and feeling lethargic may lead to emotional instability and personal disputes. Seek plenty of rest time to prevent you getting distracted at work or in marriage. Its best not to get into any gossip and avoid trouble. For the Snake this year, its suggested that you will experience numerous mood swings so be calm. Wealth is average.

    THE HORSE (Fire):
    (1918, '30, '42, '54, '66, '78, '90, 2002, 2014)

    The Horse will be reasonably fortunate in the Rabbit year, especially females. You will encounter someone in your work this year who will assist you. There's a good opportunity for promotion and pay rise as well, but be careful of disputes with others. In this year of good fortune, business will bloom but you need to know how to hold onto the money. Do not fall into any money scams. Take precautions against theft, and lock windows and doors. This year is a good year to meet a partner and its time to consider your future happiness if not married. Health is average so pay more attention to exercise and get ample rest.

    THE SHEEP (Earth):
    (1919, '31, '43, '55, '67, '79, '91, 2003, 2015)

    It's a mixture of good and bad luck for Sheep people. There'll be pay and advancement opportunities at work, but there may be disputes or misunderstandings by those who are out to undermine you. There may be some business barriers and some legal problems around. Your wealth is average this year and you may find it hard to save, though there are good investments about for you. Married couples need to protect their relationship and be open with each other. Pay attention to safety issues while driving and obey those traffic rules. Its a good year to expand your career and you will gain support from fellow colleagues and will be able to display your leadership capabilities. You will be able to attain good fortune in your career. Couples should communicate more and difficult stuff be brought up in order to clarify the relationship.

    THE MONKEY (Metal):
    (1908, '20, '32, '44, '56, '68, '80, '92, 2004)

    You have a moderate Star shining on you this year. You may encounter issues at work—stay positive, have faith and work against any obstacles. Lack of communication may lead to arguments with colleagues, therefore you should stay away from clashes. Learn to do your financial management this year and be careful with your valuables with theft. Love is good for the singles, and there will be a chance for romance. If married, avoid any unnecessary outside influences. For your health this year, pay attention to rest periods to prevent fatigue. Work is good this year and can bring a good increase in your prosperity. You may encounter a surprise windfall from good people around you.

    THE ROOSTER (Metal):
    (1909, '21, '33, '45, '57, '69, '81, '93, 2005)

    You will encounter obstacles in your work in 2011, due to issues over verbal spats—or you may be framed by others this year. Money will be a worry as well. Get to know more about financial management, be thrifty and do not throw money away on useless things. Do not go as a guarantor or lend money to others this year. There will be ups and downs for your love life and some possible problems with marriage. You'll be moody at times due to pressures at work and you should seek advice if feeling unwell or rundown. Delays will be bad for your health. You may suffer with poor relationships and frequent mood swings this year and it's easy for disputes to happen with your partner. Both of you must learn to be patient with each other, understand and care for each other to maintain the relationship.

    THE DOG (Earth):
    (1910, '22, '34, '46, '58, '70, '82, '94, 2006)

    The Dog will benefit this year due to the presence of a lucky Star. You will achieve good study results and in your work, will receive help and support from another which will lead to excellence and more pay. It's a good year for investments and you may wish to expand yourself overseas. Take good care of your valuables to prevent theft. You will have luck with relationships this year, and couples with a long relationship can start planning for marriage. Health is good but extra attention must be paid to food and diet. Allocate time for rest, exercise and social activities. Pay attention to the health status of older family members, and show them more concern.

    THE PIG (Water):
    (1911, '23, '35, '47, '59, '71, '83, '95, 2007)

    There are quiet stars for you this year. You can run into people who may harm you with disputes and rumours and this can make you very moody. There may be a few controversies around you. Financial issues are important this year so learn to manage your wealth well. However, the Pig does not care too much for dollars, as you are one of the signs that's good with money. Married couples may find difficulties so look to develop more communication skills. You may suffer some health issues this year so pay attention to any symptoms of illness that may arise. Avoid fast foods and pay attention to digestion and stomach problems.

    THE RAT (Water):
    (1912, '24, '36, '48, '60, '72, '84, '96, 2008)

    A reasonable year for the Rat, with some good luck. You will face problems which can cause you to be in many mixed-up situations. If there are obstacles then you may feel stressed by them this year. The year requires you to stay calm and be careful so as to avoid accidents. You have the opportunity to go abroad for business and if it comes, it will help to more fully develop your potential. Avoid gossip and keep a low profile. This year love is good, romance may be in the air. The opposite sex can act as an assistance for you in your career.

    THE OX (Earth):
    (1913, '25, '37, '49, '61, '73, '85, '97, 2009)

    This year is quieter so your fortunes may be low. Your work pressures are heavy, and there will be interference to obstruct you. Watch out for duplication of your efforts. If it looks like hard work that earns you your money. Work and wealth are steady, and if faced with problems, resolve them quickly by calming yourself. Take more rest times and pay attention to your physical health. This year health revolves around heart, kidney and joint problems.

    THE TIGER (Wood):
    (1914, '26, '38, '50, '62, '74, '86, '98, 2010)

    Your fortune in the Rabbit year will pick up, but it's still about average. There may be some obstacles in your work but if there is a will, you do not need to worry too much because there is an honoured Star here to lend a hand. That will help solve your problems. This year improves on relationships. Keep a low profile, and this will prevent any fault finding from others at work. Physical health issues may affect your work. Also pay attention to traffic safety on the roads. You may feel somewhat emotionally unstable this year which may leads to disagreements with partners or family.

    Every Chinese animal sign is different and it's important to remember that with each animal year there can be one of five different elemental combinations (with the Five Elements). As an example, there are Fire Rabbit years, Earth Rabbit, Metal Rabbit, Water Rabbit and Wood Rabbit years. Each of those elemental combinations mean you'll react differently to the year depending on what elements are in play for you in 2011. If your element clashes with Metal, you may have a tougher, more challenging or testing year. It doesn't mean you won't be successful – the challenge may be just what you need to make it work.

    Thank you. Best of success, abundance and good luck for the lovely Metal Rabbit year of 2011.

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    Yin Yang Richard Giles is a Feng Shui practitioner and astrologer who is available in Australia for consultations on your home and business. He has been involved in astrology for more than two decades and writes for several Australian magazines. He is also the director of the metal Healing School of Queensland, running practitioner courses in metal Healing and Geomancy. Click to contact Richard Giles.

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