Franca Giuliani - As a new year comes upon us, so does a new animal and star. Based on the Chinese calendar, 2011, actually starting on February 3rd, is the year of the Rabbit with a 7 Metal Star in the center. Depending on our individual birth dates, each of us will experience 2011 in a different way; however, all in all, it will be such a breath of fresh air from the turmoil of 2010.
The Rabbit brings peace and tranquility. We should follow suit this year. It is a time to forgive, forget, and keep the harmony. Active people who always seem to be on the go may have a difficult time with the Rabbit’s leisurely pace.
The center star, 7 Metal, relates to autumn and the harvest. It brings a joyous time – a time to reap what we have sown. Combined with the Rabbit, it will also tempt you into self indulgence. By all means go for it! Go out to the theater, get the works done at a local spa, and eat out at restaurants. Keep in mind though, not to overspend, as the center 7 metal star will easily make you do it.
If you are a Rabbit, Sheep or Pig, you may be in for a great year. Ox, Tiger, Snake, and Dog people may also prosper this year. Those who are a Rat, Horse, Monkey, or a Rooster may want to hold the reins in a bit for 2011.
What to focus on in 2011? Well, depending on what “house” you occupy for the year, my advice would vary. But all in all, for 2011, slow and steady wins the race. Focus on education, leisurely travel, and pursuing your hobbies. Watch your spending. Breathe and forgive. Metal is in the air, so watch out for some distruptions.
Next month: learn what “house” you actually occupy for 2011. Happy New Year to you!
Franca Giuliani is a certified feng shui practitioner, energy clearer, and lecturer. She is a graduate of the Feng Shui Alliance School formerly in Edgewater, NJ. Franca also holds a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a continuing education certificate from NYU. She has studied and continues to study under world-renowned instructors in feng shui, astrology, and energy clearing. She has consulted and lectured within the New York and New Jersey areas, as well as in Italy and England. Franca offers feng shui consultations, astrology readings, energy clearing sessions and organizing services. Visit her web site for more information.
Art credit: China Connection Tours