Iron hare cycle
Western Astrology

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



by Michael Erlewine February 03, 2011 02:48 PM EST
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Michael Erlewine

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Year of the Iron Hare

 

The New Moon on February 2, 2011 at 9:21 PM EST marked the start of the Year of the Female Iron Hare in both the Chinese and Tibetan calendar according to the Tsurphu tradition. The New Year is celebrated by the Tibetans on the following calendar day, which is today. The dates of the Chinese and Tibetan New Year do not always agree but can be one month apart. This year they agree.

 

There are sixty element-animal combinations in the sexaganery (60-year) cycle of the element-animal combinations. Years ago I created a little graphic card for each of the sixty combinations. Here are those that include the year of the Female Iron Hare, marked with the red outline.

 

The combinations consist of Five Elements (Fire, Earth, Iron, Water, and Wood) and one of the Twelve Animals (Mouse, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Bird, Dog, and Pig). The Animals cycle in their order (one after another) and the Five Elements cycle in order but with each element lasting two years. Last year was the year of the “Iron Tiger,” this year is the “Iron Hare,” and next year is the “Water Dragon.” For those of you interested in reading more there is a free 826 page book on Tibetan Astrology with 579 color illustrations that I wrote here:

 

http://astrologysoftware.com/books/index.asp?orig=

 

As for what that means, you can read about the nature of the twelve animal signs many places on the Internet and the same with the five elements. How this year relates to you depends on what animal year you were born in and the relation of that animal to the current Hare year. The same goes with the elements. The element this year is Iron (Metal) and Iron is the Mother of Water, the child of Earth, the destroyer of Wood, and is destroyed by Fire.  I have explained this in my book “The Art of Feng Shui” (563 pages, 500 color illustrations) at the same link given above for those who want more information.

 

If you have a child born this year, the Female Iron Hare year, the ancient description of that child’s nature is that the Iron Hare tends to by lazy, but very open minded, with a sharp mind, a love of education, and strong ambitions. Despite more than their share of suffering, nevertheless, they are kind and generous to others. Their average lifespan is 61 years and they will face five obstacles. They will have an average amount of wealth and five children. There may be family feuds.

 

Hope this is interesting. Happy New Year!

Share a free sample Self-Empowerment Guide. How did the planets shape you? Discover the shocking details with our Self-Empowerment Guide!

 

 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
The Stars This Week: March 2-8, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 23 - March 1, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 16-22, 2015
The Stars This Week: February 9-15, 2015
Monthly Summary for October 2014
Monthly Summary for September 2014
Monthly Summary for August 2014
Monthly Summary for July 2014

Astrology On the Go

ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTERS

Wake Up to Your Horoscope
in Your Inbox

Start your day with a dose of the cosmos -- get your daily horoscope delivered straight to your email!

related articles
 
Use Your Illusions as Sun in Pisces Squares Saturn in Sagittarius
Use Your Illusions as Sun in Pisces Squares Saturn in Sagittarius

Cosmic Taskmaster Saturn is in the driver’s seat this week, stabilizing the skies and bringing... read more »

 
New Moon in Aquarius: Begin with Compassion
New Moon in Aquarius: Begin with Compassion

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many... read more »

 
Zodiac: Mind, Body and Spirit
Zodiac: Mind, Body and Spirit

By working with energies of each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, you can affect every major part of... read more »

 
New astro forecast sheep 300x250

featured bloggers


Astrology Detective


Astrology Detective
Astrology Detective writes the Love – Money – Health Horoscopes for Dell Horoscope Magazine. She also runs her own site, astrologydetective.com, offering weekly and monthly horoscopes, personal readings and reports, ecards, and more.... read more

Astrology.com videos
4084010512001
4084011144001
4084010513001
4084003054001
4084010528001
4084011138001
4084003072001
4084003072001
4084003953001
4084011148001
4084028629001
4084028632001
4084028635001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
Today's Cosmic Calendar
 
Today's Planetary Forecast

If you maneuvered successfully through yesterday's thicket of celestial tomfoolery, give yourself several rows of... read more »

 
The Stars This Week!
 
The Stars This Week

Socialize! Your life opens up in positive ways this week as Jupiter in Leo trines Uranus in Aries on March 3! Then, your... read more »