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 2014 Love Forecast. Try a preview of your one-week Love Forecast! Make the most out of your love life in 2014 and beyond!

 

 
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...
Happy Birthday Prince George!
New Moon in Leo: Horoscopes for July 21-27
Jupiter in Leo: Get Your Jolly On!
Saturn and Mars in Scorpio this Summer: Healing and Transforming Our Sexuality
Michelle Rodriguez & Zac Efron: Could It Be?
Eva & Ryan: Will They Tie the Knot?
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello: TLF?
Jupiter Enters Leo: Horoscopes for This Week!
Full Moon and Horoscopes for the Waning Moon Cycle (July 1-July 26))
Capricorn Full Moon 2014
related articles
Rockstar Treatment as Jupiter Enters Leo!
Rockstar Treatment as Jupiter Enters Leo!

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." -- Khalil Gibran On July 16, when the... read more »

 
Capricorn Full Moon: Integrity and Structure -- or Else!
Capricorn Full Moon: Integrity and Structure -- or Else!

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." -- Oprah... read more »

 
Mercury Direct in Gemini: Speedy Communication Returns!
Mercury Direct in Gemini: Speedy Communication Returns!

Since June 7, we’ve been in the muddy slog of the retrograde, retracing our steps and dealing with an enforced slowdown. If... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Saraswati J. Miller

Saraswati J. Miller
Jyotishi, Saraswati J. Miller, draws upon her lifelong Vedic education and couples it with art and psychology, in order to give clients clear insights and tools for bettering their lives. The emotional/psychological realms of Vedic astrology,... read more

Astrology.com videos
3681448759001
3681456502001
3681449864001
3681449864001
3681448763001
3681449870001
3681446746001
3681448768001
3681446748001
3681448780001
3681449880001
3681456517001
3681456511001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
 
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

The shake-ups and wake-ups associated with the recent and nearly simultaneous Saturn and Uranus stations may seem to be... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Opportunities! This week brings a host of lucky breaks, although they do arrive in the midst of plenty of exciting... read more »