February 3, 2011
"Gung Hay Fat Choy"
* Gung Hay Fat Choy means "Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year." Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. Rabbit years are generally an excellent time for arts, culture, world diplomacy and focusing on the family. Chinese astrologers are projecting "quiet, positive and inspiring" things to come along with the Rabbit. One of the Chinese traditions is to hang scrolls or couplets on walls or doorways to carry messages of good health, luck, long life, prosperity, and happiness. This must be exactly what The Wish Tree was made for. I think I will go to The Wish Tree today, I hope it is still there :)
Here is a clip from a website I found rather interesting:
Not many people know that the Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon, while the Peacock is the symbol of the Sun, and that together, these two animal signs signify the start of day and night, represent the Yin and Yang of life. It is said that anyone making supplications for wishes to be fulfilled are certain to get what they want... and in the Year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspect of the Sun and the Moon combined is multiplied. The Moon is YIN and this is the Yin of Heaven, signifying magic. Thus on each of the Full Moon nights of this year, go out into your garden to gaze into the Full Moon and visualize plenty of Moon dust and Moon glow flowing into you, filling your whole body with bright white light and granting you fearlessness, love and courage. This will not only strengthen your inner "Chi" energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life.
Wishing you all a great year, filled with dreams come true!!
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