As I mentioned earlier, this year is going to be the Year of the Rabbit. So, what does that mean?
Well, I’m not an expert on Chinese zodiac symbols or astrology, but I’ve learned a bit recently that I’d share with all of you. First off, the wikipedia article which describes the Rabbit zodiac says it’s “associated with the earthly branch symbol 卯.” Unfortunately, clicking through to the article on the symbol didn’t get me much more in terms of details. So, I’m going to opt to have the experts on the symbol and it’s meaning to come here and comment. One definite note, but it’s not JUST the year of the rabbit, but it’s the year of the “metal rabbit.” (official dates: 3 February 2011 – 22 January 2012)
CoincidentallyI was lucky to hear from two of the nicest people I’ve met in life recently and they told me that they were having kids this year. The emails were sent literally back to back BOTH telling me they were having children a month apart from one another. It was sort of cosmic like receiving this news similar to the symbols and thoughts in the post today. Nevertheless, I thought it would be interesting to share what “supposedly” children who are born this year will be like.
One website said, “A child born in the Rabbit’s year will have a sweet disposition. Even-tempered and obedient, he will be sensitive to the moods of his parents and act accordingly. He may or may not be talkative, but he won’t be rowdy or offensive. He can sit quietly and concentrate on one toy or game at a time.” Another online source published “People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky.” And one more site identified “People born in the Year of the Rabbit are not risk takers, preferring the safest option every time – this can make them miss opportunities.” I guess you can’t be entirely perfect. 😉
Regardless, it seems like kids this year will be as amazing as their parents. If my friends are any indicators of how their children will turn out, I am 110% sure their kids will have all the positive traits in the aforementioned.
Interestingly enough, commercial enterprises will be taking advantage of this “year of the rabbit.” One of the most famous companies who’s markee logo is the rabbit plans to take advantage of this year to expand their presence in Asia. MSNBC reports that Playboy is betting big in Macau and elsewhere in Asia in 2011. It’s founder’s announcement he has gotten engaged to a 24 year old (despite being 60 years her senior) probably couldn’t have been timed better to set up this year’s business plans.
In terms of search this year, I thought I’d share the top 10 searches based off the keywords “rabbit” and “2011.”
Top 10 Keyword Searches related to “rabbit”
|Ranking||Keyword||Global Mo Searches|
|6||[rabbits for sale]||14,800|
|7||[white rabbit lyrics]||14,800|
Top 10 Keyword Searches based on “2011”
|Rank||Keyword||Global Mo Searches|
|6||[easter 2011 dates]||33,100|
|10||[2011 calendar with holidays]||27,100|
**Data provided by Google Adwords Keywords Tool. Search conducted on December 31, 2010.