I find the chinese way of giving years a certain flavor "characteristics" , is generally in tune with (our observed) reality.
We have been in the year of a tiger. Relax next year you'll be able to heal your wounds. The year of the Cat/Rabbit is easy going and mundane. ...but it hasn't started yet!
I am born in the year of the tiger.
Just another month and the year of the cat begins. My plans for the next 12 years need to be in order.
Accept who You are
Plant and harvest successfully
Find your way thru the woods
and own the gingerbread house