Year of the Rabbit – 2023

Water Rabbit Gentle, amicable, able to adjust readily to different conditions, but with a weak mindset and principles.

2023 is the year of the Black Water Rabbit. Black is connected to Water. Therefore, 2023 is also called Black Water Rabbit Year.

In Chinese culture, the rabbit is thought to be the luckiest of the twelve animals of the zodiac. It signifies forgiveness, grace and beauty. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit are calm and harmonious. They tend to avoid arguments and petty fights as much as possible, but are very creative and have good taste.

2023 is the year of the Black Water Rabbit. The first day of the 2023 zodiac year is on February 4, 2023. This day is different from Chinese New Year Day, January 22, 2023.

The Year of the Rabbit is the fourth year in the Chinese zodiac tradition and repeats every twelve years. It starts on January 22, 2023 and it ends on the 9th of February, 2024.

Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig are the twelve zodiac animals, in order.

The recent years of the Rabbit are: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and soon enough in 2023.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Rabbit 2023 is a very peaceful year, welcomed with open arms by all after the bold Year of the Tiger. We need to retreat to a quiet and peaceful place, in order to heal our wounds and wind down after all we had to endure the previous year.

Tastefulness and improvement will triumph over all else, and people will acknowledge that prestige is more important than force.

It is a time when we have to keep ourselves in check and not become hedonistic and lazy. The Rabbit tends to affect those people who are too attracted to comfort, which makes them forget about the value of responsibility.

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In 2023, the Chinese Horoscope tells us that the Year of The Rabbit will be calm and at peace. We will be prone to procrastination on things we don’t like to do for as long as we can. Money can be earned without putting in blood, sweat and tears. Continue Reading at Chinese Zodiac .org

Celebrities born in the year of the Rabbit are Michael Jordan, Robin Williams, Bob Hope, Tiger Woods, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Jeff Bezos, Lionel Messi, Maria Sharapova, Whitney Houston, and Jet Li.

Dates for Rabbit Years

Rabbit YearsDateElement
2023January 22, 2023 – February 9, 2024Water Rabbit
2011February 3, 2011 – January 22, 2012Gold Rabbit
1999February 16, 1999 – February 4, 2000Earth Rabbit
1987January 29, 1987 – February 16, 1988Fire Rabbit
1975February 11, 1975 – January 30, 1976Wood Rabbit
1963January 25, 1963 – February 12, 1964Water Rabbit
1951February 6, 1951 – January 26, 1952Gold Rabbit
1939February 19, 1939 – February 7, 1940Earth Rabbit
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The Rabbit is a shy animal. Rabbits flee away swiftly when feeling risks. Rabbit’s characteristics are cautious, elegant, artistic, talented, friendly, popular, kind, reserved, and compassionate. Rabbit is also conservative, self-indulgent, composed, wary, and superficial. Rabbits are perfectionists. they like to plan things and seek out the best.

Rabbit is in the Wood group. Wood is connected to kindness, steady, sympathy-sharing, understanding, and gentle. Rabbit is Yin Wood, which is connected to the grass, flower, or climbing vine. Yin Wood of the Rabbit is unable to grow tall. But Yin Wood can climb on the tall tree or wall. Yang Wood is a tall tree. Rabbit has better opportunities working with prestigious people.

Rabbit is a herbivore. Rabbit contains mainly Yin Wood, which is a grass, leaf, weed, or tender plant. Rabbit month is March, which is the middle of spring. It’s a rainy season and it’s good for grass, weed, and vine to spread. For speedy spreading, Yin Wood needs water, wind, and sunshine. To achieve career success, Rabbit needs Yang Metal or Tiger’s help. Grass or vine might wither and even dry up and die during the cold winter. Continue reading at the Chinese Fortune Calendar.

other notes:

The Rabbit is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支 / dì zhī) mǎo (卯) and the hours 5—7 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rabbit is yin.

Rabbits are earnest with everything they do; they just ask that others treat them the same way.

In Chinese culture, rabbits represent the moon. Some say it is because the shadows of the moon resemble a rabbit. Others say it is because of the rabbit’s pure characteristics.

Paired with the Celestial Stems (天干 / Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. Although mǎo is associated with metal, the years also cycle through the five elements of nature (五行 / wǔ xíng).

Lucky things for Rabbits
Colors: red, pink, purple, blue
Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Directions of auspiciousness: southeast
Directions of wealth: northeast, southwest
Directions of love: east
Unlucky things
Colors: brown, gray, white
Numbers: 5, 11.

Rabbits in the Year of the Rabbit 2023

rabbits in the year of the rabbit

via Chinese New 2023 is the Year of Rabbit, which means those who were born in previous Rabbit years will be “Fan Tai Sui”, indicating a year characterized by many fluctuations in luck, when your highs are very high, but lows can be quite devastating as well.

On the one hand, there are two auspicious stars – Tian De and Yue De – that will watch over Rabbits in 2023, although there will be a few less than auspicious stars at play at the same time. Health, wealth in particular expenses, and safety are areas the Rabbit needs to keep a careful eye over. Thanks to Tian De, Rabbit’s career should see a dramatic boost with the timely help of one or more fated mentors.

Even so, it’s up to the Rabbit to keep an upbeat attitude to life and work, which will help them sail through difficult patches with patience and resolution, while in the good times, their positivity will attract the attention of those in positions of power to extend a hand that could prove decisive for Rabbit’s fame and fortune for the next 12 years.

In any case, this should be a year full of excitement, prosperity, and surprises that run in both directions – anything but boring for dear Rabbits! Continue Reading at Chinese New

What are the most compatible Chinese Zodiac Signs with Rabbit?
The most compatible Chinese Zodiac Signs to the Rabbit are the Dog, Tiger, Pig, and Sheep. Rabbit has a love relationship with Dog in Chinese Horoscopes. Rabbit and Tiger have an attractive relationship because of Wood. The Rabbit should follow the leadership of the Tiger. Rabbit and Pig also have an attractive relationship with Wood. So Pig will live in harmony with Rabbit. Sheep will have common interests in art or music with Rabbit. Read more at the Chinese Fortune Calendar.

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners.

This is the predicted compatibility of the Rabbit:

  • Best with: Goat, Dog, or Pig
  • Worst with: Rat or Rooster

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