THE RABBIT 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951
22nd of February
The Rabbit is the fourth of all zodiac animals. Legend has it the Rabbit was proud—arrogant even—of its speed. He was neighbors with Ox and always made fun of how slow Ox was. One day, the Jade Emperor said the zodiac order would be decided by the order in which the animals arrived at his party. Rabbit set off at daybreak. But when he got there, no other animals were in sight. Thinking that he would obviously be first, he went off to the side and napped. However, when he woke up, three other animals had already arrived. One of them was the Ox he had always looked down upon.
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.
2023 is a year of the Water Rabbit, starting from January 22nd, 2023 (Chinese New Year), and ending on February 9th, 2024 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope.
The rabbit’s association with the moon in Chinese mythology has created a sign that is partial to beauty. They are sensitive creatures who place great importance on
peace and tranquillity. The rabbit is also the sign that indicates longevity and fortune. They are quietly determined, talented and wildly ambitious. Rabbits are
very tactful and can negotiate contracts with alarming clarity. They are pleasant people, kind and considerate to the sensitivities of others, Rabbits
know how to take things in their stride without getting overly stressed out. They are well liked for their cool demeanour. And yet, when the going gets
tough, the rabbit will make a hasty exit, passing the buck to others. Rabbits are also hypersensitive and overly sentimental. They tend to get moody and have
a quiet cunningness under their pleasant veneer. Rabbits may think they are being cautious but in reality, they like to complicate matters, often indulging in the worst case scenario.
Male Rabbits are characterized by always treating people politely, with a gentle smile that makes people feel that they are credible and sincere. When encountering tough difficulties, they are never discouraged but instead remain persistent in their endeavors to find solutions. This means they eventually achieve enviable success.
Female Rabbits are personified as follows: apart from having a pretty and demure appearance, they have a pure heart.
There are five types of Rabbits, each with different characteristics:
Type of Rabbit
Year of Birth
These Rabbits had financial hardships during youth, but are able to turn unfortunate events around. During the elderly years, money must be spent to preserve longevity.
These Rabbits are not sly, but have some tricks up their sleeves. They start their career successfully and the fortune carries on.
These Rabbits never stop to rest and are always busy with something. They are intelligent but may abandon things halfway. However, they will still enjoy a good life.
These Rabbits sail through life. They are natural and relaxed, rarely hurt by anyone. A long life full of fortune awaits them.
These Rabbits have strong self-perception. Full of energy and resilient, they are not ones to surrender. However, they keep emotions bottled up and can have trouble interacting with others. With help, they will be successful.
Famous people born in the Year Of The Rabbit:
Lionel Messi, Brad Pitt, Tunku Abdul Rahman, David Beckham, Mohamad Ridzuan, Tina Turner, Tan Boon Heong, Alex Rodriguez, Frank Sinatra, Angelina Jolie, Gilbert Bécaud, Anthony Quinn, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Whitney Houston, Tiger Woods, Lionel Messi, Benjamin Bratt, Bodie Olmos,
Johnny Depp, Cesar Chavez, Charlize Theron, Whitney Houston, Gina Lollobrigida, Gin Lee, Chris Cooper, Confucius, Drew Barrymore, Einstein, Enrique Iglesias, Michael Jordan, Eva Longoria, Fernando Lamas, Francis Ford Coppola,
Freddy Rodríguez, Germaine Greer, Geoffrey Rush, Jane Seymour, Kate Winslet, Michael Jordan, Michael Keaton, Nanette Newman, Neil Sedaka, Nicolas Cage, Olga San Juan, Orson Welles, Rudolph Nureyev, Steven Segal, Tina Turner.
Health: Overall rabbits have an average health condition. In winter to late spring, when in relatively poor health, they should pay more attention to doing sports to prevent colds and other infectious diseases, and develop a healthy daily diet. In dry seasons, they should drink more water to keep fit, and do some maintenance for the skin to prevent skin problems. Rabbits are advised to do some indoor exercise to cope with stress and tension.
Career: With a good-hearted trait, rabbits are loved by others; with intellectual scholarship and learnt knowledge, rabbits can enjoy a good career as well as wealth. But rabbits should bear in mind that they must never give up half way when striving for something.
People belonging to rabbit zodiac may pursue such careers as cultivation, breeding, education, religion, health care, medicine, culture, police work, diplomat, politician, designer, judiciary, and therapist
They are balanced and cautious in jobs, and their colleagues value their modesty.
Goat and Pig
Rabbit and Goat:
Both are shy and docile, they make a loving couple. They both appreciate good nature and the beauty of life. The Rabbit is able to bring out the best in the Goat. This couple will find perfect harmony in life.
Rabbit and Pig: They are a very compatible couple. The Pig appreciates the good taste of the Rabbit. The Rabbit understands the Pig well. They will have a peaceful, harmonious life together.
Words of Caution:
The Rabbit and the Rooster are highly incompatible. There is no common ground between the two for a relationship. Compared to the Rooster, the Rabbit is a pure dreamer and does not pursue hard to fulfill his or her dreams. The Rooster will practically drive the Rabbit into hiding.
Yin and Yang
East, South, Northwest
red, pink, purple, blue
3, 4, 6
jasmine, plantain lily
the 1st, 4th, 8th, and 11th Chinese lunar months
the 26th, 27th and 29th of every Chinese lunar month
The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a
profound influence on personality, and destiny.
The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:
The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and
in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around
the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 21.