Years of the Rabbit: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927.
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.
The Rabbit is also associated with the Earthly Branch mǎo and the hours 5—7 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang, the Rabbit is yin.
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.
To outsiders, the Rabbit’s kindness may make them seem soft and weak. In truth, the Rabbit’s quiet personality hides their confidence and strength. They are steadily moving towards their goal, no matter what negativity the others give them.
With their good reasoning skills and attention to detail, they make great scholars. They are socializers with an attractive aura. However, they find it hard to open up to others and often turn to escapism.
A plain and routine life is not their style. Though conservative and careful in their actions, they need surprises every so often to spice things up.
Men born in the Rabbit year are extraordinarily polite and do whatever they can to avoid conflicts. They have control over themselves and are sometimes conservative. They may seem to be a yes-man, but they have a bottom line that they won’t cross.
These men like organizing and decorating, and often help their wives with chores. But that doesn’t mean they actually like being responsible for the home. Though a great friend, they don’t like becoming too close to someone.
Women born in the Rabbit year love being social. They are thoughtful and treat everyone politely. They are very conscious of their public image and hate violence and arguments.
In love, they are very extreme. There’s a clear difference between who they love and who they don’t. And they rarely pass that line. But if they love someone, they’ll put everything into the relationship. But the deeper they go, the more hurt they can get. These Rabbits are more insecure than other zodiacs and need to be reassured often.
Most compatible with Rabbit: Dog, Pig, Goat
Both Dog and Rabbit wish for a peaceful and quiet life. They’ll work towards this and enjoy it together.
Rabbit and Pig have similar personalities and will be attracted to each other. Goats need someone to depend on. Rabbits enjoy taking care of others and complement Goats well.
Least compatible with Rabbit: Rooster, Dragon, Rat
Rabbit and Rooster clash strongly and are the least compatible. Even today’s weather can be the reason for an argument.
Dragons have similar goals and interests with Rabbit. However, their personalities may clash.
Relationships with Rats are tricky. With time, differences will appear and it’ll become impossible to agree with each other.
Things that will bring Rabbits luck:
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 46)
Lucky days: the 26th, 27th, and 29th of every Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
Lucky flowers: plantain lily, jasmine
Lucky directions: east, south and northwest
Lucky months: the 1st, 4th, 8th, and 11th Chinese lunar months
Things that Rabbits should avoid:
Unlucky colors: dark brown, dark yellow, white
Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and 8
Unlucky directions: north, west, and southwest
Unlucky months: the 2nd, 6th, 9th and 12th Chinese lunar months