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Year of the Rabbit


The year of the water rabbit begins on January 22, 2023 and ends on February 9, 2024. In Vietnam, it is the year of the cat. For the Chinese new year, the rabbit sign is associated with longevity, hope, peacefulness, and the moon. The jade rabbit is the only animal to have lived with the moon goddess Chang'e, and so the rabbit is a treasured animal.

The element of water is associated with the rabbit sign every 60 years. The water rabbit is considered gentle, friendly, and flexible. The rabbit (hare) is the fourth animal of the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. The rabbit direction is east, the season is spring, and the ruling hours are between 5 am and 7 am. In traditional Chinese medicine, 5–7 am is the large intestine hand-yangming channel time (according to the organ clock). The rabbit’s fixed element is wood and the rabbit is said to be a yin sign.

The rabbit is gracious, amiable, and rabbits make good friends. Rabbits are known to be sensitive, kind, and even tender. However, rabbits can also be moody, stubborn, and appear to impervious to the opinions of others while inwardly cringing from criticism. At worst, rabbits may be self-indulgent and cling to material comforts and superficiality.

The rabbit is the embodiment of graciousness, good manners, and sensitivity to beauty. Rabbits are dependable for counsel and make good diplomats. Rabbits have a tendency to be elegant, soft-spoken, and enjoy peaceful environments. Rabbits are known to be gifted artists, excel in scholarly works, and prosper in the fields of law, government, and research.

Many rabbits are lucky in business and finance because they are clever and seek compromises rather than cling to confrontations leading to fights. Interestingly, rabbits may be both self-assured and yet shy. Most of all, rabbits are compassionate and dislike hostility.


ChangE Moon Goddess

Moon Goddess Chang’e


Famous rabbits

Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Whitney Houston, Michael Jordan, Kate Winslet

Fun rabbit facts

A male rabbit is a buck, a female rabbit is a doe and a baby rabbit is a kit. A group of rabbits is a herd and herds live in warrens. Technically, rabbits are lagomorphs and they sweat through the pads on their feet. Rabbits have 28 teeth that never cease to grow.


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