Year Of The Rabbit
Unlike Western astrology, which assigns one of twelve constellations according to a person’s birth month, the Chinese zodiac works according to one’s birth year, where one is said to be born under the traits of one of twelve sacred animals. It follows that each year is then dedicated to one of these animals, and 2023 happens to be the Year of the Rabbit. The fleet-footed rabbit will bring a focus on travel for many this year, along with an element of cautiousness. The rabbit also symbolises longevity, peace, prosperity, and intellect, so 2023 is shaping up to be a good year!
Let’s see what the new year has in store for you depending on your own Chinese zodiac animal!
Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020): The astrologers have marked 2023 down as a challenging year for you, little Rat, but this isn’t anything you can’t overcome with your outgoing and hardworking attitude towards life. You’ve got your eyes on the prize, and nothing and no one can get in your way. Take care of your physical and mental wellbeing while you’re working on achieving your goals.
Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021): This year is filled with fortune and blessings for the patient and honest Ox. Looking for love? This could be your year! If you’re already in a relationship, you might want to consider taking things to the next level. While you’re a traditional person capable of enduring anything, don’t let your stubbornness get in the way of prioritising your health.
Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022): Things always seem to go your way, don’t they, noble Tiger? This year, try focusing more on balance. Your confidence and courage never fails to charm, but it’s also time to put aside your ego and learn from your past mistakes. You’re a generous person, so show some gratitude to those who have helped you along your way. It also wouldn’t be a bad time to be a little more in control of your spending habits!
Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): It’s your year, dear Rabbit, but don’t count your chickens (or bunnies in this case) before they hatch. Life has a funny way of surprising us. Rather than trying to hold back the universe’s divine plan for you, go with the flow and see where it takes you! Surrendering is just as important and can teach you a lot.
Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): It’s time to spread your scaly wings and soar! If you’re born under the Year of the Dragon, this year will have you focusing on your career and finances, and boy will you be going places. Cash bonuses and the like will come easy, but you might be challenged on the emotional side of things. If you’re in a relationship, watch your temper by employing meditation lest you barbecue your significant other!
Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): You’re a mysterious one! As a Snake, you’re incredibly wise, and this year will see you receiving quite a bit of recognition in your professional life. You’ll have to prove yourself first, though! Single and looking to mingle? This is your year! If you’re already committed, best to lay low and not create drama for the sake of attention.
Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014): As a Horse, your high-spirited and energetic nature is hard to beat, but this kind of enthusiasm can sometimes be your downfall. This year, you’ll need to slow down a little bit before taking bold risks, especially when it comes to your finances. Slow and steady will definitely win this race, and might even help you in the romance department!
Goat (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015): If you’re a Goat, you’re truly the G.O.A.T (or Greatest Of Them All)! You’re usually quite a stable person, and this preference for practicality will help you find inner balance, especially when dealing with your emotions. Moderation is paramount, and maintaining a balanced diet along with meditation rituals will work wonders for you!
Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016): You’re a clever one, mischievous Monkey! Things might occasionally feel boring in your work life, which makes sense – your intellect needs stimulation. But if you manage to stick through it, your perseverance will be rewarded. Make sure to get enough sleep!
Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017): Your ambition knows no bounds, but any self-respecting Rooster should be aware that having a self-consistent attitude is just one step on the journey towards achieving your goals. You also need to work hard! Best not take any shortcuts this year or you might end up in even more complicated situations. Cut out the frivolous spending and save as much as you can!
Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018): It seems you can do no wrong! Being born under the Year of the Dog gives you so many enviable traits, including a kind and compassionate nature, as well as being tirelessly hardworking and loyal. Things will be pretty stable for you this year, and any career surprises will work themselves out. A special someone could be right around the corner, or even a baby bundle of joy!
Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019): Everything’s coming up roses this year for the passionate Pig! As ever, you’re always willing to offer a helping hand, and these solid relationships will help you on your career path. If you’re employed, you might rise up the corporate ladder, or you might find some new investors and partners if you’re a business owner. You can, however, be easily fooled, so be on your guard.