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Year of the Rabbit: Chinese Zodiac Sign Predictions For 2023
All the Chinese Zodiac sign's prediction and their meanings explained. Accurate, or no?
World
January 2023

This article was written for and initially published by Augustman.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, also known as ‘Shengxiao’, we are all assigned a powerful animal – ‘Shuxiang’ – depending on the year we are born based on the Luni-Solar calendar that has close ties with Chinese philosophy.

Legend has it that the Great Jade Emperor – Yu Di – ruler of the heavens, wanted to devise a way to measure time. So, he organised a race, where he challenged all the animals to cross the mighty river. The first 12, would not only earn a spot on the calendar and zodiac, but would also be the guards of his heavenly realm.

Thus, these 12 animals represent the cycles of the Chinese zodiac – the rat, the ox, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the sheep, the monkey, the rooster, the dog, and the pig.

The Year of the Rabbit 2023

The year of The Rabbit is one where the sacrifices of the past are rewarded generously. All the seeds of effort we have sown shall finally bear fruit whose sweetness is determined by the purity of our heart’s intent. Gamblers and stockbrokers find an extra ounce of ‘good luck’ this year, for the year of The Rabbit is a rewarding one for those willing to take risks. Owing to rabbits being also a fertility symbol, this is also a powerful year to not only start new business ventures but also, be beneficial for those looking to have children, as well as, for artists to get inspired and move in new directions.

Based on your Chinese zodiac sign, let us see how the Year of the Rabbit will turn out for you.

Rat
(1948, 1960, 1972, 1984,1996, 2008, 2020)

The year of The Rabbit is a thorny one for those born under the sign of The Rat. This is a year where you need to focus on hard work and dedicated effort. Ignore the naysayers and those who do not have the courage to say to your face what they rant about behind your back. If you’re able to keep your eye on the prize, nothing and no one can stop you from achieving great success. Just make sure you do not compromise on your physical and mental health in pursuit of your ambitions.

Lucky Colours: Blue, Gold, and Green.

Lucky Number: 3

Lucky Day: Saturday

Famous Rats: King Charles III, Rosa Parks, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Katy Perry

Ox
(1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

In the year of the Rabbit, fortunes are on the rise for all those born in the sign of the Ox. Many who are single might find themselves to be quite lucky in love this year. Those who are coupled up might wish to consider taking their relationship to the next level. If you desire to have children, this year could prove to be a particularly blessed one. Be certain not to ignore your health. Be vigilant about medical check-ups, as well as, taking care of your mental health.

Lucky Colours: Yellow, Brown, White, Gold, and Silver.

Lucky Number: 10

Lucky Day: Thursday

Famous Ox’s: George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Sachin Tendulkar, and Jane Fonda

Tiger
(1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)

The year of the Rabbit will prove to be a balanced year for those born under the sign of The Tiger. It’s important that Tigers put their egos aside and learn from their failures and examine their shortcomings. Be sure to express gratitude to all those who help you along the way. It would be wise to be conservative with your spending and investments.

Lucky Colours: Green

Lucky Number: 9

Lucky Day: Tuesday

Famous Tigers: Marilyn Monroe, Joaquin Phoenix, Jodie Foster, and Shawn Mendes

Rabbit
(1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

Yes, this is technically, ‘your year’, dear Rabbit, however, you must remember that the moon never stays the same. Like its numerous phases, life itself can take you on numerous twists and turns this year that may be equal parts surprising, as well as bewildering. The key thing to remember is that you are divinely protected by greater divine forces in the cosmos. Thus, rather than fighting them – it would be best if you surrender.

Lucky Colour: Blue and Green

Lucky Number: 6

Lucky Day: Wednesday

Famous Rabbit: Novak Djokovic, Whitney Houston, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie.

Dragon
(1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

In the realm of career and finances, the year of The Rabbit may prove to be rather beneficial to those born under the sign of The Dragon. People in positions of influence may propel you to greater heights. Many of you might earn special tax-breaks, special bonuses or cash rewards. However, in matters of the heart, this year might test you all quite a bit. For those who are single, it’s best to stay focused on your careers. Those who are in a relationship, be sure not to let your anger get the better of you. A regular meditation practice could prove to be very beneficial.

Lucky Colours: White

Lucky Number: 7

Lucky Day: Friday

Famous Dragons: Colin Farrell, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, and Reese Witherspoon

Snake
(1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

The year of The Rabbit may prove to be a rather smooth one for those born under the sign of The Snake. Many of you may receive recognition from superiors, bosses, and people in high positions. Career growth is in the cards for you, but it will come after having to prove yourselves over and over. Those who are single may find themselves not being so for too long. Those who are in a relationship, however, be careful not to create conflict for the sake of drama and excitement.

Lucky Colour: Yellow

Lucky Number: 3

Lucky Day: Monday

Famous Snakes: Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Robert Downey Jr, and John Cena

Horse
(1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

The year of the Rabbit might prove to be quite tricky for those born under the sign of The Horse. The Devil is hidden in the details. Thus, be careful before trying to take bold risks – especially in the realm of your finances. Avoid rushing through stuff, because that might cause you to make silly mistakes that cause all your hard work and efforts to unravel. However, the realm of love and romance may prove to be pleasant and surprisingly prosperous.

Lucky Colour: Red

Lucky Number: 5

Lucky Day: Sunday

Famous Horses: Greta Thunberg, Joe Biden, Kristen Stewart, and Barbra Streisand

Sheep
(1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

The year of the Rabbit is one where those born under the sign of the Sheep must take the practical and pragmatic path if they wish to find a sense of balance and harmony in their day-to-day life. The more you get swayed by your emotions, the more you’ll discover yourself drowning away in a sea of self-created chaos. A balanced body leads to a balanced mind, thus be sure you eat a balanced diet and practice the art of moderation, for the sake of your own mental harmony. Meditation and breath-work will work wonders on your mind, body, and soul.

Lucky Colours: Orange, Red, and Purple

Lucky Number: 8

Lucky Day: Wednesday

Famous Sheep: Jason Stratham, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Ed Sheeran

Monkey
(1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

The year of the Rabbit may prove to be quite a mercurial one for those born under the sign of The Monkey. It’s best to persevere in your career, irrespective of how boring things get. Any stagnation that occurs will only be temporary. Before you know it, things will get far more exciting. Embodying the virtue of prudence and temperance may result in a steady rise in finances. Be sure to follow a healthy routine and maintain stable sleep-cycles for optimal wellness and overall happiness.

Lucky Colours: White, Gold, and Silver.

Lucky Number: 9

Lucky Day: Friday

Famous Monkeys: Zayin Malik, Kylie Minogue, Tom Hanks, and Selena Gomez

Rooster
(1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

The year of the Rabbit is going to be quite challenging for those born under the sign of The Rooster. This is a year where you cannot escape hard work, nor can you take the help of ‘short-cuts’ in order to reach your goals. Taking the easy way out might just complicate matters all the more, leading you to get trapped in a tricky web of problems and strife. Avoid spending frivolously and focus more on saving. If you wish to invest your savings – go for options where the risk is the bare minimum.

Lucky colours: Yellow, White, Golden, and Silver.

Lucky Number: 5

Lucky Day: Tuesday

Famous Roosters: Serena Williams, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, and Britney Spears

Dog
(1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

The year of The Rabbit may prove to be a pleasantly stable one for those born under the sign of The Dog. Though there may be a few unexpected twist-and-turns in the realm of your career, rest assured that everything will eventually work out for the best in the end. Those who are single, may find themselves a special someone. Those who are in a relationship might wish to take it to the next level. Those seeking to have children may just be blessed with a cute little bundle of joy.

Lucky Colours: Red, Yellow, and Brown

Lucky Number: 2

Lucky Day: Thursday

Famous Dogs: Madonna, Cher, Nicki Minaj, and Prince William

Pig
(1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

The year of the Rabbit is a rather delightful one for those born under the sign of the Pig. Harmonious work relationships with your colleagues and superiors may help facilitate your own rise up the corporate ladder. Those who run their own businesses may get new investors, partners, or even new avenues of expansion. Love and romance will be harmonious, and many of you might experience an exciting surge of passion. Just be sure to take care of your health and wellness.

Lucky Colours: Black and Yellow.

Lucky Number: 3

Lucky Day: Saturday

Famous: Chris Hemsworth, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey, and Hillary Clinton

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