The meaning of the year of the Water Rabbit
The 2023 year in Chinese tradition is the year of the Water Rabbit (or Black Rabbit). According to Chinese tradition, the New Year begins with the New moon in Aquarius (this year it will be January 21 this year). Or there is another fixed date – February 4.
Meaning of the year of Water Rabbit
The Chinese calendar combines an animal symbol and an element, which expresses the complex interrelationships of the planets. In the Chinese tradition, the Rabbit expresses the energy of the Wood namely the YIN Wood (the YAN Wood is associated with the Year of the Tiger). The YIN Wood is calmer and more introverted, its energy is directed inwards, not outwards. This gives hope that 2023 will be less warlike than last year, the Year of the Tiger. However, you should know that the Year of the Rabbit was 1915, 1939, i.e. beginning of World War II and the expansion of World War I. So the Rabbit, although it looks like a small, timid animal, has sharp claws and makes unexpected turns and jumps.
In a positive sense, the Hare, as a symbol of the Wood element, expresses vitality, growth, fertility, familiality, tenderness, and fluidity in combination with the ability to make sudden leaps. These qualities will be needed, they will bring success in 2023.
Another symbol of this year used synonymously, is the Cat. It expresses independence, ambition, and the choice to go one’s own way. This goes well with the fact that the year of the Rabbit (Cat) is identified with the position of Jupiter in Aries. This is the year of brave, innovative people who go their own way, and are not afraid to break new ground.
However, you should know that Jupiter will be in Aries only until May 16th: it will be a more active, but also more aggressive and combative part of the year, which can cause the outbreak of military conflicts, the struggle for power and resources, as well as the aggravation of the economic crisis.
Well, the symbol of the Rabbit – its lightness, fluidity, ability to blend in with the environment, to be smooth, while remaining itself, and maintaining independence – will be important throughout the year. If necessary, you will have to make sudden leaps to achieve your goals or to defend your space.
The Water element again highlights the meaning of fluidity, the ability to go with the flow. This combination of Wood and Water is favorable: Water nourishes Wood. This reduces the risk of military conflicts and allows us to hope that a World war will not break out. It gives intuition and points towards inner magic.
Who is the Year of the Rabbit favorable to?
The most favorable for those born in the year of the Rabbit, Goat, and Hog. Not bad for those born in the year of the Snake, Ox. Some problems and tensions this year will bring for those who were born in the year of the Horse, Rooster, and Rat.
- For Rabbit, it is a year of self-realization and leadership.
- For Dragon, it is a year of preparation for a new cycle and its initiation.
- For Snake – a year of dream realization, collective activity.
- For Horse, it is a year of great goals, strengths, and challenges in the career.
- For Goat – the year of rise, gaining authority, foreign travel, and studies.
- For Monkey – a year of challenges, extreme situations, business, secret activities, and magic.
- For Rooster – a year of partnership, cooperation, or opposition.
- For Dog – a year of work, responsibilities, worries, and health care.
- For Hog, it is the year of love, children, entertainment, and creativity.
- For Rat – the year of family, and home.
- For Ox – the year of making close friends, relatives, neighbors, and acquaintances.
- For Tiger, it is a year of taking care of earnings and forming a material foundation.
Lucky colors of the year
Lucky colors are red, orange, violet, green.
Lucky and unlucky directions of the year
Favorable and unfavorable directions change every year: about half of them are favorable, and half are not.
Favorable directions. In the year 2023 (from February 4th), the center, south, and north directions become favorable, and the southwest and west directions are also good, but they have certain limitations and reservations that you need to know. It is favorable if these sectors of the house or apartment have the main entrance, bed, workplace, and kitchen. It is favorable to sit facing these directions (however, it is desirable to combine this with your personal favorable directions as well).
Unfavorable directions. North-west, northeast, and east directions are unfavorable. South East is slightly unfavorable but can also have advantages. It is inauspicious if there is a house entrance, bedroom, or office in these sectors of the house. Those places should not be activated, they should be neutralized or simply be there as rarely as possible.
Happy year of Water Rabbit to You!