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Chinese Zodiac Rabbits of 5 Elements: Characters, Destinies

The Chinese Zodiac Sign Rabbit

The Rabbit is ranked fourth of the 12 Chinesezodiacanimals. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water.

A Wood Rabbit, for example, comes once in a 60-year cycle. It’s believed that people have different characteristics according to their birth year’s zodiac sign and elements.


Years and Elements of the Rabbit

Rabbit Year Lunar Zodiac Year Element and Sign
1939 Feb. 19, 1939 – Feb. 7, 1940 Earth Rabbit
1951 Feb. 6, 1951 – Jan. 26, 1952 Gold Rabbit
1963 Jan. 25, 1963 – Feb. 12, 1964< Water Rabbit
1975 Feb. 11, 1975 – Jan. 30, 1976 Wood Rabbit
1987 Jan. 29, 1987 – Feb. 16, 1988 Fire Rabbit
1999 Feb. 16, 1999 – Feb. 4, 2000 Earth Rabbit
2011 Feb. 3, 2011 – Jan. 22, 2012 Gold Rabbit
2023 Jan. 22, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024 Water Rabbit

Water Rabbits (1963, 2023)

The Character of Water Rabbits: Gentle, Amicable

People born in a year of the Rabbit with the Water element agreeing are gentle and amicable, and are able to adjust readily to different conditions, yet are easily influenced by others due to their weak mindset and principles.

Destiny of Water Rabbits:Bad

They rely heavily on people they trust and often feel depressed once they lose their dependence. As a result, they should learn to be independent.

Water Rabbits are fond of indulging themselves with all their bad habits; therefore, they are advised not to waste money on unnecessary social engagements but to save it for a rainy day instead.

Famous Water Rabbits

  • Michael Jordan (born February 17, 1963
  • Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963)
  • Jet Li (born April 26, 1963
  • Donnie Yen (born July 27, 1963)
  • Isaiah Washington (born August 3, 1963)

Wood Rabbits (1915, 1975)

The Character of Wood Rabbits: Clever, Quick-Witted

People born in a Rabbit year corresponding to the Wood element are clever, quick-witted, and good at making plans.

Wood Rabbits are prone to being selfish in life and attach great importance on an equitable distribution of everything. They would have a more harmonious family life and a smoother career if they could show more consideration for others.

Destiny of Wood Rabbits: Vulnerable

They seem lively in appearance but at heart they are very shrewd and often argue with their friends over trivial things.

They are liable to having abrupt mood swings; however, they are devoted to love. The shadow of pain will remain in their hearts for a long time if they are unable to be with the one they love.

Famous Wood Rabbits

  • Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975)
  • David Beckham (born May 2, 1975)
  • Declan Donnelly (born September 25, 1975)
  • Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975)
  • Allen Iverson (born June 7, 1975)
  • Kate Winslet (born October 5, 1975)

Fire Rabbits (1927, 1987)

The Character of Fire Rabbits: Broad-Minded, Smart

People for whom the Rabbit sign and the Fire element overlap are broad-minded, smart, and flexible with unique views. They work earnestly and they were born to be leaders.

Destiny of Fire Rabbits: Leading

Not only do they know how to judge and use people but they also know how to train different talents and pool them together, making them good teachers in life.

Fire Rabbits should not panic in times of unexpected trouble, such as a lack of money, and are recommended to purchase immovable properties and items of a high value at the beginning of the year.

Famous Fire Rabbits

  • Zac Efron (born October 18, 1987)
  • Tom Felton (born September 22, 1987)
  • Hilary Duff (born September 28, 1987)
  • T.O.P (born September 4, 1987)
  • Candice King (born May 13, 1987)
  • Matthew Daddario (born October 1, 1987)

Earth Rabbits (1939, 1999)

The Character of Earth Rabbits: Frank, Hardworking

People born in an Earth element and Rabbit sign year are very frank and straightforward; however, they also give an impression of rudeness and stubbornness to others, so they should be slightly reserved.

Destiny of Earth Rabbits: Capricious

They are very strict with themselves in work and are rather ambitious in their careers; therefore, they always change from one job to another. They are very hardworking and always pay special attention to details, being willing to do something trivial but soon getting tired of it.

Earth Rabbits actually have an excellent physical quality although they look unhealthy in their appearance.

Famous Earth Rabbits

  • Mike Ditka (born October 18, 1939)
  • James Fox (born May 19, 1939)
  • Cameron Boyce (born May 28, 1999)
  • Daniel Seavey (born Aril 2, 1999)

Gold Rabbits (1951, 2011)

The Character of Gold Rabbits: Kindhearted, Conservative

They are lively and enthusiastic so have lots of friends from all walks of life, and those who are impersonal and stubborn are rarely friends with them.

Destiny of Gold Rabbits: Peaceful

People of the Gold element and Rabbit sign are kindhearted and conservative.They don’t like cutthroat competition with others. They don’t like to make friends with those who are competitive or eager for quick success and instant benefits.

Famous Gold Rabbits

  • Mark Hamill (born September 25, 1951)
  • Nick Saban (born October 31, 1951)
  • Cheryl Ladd (born July 12, 1951)
  • Marc Summers (born November 11, 1951)
  • Geoffrey Rush (born July 6, 1951)
  • Kirstie Alley (born January 12, 1951)

Five Elements Analysis for Zodiac

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