Year of the Rabbit
Years of the Rabbit: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927...The next Rabbit year is 2023. It starts on Chinese New Year (January 22).
The Rabbit is rank fourth in the Chinese zodiac cycle. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. A Rabbit year occurs every 12 years.
- Rabbit Years
- Lucky/Unlucky Things for the Rabbit
- The Rabbit's Personality
- Rabbit's Love Compatibility
- Rabbits’ Horoscope in 2021
Chinese Zodiac Rabbit Years
If you were born in 1963,1987, 1999, 2011...your Chinese zodiac sign is Rabbit.
Those born in January or February should take particular note of when Chinese New Year falls to confirm their birth sign.
You can use our free Chinese zodiac calculator tool to find your zodiac animal sign or see the zodiac Rabbit years below.
|Rabbit Year||Zodiac Year Calendar||Type of Rabbit|
|1939||February 19, 1939 – February 7, 1940||Earth Rabbit|
|1951||February 6, 1951 – January 26, 1952||Gold Rabbit|
|1963||January 25, 1963 – February 12, 1964||Water Rabbit|
|1975||February 11, 1975 – January 30, 1976||Wood Rabbit|
|1987||January 29, 1987 – February 16, 1988||Fire Rabbit|
|1999||February 16, 1999 – February 4, 2000||Earth Rabbit|
|2011||February 3, 2011 – January 22, 2012||Gold Rabbit|
|2023||January 22, 2023 – February 9, 2024||Water Rabbit|
Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Rabbit
Things that will bring Rabbits luck:
- Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 46)
- Lucky days: the 26th, 27th, and 29th of every Chinese lunar month
- Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
- Lucky flowers: plantain lily, jasmine
- Lucky directions: east, south and northwest
- Lucky months: the 1st, 4th, 8th, and 11th Chinese lunar months
Things that Rabbits should avoid:
- Unlucky colors: dark brown, dark yellow, white
- Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and 8
- Unlucky directions: north, west, and southwest
- Unlucky months: the 2nd, 6th, 9th and 12th Chinese lunar months
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The Rabbit's Personality: Quiet, Elegant...
Rabbits tend to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert as well as quick, skillful, kind, patient, and very responsible. However, they might be superficial, stubborn, melancholy, and overly-discreet.
Gentlemen who belong to the Rabbit zodiac sign always treat people politely, with a gentle smile that makes people feel that they are credible and sincere.
when encountering tough difficulties, they are never discouraged but instead remain persistent in their endeavors to find solutions. This means they eventually achieve enviable success.
Ladies belonging to the Rabbit zodiac sign, apart from having a pretty and demure appearance, have a pure heart.
Rabbits are faithful to those around them but are reluctant to reveal their minds to others, and have a tendency to escape reality. They are too cautious and conservative, which means they miss good opportunities.
Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Rabbits
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Rabbit comes around once in a 60-year-cycle.
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. This means there are five types of Rabbit, each with different characteristics.
|Type of Rabbit||Characteristics|
|Wood Rabbit (1915, 1975)||Clever, quick-witted, selfish, lively in appearance, but shrewd at heart|
|Fire Rabbit (1927, 1987)||Broad-minded, smart, and flexible, with unique views|
|Earth Rabbit (1939, 1999)||Frank, straightforward, ambitious, hard-working, but slightly reserved|
|Gold Rabbit (1951, 2011)||Kind-hearted, conservative,lively and enthusiastic|
|Water Rabbit (1963, 2023)||Gentle, amicable, able to adjust readily to different conditions, but with a weak mindset and principles|
Chinese Zodiac Rabbits' Love Compatibility
Chinese zodiac compatibility is based on the characteristics of the animals, and only those who match well can be good partners. See below for whether the Rabbit is compatible with your sign or not.
- Best with: Rat, Goat, Monkey, Dog, Pig
- Worst with: Rooster, Snake.
Top Careers for Rabbits
Intellectual, scholarly, and learned, Rabbits can enjoy a good career as well as wealth.
With a pair of dexterous hands, Rabbits have a gift for calligraphy and painting as well as tailoring and cooking.
The best careers for Rabbits are in the fields of cultivation, breeding, education, religion, health care, medicine, culture, police/judiciary work, and politics.
How to Build Relationships with Rabbits
Basically, you don't have to try hard but just help them with their weaknesses.
Strengths: Rabbits have good social relationships. They are popular with others as they are gentle and considerate. With a good sense of humor, they can turn a dispute into a good discussion and make enemies into friends.
Weaknesses: With an excess of universal love and charity, they may have conflicts of interest. With a lack of resolution, they have trouble with being emotionally swayed.
Good Health for Rabbits
Overall, Rabbits have average health. In winter to late spring, when in relatively poor health, they should do more sports to prevent colds and other infectious diseases, and have a healthy daily diet. Rabbits are advised to do some indoor exercise to cope with stress and tension.
In dry seasons, they should drink more water, and moisturize to prevent skin problems.
Rabbits' Horoscope for 2021
In 2021, those belonging to the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rabbit will have an overall stable time, and as long as they maintain the enthusiasm they had in the past, there will be no small gains.
The zodiac Rabbit is innately more diligent than other signs, and interpersonal relationships are usually very good. This year is again expected to be blessed with rich and powerful people’s help, so prospects of promotion and salary increase are still very promising.
Are Rabbit Years Unlucky Years for Rabbits?
According to Chinese culture, in the year of their birth sign (本命年 běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/ 'origin (of) life year') people offend Tai Sui (/tie-sway/), the god of age in Chinese mythology, and hence have bad luck.
Therefore, it is believed, Rabbits should be more careful about all aspects of their lives in Rabbit years. The next Rabbit year is 2023. It starts on Chinese New Year (January 22). Read more on How to Be Lucky in Your Ben Ming Nian.
Famous Rabbit Year People
|Famous Rabbit||Birth Date||Element|
|Albert Einstein||March 14, 1879||an Earth Rabbit|
|Michael Jordan||February 17, 1963||a Water Rabbit|
|David Beckham||May 2, 1975||a Wood Rabbit|
|Lionel Messi||June 24, 1987||a Fire Rabbit|
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