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Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit

Written by Ruby ZhaoUpdated Feb. 12, 2024

Years of the Rabbit include 2035, 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927...

2023 is a year of the Water Rabbit, starting from January 22nd, 2023 (Chinese New Year), and ending on February 9th, 2024 (Chinese New Year's Eve).

The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. People born in a year of the Rabbit are called "Rabbits" and are believed to be vigilant, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious.

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Why is the Rabbit ranked 4th in the Chinese zodiac? The video below unveils the secret .

Chinese Zodiac Rabbit Years

The Rabbit is the fourth animal sign 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. Each year has an animal sign according to the 12-year-cycle.

The Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, whose date ranges from late January to mid-February. Therefore, if you were born in January or February in one of the above years, you might be a Rabbit, or possibly a Tiger.

Additionally, if you were born in January/February of the years immediately following those above (2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, etc.), then you may be a Rabbit or a Dragon.

You can use our free Chinese zodiac sign calculator tool below to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.

Chinese Zodiac Sign Calculator

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Dates for Rabbit Years

Rabbit Years Date Element
2023 January 22, 2023 – February 9, 2024 Water Rabbit
2011 February 3, 2011 – January 22, 2012 Gold Rabbit
1999 February 16, 1999 – February 4, 2000 Earth Rabbit
1987 January 29, 1987 – February 16, 1988 Fire Rabbit
1975 February 11, 1975 – January 30, 1976 Wood Rabbit
1963 January 25, 1963 – February 12, 1964 Water Rabbit
1951 February 6, 1951 – January 26, 1952 Gold Rabbit
1939 February 19, 1939 – February 7, 1940 Earth Rabbit

Rabbits Horoscope Predictions and Lucky Color for 2024

According to Chinese astrology, the year 2024 is expected to bring stability and favorable fortune for Rabbits. In fact, compared to those around you, your luck can be considered quite good.

When it comes to your career and finances, you can expect relative satisfaction. However, it is important to be aware of a tendency to feel restless, as it may significantly impact various aspects of your life, including your work.

In terms of career prospects, you are poised for prosperity in 2024. The presence of favorable stars indicates that you will have excellent opportunities for beneficial connections in your professional life. As a result, you can expect remarkable progress and even potential salary increases and promotions. Maintaining a humble attitude in the workplace is essential to avoid attracting envy and jealousy from others.

In matters of love, 2024 brings positive developments for you. Auspicious stars will enhance your personal charm, attracting potential romantic interests into your life. For single Rabbits, this presents a great opportunity to find a suitable partner. Married Rabbits can anticipate a stable emotional bond with their spouse, enjoying a harmonious relationship without major conflicts.

Lucky color for 2024: orange, blue

Check out Monthly Predictions for Rabbit in 2024

Zodiac Rabbits' Personality: Quiet, Elegant...

According to Chinese astrology, Rabbits are predicted to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert as well as quick, skillful, kind, patient, and very responsible, sometimes reluctant to reveal their minds to others and having a tendency to escape reality, but always faithful to those around them.

Male Rabbits are characterized by always treating 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.

Female Rabbits are personified as follows: apart from having a pretty and demure appearance, they have a pure heart.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Rabbits

People Born In the Year of the Rabbit

In Chinese five element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. For example, a Water Rabbit comes 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:

Element of Rabbit Personality
Wood Rabbit Clever, quick-witted, selfish, lively in appearance, but shrewd at heart
Fire Rabbit Broad-minded, smart, and flexible, with unique views
Earth Rabbit Frank, straightforward, ambitious, hard-working, but slightly reserved
Gold Rabbit Kind-hearted, conservative,lively and enthusiastic
Water Rabbit Gentle, amicable, able to adjust readily to different conditions, but with a weak mindset and principles

See Chinese Zodiac Rabbits of 5 Elements: Characters and Destinies

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Rabbit

Lucky Things for the Rabbits

Things that will bring Rabbits luck:

  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 46)
  • Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
  • Lucky flowers: plantain lily, jasmine
  • Lucky directions: east, south and northwest

Things that Rabbits should avoid:

  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and 8
  • Unlucky colors: dark brown, dark yellow, white
  • Unlucky directions: north, west, and southwest

Rabbits' Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

The Rabbit's Love Compatibility

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners.

This is the predicted compatibility of the Rabbit:

  • Best with: Goat, Dog, or Pig
  • Worst with: Rat or Rooster

Want to know if she/he is compatible with you? Use our zodiac love compatibility calculator below. Or you can check the 12 Chinese zodiac signs' love compatibility in detail.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Calculator

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What're the Best-Suited Careers for Rabbits?

Intellectual, scholarly, and learned, Rabbits are more likelyto 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.

Why is the Rabbit Ranked Fourth in Chinese Zodiac?

Legend has it that in ancient times, the zodiac Rabbit had a long, furry tail. Every day, he liked to curl his tail round himself and sleep comfortably in his hole. When hungry, he would stick his head out and lazily eat the green grass at the entrance of his hole.

It didn't take long for the grass on the entire hillside to be eaten up by Rabbit, revealing a bare hole. One day, a wolf noticed the bare grassy slope and found the place where the rabbit lived. It was quietly lurking in the grass not far from the entrance of the hole, preparing to ambush Rabbit.

When the sun was up, Rabbit woke up hungry and ate the grass beside the hole as usual. The wolf bit into Rabbit's long tail , and only then, Rabbit reacted and kicked his hind legs vigorously. When the wolf was kicked in the face, its sharp teeth bit off Rabbit's tail with its own forceful reaction. After the wolf was knocked unconscious for a few seconds, it immediately gave chase in the direction of Rabbit.

At this moment, a roar came from the sky and a little white dragon stepped between Rabbit and the wolf. He stopped the wolf who was chasing the Rabbit. Rabbit's instincts made him not stop to think about it, and just use his last ounce of strength to escape.

Eventually Rabbit could barely run any more. Just as he was about to rest under a tree for a while, he seemed to see Ox standing behind the line, Rat on Ox's head, and Tiger behind the Ox... It turned out that Rabbit had accidentally crossed the finish line of the zodiac sign race. When he woke up, he found 11 animals surrounding him, as well as the little white dragon who helped Rabbit escape the wolf's mouth. Therefore, in the ranking of the zodiac, Rabbit comes fourth and Dragon ranks fifth.

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