Years of the Rabbit include 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).
People born in a year of the Rabbit are called "Rabbits" and are believed to be vigilant, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious.
The most compatible zodiac signs for Rabbits are Goats, Dogs, and Pigs.
- Rabbit Years
- Rabbits' Personality
- Rabbits' Love Compatibility
- Lucky Things for Rabbits
- 2022 Horoscope Predictions for Rabbits
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 in one of the years immediately following those above (2012, 2000, 1989, 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
Dates for Rabbit Years
|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|
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
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:
|Type of Rabbit||Characteristics|
|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|
Famous Rabbit Year People
|Famous Rabbit||Birth Date||Element|
|Albert Einstein||March 14th, 1879||Earth Rabbit|
|Michael Jordan||February 17th, 1963||Water Rabbit|
|David Beckham||May 2nd, 1975||Wood Rabbit|
|Lionel Messi||June 24th, 1987||Fire Rabbit|
Rabbits' Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?
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
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 numbers: 1, 7, and 8
- Unlucky colors: dark brown, dark yellow, white
- Unlucky directions: north, west, and southwest
2022 Horoscope Predictions for Rabbits
Compared with 2021 (an Ox year), 2022 (a year of the Tiger) is a better year for the Rabbit. The Rabbit will still encounter some troubles, but these problems are not serious and will be resolved quickly. Mostly a smooth life is expected.
2022 is a good year for a Rabbit to get married, buy a house, or give birth to a baby. Making some changes to life will bring luck to the family and the business.
Male Rabbits will receive helpful support from others.
Female Rabbits will have good luck in love, including in finding a boyfriend.
See more on Monthly Fortune for Rabbits in 2022
12 Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Horoscopes and Lucky Colors for 2023
In 2023 (a year of the Water Rabbit), every zodiac sign's horoscope is affected by the Water Rabbit influence. Some are predicted to become free of the misfortunes encountered in 2022, while are warned to be prepared for troubles and accidents.
Click a zodiac sign below to check out your general horoscope and lucky colors for 2023.
Rats' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Rat people are believed to offend Tai Sui, the God of Age, in 2023.
Rats, you are destined to meet villains who will be a stumbling block, which will make your work life full of unexpected obstacles. You’re suggested to be more tolerant and patient when you communicate with others. Maintaining pleasant relationships will help bring good luck to you.
Lucky colors: blue, gold, green
Oxes' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Like in 2022, Ox people are predicted another good year in 2023. Their careers should be smooth with many opportunities. Oxes, you should be down-to-earth and keep learning to bring in improvements. Don't be too ambitious.
Lucky colors: yellow, brown, white, golden, silver
Tigers' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
After going through their inauspicious ‘birth year’ in 2022, Tiger people will have a better year in 2023. You will be blessed by certain lucky stars — Jiangxing (‘General Star’) and Yima (‘Horse Star’). Tigers, things will go smoothly, especially your careers. There will be a high possibility for you to get promoted and a better salary.
Lucky colors: green
Rabbits' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
2023 is Rabbit people’s benmingnian (本命年 běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/ 'origin (of) life year').
Rabbits, in your ‘birth year’, you are believed to offend Tai Sui (/tie-sway/), the God of Age in Chinese mythology, and so you are predicted many challenges with frequent life changes. You’re advised to be more careful about all aspects of your lives in 2023. It’s better for you to avoid big changes, like getting married or starting a new company. Be circumspect with problem solving and communication, and wear red underwear and socks to reduce bad luck. Your career will be ok if you work hard, and, despite everything, a promotion’s likely.
Lucky colors: blue, green
Dragons' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Dragon People are also believed to offend Tai Sui, the God of Age, in 2023.
Dragons, you’re likely to encounter some unpredictable problems. Don’t be irritable and keep open-minded towards others’ suggestions, and then your problems will be solved eventually. When feeling depressed, you might find some noble people come to help you.
Lucky colors: white
Snakes' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Snake people, you are predicted to feel life’s ups and downs during the year of 2023. You’re in danger of being framed and getting little help in work. You’re suggested to communicate more with people of sincerity and try to spend less time in chatting with fair-weather friends. Working hard, keeping learning, and establishing good relationships with colleagues will help you get better luck… as well as having more yellow in your life.
Lucky colors: yellow
Horses' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Horse people, you should enjoy a 2023 that is as good as 2022 with a smooth life, good work opportunities, as well as a pleasant marriage. Be prepared for good fortune, but still keep working hard and keep learning, as these are essential to keeping pace with your good luck.
Lucky colors: red
Goats' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Free from offending Tai Sui (the God of Age), Goat people are predicted a smooth year in 2023.
Goats, there is a big chance that you’ll get promoted and you’ll have many work opportunities that lead to career advancements. You’ll also enjoy pleasant relationships with others.
Lucky colors: orange, red, purpl
Monkeys' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Monkey people’s luck in 2023 is not bad.
Monkeys, there is high possibility that you will fall in love or get married. Try not to get involved in a love triangle though, as the other gender will be easily affected by you in the year of 2023.
Lucky colors: white, golden, silver
Roosters' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Rooster people will meet a comparatively smooth life in 2023
Roosters, you will feel your love life is going well and work is improving smoothly. Good opportunities will be waiting for you. In addition, there is a big chance for you to fall in love or get married.
Lucky colors: yellow, white, golden, silver
Dogs' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
The Dog is predicted to be the luckiest Chinese zodiac sign in year of the Rabbit 2023.
Dogs, you will enjoy smooth work fortunes, pleasant relationships, as well as good luck with money. Working hard and continuing to learn are essential to maximizing your good fortune.
Lucky colors: red, yellow, brown
Pigs' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2023
Pig people are believed to be blessed with wealth and felicity in general.
Pigs, without being in opposition to the Tai Sui star (the God of Age), you will enjoy a prosperous year in 2023. There is a high possibility that you will get promoted and your salary will increase.
Lucky colors: black, yellow
Is Year of the Rabbit 2023 Good for Having a baby?
2023 is a good year to give birth. It is a Water Rabbit year. In Chinese astrology, water means longevity and peace, and the Rabbit is a symbol of vigilance, wittiness, cautiousness, deftness, and self-protection. People born in the year of the Water Rabbit year are predicted to enjoy good fortune and have a peaceful mind throughout their lives.
In addition, in Chinese mythology, the Rabbit is the only zodiac animal to live together with the Goddess Chang’e in the Moon. China named its first robotic lunar rover Jade Rabbit, which roved the moon’s surface in late 2013.
Being closely related to the Goddess of the Moon, the Rabbit is one of the most favored zodiac signs in Chinese astrology.
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.
Good Health for the Rabbit
Overall, Rabbits have average health.
Rabbits, in winter to late spring, when in relatively poor health, you should do more sports to prevent colds and other infectious diseases, and have a healthy daily diet. You are advised to do some indoor exercise to cope with stress and tension.
In the dry seasons, drinking more water, and moisturizing will help prevent skin problems.
How to Build Relationships with the Rabbit
Basically, you don't have to try hard, but just help Rabbits 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.