Jan. 21 will mark the end of the Year of the Tiger and the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac.
The Tiger meant 2022 was a fast-paced year of strength, vitality and growth. But like the animals, rabbits are much tamer in comparison to tigers. So you can expect 2023 to be a much chiller, more restful period, according to Japan Times.
What does the Year of the Rabbit mean for 2023?
The rabbit is the luckiest of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Expect this year to bring prosperity, hope and calm.
While 2022 was a yang year (meaning it was more about action), 2023 will be a yin year and much more passive. There will be moments for reflection, rest and renewal.
Rabbits are gentler, but they’re also agile and cunning. So in 2023, you will be able to navigate life quickly and thoughtfully while avoiding stressors and dangers.
This softer approach may be the necessary reprieve after an action-packed 2022. It will also aid your ability to confidently and quietly overcome any obstacles to your goals.
What is the Year of the Water Rabbit?
The Chinese calendar has a 60-year cycle with 12 earthly branches, each representing an animal, and the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
This year’s element is water, meaning things feel more fluid or require more fluidity. If you’re used to rigidly planning things, a “go with the flow” approach may serve you better in 2023.
How to make the best of the Year of the Rabbit?
For career and financial success, taking action early in the year is recommended, especially in February when rabbits are active. The seeds we plant early in the year are the ones that bear fruit later on, so start planning.
To see improvements in romance, embrace the cuddly nature of rabbits by figuring out what makes a good companion. The Year of the Rabbit will strengthen bonds, so don’t be afraid to invest in interpersonal relationships.
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