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Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

2023 is the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. The element of the Year is Water, so this is the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit. The Chinese New Year starts Sunday, January 22nd, 2023. Find out what it means for your sign and what Feng Shui life areas are your strengths and weaknesses on this page.

The Chinese Horoscope is different from the Zodiacal Horoscope. Your sign is determined by the year you were born (and not by the month). If you don’t know your sign jump to that topic in the menu below. If you know your sign, share at the bottom of this page.

A Feng Shui Cure for the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023
Year of the Rabbit Feng Shui Cure

In 2023, it’s auspicious (of good omen) to keep a representation of the Rabbit in your home.

Vibrational healer Bill Austin (our family’s “bedside healer”) and I created together this healing and clearing image for the sign of the Rabbit. I did the illustration inspired in Chinese paper cutting art and then filled it in with a vibrational healing abstract art painting that Bill created specifically for this purpose.

Get this cure and place it in your dining room. or in the Health, Family and Community Life Area (middle of the left wall, when seen from the outside).

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The 12 Animals of Eastern Astrology (Chinese Horoscope)

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

The animals of the Chinese Horoscope are:

  1. Rat
  2. Ox
  3. Tiger
  4. Rabbit
  5. Dragon
  6. Snake
  7. Horse
  8. Goat
  9. Monkey
  10. Rooster
  11. Dog
  12. Pig

The Story

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

According to legend, long ago, when there was no way to keep track of time yet, the Jade Emperor (or Emperor of Heaven) called a contest for all the animals in the kingdom. The first 12 animals to arrive at the palace would have a place in the Chinese Horoscope. In order to get to the Emperor they had to cross a fast river.

The Ox was the first to get to the shore on the other side and out of kindness agreed to carry the rat on its back as it swan across the river.

Right before the Ox presented itself to the Emperor, the Rat jumped to the ground and arrived first.

The Tiger swam across and was third.

The Rabbit crossed the river by jumping from rock to rock and hence became the fourth animal.

The Dragon flew but was fifth because he stopped along the way to make rain and help all beings on Earth.

The Snake was sixth, but only because it had coiled itself around the horse’s hoof, and sprang up before it as the horse was arriving at the palace, so the horse became the seventh animal.

The Goat, the Monkey and the Rooster became the eight, ninth and tenth animals in the Chinese Horoscope, arriving all together after sharing a raft.

The Dog, even though it was the best swimmer of them all, was eleventh — it was muddy and it decided to take an extra-long bath when it got to the river.

Just as the emperor was about to call it a day, the Pig arrived. He had gotten hungry during the race, stopped to eat and then took a nap. It woke up with barely enough time to make it to the palace.

Each animal was assigned a year, and that was the beginning of time tracking.

Characteristics of the Rabbit (Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023)

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

The Rabbit is considered the luckiest of all the signs in the Chinese Horoscope. However, this doesn’t mean that the Year of the Rabbit is lucky through and through. Make sure to check out what’s in store for your particular sign below.

The Rabbit sign in the Chinese Horoscope represents:

  • Fertility.
  • Growth.
  • The Energy of the Spring.

The Rabbit, though small and weak in terms of physical strength, is very strong willed. Very independent, it’s resourceful and knows how to protect itself.

Do you remember Bugs Bunny, the cartoon character from the Looney Tunes? That depiction of a Rabbit tells you just about everything you need to know about the energy of 2023 the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit.

The Rabbit knows its own vulnerabilities. It knows that it’s not the fastest or the strongest of animals. This knowledge, combined with survival instinct of the Rabbit result in great resourcefulness.

The Rabbit is not averse to tricking others to protect its interests or to get what it wants. But you must remember that its actions stem from self preservation, and usually not malice.

The Rabbit often runs in a zig-zag pattern, so changes this year may seem to go back and forth, but in truth you’ll be advancing.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

In the year of the Rabbit, things will continue to change greatly, as they did in the Year of the Tiger.

In the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit, changes will be more constant but less dramatic – small changes everywhere.

While the Tiger is an apex predator, the Rabbit is liable to become prey. For that reason, it moves fast and changes direction often. This year you need to be willing to pivot and make small adjustments to your plans. Evaluate often, and maintain a constant dialogue with reality.

The Year of the Water Rabbit 2023 is a year where versatility and changeability will be rewarded more than steadfast progress in one direction.

Strategies for 2023 the Year of the Water Rabbit

Those who will do best this year will be the people who are adaptable, easy going, and energetic.

In the story, the Rabbit arrived 4th. It’s the only small animal that crossed the river on its own. The way it achieved this was by jumping from rock to rock instead of trying to swim through. The Rabbit knows its strengths and weaknesses.

This is a good year to take small steps instead of ploughing along in one direction. It’s a year when it will work best to go around obstacles rather than trying to bring them down.

This is a Water Year, and the internal element of the Rabbit is Wood. Water feeds Wood, so all of the qualities of the Rabbit will be augmented. The Rabbit alternates between periods of deep rest and intense activity. But when active, it avoids being too visible.

When sensing danger, the Rabbit gets paralyzed, hoping to avoid detection if it doesn’t move. This year many things may hide from you unless you are paying close attention. This applies to both opportunities and dangers.

You may also feel like hiding yourself. At these times you must remember that it is safe to be visible and that Heaven supports you all the time and happily assists you to fulfill your life missions. But also listen to your inner guidance. If you feel like something is not for you, do not pursue it. Listen to your heart.

Your soul wants to know who you are, what you came to do, and how you’re supposed to do it. This year, let your soul be guided by intuition.

A Yin Year

It’s a Yin Year, a year for passive energy. It’s a great year to start projects from scratch, as long as you are willing to deal with long pauses in their progress, when needed, without losing heart.

Make plans based on what you see in the present, and also stop to revise the environment and your plans as you advance, the way the Rabbit does.

This year conspiracy theories are likely to thrive. People will feel the pull of the Water element (water soaks and goes down) to follow threads of knowledge or information. It’s important to make a conscious effort to keep yourself grounded and be the master of your mind and your imagination. Otherwise, you might go to deep and lose a sense of touch with reality.

Investigations will be plentiful, but consequences for their findings may not be felt until the energy of the Wood Dragon kicks in next year.

Moni’s I-Ching Reading of the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2033

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Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

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Below is an account of what each animal is like, and how this year will affect them.

You’ll see some information about how the animals of the Chinese Horoscope relate to the nine life areas. I’ve put together a free downloadable guide to help you discover the Nine Areas of Life that you need to pay attention to on the outside AND the inside of your home so that you can create a more harmonious space and welcome in friendly energy

What to Expect in the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, by Sign.

The Animals, Sign by Sign, and What to Expect in the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023


Chinese Year of the Rat 2020

Many people in the West get disheartened to learn their Chinese Horoscope animal sign is a Rat, but in the East the Rat is not regarded as an animal to despise or a pest. It is considered an extremely intelligent and resourceful animal.

People with this sign tend to be very smart and cunning. They tend to do well with money and are generally good in business. They do have to watch out for a tendency to do hidden things instead of operating in the open, and the temptation of taking advantage of others who are not as bright.

The Rat is too small to be considered a worthy prey for the Tiger, so people with the sign of the Rat can stay under the radar this year.

Their strengths are in life areas 1 (Career, Life Mission and Individuality) because they are very focused on money making and 4 (Wealth, Prosperity and Self Worth) because they like to accumulate.

They struggle with life areas 2 (Marriage, Relationships and Partnerships) because of their tendency to be selfish and 6 (Helpful People, Spiritual Life and Travel) because they can get too confident in their own abilities or become cynical about life.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You
While at first glance you might think that the Rabbit and the Rat must have a lot in common, in reality they are very different. The Rabbit seeks tranquility and harmony, while the Rat seeks excitement. If you were born in the year of the Rat, pace yourself. Your first instinct might be to try and override the energy of the Rabbit, but you might end up exhausted and see little fruit from your efforts.

A good goal for you this year

This year practice this rule: try to find enjoyment in the simple pleasures of life. Eating a simple meal, where you can tell the flavors of every ingredient can sometimes be more pleasant than a meal that is full of spices. If you learn to enjoy your daily routines, the peak moments will have even more meaning. If you try to fill your life with dramatic events, at some point you become numb to them.

Go here to get a Feng Shui cure for your sign.


The Ox is a very reliable animal, considered a work partner in ancient China.

People born in the Ox year tend to be very hard workers and dependable. They love to learn and are constantly studying, but are not known by their speed. They take their time and make sure that they really learn things correctly. Oxes avoid risk, a tendency that can hold them back and create boredom.

Oxen do well in life areas 2 (Marriage Relationship and Partnerships) because it is innate to them to cooperate and 6 (Helpful People, Spiritual Life and Travel) because they are people of strong faith and natural team players.

Oxen struggle with life area 1 (Career, Life Mission and Individuality), because they are not individualistic in nature, and not particularly interested in money. They have a hard time with life area 7 (Children, Creativity and Fun) because they see life more as work than play. They also struggle with life area 5 (Center of Good Fortune and Gratitude) because they believe that all fortune should come from hard work and they don’t believe in windfalls.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

This year will be both in alignment and in opposition to some of the qualities of the Ox. On the one hand you may enjoy the familiarity and reliability that come with the Rabbit. On the other hand you may get frustrated with the constant changes.

A good goal for you this year

Understand that there are times to be productive, and also times to relax and rest. Learn to see problems as if they were puzzles that need solving with good work and creativity, rather than as obstacles that are thrown in your way unfairly. The nature of life is to change. Taking time to analyze situations, and being willing to adapt, can help you navigate problems so that you continue steadily toward your objectives.

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Tigers are very powerful animals, both feared and admired. In Feng Shui the tiger represents the power of the Earth plane of existence, the instinctive part of the human soul.

People born in Tiger years love rank and are big supporters of authority, policy and rules… for other people. They easily break the rules themselves and feel entitled to do so. They are fiercely independent, decisive, and quick to take action. They favor stimulation over intellectual pursuits, so they are good students of exciting subjects, but not of those that bore them. Tigers need to control their tendency to be impulsive and make harsh judgments. If you were born in a Tiger year, refrain from slashing out at your loved ones when you feel unhappy.

Tigers do great in the life areas associated with metal. Life area 6 (Helpful People, Spiritual Life and Travel) because they love to enforce rituals and laws. Life area 7 (Children, Creativity and Fun) because they like excitement.

Tigers struggle with life area 3 (Health, Family and Community) because they value their privacy and freedom. They also have a hard time with life area 8 (Wisdom, Self-Knowledge and Rest) because it requires stillness and contemplation.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

The Rabbit prefers things to be predictable, and the Tiger likes adventure. These differences will tend to generate tensions for people born in the year of the Tiger. Your tendency will be to create chaos trying to disrupt things, but the Rabbit won’t respond well to chaotic energy.

A good goal for you this year

Indulge your zest for adventure by planning vacations, special events and trips ahead of time. Some preparation can be instrumental in the kind of enjoyment you get from your travels this year. Rather than being spontaneous and “seeing what happens” all the time, alternate periods of focused productivity with periods of leisure. If you balance discipline with times when you can let go and “be wild” you will be happiest this year.

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Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

The Rabbit is a very springy, active animal, who likes to be on the move. It is also very vulnerable.

People born in Rabbit years like to move around and not be still for long. They can have a kind of nervous energy that makes them appear jumpy. At the root of this, is the desire to be and feel safe. Rabbits can be very helpful and congenial when they feel safe, but when they feel threatened they can be underhanded or passive aggressive. This is because they don’t feel that they can win a fair fight. Rabbits both love to associate with, and resent, people who they perceive as stronger than them. If you were born in a Rabbit year you need to focus on your strengths rather than you weaknesses. Rabbits do best when in a group of similar people, who they perceive as equals. They can be great team players. They benefit from socializing in safe, known environments, but they also need their alone time.

Rabbits do well in life area 4 (Wealth, Prosperity and Self-Worth), mostly as a result of time and persistence rather than risk and cunning.

Rabbits see life area 9 (Fame, Reputation and Social Life) as a challenge because they have a hard time understanding rank or social classes/standing. Rabbits can struggle with life area 2 (Marriage, Relationships and Partnerships) because they tend to lean a bit too much on their partners and expect protection from them, often feeling resentful if the partner fails to provide comfort.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

The year of the Rabbit is a year of extra vulnerability for people born in the Year of the Rabbit. You have come full circle and now you need to evaluate and regroup.

This is not a year to reinvent yourself, though – that can come later. This is a year to take it easy and create a peaceful environment around you, where you feel secure. This is not a time for huge changes or to take risks. You, more than anyone, know how to make progress without taking great strides.

A good goal for you this year

The tension you feel between wanting to be independent and wanting to lean on someone stronger than you may be especially strong this year.

Focus on your environment, your Feng Shui, to create and promote the stability and comfort you crave. Rely on your own strengths and put your best effort forward on things that you do really well, and seek specialized help for those things that are really hard for you to do.

Go here to get a Feng Shui cure for your sign.


Dragons are powerful, benevolent and beautiful. Their only problem is that they’re not real.

People born in Dragon years tend to be considered lucky all around. Things come easy to them. They are quick to learn and quick to execute, and very efficient. They like the unusual and they like to impress. Dragons are very stylish and usually turn heads when they arrive at any place. They love the attention. They are very generous with their money, time and effort, as long is it’s fun.

Dragons have to watch out for a tendency to want to only follow their own ideas and not accept advice from others. They also need to make sure that their need for novelty and excitement is tempered with good habits and routines to keep them well and healthy.

Dragons tend to do well in all life areas, but their luck can also turn quickly if they have not set good foundations for their projects and relationships. For example, they may start a business and do great, then lose it all overnight because of some legal detail. Therefore, Dragons do well to associate with people who are honest and have attention to detail.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

Your dynamic energy may clash with the orderly energy and desires of the Rabbit.

You may feel a little like you are in prison, and you may long for more activity and movement.

Your greatest challenge this year will be to be gentle to those who can’t move at your own physical or mental speed.

A good goal for you this year

Understand that making concessions is not the same as losing. Many times in life compromises are necessary to suit the needs of all parties – at work and at home.

Make time and space to cater to your own needs. This may include finding time to be alone, and also finding activities that truly make you feel alive and thriving. Remember that the Rabbit arrived first to the summons of the Emperor, even though it is much smaller and less powerful than the Dragon. Small progress is also progress!

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In the West, we see the Snake as a symbol of evil, but in most cultures around the world the Snake is seen as a symbol for fertility and for spiritual awakening. In fact, experts believe that the Snake was chosen as the symbol of evil in the Bible because it was so hard to eradicate the practice of making offerings to the Snake goddess for fertility.

People born in Snake years are believed to be wise, always seeking deeper knowledge and willing to put the time and effort required for research. They’re not always as thorough in the application of their knowledge and can be reckless in their pursuit of it. For example, they may start practicing a healing art before they are fully trained or they might apply a technique that they’re not fully sure how it’ll turn out – for the sake of finding out. Socially, they can be a lot of fun to be around, and once they commit, they can be great partners for life.

Snakes like to seek pleasure and amusement and need to watch for a tendency to get lost in the pursuit of pleasure.

Snakes do fantastic in life area 1 (Career, Life Mission and Individuality) unless they give in to bad habits/addictions. For the same reason they do well in life area 3 (Health, Family and Community) only if they create a good routine with healthy habits, especially if it’s associated to an ancient school of knowledge, which they very much appreciate (Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation). Snakes do great with life area 5 (Center of Good Fortune and Gratitude) because they believe they are the natural recipients for windfalls and are always on the look out for them. Also because they instinctively know how to tap into the Tao.

Snakes struggle with life area 4 (Wealth, Prosperity and Self Worth) because they lack the accumulation instinct of the Rat or the Rabbit, trusting that they will always be able to generate income, and failing to plan for the future. Snakes may have a bit of a hard time with life area 9 (Fame, Reputation and Social Life) because they’d rather stay in the lab than attend a party. They prefer small gatherings, where deep conversations can happen, to large, more superficial events. They detest small talk.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

The Rabbit and the Snake share a love for beautiful objects.

This is a good year for your artistic sensibility, and a good year for you to progress on tasks and projects that require attention to detail more than force and activity.

A good goal for you this year

Take advantage of the peaceful but energetic qualities of the Rabbit. Seek to strengthen relationships with friends who really “get you.” Create your own small community of like-minded people. You know that bright minds stimulate your own intellect!

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Horses are energetic and strong. They can keep going for long periods of time and they love their freedom, but once domesticated they become obedient.

People born in Horse years tend to be very active. They love sports, running –– when they go up and down the stairs they actually sound like horses. They are hard workers and measure their own value on their achievements. They don’t rest on their past glories, they want new ones.

Horses like to run with a herd or a band and they love the sense of adventure. Oftentimes they get carried away with the excitement and don’t realize the cost that will be required of their quests. Then they wonder how they got into a mess. It helps horses to stop and think before taking action.

Horses need to watch out for their tendency to join cults or blindly following a leader. The attraction of joining a “group with a mission” is great, but can lead to giving away their power to another, who might not have their best interest at heart.

Horses, once they settle, value family life dearly. Horses can be the best of parents or the worst of parents, in the name of family values.

Horses have the potential to do great or terrible with life area 3 (Health, Family and Community) depending on whether they nurture their strong constitution, or abuse it. They have an easy time with life area 1 (Career, Life Mission and Individuality) because of their combination of stamina and focus.

Horses can struggle with life area 2 (Marriage, Relationships and Partnerships) because they can be insensitive to other people’s needs, and brutal in the expression of their opinions. They can have a hard time also with the life area that is at the other side of 2 –– life area 8 (Wisdom, Self-Knowledge and Rest) because they don’t like to stay still, and they lack patience.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

Adapting to the energies of this year may not be automatic for you. You are used to moving at a different pace than the Rabbit. In this sense, the tiger was a better match for you.

In the end, your confidence and enthusiasm will prevail.

A good goal for you this year

It may be tempting to try to override the energy of the Rabbit through strength and will power, but slow down your pace and see what you can learn from people who may not be as confident or as strong as you are. There is a tenderness in life that you sometimes miss because you move too quickly.

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Goats move in herds in plains but they also feel comfortable climbing great heights on their own.

People born in the year of the Goat tend to be very artistic and creative, but they’re not the most practical people. They value beauty and meaning, not so much usefulness. Goats need to watch out for excessive spending to make the home look pretty or to feed their creative projects and endeavors.

Goats are great at making a house into a home. They tend to be great cooks and put great care and effort in creating beautiful places where people can feel good. A Goat is a great house guest if they don’t stay too long. Your home will look and feel better after a goat has visited.

Because Goats don’t want to be bothered with the practical aspects of surviving, they do best when they partner with a spouse that is good at day-to-day living, or when they join a team with an efficient leader. Boredom is the Goat’s enemy. Goats need to always look for exciting projects to work on.

Goats do best with life area 5 (Center of Good Fortune and Gratitude) as they believe Heaven’s job is to take care of them. In exchange, they are very faithful to Heaven, in delivering works of art (inspired by Heaven). Goats tend to neglect life area 4 (Wealth, Prosperity and Self-Worth) because they believe someone or something will always be there to take care of them. Goats need to be careful with life area 2 (Marriage, Relationships and Partnerships) because of their tendency to see the “grass greener on the other side.”

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

People born in the year of the Goat love to feel secure in beautiful and peaceful spaces. The Rabbit will be great for creativity and for artistic expression.

A good goal for you this year

Find partners that value your creative work and can take it to the next level. You can be an independent creator and at the same time be and feel supported. An artist needs a gallery or an agent to help them sell their work. You don’t have to do everything yourself. When you try to do the things that you are not well suited for, it takes away from your creative work.

Go here to get a Feng Shui cure for your sign.


Monkeys are sociable, active and boisterous, but also very capable and determined.

People born in the year of the Monkey like to travel in troops and love to engage in all sorts of games. They try to design their lives so they feel like constant parties. They’re energetic, so they can be great workers when managed properly and told how to occupy every moment of their day. If left to their own devices, they tend to waste time and opportunities for the sake of a good time. This makes it hard for Monkeys to adjust to management positions. Monkeys may often feel that their talents are not properly appreciated or that they are passed up for promotions they feel are due.

Monkeys are intelligent, and that intelligence needs to be challenged with constant learning and clear goals.

Monkeys do great in life area 9 (Fame, Reputation and Social Life) because they are gregarious in nature and love to party. They excel in life area 7 (Children, Creativity and Fun) because they love to play games and have fun. They can be the life of the party.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Monkeys struggle with life area 8 (Wisdom, Self-Knowledge and Calm) more than any other life area, because of their restless nature. Another reason is that Monkeys tend to define themselves by the groups they join. For this same reason, even though Monkeys are ambitious, it can be hard to advance in life area 1 (Career, Life Mission and Individuality).

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

Your strong intuition will be rewarded this year. Your natural good traits will find fertile ground in the year of the Rabbit. It will provide you with the intimacy and reliability that you crave.

A good goal for you this year

Try not to get too comfortable with the energies of the year. Yes, there is great comfort in routine and staying within your comfort zones, but sometimes taking risks can bring great rewards. You don’t have to take huge risks that put your livelihood in peril. But, you can take manageable risks that you feel you can handle. Otherwise, you are setting your own glass ceilings.

Go here to get a Feng Shui cure for your sign.


There can only be one Rooster in the coop. Roosters like to call attention to themselves. They are very tuned to the cycles of nature.

A person born in the year of the Rooster probably loves being the center of attention, but they love to be admired at a distance. They are not the warmest or friendliest of the signs but they can be very sociable in environments that are not overly competitive, because Roosters themselves are very competitive. Roosters are very stylish and fashion-conscious, and they love luxury. Roosters need to be careful with spending. They tend to over-spend, but don’t necessarily waste money –– they buy good stuff. If you were born in the year of the Rooster watch out for a tendency to be overly critical of others. Cultivate empathy and compassion so you can have better relationships.

Roosters are smart and love to learn. They thrive when their best qualities are recognized and encouraged. They are very sensitive to criticism.

Roosters tend to do well in life area 4 (Wealth, Prosperity and Self-Worth) because they are clever investors. This sometimes makes them temporarily asset-rich but cash-poor. Money comes easily to Roosters and that is part of life area 1 (Career, Life Mission and Individuality) because Roosters can be very focused on what they want from an early age.

Roosters may find bumps in life area 2 (Marriage, Relationships and Partnerships) because their focus tends to be on themselves. Life area 7 (Children, Creativity and Fun) can also be a challenge because fun times can get in the way of the Roosters’ goals and so Roosters may either overindulge in entertainment or deprive themselves of it. They need to find balance between work and play.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

The Rabbit likes to hide, and the Rooster likes visibility. You may feel frustrated with the mellow, domestic nature of the Rabbit, but you need to remember that you also need to rest and replenish, just like any other person.

In the year of the Tiger, a Rooster needs to stay focused on their personal goals. The energy of the Tiger is of no interest to a Rooster. Roosters like their routines and are detail oriented, and are not likely to be swayed by the grand gestures the Tiger loves. Be careful not to isolate yourself and to not appear as a “know-it-all.”

A good goal for you this year

You like your routines, but routines can lead to stagnation – unless they are improved every so often. Be objective in seeing what actually works for you and what doesn’t. Learn new systems so that the boring parts of living don’t end up consuming too much of your time. In this way you will be free to enjoy your projects and social events.

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Long regarded as humankind’s best friend, dogs are very loyal, generous and loving.

People born in the year of the Dog are sociable and thrive in groups of like-minded people. They like familiarity and daily routines. They seek comfort. They are willing to sacrifice for the good of the family. Dogs are very friendly and make friends easily wherever they go. They have a strong sense of hierarchy and they can be deferential to those they perceive as being above them and haughty with those they see as being beneath them. Dogs attach themselves to strong leaders or become leaders themselves.

Dogs tend to thrive in life area 3 (Health, Family and Community) as they see themselves always as part of a group. The do well in life area 6 (Helpful People, Spiritual Life and Travel) because they are good team players. They only ask that the job descriptions be clear and that everyone do their part.

Dogs struggle with life area 4 (Wealth, Prosperity and Self Worth) and with life area 1 (Career, Life Mission and Individuality) because of their sense of generosity (giving away too much) and because they identify with the pack, instead of seeing themselves as individuals.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

Your protective instincts are a good fit for the energies of the year of the Rabbit. However, you can also become overprotective and not allow others to develop and blossom on their own.

A good goal for you this year

Allow others to flourish without your constant guidance or input. When every individual in a group is able to express themselves in healthy ways, the whole group makes gains. If you try to micromanage everyone around you, you end up wasting your energy, and neglect the things only you can do. Guide others in gentle ways.

Go here to get a Feng Shui cure for your sign.


Pigs are animals known for overeating, but this is an association made from domesticated pigs, rather than wild pigs. We perceive them as slow and mild, but they can also be surprisingly fast and ferocious. In East Asia Pigs are symbols of wealth.

People born in the year of the Pig are lovers of pleasure and the comforts of life. Drawn to the mundane rather than the spiritual. They are generous and love to socialize. They are indulgent and forgiving with their loved ones and hope that the same kindness will be shown to them when they make mistakes. They lack introspection. Other people tend to feel comfortable with Pigs. Pigs make all their friends feel understood and supported, even when they disagree. They can be good workers, but are driven more by the desire for comfort than by ambition or the desire for achievement.

Pigs need to watch out for a tendency to avoid confrontation and to settle for less than they deserve, in order to not rock the boat.

Pigs do well in life area 2 (Marriage, Relationships, and Partnerships) because they are very accepting of others and have a very loving nature. They do well in life area 5 (Center of Good Fortune and Gratitude) because they are usually content with their lot, and experience the gratitude of others for the things they have done for them.

Pigs are challenged in life area 3 (Health, Family and Community) because it’s hard for them to establish healthy habits and routines, and they tend to indulge in foods that are not good for them. Pigs have to make an effort to elevate themselves to spiritual experiences, having to do with life area 6 (Helpful People, Spiritual Life and Travel) because they seldom question the beliefs they were raised with, and thus limit their spiritual evolution.

Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023, for You

A year that promotes privacy, peace and harmony is a good year for people born in the Year of the Pig.

Time to enjoy the luxuries you love, but also to work and be productive so that you can enjoy good things and good times in the future, too!

A good goal for you this year:

Be curious. It is wonderful to enjoy domesticity and be content with the way things are. But it can get boring. Once in a while, break from your habits and routines and explore new things. This could mean taking a class to learn something new, or going to some place where you’ve never been before. Meeting new people and interacting with those who are different, and think different, than you can stimulate your mind and open up possibilities.

Go here to get a Feng Shui cure for your sign.

Do you know your Chinese Horoscope animal sign? Chinese Year of the Rabbit 2023

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit 2023 doesn’t start on January 1st. The beginning of the Chinese Year actually changes from year to year, sometimes in January and sometimes in February. See the list below to find your year of birth. Some of the years are placed on the left side (up to 1983) and some on the right (after 1984). If you were born in January or February, make sure you choose the right Chinese year by checking the start of the Chinese year on the year you were born.

Keep in mind that your animal sign for the year is your Outer Sign (similar to the Sun sign in Zodiacal Astrology), or public sign, but there are also Inner Signs (what only those close to you know about you) and Secret or Private Signs (your ascendant sign).

Years from 1924–1983ElementAnimalYears from 1984–2043
Feb 05 1924–Jan 23 1925 Yang WoodRatFeb 02 1984–Feb 19 1985
Jan 24 1925–Feb 12 1926 Yin WoodOx Feb 20 1985–Feb 08 1986
Feb 13 1926–Feb 01 1927 Yang FireTigerFeb 09 1986–Jan 28 1987
Feb 02 1927–Jan 22 1928 Yin FireRabbitJan 29 1987–Feb 16 1988
Jan 23 1928–Feb 09 1929Yang EarthDragonFeb 17 1988–Feb 05 1989
Feb 10 1929–Jan 29 1930Yin EarthSnakeFeb 06 1989–Jan 26 1990
Jan 30 1930–Feb 16 1931Yang MetalHorseJan 27 1990–Feb 14 1991
Feb 17 1931–Feb 05 1932Yin MetalGoatFeb 15 1991–Feb 03 1992
Feb 06 1932–Jan 25 1933 Yang WaterMonkeyFeb 04 1992–Jan 22 1993
Jan 26 1933–Feb 13 1934Yin WaterRoosterJan 23 1993– Feb 09 1994
Feb 14 1934–Feb 03 1935 Yang Wood DogFeb 10 1994–Jan 30 1995
Feb 04 1935–Jan 23 1936 Yin WoodPigJan 31 1995–Feb 18 1996
Jan 24 1936–Feb 10 1937 Yang FireRatFeb 19 1996–Feb 06 1997
Feb 11 1937–Jan 30 1938 Yin FireOxFeb 07 1997–Jan 27 1998
Jan 31 1938–Feb 18 1939 Yang EarthTigerJan 28 1998–Feb 15 1999
Feb 19 1939–Feb 07 1940 Yin EarthRabbitFeb 16 1999–Feb 04 2000
Feb 08 1940–Jan 26 1941 Yang MetalDragonFeb 05 2000–Jan 23 2001
Jan 27 1941–Feb 14 1942 Yin Metal SnakeJan 24 2001–Feb 11 2002
Feb 15 1942–Feb 04 1943 Yang Water HorseFeb 12 2002–Jan 31 2003
Feb 05 1943–Jan 24 1944 Yin WaterGoatFeb 01 2003–Jan 21 2004
Jan 25 1944–Feb 12 1945 Yang WoodMonkeyJan 22 2004–Feb 08 2005
Feb 13 1945–Feb 01 1946 Yin WoodRoosterFeb 09 2005–Jan 28 2006
Feb 02 1946–Jan 21 1947Yang FireDogJan 29 2006–Feb 17 2007
Jan 22 1947–Feb 09 1948 Yin FirePigFeb 18 2007–Feb 06 2008
Feb 10 1948–Jan 28 1949Yang EarthRatFeb 07 2008–Jan 25 2009
Jan 29 1949–Feb 16 1950Yin EarthOxJan 26 2009–Feb 14 2010
Feb 17 1950–Feb 05 1951Yang MetalTigerFeb 15 2010–Feb 02 2011
Feb 06 1951–Jan 26 1952Yin MetalRabbitFeb 03 2011–Jan 22 2012
Jan 27 1952–Feb 13 1953Yang WaterDragonJan 23 2012–Feb 09 2013
Feb 14 1953–Feb 02 1954Yin WaterSnakeFeb 10 2013–Jan 30 2014
Feb 03 1954–Jan 23 1955Yang WoodHorseJan 31 2014–Feb 18 2015
Jan 24 1955–Feb 11 1956 Yin WoodGoatFeb 19 2015–Feb 07 2016
Feb 12 1956–Jan 30 1957 Yang FireMonkeyFeb 08 2016–Jan 27 2017
Jan 31 1957–Feb 17 1958 Yin FireRoosterJan 28 2017–Feb 18 2018
Feb 18 1958–Feb 07 1959 Yang EarthDogFeb 19 2018–Feb 04 2019
Feb 08 1959–Jan 27 1960 Yin EarthPigFeb 05 2019–Jan 24 2020
Jan 28 1960–Feb 14 1961 Yang MetalRatJan 25 2020–Feb. 11 2021
Feb 15 1961–Feb 04 1962 Yin MetalOxFeb 12 2021–Jan 31 2022
Feb 05 1962–Jan 24 1963 Yang WaterTigerFeb 01 2022–Jan 21 2023
Jan 25 1963–Feb 12 1964 Yin WaterRabbitJan 22 2023–Feb 09 2024
Feb 13 1964–Feb 01 1965 Yang WoodDragonFeb 10 2024–Jan 28 2025
Feb 02 1965–Jan 20 1966 Yin WoodSnakeJan 29 2025–Feb 16 2026
Jan 21 1966–Feb 08 1967 Yang FireHorseFeb 17 2026–Feb 05 2027
Feb 09 1967–Jan 29 1968 Yin FireGoatFeb 06 2027–Jan 25 2028
Jan 30 1968–Feb 16 1969 Yang EarthMonkeyJan 26 2028–Feb 12 2029
Feb 17 1969–Feb 05 1970 Yin EarthRoosterFeb 13 2029–Feb 02 2030
Feb 06 1970–Jan 26 1971 Yang MetalDogFeb 03 2030–Jan 22 2031
Jan 27 1971–Feb 14 1972 Yin MetalPigJan 23 2031–Feb 10 2032
Feb 15 1972–Feb 02 1973Yang WaterRatFeb 11 2032–Jan 30 2033
Feb 03 1973–Jan 22 1974 Yin WaterOxJan 31 2033–Feb 18 2034
Jan 23 1974–Feb 10 1975Yang WoodTigerFeb 19 2034–Feb 07 2035
Feb 11 1975–Jan 30 1976Yin WoodRabbitFeb 08 2035–Jan 27 2036
Jan 31 1976–Feb 17 1977 Yang FireDragonJan 28 2036–Feb 14 2037
Feb 18 1977–Feb 06 1978Yin FireSnakeFeb 15 2037–Feb 03 2038
Feb 07 1978–Jan 27 1979 Yang EarthHorseFeb 04 2038–Jan 23 2039
Jan 28 1979–Feb 15 1980Yin Earth GoatJan 24 2039–Feb 11 2040
Feb 16 1980–Feb 04 1981Yang Metal MonkeyFeb 12 2040–Jan 31 2041
Feb 05 1981–Jan 24 1982 Yin MetalRoosterFeb 01 2041–Jan 21 2042
Jan 25 1982–Feb 12 1983 Yang WaterDogJan 22 2042–Feb 09 2043
Feb 13 1983–Feb 01 1984Yin WaterPigFeb 10 2043–Jan 29 2044
Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit 2023


  1. Yin Earth ,Pig

  2. Yang Water, Tiger

  3. Yin Wood, Goat

  4. Yin Fire, Goat. Best to you Moni ????

  5. I turned out to be a yang metal horse but it doesn’t describe me AT ALL, I’m literally the opposite of the description. Why is this?

    • Georgie, it could be that your other signs overpower the horse. The year sign is your public sign, but there’s also an internal sign (by the month), and a secret sign (ascendant). In Zodiacal astrology, sometimes the ascendant sign is more visible than the sun sign. It can happen with the Chinese horoscope too.

  6. I’m a Yin Fire Goat too Moni ????(though I’d prefer to be called Sheep???? lol) and today is my birthday????

    • Happy Birthday, Angela! Some system call it sheep, others ram and others goat. I went with the one I thought I could make the cutest illustration!

  7. Yin Metal, Ox

  8. Yang, Earth, Dog

  9. Yang Fire Dragon

  10. My older son and I are both year of the Dog! Should I get two dog magnets or just one? 🙂

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