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Year of the Rabbit: What Awaits You in the Year Ahead

The Year of the Rabbit is upon us, and astrologer Jen Ingress has some intriguing insights to share. In 2011, during the previous Year of the Rabbit, Ingress found her new home—a decision that required...

The Year of the Rabbit is upon us, and astrologer Jen Ingress has some intriguing insights to share. In 2011, during the previous Year of the Rabbit, Ingress found her new home—a decision that required careful consideration. This year, just like in 2023, the Year of the Rabbit calls for grace in our interactions and decision-making processes.

Unlike the bold and courageous Tiger year of 2022, the Rabbit year encourages diplomacy and cautious approaches. It brings forth a sense of curiosity, expansion, and learning opportunities. However, with water as the zodiac element, unpredictability still lingers, urging us to stay alert and adaptable.

The Enigmatic Rabbit: Traits and Characteristics

Rabbits are known for their cuteness, charm, and social grace. They often appear enigmatic due to their reserved nature and preference for personal time. However, when faced with challenging situations, Rabbits tend to seek an easy way out rather than confront reality. It's a characteristic worth considering during this year of the Rabbit.

Unveiling the Meaning of the Year of the Rabbit

Year Of The Rabbit Zodiac Element Water

The Year of the Rabbit signifies a time of creativity, appreciation for the arts, and cordial social interactions. It invites us to explore museums, music festivals, and performances. Diplomacy triumphs over disputes, and having multiple exit points, like a rabbit's burrow, is key. Ingress advises us to maintain social interactions to reach well-thought-out decisions.

The previous Rabbit year, influenced by the element of water, focused on movement and travel. However, it differed from the flood-like energy of 2022. While the world was eager to resume travel post-pandemic, the Rabbit's influence brought a more stream-like movement. It offered learning opportunities, an expansion of ambitions, and a general sense of curiosity. Although the year felt precarious due to the unpredictable nature of water, it didn't lead to major collective decisions like the assassination of President Kennedy in the last Water Rabbit year of 1963.

Thriving Zodiac Signs in the Year of the Rabbit

Year Of The Rabbit Lucky Zodiac Animals

For those born under compatible zodiac signs—Sheep, Dog, and Pig—the Rabbit year holds a wealth of opportunities for personal growth. Career advancement, flourishing relationships, and creative pursuits are in store. However, it's important to look beyond appearances and make thoughtful decisions.

These signs—especially when together—balance each other's energy, radiating an easygoing and compassionate vibe. Sheep's romanticism, Dog's supportiveness, and Pig's relatability work harmoniously with Rabbit's characteristics.

Signs Facing Challenges in the Year of the Rabbit

Year Of The Rabbit Unlucky Zodiac Animals

Dragons, Snakes, Roosters, and Rats may encounter difficulties during the Rabbit's year due to clashes with its energy. Dragons' leadership qualities may not yield the desired results, while Snakes' determination may prove challenging. Roosters, known for their high achievements, must tread carefully, and Rats may falter due to their lack of courage.

But remember, a zodiac year doesn't determine your luck. It merely indicates whether the year will be smooth-flowing or present more challenges and obstacles.

The Year Ahead for Other Zodiac Signs

Year Of The Rabbit Zodiac

People born in Ox, Horse, and Goat years can expect a year without extreme highs or lows. Ox's determination, Horse's energy, and Goat's perseverance will help them navigate the year with stability. Tigers may experience some ups and downs due to their enthusiasm and boldness.

As for those born under the Rabbit sign, it's a little less straightforward. The idea that a person's zodiac year brings extreme bad luck comes from the belief in a 12-year cycle of change in a person's life. Change can be positive or negative, but it is inevitable. So, there's no need to worry when the Year of the Rabbit returns in 2035.

Lucky Times for Each Sign

Wondering when the most prosperous times will be for you? Here's a glimpse:


Birth years: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032

Rats experienced abundance throughout the Year of the Water Rabbit. May was a month of appreciation, and January 2024 brought opportunities for wealth growth.


Birth years: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033

December was a lucky month for Oxen, offering a sense of balance throughout the year. June and April presented some challenges.


Birth years: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

March was the luckiest month for those born in the Year of the Tiger, while May brought some obstacles. Overall, Tigers fared well without extraordinary success.


Birth years: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035

Rabbits experienced increased luck in February and July. April, June, September, and December required less forward movement. Water Rabbits born in 1963 should have been cautious, as an excess of water could cause stress.


Birth years: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036

Dragons had a challenging year overall, as March, April, October, and January presented obstacles. However, successes are typically few and far between, and acknowledging suffering is common in Asian culture.


Birth years: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

2023 proved to be a more trying year for Snakes due to their conflicting energy with the Rabbit. April was their luckiest month, attracting attention and opportunities.


Birth years: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Horses experienced a steady year, with caution advised in January and March. February presented relationship opportunities, and November brought luck. Metal Horse individuals must be cautious with impulsive decisions.

Sheep (or Goat)

Birth years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Sheep found numerous opportunities throughout 2023, especially in March, June, and November. October and January 2024 may present challenges. Wood Sheep born in 1955 and 2015 experienced growth.


Birth years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

September proved to be an optimal month for Monkeys. May, July, and November required caution, as surprises could lead to hasty decisions.


Birth years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Roosters experienced turning points in health, career, or finances throughout the year. April and August were particularly fortunate months, while September and December posed challenges.


Birth years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Dogs encountered numerous opportunities throughout 2023, with November being their luckiest month. September brought potential career challenges.


Birth years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

Pigs found focus in March, July, August, and October, reaping rewards for their efforts. Wood Pigs born in 1935 and 1995 were particularly lucky in 2023.

Meet the Expert

Jen Ingress is a knowledgeable astrologer and instructor at the International Academy of Astrology.

Sources: Travel China Guide: “Year of the Rabbit”