Lunar New Year: The Year of the Water Rabbit
As we celebrate the coming of 2023, another new year is also upon us. The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated this year on Sunday, January 22nd, and marks the year of the Rabbit. This holiday is one of the most important celebrations among East Asian countries and is tied to the first new moon that occurs toward the end of January. The celebrations span the first 15 days of the lunar calendar—right up to the full moon (in Leo for Western astrology).
A time of feasting and family, this holiday dates back as far as the Shang Dynasty. Lunar New Year celebrations span over two weeks and consist of many different traditions. Many families take part in cleaning, rituals for honoring ancestors and deities, shopping, reunions, giving red envelopes (lucky money) to kids, fireworks, and dragon dances.
This year, we enter into the Year of the Water Rabbit. The Rabbit is the fourth animal of the Chinese zodiac with the years 1963, 1975, 1999, 2011, and 2023 representing this animal. The Rabbit is a symbol of longevity and peace, known for being beautiful, kind, loyal, generous, thoughtful, honest, and inherently creative.
Water Rabbits in particular are easy-going and agreeable, and adaptable. Most compatible with Rabbits are Goats, Dogs, and Pigs.
For the year of the Rabbit, below are some things that will bring luck:
- Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, and numbers containing them (such as 34 or 46)
- Lucky days: the 26th, 27th, and 29th of every month
- Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
- Lucky flowers: Lily, Jasmine
- Lucky directions: East, South, Northwest
The year of the Water Rabbit is expected to be one of peace and prosperity. To help you harness the energy of the Water Rabbit, below are the horoscopes for each sign and our recommendations for crystals based on your animal.
Zodiac Sign Horoscopes:
Rat: 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Promotions or career opportunities to expand wealth will likely present themselves this year. You are expected to encounter troubles this year, but things you lost may find their way back to you. You will likely make a career change to something that you are passionate about. Explore your abilities and challenge yourself.
Ox: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Success will come to you because of whom you know, not what you know. Look around your circles and determine whom you trust and value above all – this will bring you much happiness in all aspects of life. You will have good luck this year as long as you seize every opportunity to better yourself.
Tiger: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Increased earnings and wealth. Your income stream will rise. You are destined to be comfortable in life and work; overall, your horoscope is good. Learn lessons from past failures and be calm in difficult situations for a smooth year.
Rabbit: 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
This is your year, and be prepared for adversity. All eyes will be on you – time to shine! Be aware of this and perform at your very best at all opportunities. Auspicious year to learn something new for a career; this will increase your worth.
Make extra efforts everywhere and face challenges. This won’t be a smooth year but the rainbow will follow the storm.
Dragon: 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
You may start to see recognition for all your hard work. The more you give, the more you will receive. Your fortune will be affected, but no need to worry because lucky stars guide your sign. The development in all aspects of life will be smooth sailing.
Snake: 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Opportunities for travel are in sight for you. Maximize this by providing your best service. You will likely develop and be generally stable, but luck may fluctuate. You will likely participate in charitable events, and the return on investments will be wonderful.
Horse: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
If you need any help or assistance, seek out allies from your past. This is also a good year to improve your skill sets through education. Great care needs to be taken at work, as the year of the Rabbit is in conflict with your sign. Do not fret, you will have ups as well as downs.
Goat: 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Expect an increased reputation following intense visibility. Continue to provide quality work. Approach this year with optimism and take advantage of auspicious times. Career growth is expected to remain strong.
Monkey: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
You may see yourself traveling for work or study. Business owners may see opportunities for expanded transactions. Be extra careful with finances, and set budgets to avoid overspending. You will be taken care of by lucky stars, and overall, this year will be smooth.
Rooster: 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Past investments will be most helpful this year. Make an extra effort to pay attention to detail in order to avoid unwanted loss or mismanagement. Luck is not in your favor this year, and you must remain optimistic to overcome challenges. While career and financial predictions are not great, your love forecast is strong and stable.
Dog: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
You may see ample opportunities to easily solve problems if you have been feeling stuck this past year. Promotion may be on the horizon. Showcase your leadership skills! Pay attention to health and health of finances. In work and love, do your own thing and strengthen your sense of self.
Pig: 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Avoid making impulsive decisions brought about by impatience. Fortune for the Pig this year continues to be good, but pay attention to health and property. It is advisable to continue working hard in order to reap unexpected pleasant surprises and gains.
Have a Happy Lunar New Year!