2023 is a year of the Rabbit, starting from January 22nd, 2023, and ending on February 9th, 2024.
A water rabbit year which occurs every 60 years. A time to honor ancestors and deities, marked by family reunions, parades and fireworks.
The Year of Rabbit is predicted to be a year of hope.
The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes grace, beauty, mercy and good luck. Rabbits are also associated with the moon, because of the mythical Jade Rabbit who lives there.
In addition to the 12 zodiac animals, the lunar calendar is also based around a cycle of 10 “heavenly stems,” each of which represents one of the five elements of Taoism: fire, earth, water, wood and metal. So 2022 was technically the Year of the Water Tiger, and 2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit.
People born in Water years are said to be creative, sensitive and reflective.