The Year of the Rabbit

The rabbit is a symbol of intellect and cautiousness. As the lore goes, the rabbit was among the 12 animals who raced to the Jade Emperor in a cosmic contest that ultimately determined the order of the Chinese zodiac signs. Though it was a weak swimmer, the rabbit used its brain, opting to cross the river portion of the course on a raft. Like the animal, it’s important to approach everything in a smart, deliberate way.

The rabbit in the Chinese zodiac also speaks to the power of empathy. At one point in the race, the rabbit found itself stuck in the water. The dragon, who was flying overhead, opted to finish behind its woodland friend, blowing a heavy gust of wind to help send the rabbit across the finish line.

In Chinese culture, rabbits represent the moon. Some say it is because the shadows of the moon resemble a rabbit. Others say it is because of the rabbit’s pure characteristics.

For those who are born under Rabbit years (2023, 2011, 1999, 1987 and so forth) should aim to behave extra cautiously, as the consequences for their actions are magnified.

If they are thoughtful and smart and clever and witty in their decision-making and in their life choices, they can flourish the most in terms of their prosperity and health and longevity.