WE hop into the year of the Water Rabbit this Lunar New Year. But what is the significance of this on the various characters of the Chinese zodiac?
Chinese metaphysics practitioner, Helen Ong, shares her interpretations as a general guide for the new year.
Those Born In The Year Of The Rabbit
(2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927)
In 2023, you are meeting the Grand Duke! Being the peach blossom star yourself, you are in luck for greater exposure and popularity. This is perhaps a good year for personal branding and elevating your social status.
Those seeking recognition will gain support from your superiors. It’s a year that brings opportunities and resources. Be assertive and you shall be rewarded for your efforts.
However, be mindful and avoid being carried away by the advancing energy. While you enjoy the attention and success, check in with your health and immune system for a smooth year.
Those Born In The Year Of The Dragon
(2012, 2000, 1988,1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928)
Watch out for betrayals and hidden issues swept under the carpet! Pay extra attention to contractual agreements which may lead to legal issues. Set strong boundaries between colleagues and friends who might take advantage of your kindness.
Financially, stay cautious and avoid over leveraging or standing guarantor for anyone. Lie low and work on your research and plans, instead of bragging about your success which may result in being sabotaged.
Your noblemen will be mostly male friends or colleagues this year when you need help. Take advantage of their support for your goals and career success.
Those Born In The Year Of The Snake
(2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929)
You will be blessed with good fortune stars that bring success on wealth creation and promotion for career advancement. Those wanting to increase their brand awareness for the international market, this will be the year that will take you far and wide. Expect more movements and travelling.
However, those born in the year of the snake should stay away from vices and high-risk investments. Stay vigilant and act cautiously on your investments. Your loved one will also require your attention and help as they deal with challenges and setbacks. Pay extra attention to your diet and health as you are also likely to suffer from immune system issues due to poor hygiene or lack of rest.
Those Born In The Year Of The Horse
(2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930)
You will be celebrating happy events this year. Those seeking help or resources should turn to your female friends or colleagues. Do spend time networking with people of authority and influence, which will bring good fortune for promotions, recognition and getting approvals of licences or passing of examinations.
The horse and rabbit form a destruction pattern. Avoid long-term commitments. Stay mindful as you socialise as newfound relationships are unlikely to last. You are injury prone, stay alert and watch out for danger when you are playing sports or engaging in new activities.
Those Born In The Year Of The Goat
(2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931)
You are blessed with a host of fortunate stars that will bring relief when you are in danger and in trouble. Those who have worked hard in the previous year will see success in achieving their goals and accomplishments. Stay focused on your personal development and career achievements. This is the year for you to excel.
However, check that all your documents are in place to avoid summonses and legal issues from the tax department. Avoid disputes that will lead to physical abuse which will lead to mental and physical suffering.
Those Born In The Year Of The Monkey
(2016, 2004, 1992,1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932)
You came a long way from the challenges of 2022. Finally, a chance to break free from the tensions and despair. Stay vigilant with expenses and financial matters this year.
Socially, you are likely to attract more attention from the opposite gender this year. Blessed with the noblemen star, you will enjoy help and support for your career and business opportunities. Look out for gaps which you could fill within your market and turn into business opportunities.
Pay attention to your mental and emotional health.
Those Born In The Year Of The Rooster
(2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933)
You are clashing with the Grand Duke this year. Expect changes that will shift you out of the comfort zone. Watch out for disputes and betrayals that can lead you into legal issues.
Draw up a checklist and stay organised to track the changes and differences to avoid confusion. Being aware of the environment and issues around you will be essential for staying peaceful. Spend time alone as this will help you to quieten the mind for greater insights.
Avoid over leveraging as expenses can be high this year. Invest in your mental and emotional health and you will be rewarded by the end of the year for your efforts. Lie low when it comes to relationship matters. Avoid attending sad events such as funerals or visiting the sick.
Those Born In The Year Of The Dog
(2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934)
You are in luck as the Rabbit is your best friend! Those seeking a career in politics or leadership positions will meet with powerful connections that will help boost your leadership and authority. Enjoy the collaborations and make use of these opportunities for success in your career and relationships.
Those seeking romance and marriage, this will be a year of opportunities. While you pursue your fame and glory, do seize the moments when love knocks on your door. Financially, you will be rewarded as long as you stay disciplined. While you enjoy the pursuits of success in your career and love life, do pay attention to your family members’ health and well-being.
Those Born In The Year Of The Pig
(2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935)
You are blessed with opportunities for good food this year. While you indulge in these gustatory delights, watch your diet to avoid regrets when your health is affected.
A host of negative stars invites gossip and betrayal. Avoid being in the limelight and stay humble this year. Most disputes can be avoided if you stay mindful with your speech and decisions. Set your boundaries on monetary gains from high risk investments. Watch out for scams.
Those born in the year of the Pig are allies with the Goat and Rabbit; they are your noblemen for brainstorming sessions. Tap on their resources and creativity for your career and business success.
Those Born In The Year Of The Rat
(2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936)
Those born in the year of the Rat are going through the uncivilised punishment in 2023, which will attract remarks from envious and jealous friends or colleagues. Stay understated if you want to avoid being the target.
Avoid arguments that potentially may snowball into legal entanglements. It pays to think before you speak.
You are blessed with fortunate stars that will bring major success in financial wealth, career and business opportunities.
Those seeking romance and social networking, you have the peach blossom and red matchmaker stars shining at you. Your visibility and likeability increase, and you are spoilt for attention socially. Take advantage of this opportunity to work on your brand awareness. This is also a good year for the married ones who are planning to have a baby; you will be blessed with the opportunity.
Those Born In The Year Of The Ox
(2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937)
Those born in the year of the Ox, you have a host of negative stars in your chart. You will have to watch out for situations where you will need to defend your position. Stay mindful and vigilant on your decisions and actions.
You are likely to become more intuitive and analytical this year, making you more insightful and knowledgeable. Perhaps a good year for learning a new skill while you lie low on relationship-related matters.
Avoid dangerous sports as you are prone to scars from injury.
Those Born In The Year Of The Tiger
(2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938)
This is the year to pay extra attention to your health. Slow down and take stock of lingering issues that require your attention. Self-care is the key for living well this year.
Ladies should avoid pregnancy this year and stay focused on wellness and deal with lingering health issues.
Helen Ong, the founder of Senses.Live, is an expert in Chinese Metaphysics principles and is a licensed BioGeometry practitioner. She teaches businessmen, entrepreneurs and investors how to accelerate their wealth using BaZi, I-ching and feng shui principles through workshops and consultations.
*The views expressed in this article are those of the author. Reader discretion is advised.