Year Of The Rabbit (2023 Chinese Zodiac)

2023 Rabbit Year As Per Chinese Astrology
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Well, here we are in the year of Rabbit. Isn’t it so interesting? Each Chinese zodiac year is represented by an animal and 2023 is the year of the water rabbit. The year starts from January 22nd, 2023 (Chinese New Year) and ends on February 9th, 2024 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). Just as the real-life rabbit traits goes, the sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope by the astrologers.

Chinese zodiac, also called shengxiao (/shnng-sshyao/ ‘born resembling’), is represented by 12 zodiac animals. And they are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Whereas, the years of the Rabbit include 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927… The Rabbit is the fourth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle and each year has an animal sign according to the 12-year-cycle. Chinese zodiac years begin and end at Chinese New Year in January and February respectively. E.g. If you are born in year 1987, you are a Rabbit.

It’s been learnt that Chinese people associate each animal sign with certain traits and characteristics and that people born in a given year have the personality of that year’s animal. According to the Chinese Astrology, someone born in the Rabbit year will be showing common traits such as quiet, elegant, kind and responsible. Sometimes reluctant to reveal their minds to others and may have a tendency to escape reality. But they are always faithful to those around them. While there is no proof that the Chinese Astrology do not apply to pets, there are always some seen and unseen benefits in following the Chinese calendar for them.

There are total five types of Rabbit and each with different characteristics as shown in the table below:

For a Rabbit, the following are the lucky things they can count upon:

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 6
Lucky Days: 26th, 27th, 29th of every Chinese lunar month
Lucky Months: 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th Chinese lunar months
Luck Colors: Pink, Blue, Red, Purple
Lucky Flowers: Jasmine, Plantain Lily
Lucky Directions: East, South, Northwest

And let’s also look at the unlucky things to beware:

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8
Unlucky Colors: White, Dark Brown, Dark Yellow
Unlucky Directions: North, West, Southwest

Chinese Astrology differs from Western Astrology, where the 12 zodiac signs are based on constellations’ positions relative to the earth. Whereas, the 12 signs of Chinese Astrology are derived from the ancients’ musings about archetypal animals, people’s personalities and fortunes, and their relationships with one another and years of birth. In addition, the Chinese zodiac is calculated on a year-by-year while the Western zodiac corresponds with “months”.

A quick look at what you should ask the pet expert:

As lot of other astrology require the person born in the said zodiac sign to have their name starting with the said letters, Chinese Astrology also recommends following the 5 elements to hopefully contribute to the person’s luck and fortune throughout their life. The five elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Below you can find the elements to consider for each month of the year 2023 when choosing the name of your baby or the pet.

Here are some baby names inspired by these balancing elements.


  • Girls: Ada, Amber, Ashley, Dahlia, Daisy, Eden, Eve, Fern, Flora, Gaia, Hazel, Jade, Jasmine, Juniper, Meadow, Nikita, Savannah, Terra, Violet, Willow
  • Boys: Adam, Clay, Dallas, Denver, Everest, Forrest, George, Heath, Jasper, Joris, Lambert, Landry, Malo, Marley, Oak, Peter, Pierre, Rocky, Stone, Yale


  • Girls: Barbara, Cassia, Delia, Edna, Enya, Helena, Hikari, Lana, Lucia, Nelly, Nina, Nora, Oriel, Penelope, Sabah, Scarlett, Seraphina, Summer, Vesta
  • Boys: Aidan, Apollo, Ash, Blaze, Cirius, Declan, Elio, Ember, Eth, Hayden, Helios, Kay, Leo, Lucas, Munir, Phoenix, Sezni, Sonny, Theo, Uriel, Volcan


  • Girls: Ariel, Azura, Brooke, Coral, Darya, Damla, Delphine, Delta, Isla, Laguna, Nanami, Marina, Marlowe, Misty, Moana, Pearl, Rain, Waverly, Thalassa
  • Boys: Bay, Brooks, Caspian, Dylan, Douglas, Finn, Hudson, Hurley, Indra, Jordan, Kai, Neptune, Nile, Maxwell, Murphy, Ocean, Reef, River, Ronan, Ross, Trent


  • Girls: Almond, Arava, Beverly, Cherry, Chloe, Clementine, Daphne, Elana, Gretal, Hazel, Heather, Ivy, Jasmina, Rehana, Rose, Tamara, Varda, Willow, Zayane
  • Boys: Benton, Brazil, Brandon, Bruce, Damian, Denis, Egor, Elder, Erwann, Evan, Fabian, Guy, Hudson, Kevin, Logan, Oihan, Rowan, Sawyer, Silas, Sylvester


  • Girls: Albin, Ariana, Aranka, Aurelia, Bianca, Candy, Dora, Eileen, Fidda, Kate, Kenza, Louisa, Lujain, Mia, Nina, Nolwen, Nubia, Nubit, Sonal, Tea, Zurina
  • Boys: Altan, Arian, Armand, Bruno, Callum, Edgar, Elwin, Finley, Flint, Gerald, Jin, Laban, Oscar, Steve, Steven, Timur, Upas, William, Willy, Yamin, Zlatan

If you are looking for naming options irrespective of the Chinese Calendar, click here for some trending options you can choose from. Either you name your baby or the pet according to the Chinese Calendar or not, they still will be fortunate as they have someone like you to love them.

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