September 18 - September 24, 2023
The first full week of the month of the Rooster is something that could take more adjustment than in most years, for while it will have the same influence that it has at around this time each year, it is with a big twist this time. The Rooster and Rabbit are opposing signs and this can be one of the most challenging months of any lunar year for you, though intentionally so. At the halfway point in any lunar year, the Rooster's job is to bring the kind of wakeup calls that will ensure you are not asleep at the wheel, at a time when there is a chance for a reset. The difference this time is that in the heart of the Year of the Rabbit you are already taking your personal power back, with the Rooster providing a much needed push.
Year of the Rabbit
Jan 22, 2023 - Feb 9, 2024
2023 is a year for major new beginnings for you, but with the lines between the past, present and future blurring in the early weeks of the year. There will be a gradual shift away from the past and onto the future but to begin with, old doors might remain open for a few more weeks. The nostalgic and reflective Year of the Tiger brought you to the end of a 12 year journey, one that began with the last Year of the Rabbit in 2011. This was when a new personal 12 year lunar cycle last began, one that was in its final weeks when you moved into 2023. This created a lot of focus on the past and on closure as we moved into the New Year.
The lines between the past, present and future really start to blur on 21st January when the Year of the Tiger ends and the Year of the Rabbit and a new personal 12 year lunar cycle begins. In every other year in a 12 year lunar cycle, when one lunar year ends and another begins there is a sudden cut off and it is a clear out with the old in and in with the new. However, the transition from the Year of the Tiger to the Year of the Rabbit is the one exception and that is because every new lunar year begins with the month of the Tiger. The Year of the Tiger might end, but from 21st January to 20th February you will be winding down your current personal 12 month lunar cycle, while a new 12 year lunar cycle is underway.
This is a chance to ease into this new journey but also make up for this during not one but two Rabbit months this year. The first is from 20th February to 21st March, with a leap month bringing a second month of the Rabbit from 21st March to 20th April. This is when you can fully embrace the future and what is a year for major new beginnings and in what should be a lucky and expansive year for you. The Year of the Rabbit will run through to 9th February 2024, with plenty of time to explore your options. Other auspicious points of the year will be during the month of the Goat from 17th July to 16th August and the month of the Pig, from 13th November to 12th December, both friendly allies to the Rabbit.
About the Rabbit
Rabbits are sensitive, caring and gentle creatures. It is considered the luckiest sign in the zodiac, for Rabbits have good characters. They are likely to come out unscathed from situations that could devastate most of us. They are shy, sentimental and popular amongst friends.
The Rabbit is non-confrontational and prefers to negotiate and compromise with quiet intelligence. Although when forced to, they will fight with courage and fierceness, hence their passive disposition must not be mistaken for docility. At worst, Rabbits can be moody and has certain deviousness because of their wish to avoid confrontations at all cost.
They are pleasure-loving creatures. They love being at home and the idea of love and marriage. Rabbits will frequently engage in temporary relationships that provide physical passions, although they rarely engage in anything long-term unless there is a solid promise of comfort and ease.
Compatible: Goats & Pigs
Strained: Tigers, Monkeys & Horses