The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, marks the transition from one animal to the next—2022 is the Year of the Tiger, which began on February 1st, 2022, and ends on January 21st, 2023. January 22, 2023 (Chinese New Year) will signal the start of the Year of the Water Rabbit.
Chinese Astrology is usually taken as a good luck charm by many. There are 12 animals that are assigned to each year of the lunar calendar in Chinese Astrology, and they represent the 12 years of life. The animal which falls under your birth year is referred to as the ruling animal, while the others are known as subsidiary animals.
If you are born in the following years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 you are a Rabbit and this is your YEAR!
If you're born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, then you're definitely a Dragon!
If you're born in the years 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025 then you are a Snake!
Are you worried about what’s in store for the coming Chinese New Year? Or are you excited about the surprises ahead? Don’t worry, we’ve got it all covered.
If you're a Rabbit, Snake and Dragon baby. Here’re the highlights of what life holds for you this 2023:
Love and Relationships
RABBIT: In 2023, the Rabbit will be protected by Yue De in the love department—meaning that they'll avoid certain unfortunate events and have a mostly stable and smooth year. Single Rabbits will have a wide variety of potential partners this year, but many may come from their existing friend group or workplace.
If you are already in a relationship, take care to keep any new friendships distant from your partner—he or she is likely to feel jealous about these murky relationships and might break up with you over it. No matter what happens, think about your partner's feelings and needs—it’s the person who will stand by you as you try to navigate the tricky terrain of your natal year.
Most compatible with Rabbit: Dog, Pig, Goat
DRAGON: 2023 will be a boring one for their romantic life. If not, it’ll definitely prove to be full of turbulence and heartbreak as “Gu Chen" appears on their destiny chart. Single Dragons may face setbacks and feel like they don’t have enough dating opportunities in 2023, but the year will end hopefully if they embrace their own strengths and remind themselves that “I am enough.”
For those involved in a relationship, pray for stability this year. In 2023 you can forget about engagements and pregnancies – nothing major is likely to occur. The relationship you value so much is likely to experience a series of minor hiccups this year. First, think about what improvements you can make before blaming your partner for problems in the relationship.
Most compatible with Dragon: Rooster, Monkey, Rat
SNAKE: In the year 2023, love will be more or less steady for Snakes. “Wen Chang '' not only governs creativity but also romance, so single snakes could find all eyes on them this year. You’ll naturally appear unique and mysteriously attractive to any potential suitors, so just be yourself and enjoy the attention.
If you’re already in a committed relationship, this year may bring some tense moments between the two of you. Don’t panic; these disagreements are not serious—they just might make both of you feel like your world is falling apart! The Snake may also be more stubborn than usual, and less likely to admit his share in a misunderstanding.
Most compatible with Snake: Monkey, Rooster, Ox
RABBIT: By 2023, Rabbits will have a greater chance of finding unexpected opportunities in the workplace due to Tian De’s benevolent influence. However, these chances won't come without their own challenges. It’s like being given the chance to take part in a race or competition, but it's up to you how well you perform.
Also remember that as you move up in the world, others may try to pull you down by dragging your name through the mud or otherwise sabotaging your success. It is a good idea to speak up if you have bright new ideas that could challenge the status quo, because your initiative will impress those in positions of power—who may also be watching you for years or months at a time that could be a sign of promotions and open up whole new possibilities for your career.
DRAGON: In the year 2023, a fortunate "Yue De" will bring positive career developments to the Dragon's life. They'll be helped out by superiors and colleagues whenever they need it—even from family members or loved ones! During this year, Dragons will have a clearer mind and greater efficiency. In particular, Dragons in business for themselves may find their partners to be great assets during this time period.
The Dragon will face many challenges and setbacks this year, but they will be overcome. Corporate executives can go from being high-level decision makers to expats, managing a foreign office and everything it entails. But don’t worry—you have what it takes.
SNAKE: It will be difficult for the Snake to manage office politics and navigate subtler aspects of social interaction. Although these are not ideal conditions, they are manageable if the Snake can keep its composure instead of allowing itself to sink down into machinations and scheming.
The Snake will benefit from the removal of obstacles and distractions, allowing them to make decisions with confidence. If superiors give the Snake responsibility for a task, they can expect excellent results. This will lead to more opportunities for growth and recognition—if you work hard enough!
RABBIT: By the end of 2023, Rabbit's financial situation will be significantly strained by their expenses increasing during their natal year. Their income won't be able to keep up until late in that same year—or possibly even 2024—so it'll be important for them to keep track of their spending and not live above their means.
At times, Rabbits may feel overwhelmed by the demands being made upon them, but they should know that everything will work out if they just keep going. Investment prospects for Rabbits in 2023 will most likely generate losses rather than gains.
DRAGON: The Dragon can breathe a sigh of relief in money matters. Unlike love, this area in their life will see a positive – though not significant-development. The Dragon will find that his or her income is increasing, due to either a promotion at work or more efficient use of time.
Investing won't be as easy for Dragons as earning money from work, but don’t put your hard-earned bucks into anything high risk—they might not come back.
SNAKE: In 2023 the Snake will see significant increases in their salary, as well as other forms of compensation such as raises and bonuses. You worked hard to earn this success and you should be proud!
Business-minded Snakes will have a strong year. You’ll find clients willing to buy your products and services, and you’ll add some major customers by the end of the year. Don’t take any unnecessary risks with your money this year, Snakes—global economic conditions just won't permit it.
RABBIT: Many of you younger Rabbits, who are still in school, could have a breakthrough this year. Something that has been elusive to you until now – an "aha' moment—will suddenly come and surprise everyone around: parents and teachers included! Don’t be surprised by your progress, as the time and effort you devoted to this subject in previous years has contributed greatly.
But when it comes to important exams or qualification tests, how much work you put into your studies determines the outcome. Overprepare rather than hoping for inspiration—you'll do well!
DRAGON: You will find that the academic year is a successful one. While there are no miracles here, you won’t struggle with your schoolwork and won't have to spend more time studying than usual.
As you’re starting to explore your interests and abilities, now is a great time to take on new challenges. Remember that everyone struggles at first; don't give up when things get difficult!
SNAKE: Younger Snakes may feel left out by their friends and misunderstood by their teachers or parents in 2023. It doesn’t feel very good, we know that. But it's important not to lose sight of the bigger picture—while your life changes, you are still developing as a person.
By contrast, student Snakes will excel at any exams they may face in 2023 and turn in strong performances on important college applications or interviews for their first job. You can rest assured that the tiniest slight from a jealous classmate will be overshadowed by something far more important to your future.
RABBIT: Rabbits are likely to feel upset, anxious, or even depressed throughout the year due to work-related stress and financial concerns. As a result, they must learn to let go of their sensitivity and focus more attention on the important things in life.
In terms of physical health, Rabbits need to take care not to overexert themselves in 2023 if they have a history of recurring illness. It’s important to get frequent check-ups, and moreover, it is crucial that you lead a healthful lifestyle—one characterized by temperance in eating.
DRAGON: Health won’t be trouble free for the usually robust Dragon. They could suffer from insomnia, indigestion, chronic fatigue—problems that aren't minor but may feel like they are because they're so common among their peers.
One of the less fortunate aspects predict minor accidents, so make sure anything sharp—like knives or scissors—are out of reach, especially with kids. Caution them to stay away from large bodies of water—such as the ocean or deep end of a swimming pool. Adult Dragons will need to take special care if they drive, since high winds and rain can work against visibility.
SNAKE: Because the Snake's health is only moderately good this year, it may experience a few small illnesses throughout the months. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and eating right, is an important way to keep your immune system strong as you age.
Whenever you find yourself working long hours, it's important to take steps that will keep your health in check and prevent burnout. Think of half-hour naps in an empty conference room, healthy snacks hidden away in your desk drawer, or a quick trip to the salad bar downstairs.
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