Year of the Rabbit

Rabbit Years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023…
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Mao
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Mu
Yin Yang: Yin
Strengths: Gentle, kind, empathic, trustworthy, friendly, sociable, sincere, sensitive, diplomati
Weaknesses: Stubborn, overly-discreet, timid, hesitant
Lucky Colors: Red, pink, purple, blue
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky Flowers: Snapdragon, Flower of fragrant plantain lily, Nerve plant

The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese zodiac and represents longevity and good luck. The Rabbit is one of the most likeable signs because people born under this sign are very friendly, kind-hearted, gentle, intelligent and cautious. If you were born in the year of the Rabbit , read on to find out everything about your sign including your personality traits and your compatibility with the other animal signs.


People born under the Rabbit zodiac sign are very graceful, well-mannered, and gentle individuals. They are among the most likeable people of the zodiac – always the ones to maintain peace and harmony. They dislike fighting and will always try to find solutions to their problems through compromise and negotiation. They’re able to handle conflicts calmly and find it hard to get angry. Rabbits love beauty, comfort and like to surround themselves with material pleasures. These people are very easygoing with others and are always there to help or offer kind advice. Rabbits are born diplomats – they’re good in communication and are excellent negotiators who can easily connect people together or help opposing parties make peace. On the negative side, Rabbits can be extremely stubborn, melancholy, overly sentimental and delicate. Since they’re creatures of comfort, when things get too uncomfortable or challenging, they’ll easily choose to remove the disturbances and walk away from the person or situation. They dislike confrontation and want peaceful and comfortable life, so they will never reveal what they’re really feeling.


Due to their potential to make good judgments and their attention to detail, Rabbits excel in academia or professions that require having to deal with people (law, public relations, or counseling). People born under the Chinese zodiac Rabbit work carefully with well thought-out moves – they will never make a decision without having all the information. They know their limits and even though many find this boring, Rabbit’s steady focus and well-judged pacing allow them to achieve more than others who have unrealistic expectations and high ideals. These people have a good mind for business and are very responsible and devoted to their jobs. Rabbits can be successful fashion designers, writers, teachers or public relations officers. They are calm and compassionate, so they can also be great therapists. Other good careers for the Rabbit include a doctor, publisher, translator, or tour guide.


Even though people born in the year of the Rabbit don’t get visibly upset or stressed, they tend to keep their feelings to themselves. And when they don’t express their real feelings, they can become sick, anxious and depressed. They need to learn to express their feelings and exercise regularly, in order to avoid issues with their personal and professional relationships and become healthier both mentally and physically.

Love and Relationships

Rabbits are tender, caring, generous, and faithful lovers. They are very sexual and tend to give more of themselves than they should. They love to surround themselves with fine things and will do whatever they can to keep things at peace and comfortable.
Rabbits are easy going and they are often close friends with someone before they start a romantic relationship. They have difficulties sharing their feelings with others and as a result, they can end up overlooked or misunderstood by others, including their own partners. They are skilled at making friends and making everyone around them happy. They only reason for conflict in a Rabbit relationship would be a sudden change or unpredictable behavior.


Best matches for the Rabbit: Pig, Sheep and Dragon

Rabbit and Pig

The Rabbit and the Pig are so well-suited to each other, they are a match made in heaven! The Pig is attracted by Rabbit’s intelligence and ability to negotiate their way out of trouble. The diplomatic Rabbit, on the other hand, will be grateful to have an obedient, devoted and loving partner such as the Pig. These two signs will be very happy together because they accept each other’s flaws and understand that conflicts are inevitable in a relationship.

Rabbit and Sheep

The Rabbit and the Sheep are sensitive to each other’s aspirations and needs. Their personalities truly complement each other – the Rabbit appreciates the Sheep’s kindness and considers her/him trustworthy and dependable enough to make important decisions for the both of them. Both signs want order, peace, balance, and harmony in their lives and can support each other during tough times. They are romantic and affectionate, so they will surely live a happy life together, as long as they’re not too dependent on each other.

Rabbit and Dragon

Both signs appreciate a supportive relationship and even though they have different personalities, one partner’s positive characteristics complement the other partner’s flaws. Even though the Dragon is powerful and highly assertive, he/she will allow the Rabbit to take on the dominant role in their relationship. This is a good union because their personalities complement each other and both signs can offer each other a sense of support, security, and comfort.

Worst matches for the Rabbit: Rat, Tiger and Horse

Rabbit and Rat

This is one of the worst matches for those born in the year of the Rabbit. The Rat is possessive and jealous while the Rabbit is passive and won’t put enough effort into their relationship. The Rabbit is gentle, timid and prefers to stay at his/her comfortable home, and the Rat is sociable and active. They have some similarities though, such as they both like to spend time with their family and they both set realistic goals in life. If they work really hard, these two can be a good match.

Rabbit and Tiger

The Rabbit is sensitive, gentle, quiet, and the Tiger is a loud and daring person who can’t stand emotional characters. However, the Rabbit also doesn’t appreciate Tiger’s spontaneity, so it will take a lot of effort if these two decide to make their relationship work. The Rabbit will let the Tiger be the more dominant partner in the relationship, which is pleasing for the passionate Tiger who likes to be in charge.

Rabbit and Horse

The Rabbit is conservative and sensitive, and the Horse is hasty and fickle, so both signs may find each other unacceptable and intolerable. Both of them are too self-absorbed and they don’t take the time and effort to make their relationship work. Even though the Horse is dedicated, caring, and capable of providing for the family, he/she will often get annoyed to have the Rabbit partner put all the responsibility entirely on him/her. If they want their relationship to succeed, the Rabbit must learn to be an independent person.