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Chinese Zodiac - Rabbit (Hare)

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    Rank and Astrology Elements

    Rabbit (Hare) represents longevity, discretion and good luck. It has the fourth position in the Chinese Zodiac. People born under the sign of the Rabbit are kind-hearted, friendly, intelligent, cautious, skillful, gentle, quick and live long. They dislike fighting and like to find solutions through compromise and negotiation. On the negative side, Rabbit people have the potential to be superficial, stubborn, melancholy and overly-discreet.

    Basic Astrology Elements
    Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Mao
    The Five Elements: Wood (Mu)
    Yin Yang: Yin ([Chinese philosophy] negative/passive/female principle in nature)
    Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 7, 8
    Lucky Flowers: snapdragon, flower of fragrant plantainlily, nerve plant
    Lucky Colors: red, pink, purple, blue; Avoid: dark brown, dark yellow, white

    Years of the Rabbit

    Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
    02/02/1927 01/22/1928 Yin Fire Ding Mao
    02/19/1939 02/08/1940 Yin Earth Ji Mao
    02/06/1951 01/26/1952 Yin Metal Xin Mao
    01/25/1963 02/12/1964 Yin Water Gui Mao
    02/11/1975 01/30/1976 Yin Wood Yi Mao
    01/29/1987 02/16/1988 Yin Fire Ding Mao
    02/16/1999 02/04/2000 Yin Earth Ji Mao
    02/03/2011 01/22/2012 Yin Metal Xin Mao
    01/22/2023 02/09/2024 Yin Water Gui Mao
    The rabbit is a kind of docile animals. They are silent and lovely with no fighting force. They like to lie down silently at most of the time which looks lazy and weak. While, once running, they act very swiftly. It is the same as the people under the sign of the rabbit. When silent, they appear to be very quiet; when move, they are very vigorous and active. Once there are disagreements, they would not attack or offend others but doing their affairs peacefully. Not like the tiger people, there will no big ups and downs for the fate of the people born in the year of the rabbit. Their fortune can reach the summit during the middle ages and go down smoothly later.
    The men under the sign of the rabbit are most family-type. They are fond of trimming the garden, interior decoration and much other housework. As they are usually quiet, the weak, steady and elegant women fit them perfectly. Too extroverted women will be hard to live with them harmoniously.

    The women under the sign of the rabbit are usually perceptual, considerate and thoughtful. They have a keen sense of color and pay great attention to the emotion and atmosphere. So, they can be good secretaries, dinner hostesses and reception staffs.

    The rabbit people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

    The rabbit people born in the morning are quick and strong-minded. They are independent and never go with the tide. Once deciding to do something, they will take action immediately without hesitation. Because of this, they are usually driven from pillar to post as lacking of comprehensive consideration beforehand. However, they are quick-minded to adjust soon. They are studious of their business and enjoy their work well. So, salesmen or businessmen instead of civil servants are good occupation for them. Besides, they are always dressed to the nines and dainty about eating.
    Not like the rabbit people born in the morning, those born at noon are weak and made of excellent human dough. They usually win popular with masses as they are with a feeble personality and seldom to make enemies. Most of them are gentlemen who are quite affable, well-spoken and never give offence to others. While, once quick in action, they are regarded reckless. So, pay attention to their behaviors is important.
    The rabbit people born during the evening are smart and outgoing but also have no definite views of their own and are of weak characters. These personalities can be shown from their habit of changing jobs frequently. They are usually unable to resist the temptation from outside, so are fickle in love and work. Therefore, they should keep in minds that never change easily under any circumstances and stay grounded to live.

    The Rabbit people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:

    Click the following links to get personalities and destiny for the five types of Rabbits.
    Wood Rabbit: 1975 (Feb. 11, 1975 - Jan. 30, 1976)
    Water Rabbit: 1963 (Jan. 25, 1963 - Feb. 12, 1964)
    Metal Rabbit: 1951 (Feb. 06, 1951 - Jan. 26, 1952) and 2011 (Feb. 03, 2011 - Jan. 22, 2012)
    Earth Rabbit: 1939 (Feb. 19, 1939 - Feb. 08, 1940) or 1999 (Feb. 16, 1999 - Feb. 04, 2000)
    Fire Rabbit: 1927 (Feb. 02, 1927 - Jan. 22, 1928) or 1987 (Jan. 29, 1987 - Feb. 16, 1988)

    Best Birth Dates and Months for the Rabbit

    The Rabbit people born in the 1st, 10th, 17th, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th or the 30th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.

    Best birth months for the Rabbits include February, March, April, May and August. They are endowed with good luck in many aspects.
    February: The Rabbits born during February could get both fame and wealth during their life. They are clever and good at learning from experience. They usually could live comfortable and happily.
    March: No matter women or men, the Rabbits born in March are both blessed. They are smart, lively, open-minded and courageous in character. The life for them is promising and career is brilliant. Also, they usually have great power and influence in society. 
    April: Fortune and chances favor the Rabbits born in April. They are mild, elegant, learned and capable. All their life will be happy, auspicious, smooth and glorious. 
    May: The Rabbits with the birth month of May are business-minded enough to manage their career well. In personality, they are literate, respectful and honest. The whole life for them will be safe, prosperous and lucky.  
    August: Riches, honor and splendor favor the Rabbit born in August. They are kind, virtuous and popular in character. Besides, their descendants could win credit for them. Therefore, they live happily for life.  
    Note: The months here refer to the Chinese lunar month. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the Chinese lunar month.

    Compatibility with other Animals

    Zodiac Match


    Best Match: Sheep, Dog, Pig
    Worst Match: Rat, Ox, Horse, Rooster, Dragon
    → Please click for more about Rabbit Compatibility.


    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month.

    Birth Month of the Rabbit Personality of the Rabbit Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. free and easy Snake Sheep
    Feb. varied and graceful Dragon Dragon
    Mar. without stability and a willingness Pig Monkey
    Apr. having a strong work ability Ox Dog
    May. simple-minded Rooster Monkey
    Jun. realistic Rooster Sheep
    Jul. rational and steady-going Rat Tiger
    Aug. never giving up Rat Ox
    Sep. having dual character Snake Tiger
    Oct. emotional Dog Rabbit
    Nov. honest and introversive Snake Dog
    Dec. lacking of dependence Tiger Rooster
    ► 2017 Yearly Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2017 starting from January 28, 2017 and lasting to February 15, 2018.

    Overview: In 2017, the Rabbit people will be unlikely to have good luck as you will oppose the Taisui who is the Grand Commander of the Year. What's more, the Rabbit’s associated element Wood are restricted with the Rooster’s (2017 is year of the Rooster) element Metal which will bring you different types of bad luck, leading to the possible career setback or marriage crisis. In particular, you will have an overall bad luck due to the fact of opposing Taisui and the influence of inauspicious stars like Zaisha. In this year, you will experience ups and downs in luck and your family may also suffer health problems. However, opposing Taisui is not necessarily bad; you can rise steeply if you can take the initiative to make changes and get ready for the coming problem. Find out what’s in store for your sign for money, career, love relationship and health in 2017, please click:
    Rabbit Horoscope 2017 Predictions

    2017 Yearly Horoscope for Rabbits Born in Different Years
    Horoscope Forecast for the Rabbits Born in 1963 (between January 25, 1963 and February 12, 1964)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Rabbits Born in 1975 (between February 11, 1975 and January 30, 1976)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Rabbits Born in 1987 (between January 29, 1987 and February 16, 1988)

    2017 Monthly Horoscope
    Find out what 2017 will be for the Rabbits in each month? Please click 2017 Monthly Horoscope Predictions for Rabbits

    Ideal Jobs for the Rabbit

    Have a keen sense of art, the Rabbit people are suitable to literature, fine arts, architecture, music and art related works. In these fields, they could present their talents and get great achievements. Also, those works that need carefulness and observation such as business consultants, translators and house maids are good choices. In addition, those occupations that need interpersonal relationships such as a public relations official are fit for the Rabbits. What they should avoid are those emphasizing the relationship of interests and manual works, e.g. political and business circles. 

    Auspicious Chinese Names

    When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Rabbit, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the characters of the Rabbit, zodiac compatibility and Chinese five element theories. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Rabbits.
    Auspicious Chinese Names for Rabbit Year People
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