The Year of the Water Rabbit: What it Means for 2023

Holden QiGong
4 min readFeb 23, 2023

Each Chinese new year brings new lessons, and this one invites you to welcome the wisdom of the Water Rabbit. If you pay attention, you can harness the year’s powerful gifts of intuition, patience, diplomacy, and more.

The Rabbit shows up every twelve years, but the Water Rabbit hasn’t been present since 1963. If you were alive then, you might recall that it was the year Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream” speech as hundreds of thousands of people marched in support of civil rights. What might happen during the year of the Water Rabbit in 2023?

In this blog, we discuss the qualities of the Water Rabbit. We also share how you can welcome the Water Rabbit’s gifts in your own life.

Qualities Of The Water Rabbit

The Rabbit is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and good luck. For this reason, 2023 is a year to be hopeful and optimistic about the future. 1963 was a transformative year for the world, and 2023 can be a transformative year for you if you let the Rabbit’s gifts seep into your own life.

The Rabbit is also associated with the qualities of patience and intuition. Instead of forcing your way through the world, the Rabbit is about treading softly and following the natural flow of the universe. The Taoist philosophy of “accomplish more by doing less” reflects Rabbit’s way.

Although the Rabbit isn’t the mightiest creature, it’s powerful nonetheless. It tends to be kind, skillful, and eloquent, which makes others feel drawn to the Rabbit. The Rabbit is also very responsible and loyal, which further instills trust in others. And because the Rabbit knows how to follow its intuition and find flow in the world, it’s often able to overcome great obstacles and achieve success.

The Rabbit is also incredibly sincere and honest. It may not say many words, but the words the Rabbit does share are thoughtfully chosen and from the heart. This makes 2023 a great year to focus on staying connected to your truth and communicating authentically in all settings.

The Water Rabbit Is Yin

The Water Rabbit is associated with the moon and Yin energy. This makes it very attuned to understanding what’s happening around it. During the year of the Water Rabbit, try to let your intuition guide you and be open to unforeseen opportunities and possibilities. This can apply to all areas of your life, including work, relationships, and habits.

Everyone can experience the qualities of the Rabbit, but people born during a previous Rabbit year may be more affected by its energy. Previous Rabbit years include 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011.

The Rabbit’s “Negative” Qualities

Even though the Rabbit can be quite likable, its gentle nature can make it overly introverted. Because the Water Element shares this quality, the Water Rabbit may be especially reserved and introverted.

The Water Rabbit is prone to experiencing stress and anxiety in social situations. This can prevent the Water Rabbit from engaging with others and creating friendships or partnerships. Even though the Rabbit can connect deeply, it can struggle with this because of a fear of interacting with others. For this reason, some may find it easier to spend time alone or with close friends in 2023 as opposed to being a social butterfly.

The Water Rabbit may also have difficulty taking action, especially when putting themselves in contact with strangers. Eventually, the Rabbit will find ways to accomplish its intentions, but it may experience frustration along the journey. These “negative” qualities of the Water Rabbit can be transformed by learning how to let go of stress and anxiety more skillfully. One of the best ways to overcome stress and anxiety is to practice Qi Gong consistently.

Try The Thirty-Day Challenge To Release Stress And Unlock The Gifts Of The Water Rabbit In 2023

When you sign up for the Thirty-Day Challenge, you’ll gain online access to thirty unique Qi Gong routines designed to help you release stress and experience internal peace throughout your day. By cultivating this deep sense of relaxation, it becomes easier to channel the Rabbit’s positive qualities of flow and intuition.

Each of the routines in the Thirty-Day Challenge are just seven minutes long. This makes it easy to find time to practice even if you have a busy schedule. Learn more about the benefits of Qi Gong and harness the gifts of the Rabbit in 2023.

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