People born in the year of the rabbit are the luckiest among “the twelve animals.” The rabbit is a symbol for mercy, elegance, amiability and worship of beauty. People born in this year are kind, speak gently, peaceful, quiet and loving persons. They like to live easy lives. They are reserved persons, love arts and have a strong sense of justice. Whatever they do, they will start well and end well. This feature can make them learned scholars. They are also well adapted to work in government departments, and to be active on the political stage.

It seems that they will turn a deaf ear to other people’s advice. In fact, they may be unable to recover after other people criticize them. To those they love, they are gentle and kind, while to some other people they may be perfunctory and halfhearted, even cool and merciless. Since they are refined and cultivated and self indulgent at the same time, they enjoy their lives, and think their own desires as the most important. They stubbornly believe that-it is easy for people to get along with each other. They are always polite and civil even to their enemies. They are disgusted by quarreling and any hostile act.

People born in the year of the rabbit give others an impression of being frail-looking because of their gentle appearance. But, in fact, they are strong minded and have strong wills. They pursue their ideals all their lives in a precise and orderly way.

It is also easy for people to get the impression that people born in the year of the rabbit will never do harm to other people. It is true that they seldom use harsh words or say anything rude. They can hide their real features by their decent appearance when they face opponents, and then hurt them. By the time one discovers this, they will have tricked you.

Sometimes people born in the year of the rabbit do things slowly and deliberately. They handle everything in a circumspect way. This is because of their cautious characters. They make certain that they get lots of information before they sign any contract. So they have the ability to evaluate well, and are capable of making clear-headed appraisals of the situation. And they are very proud of this.

A man born in the year of the rabbit is solicitous, refined and courteous. He will have a gentle manner and carry himself like a gentleman. People admire his amiability and his resourcefulness, and they will be willing to follow his wise advice. His shortcomings are: unrealistic thinking, high sensitivity, biting, and not being willing to withstand misery.

Since such a person is self-confident, and he will consider himself second to none. In times of urgency, he will discard anything or abandon anyone who dares to disturb his quiet life. He is well known for his flexible and changeable beliefs, and his high skill at maintaining a sense of security.

There is no need to worry about the lives of such people. They are nimble, clever and good at avoiding harm to themselves. They have no lofty ideals to seek. Their main purpose in life is to preserve themselves.

People born in the year of the rabbit are very hospitable, good hosts and warm-hearted companions. Their words make everyone feel happy, but you shouldn’t let such words go to your head. They will remember your mistakes, as well as your good points. They know more than they will tell. If your missteps are not serious, they will forgive you. That is why people like them. This philosophy of life keeps them free from troubles, because people will forgive them as they forgive others.

Generally speaking, people born in the year of the rabbit really understand what life means. They make full allowance for other’s weal and woe. They know when they should show their forbearance. They never embrace others in public places. They know the art of saving face and giving consideration to the interests of both sides.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility

People born in the year of the rabbit and sheep are considered the most sympathetic. They know how to comfort others, and will listen to them patiently. They are realists. They will not adventure forth with you into strange places even if you are their best friend. They will help any friend who is in trouble if it is within their power. But if you hurt them they will leave you quickly and in a friendly way.

Their best choice in marriage will be a person born in the year of the sheep. Both of them enjoy material comforts. People also suitable for them are the honest and serious pig, mouse, dragon, monkey, ox and snake. A person born in the year of the rabbit also can marry to another rabbit, but this may be less harmonious. They cannot bear the rooster, who likes criticize others. They also can’t bear the bad temper of the tiger, and they can’t forgive the changeable horse.

Rabbit and RAT – Mutual respect and some areas of common interest. No conflict. Compatible to a good degree. Will work together amicably.

Rabbit and OX – Congenial and acceptable relations. Will cooperate but not to a large extent. Both sides have reservations.

Rabbit and TIGER – Hostility and misunderstanding. Unable to trust or communicate with each other. Should avoid contact at best.

Rabbit and RABBIT – Mutual aid and no struggle for dominance. No breaks in communications. Will work together peacefully.

Rabbit and DRAGON – Have common grounds of interest. May have some personality clashes but will strive to settle differences.

Rabbit and SNAKE – Workable relationship. Will tolerate other to achieve mutual aims. No deep attraction or strong bonds.

Rabbit and HORSE – Animosity and strong conflicts. Cannot relate to each other. Have nothing much in common. Uncooperative relations.

Rabbit and SHEEP – One of the best matches. Mutual love and understanding. Have much in common. Successful and prosperous union.

Rabbit and MONKEY – Petty differences and rivalry. Moderate relationship. Will tolerate to a certain extent. Cannot achieve complete trust.

Rabbit and ROOSTER – Bitter conflicts and dissent. Cannot even agree on the weather. Clashes and struggles for dominance. Highly incompatible.

Rabbit and DOG – Very compatible and rewarding union. Deep trust and understanding for one another. Will find prosperity and happiness.

Rabbit and BOAR – Compatible to a good degree. Have mutual interest at heart. Sympathetic to each other’s vibrations.

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This is a meditative type of Rabbit with fragile and emotional nature. He cannot bear harassment or any other unpleasantness, such as dissent and bickering. Perhaps this is due to the fact that he is too empathetic and can pick up the thoughts and feelings of others with uncanny accuracy.

He will possess an excellent memory and may have the kind of mental power that, without his knowing it, transmits his ideas to others. Consequently,he attracts the people he wants, and he may be surprised by the many supporters who rally to his defense when he least expects it.

However, he is a subjective soul and his perspective gets distorted by the emotional barriers he sets up. He is not very decisive and in many cases could easily fall in with the dictates of others.

His delicate sensitivity makes him dwell too much on the past and hence he is often reminiscing on long past injuries and indulging in self-pity. In his negative moods, he suspects other’s motives, is uncommunicative and over-imaginative. In his positive state, he could call upon all cosmic powers to come to his aid. He is never without friends and influence if he does not carry his neutrality to extremes.

The Rabbit and his Ascendants

Born During the Hours of the Monkey – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A laughing, mischievous Rabbit. Here the Rabbit’s intuitive diplomacy and cool front will make a perfect cover for the Monkey’s pranks. Get ready for a neat rip-off!

Year of the Rabbit

A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year.

Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force. A congenial time in which diplomacy, international relations and politics will be given a front seat again. We will act with discretion and make reasonable concessions without too much difficulty. A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty.

Law and order will be lax; rules and regulations will not be rigidly enforced. No one seems very inclined to bother with these unpleasant realities. They are busy enjoying themselves, entertaining others or simply taking it easy. The scene is quiet and calm, even deteriorating to the point of somnolence. We will all have a tendency to put off disagreeable tasks as long as possible.

Money can be made without too much labor. Our lifestyle will be languid and leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved for. A temperate year with unhurried pace. For once, it may seem possible for us to be carefree and happy without too many annoyances.

Source: The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes by Theodora Lau Published by Arrow Books Limited.