Everybunny pay attention – it’s officially the Year of the Water Rabbit. If you have a little cotton tail due this year you can expect a social baby with a quiet yet strong personality, according to Chinese astrology.
The Lunar New Year starts this year on January 22, and babies who arrive from now until February 9, 2024 are born little bunnies.
Hop to it and find out exactly what the Chinese zodiac says about your little one’s Year of the Rabbit personality.
4th sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle
Lucky Numbers: 3, 9
Lucky Flowers: Lily, Snapdragon
Lucky Colours: Pink, Purple, Blue, Grey, Red, Black
Rabbit Years: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927
Year of the Rabbit
While the Western new year is always celebrated on January 1, the Chinese New Year starts on a different date each year. That’s because it’s based on the lunar calendar – it will normally fall between January 21 and February 20.
The Chinese zodiac follows a 12-year cycle, and according to Asian astrology the year you’re born and the animal this represents says a lot about the type of person you’ll become.
Even though the animals are cycled through every 12 years, there are different varieties. This is the first year of the Water Rabbit since 1963.
What it means for your baby
When we think about bunnies, the image of gentleness often comes to mind. They’re not the loudest animals in the kingdom and the same can be said for little ones born in the Year of the Rabbit. But don’t be fooled though – behind their quiet personality lies confidence and strength. They are positive little people, focused on their goals no matter what challenge is front of them.
A little bunny born in 2023 will also be quite the social butterfly and win everyone over with their kindness. Boys will be polite and do whatever they can to avoid conflict. Girls will be thoughtful and treat everyone with consideration. If you’re thinking this will make your child a fantastic older sibling, you’ve got a good candidate. Winning.
Those born in the year of the rabbit are socialisers with an attractive aura but sometimes find it hard to open up. They can also be more insecure than other zodiacs and need reassurance often.
A Water-Rabbit bub is gentle, quiet, tender and kind yet will quickly become very clever. It is said this comes from the Chinese idiom “a crafty rabbit has three burrows.” A rabbit is full of ideas and can move very quickly, adapting to different situations.
The overall energy of 2023 is likely to be gentle and calm, or as we mummas like to call it: chill.
Good luck in the Year of the Water Rabbit
There are certain elements and colours that are particularly lucky for babies born in the year of the rabbit, so if you haven’t settled on a nursery theme, this could help.
The colours pink, purple, blue, grey, red are considered lucky for Rabbits. So too is black, which may not work for a nursery but certainly does lend for uber cool fashion choices later in life.
Be sure to mark down their lucky numbers of three and nine. As for other interesting facts, the lily and snapdragon are considered favoured flowers and the direction they should head for attracting wealth? Northeast and Southwest.
It’s recommended Tigers steer clear of brown and white and the numbers five and eleven.
Celebrities born in the Year of the Rabbit
You don’t need to go down a rabbit hole to find plenty of celebs born in the year of the rabbit! Here are some star bunnies:
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