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Usagi: Japanese Year of the Rabbit

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Be prepared for bunnies at New Year's Eve, as 2023 will be the Year of the Rabbit according to the 12-year cycle of zodiacal animals, known in Japanese as Usagi. The hairy, long-eared animal will feature on themed displays, souvenirs, new year's cards, and calendars that are ubiquitous sights across Japan in no time. Read on and learn more about the coming year of the rabbit.


Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Water Rabbit

Year of the Watter Rabbit

The years 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2023 are considered to be the Years of the Rabbit. According to the Chinese horoscope, the Year of the Water Rabbit, which began on January 22, 2023 (the Chinese Lunar New Year), will end on February 9, 2024. In the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign, it is known that the rabbit comes in at number four.

The rabbit animal sign represents good year and patience in Chinese culture, which means that the Year of the Rabbit 2023 will offer us the tranquility and success we were missing in 2022. The impact of the rabbit will moderate those who are very reckless or have their heads in the clouds. Because of this, you can successfully carry out your ideas if you deliberate before acting.


What does the Rabbit mean in Japanese Culture?

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Rabbits are known for having different characteristic. They can be soft, calm, elegant, alert, quick, skillful, kind, patient, and highly responsible. They can be reluctant to share their thoughts with others and have a tendency to escape reality, but they are always devoted to the people they are with. Moreover, male rabbits are known for their constant politeness and gentle smiles that give off the impression that they are trustworthy and sincere. When faced with challenging obstacles, they never give up and instead are relentless in their search for solutions. This indicates that they ultimately experience enviable success. On the other hand, female rabbits are personified as having a pure heart and a lovely and demure appearance.


Year of The Rabbit Lucky Elements

Chinese Astrology: Year of The Rabbit Lucky Elements

Lucky Numbers - 5, 7, 9, and numbers that contain them (35 and 47)

Lucky Colors - blue, green, yellow, and black

Lucky Flower - Plantain lily, snapdragon

Lucky Days - 15th, 27th, and 30th of every month

Lucky Directions - east, southeast, and south


Unlucky Numbers - 1, 7, 8

Unlucky Colors - dark yellow, dark brown, white

Unlucky Directions - northwest


Year of The Rabbit Predictions

1. Career Luck

succesful career

People born in the Rabbit year frequently find creative careers more appealing due to their empathy and sensitive, artistic sentiments. Many people have succeeded in the arts, music, writing, and architecture. Moreover, rabbits have a large social network because they are social butterflies. Everybody is on their friends' list, from ordinary citizens to government members. A Rabbit would be ideal if a career, such as PR work, would require social contacts. They must, however, have a dependable companion at their side to offer counsel and strategies.


2. Romantic Relationships

Romantic Relationships

The year 2023 will be filled with happy feelings and favorable situations for beginning romantic relationships. This year, one of the most crucial pieces of advice is to make an effort to pursue our passions, love life, and schedule time for things that make us happy. Another area we should focus on is our relationships because they need reflection to be stable and harmonious. It's important to try empathizing with them and being kind.


3. Money

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Your financial condition will be greatly enriched and prosperous thanks to the Rabbit, well-known for being excellent with money management. In 2023, making a livelihood won't be too difficult, so the saying "Work smarter, not harder" applies to all aspects of money management. The Water brings on tenacity for the upcoming year, denoting that focus on the task at hand will get you to a position where you feel proud of your work by the end of the year, and that determination gets you far.


4. Health and Lifestyle

Health and Lifestyle

The Rabbit faces serious health risks this year as some of the least fortunate planets will concentrate in this area, causing their well-being to go downward. First off, Rabbits are likely to feel irritated, worried, or even sad during the year due to their busy job schedules and less-than-ideal financial circumstances. Since they are already sensitive, to begin with, they must learn to let the minor things go this year to free up their minds for dealing with life's more difficult issues. Additionally, when it comes to their physical well-being, Rabbits should keep an eye out for old illnesses that can reappear in 2023, especially if they work too hard for a long time.


Five Elements of the Rabbits

Five Elements of the Rabbits

Wood Rabbits

The year 2023 brings many fresh experiences for the Wood Rabbit, who can reestablish contact with their family and ultimately find someone to rely on. June, July, and November are the Rabbits' three favorite love months. In 2023, they might come into contact with individuals with whom they will subsequently form intimate relationships as well as those who will favorably affect their family or propriety.

Water Rabbits

The creative side of the water element rabbits will be highlighted in 2023. They will be amply rewarded throughout the year by taking professional risks without hesitation. The Water Rabbits should seize every chance that presents itself. Due to their positive relationship with their superiors throughout the year, now is the ideal time to ask for a raise in pay or a promotion.

Fire Rabbit

Fire rabbits will restore their friendship with an old buddy who has supported them through good times and bad over the years and with whom they share similar beliefs and aspirations. Their romantic connection is founded on constancy, love, and assistance from both parties.

Metal Rabbit

In 2023, Metal rabbits may start their own company, which will only be profitable for them. Although money does not always come, it will eventually. It would be wise to use their own resources solely and refrain from making loans to avoid piling up further debt.

Earth Rabbit

Earth rabbits will have a fulfilling relationship with a great person they meet. They might start a family and get married next to her. You have a good possibility of running into that person at work or through pals. Their focus is mostly on the financial and professional spheres.



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The Lunar New Year is traditionally a time for exchanging gifts that signify blessings and well wishes for the forthcoming year. Enjoy the moment by giving yourself, your loved ones, or family member! Sugoi Mart offers super cute Japanese-themed exclusive items like plushies, stationery, figures, merch, and more! Pair them with a monthly subscription of Japanese sweet and savory snacks from Japan Crate for even more good fortune for your loved ones. Just click this link to get the best gift this coming Year of the Rabbit.

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