Rabbit (zodiac)

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Rabbit
Rabbit (Chinese characters).svg
"Hare" in regular Chinese characters
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Zodiac Hare, showing the (兔) character for Hare

The rabbit () is the fourth in the twelve-year periodic sequence (cycle) of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rabbit is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol .

In the Vietnamese zodiac and the Gurung zodiac, the cat takes the place of the rabbit.[1] In the Malay zodiac, the mousedeer takes the place of the rabbit.[2]

Years and elements[edit]

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Rabbit", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[3][4]

White Hare figure in stone.
Start date End date Heavenly branch
29 January 1903 15 February 1904 Water Hare
14 February 1915 3 February 1916 Wood Hare
2 February 1927 22 January 1928 Fire Hare
19 February 1939 7 February 1940 Earth Hare
6 February 1951 26 January 1952 Metal Hare
25 January 1963 12 February 1964 Water Hare
11 February 1975 30 January 1976 Wood Hare
29 January 1987 16 February 1988 Fire Hare
16 February 1999 4 February 2000 Earth Hare
3 February 2011 22 January 2012 Metal Hare
22 January 2023 9 February 2024 Water Hare
8 February 2035 27 January 2036 Wood Hare
26 January 2047 13 February 2048 Fire Hare
11 February 2059 1 February 2060 Earth Hare
31 January 2071 18 February 2072 Metal Hare
17 February 2083 5 February 2084 Water Hare
5 February 2095 24 January 2096 Wood Hare
A nest containing baby Rabbits

Basic astrological associations[edit]

Earthly branch: Tree
Element: Wood
Yin Yang: Yin
Lunar month: Second
Lucky numbers: 3, 6, 9
Lucky flowers: Plantago, lily, nerve plant, snapdragon
Lucky colors: Black, pink, purple, blue, grey, red; Avoid: brown, yellow, white
Season: Spring

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamu (Gurung) Losar Festival". ECS Nepal. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ Farouk Yahya (2015). "Glossary". Magic and Divination in Malay Manuscripts. Brill. p. 296-306. ISBN 978-90-04-30172-6.
  3. ^ "When is Chinese New Year?". pinyin.info. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Chinese Zodiac – Rabbit (Hare)". Your Chinese Astrology. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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