Rabbit (zodiac)

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The Rabbit () is the fourth in the 12-year cycle of animals which 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, the cat takes the place of the Rabbit.

Years and the Five Elements[edit]

A nest containing baby rabbits

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:[1][2]

White rabbits sold in Yangzhou on one of the first days of the year of the Rabbit
Start date End date Heavenly branch
2 February 1927 22 January 1928 Fire Rabbit
19 February 1939 7 February 1940 Earth Rabbit
6 February 1951 26 January 1952 Metal Rabbit
25 January 1963 12 February 1964 Water Rabbit
11 February 1975 30 January 1976 Wood Rabbit
29 January 1987 16 February 1988 Fire Rabbit
16 February 1999 4 February 2000 Earth Rabbit
3 February 2011 22 January 2012 Metal Rabbit
22 January 2023 9 February 2024 Water Rabbit
8 February 2035 27 January 2036 Wood Rabbit

Basic astrology elements[edit]

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Mao
The Five Elements: Wood (Mu)
Yin Yang: Yin
Lunar Month: Second
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 6; Avoid: 1, 7, 8
Lucky Flowers: flower of fragrant plantainlily, nerve plant, snapdragon
Lucky Colors: red, pink, purple, blue; Avoid: dark brown, dark yellow, white

See also[edit]