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Zodiac Sign of the Rabbit, Forth of the Chinese Zodiac


Zodiac Elements

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: mao

Wu Xing (The Five Elements): wood

Yin Yang: yin

Auspicious Directions: east, southeast, south

Lucky Colors: red, pink, purple, blue

Unlucky Colors: dark brown, dark yellow, white

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8

Lucky Flowers: snapdragon, flower of fragrant plantain lily, nerve plant

Best match: sheep, pig, dog

Avoid matching: rat, dragon



Occupying the 4th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rabbit symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion, and sensitivity. Rabbits are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also prefer to avoid conflict. In confrontational situations, Rabbits approach calmly and with consideration for the other party. Rabbits believe strongly in friends and family and lacking such bonds can lead to emotional issues.


Their serene nature keeps Rabbits from becoming visibly upset. Their sensitive nature makes them shy away from aggressive or competitive situations. The desire for remaining in safe, comfortable environments keeps Rabbits from taking risks which sometimes causes them to miss out on good opportunities.


Rabbits are sophisticated, expressive, well-mannered and stylish. They are most comfortable being home, and their homes are always neat and organized. Home is also where Rabbits prefer to entertain. Rabbits are conservative in their decorating tastes.



People born under the sign of the rabbit are gentle, sensitive, compassionate, amiable, modest and merciful, and have strong memory. They like to communicate with others in a humorous manner. They cannot bear dull life, so they are good at creating romantic or interesting spice. They are soft-spoken and welcoming, being fond of peaceful love life. They hate arguing with capacity of converting an enemy into a friend. Rabbit people are homebody and hospitable, and like house fitting-up.  They can work with speed and efficiency, do not insist and get angry easily.



They lack meditative abilities and often sink money into ideas that may cause failures in their career. They are amorous and not determined, soft in appearance and stubborn inside. They usually do not submit to dreary life, but create romance. They are not good at delving deeply and likely to escape the reality. They may lose good chances because of reserved personality.



Even though Rabbits don’t usually get visibly upset or stressed, they do tend to keep these feelings inside. When they don’t express these feelings, such feeling can cause Rabbits to become ill. Rabbits could benefit from more everyday activity which would reduce their stress levels and better their health.



Rabbits are very sensitive and this can lead to unrealistic expectations and unhealthy situations. Rabbits need partners who won’t take advantage of their giving nature. Such pairings will be strong.



Rabbits are articulate and good communicators which is why friends and acquaintances seek out their advice. It’s also why Rabbits make excellent diplomats and politicians. Other good careers for Rabbits include: writer, publisher, actor, fashion designer, therapist, doctor, administrator, public relations, and teacher.


Years of the Rabbit











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