Rabbit in Chinese Zodiac

The Rabbit is the fourth animal of the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the Jade Emperor decided to assign twelve animals to the Zodiac. The announcement went out to the entire land. The order of the animals would be determined by which one arrived at his palace first. Rat, Ox, and Tiger were the first three to arrive, and Rabbit followed soon after.

The rabbit is the most elegant and gentle animal among Chinese Zodiac signs. Rabbits possess likable traits. They are friendly, gentle, kind-hearted, skillful, and intelligent. Rabbits have longevity, elegance, and good luck. Due to their kind and clever nature, they appear in traditional and popular storytelling throughout the world.

The Exact Dates and Elements for the Years of the Rabbit

Jan 22, 2023 – Feb 09, 2024Water
Feb 03, 2011 – Jan 22, 2012Metal
Feb 16, 1999 – Feb 04, 2000Earth
Jan 29, 1987 – Feb 16, 1988Fire
Feb 11, 1975 – Jan 30, 1976       Wood
Jan 25, 1963 – Feb 12, 1964Water
Feb 06, 1951 – Jan 26, 1952Metal
Feb 19, 1939 – Feb 07, 1940Earth

Lucky Signs for Rats in Chinese Zodiac

Numbers3 and 4, but also all the numbers that include such digits, meaning 34, 43, 444, and related numbers1, 7, and 8, including all the numbers containing these digits, such as 17, 78, 871, and others
Colorspink, red, blue, and purplewhite, dark yellow, and dark brown
Flowersjasmine, plantain lily, and snapdragon 
DirectionEast, South 
Lunar Month2 
Western Zodiac MatchPisces 
Yin or YangYin, the passive female principle of the universe, is characterized as female and sustaining and associated with earth, dark, and cold 
Hours of the Day5 am to 7 am 

Rabbit Zodiac Personality

Just like their animal sign, Rabbit individuals are lovely and quiet, natural peacemakers. To others, such people may seem weak, as they prefer to be peaceful and relaxed rather than aggressive. However, when they decide to take action, they are dedicated and vigorous, taking on projects and tasks with true energetic zeal. When it comes to conflicts, Rabbits try to avoid offending anyone and seek peaceful resolutions. Rabbit individuals are family-oriented, who enjoy completing everyday chores around the house, and paying close attention to their surroundings.


Being considerate and thoughtful, merciful, kind-hearted, talented, popular, sociable, cheerful, polite, cautious, delicate, imaginative, family-oriented, courteous, hospitable, helpful, witty, and compassionate.


Being unambitious, timid, emotional, lazy, bureaucratic, indecisive, and picky.

Personality Based on the Five Elements

According to Chinese Astrology, every sign of the Chinese Zodiac has an elemental attribute corresponding to it: wood, water, metal, earth, and fire.

Wood Rabbit

People born between Feb 11, 1975 – Jan 30, 1976, are Wood Rabbits. These individuals are quick-witted, clever and intelligent, lively and communicative, and very dedicated when it comes to their work and personal life. They are shrewd at heart.

Fire Rabbit

If you are born between Jan 29, 1987 – Feb 16, 1988, then you are a Fire Rabbit. These Rabbits are broad-minded and intellectual. They have their own unique views and opinions about the things surrounding them, and they are flexible individuals who find it easy to adjust to new environments.

Earth Rabbit

Individuals born between Feb 19, 1939 – Feb 07, 1940, or Feb 16, 1999 – Feb 04, 2000, are Earth Rabbits. They are frank, ambitious, determined, and hard-working. They prefer to be reserved when it comes to communication with others at work or even at home.

Metal Rabbit

Individuals born between Feb 06, 1951 – Jan 26, 1952, or Feb 03, 2011 – Jan 22, 2012, are Metal Rabbits. Such people are kind-hearted, lively, enthusiastic, and they find it easy to attract the attention of people both familiar and unfamiliar to them. They are conservative with money and appreciate traditions.

Water Rabbit

If you were born between Jan 25, 1963 – Feb 12, 1964, or Jan 22, 2023 – Feb 09, 2024, then you are a Water Rabbit. You are gentle and amicable, with a likable personality, adjusting to new environments with ease. You gain by having people with strong principles and dedicated personalities in your life.

Health for Rabbit

People who were born in the year of the Rabbit have average health. They need to pay more attention to their health than some of the other signs. Also, they are body sensitive, so consuming unhealthy foods will have a greater negative impact on their systems than other signs. Due to their spirit animal vibration, they also must be aware of their environment and relationships and how those dynamics impact their mental and spiritual health. Their heightened sensitivity expands beyond the physical, so it is very important to take care of their mental and spiritual well-being with the same care they need for their bodies.

Business and Career for Rabbits

Rabbits are skillful communicators who do not make workplace ambition their top priority, but rather enjoy doing their jobs and learning from others. Rabbits seek stability and peace, so having a 9-5 job which allows them to communicate with others will be a great fit for Rabbits. If such people decide to start their own business, they will most likely succeed in modest and consistent ways, being very perceptive and insightful about the needs of others. At any job, Rabbits are hard-working and devoted individuals, who always dedicate their time to making sure their work is going well. Their strongest business partnerships can be achieved with the Rat, Ox, and Dog.

Rabbits Relationships with Other Signs

Rabbits tend to favor being the supportive partner and want to be helpful in all their relationships. Romantically, these individuals show love by serving and helping their partners. In return, they want to feel protected and nurtured. The phrase, “it’s the little things”, nicely sums up Rabbit’s attitude about what makes all relationships successful, especially in the long run. This is a sign that can get along with almost any sign, even the ones where there is potential for struggle. The Rabbit individual matches best with Goat, Monkey, Dog, and Pig; have okay relationships with their own sign, Tiger, Dragon, and Horse; and struggle with Snake and Rooster.

Chinese Zodiac

  • Rat


    1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  • Ox


    1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  • Tiger


    1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  • Rabbit


    1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
  • Dragon


    1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  • Snake


    1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  • Horse


    1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  • Goat


    1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
  • Monkey


    1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
  • Rooster


    1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
  • Dog


    1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Pig


    1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031