The Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac
The Rabbit ranks fourth in the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. In China, it is an auspicious sign. In Chinese culture, the Rabbit has the unique characteristic of waiting for the right moment and then taking action. More than any other animal of the zodiac, the rabbit symbolizes good luck. In the story of the origin of the zodiac on the Great Race, all the animals that would become zodiac animals had to cross a wide river.
The rabbit crossed the river by hopping from one stone to another with agility. Halfway across, the rabbit seemed to lose the race, but was lucky enough to grab a floating log that then carried him to shore.
The rabbit, symbol of balance, harmony and peace
The symbolic cultural meanings of the Rabbit sign are related to its habits, including vigilance, wit, caution and skill. With its large ears, the Rabbit is always on the lookout. The Rabbit will stand still when the wind blows and the grass bends, and it will run as fast as lightning if there is real danger. As a result, the rabbit was used by the ancient Chinese to symbolize high alertness and skill.
In addition, the Rabbit sign is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture, due to its prolific reproductive performance, always ready to multiply in any season.
The Water Rabbit
The Chinese New Year 2023, the Year of the Water Rabbit, is the combination of the Rabbit, which symbolizes prosperity and peace, and the element Water, which is very adaptable and represents wealth in Chinese culture. In fact, the year 2023 is shaping up to be an easier year to live!
This Chinese New Year occurs during the off-season, symbolized by the earth and associated with the spleen. This 5th season represents a particularly privileged moment to reinforce the organism on an energetic level and to prepare the coming season, because as of February 4th, spring will gradually take its place.
Therefore, to support all this energy that circulates in your body, make an appointment with your acupuncturist!