Will the Rabbit bring Riches in 2023?

It’s Chinese New Year on 22 January. With it comes 2023 – the year of the Rabbit.

The Rabbit year marks somewhat of a milestone for Livedealer.org. The completion of a full zodiacal cycle since we started trying to understand the Shēngxiāo and what it means for our fortunes in the year ahead.

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After the Year of the Rabbit in 2023, the 12 year cycle is complete and the Dragon returns in 2024.

That’s 12 years researching the science of Chinese zodiac. 12 years learning the ins and outs of all the little critters and what they mean to all of us for the year ahead. At the risk of sounding a little cocky, we feel almost qualified to prognosticate with the best of them. Particularly as the best of them are consistently way off the mark.

In fact if there has been one clear take away from our years of study, it would be that the experts in this field have no idea. That’s certainly been the case for the previous 11 years. Maybe they’ll get it right this year.

Which leads us into the all important question – what does the Rabbit year mean for you and your fortunes?

Bad year for Rabbits.

Rule number 1 of the Chinese zodiac – birth sign years or benmingnian (本命年) are bad news. Just as Dragon years are bad for Dragons, Dog years are bad for Dogs and so on; Rabbits (born…1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023…) will hit strong headwinds this year.

Your highs won’t be so high. Your lows will be very low. It’s a year to manage losses. Hunker down and wait for clearer skies from 2024 and beyond.

This said, there are things you can do to minimise the damage.

Stick with your lucky Rabbit numbers – 3, 4 and numbers containing these digits. Avoid 1, 5, 7 and 8.

Red and reddy hues (pink, purple etc) are your lucky colours. Blacks and browns are to be avoided. Pretty clear guidance here for Roulette playing Rabbits.

And for the rest of us?

There’s good news if you’re a Goat (born 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015), Dog (1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018) or Pig (1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019). Owing to some cosmic compatibility with the Rabbit you should enjoy good fortune this year. Take a risk. Go big.

The opposite holds for Roosters (1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017), Rats (1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020), Snakes (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013) and Dragons (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012). Keep your powder dry for next year.

The rest will have to navigate the year without any clear guidance either way. But it wouldn’t hurt to at least start the year on the front foot by observing some key do’s and don’ts during the lunar new year. Some of them may come quite naturally.

Lunar New Year Taboos

  • Don’t wash. Don’t wash our clothes. Don’t wash your hair. Don’t wash yourself.
  • Don’t clean. No wiping, no sweeping and definitely no taking out the rubbish – you’re taking out your fortune if you do.
  • Don’t eat porridge. How easy is that!
  • Don’t eat fish heads or tails. Also an easy one.
  • Don’t nag sleepy heads to get out of bed. Also, don’t wish them a happy new year (Gong hei fat choy!) while they’re still in bed.
  • Avoid using sharp things. Cuts bring blood. Bleeding during the Spring Festival is a bad omen.
  • Don’t grieve. Any need for sadness can wait until after the festivities.
  • Don’t call in your debts. Wait until party is over until you send out the goons.

Hopefully this helps.

Here’s to your happiness and prosperity for 2023!

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