Rabbit comes fourth in the Chinese zodiac. People love rabbits for their cleverness, agility, and charm. In traditional Chinese culture, Jade Rabbit is another name for the moon. On Mid-Autumn Festival, the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, Chinese people spend the night enjoying the full moon, hoping for a glimpse of the moon goddess Chang’e and her companion, Jade Rabbit.
There are many interesting sayings concerning rabbits. “Quick as a fleeing bunny” describes great agility, while “A wily rabbit has three burrows” describes someone who has more than one line of retreat prepared, or who can flexibly resolve complex situations. The rabbit and fox are both considered to be smart and resourceful, so the saying “When the rabbit dies, the fox grieves” describes the bond between opponents who are also kindred spirits.
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are careful and prudent by nature. They prefer to have a calm and stable love life. They have a highly developed sense of aesthetics, and create beautifully arranged and furnished homes. Lik e the docile rabbit, people born in the Year of the Rabbit are gentle and compassionate, and always willing to help others. They are outstanding workers, although they don’t always stick to their opinions. Rabbit corresponds to Scorpio in the Western zodiac.
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are often overcautious. They are unwilling to reveal their true feelings, and tend towards escapism. Due to their gentle and accomodating nature, they easily fall into emotional entanglements.
People whose birthdays fall during the following periods are born in the Year of the Rabbit
The first date indicates Lunar New Year’s Day. The second date indicates the last day of the lunar year.