The Rabbit in the Chinese horoscope

The Rabbit in the Chinese horoscope

The rabbit is a tender and adorable animal, which highlights its extraordinary fertility, perhaps that is why in the Chinese horoscope is the animal most closely related to the moon, the female star par excellence. This extraordinary fertility makes it be considered the essence of the feminine principle of yin nature (in the philosophy of yin yang), and we could say that in Chinese literature it has always assumed some of the most feminine attributes. The sweetness, mixed with a certain mysterious air that puzzles men, makes him a beloved animal for all.

His relationship with the beautiful Chang’e, who lives on the moon, makes him a symbol of beauty. But the presence of a jade rabbit on the moon is a very ancient tradition in China, dating back more than two thousand years.

It is generally considered an auspicious animal, although in some episodes it also plays an evil role. In fact the Miao and the Kucong, when they make their calculations to find an auspicious day to start the year, have among their favorites the Rabbit days.

Despite its docile appearance the rabbit is also an animal that can protect against evil spirits and in many rural areas there is a custom of hanging a rabbit’s head made of flour on the door of their houses. The rabbit is also a symbol of fertility.

Since in China we are governed by the lunar calendar, and in the West by the solar calendar, the beginning and end of each year do not coincide exactly. Therefore, before knowing what the Chinese horoscope says about your sign, make sure that you were indeed born under the sign of the Pig, as are the people born on the dates included in the table on the left.

29-1-1903 to 15-2-1904 Water

14-2-1915 to 2-2-1916 Wood

2-2-1927 to 22-1-1928 Fire

19-2-1939 to 7-2-1940 Earth

6-2-1951 to 26-1-1952 Metal

25-1-1963 to 12-1-1964 Water

11-2-1975 to 30-1-1-1976 Wood

29-1-1987 to 16-2-1988 Fire

16-2-1999 to 4-2-2000 Earth

 3-2- 2011 to 22 Jan 2012 Metal

To complete your cosmic profile it is necessary to know the influence of the Five Elements on your life. Check the table above to which element you belong. The time of birth also has a great influence on a person’s character. It is generally considered that those born during the Mao hour (from 5 am to 7 am) acquire some qualities of the Rabbit, and tend to be gentler than those born at other times.

People born under the sign of the rabbit are considered lucky, they have a charm and a natural elegance that makes it easy for them to win the sympathy of others. they act in a calm, quiet, generally with a very clear idea of what their goals are. Although they hate violence, they can become ruthless when they feel that their safety or the goals they are pursuing are threatened.

They live in harmony with: Sheep, pigs, rats.

Conflicts arise with: Rooster, tiger and horse.

Image by Teresa Hwang from Pixabay

To cite this post: Ceinos-Arcones, Pedro, "The Rabbit in the Chinese horoscope," in Ethnic China, 16 marzo 2021,
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