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Chinese Astrology: What will 2023, the Year of the ‘Water’ Rabbit bring you?

 A glimpse into a year that intends to be very different than the last three...

It’s been a tough few years for the world collectively, but 2023 will be the Year of the ‘Water Rabbit’ a circumstance that has not occurred since 1963. Here’s what it means for you.

As we head towards Chinese New Year, murmurings of what the new year will bring start to swirl. While 2021 brought us the Year of the Ox, and 2022 the Year of the Tiger, 2023 will be the Year of the Rabbit.

Specifically, scientist turned psychic Sarah Yip explains it will be the Year of the ‘Water Rabbit’.

When is the Year of the Rabbit?

It will run from January 22, 2023 to February 9, 2024.

Why is it called the Year of the ‘Water Rabbit’?

Yip explains that the Chinese calendar follows a zodiac of 12 animals and these are combined with five elements. Together, this creates a 60-year system that repeats itself.

The animals are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The elements include metal, water, wood, fire and earth.

It is said that the signs were decided by a race across the river to the palace. Rabbit finished fourth, after being saved from drowning by Dragon and the appearance of a passing log"

What does 2023’s Year of the Rabbit mean?

“Rabbit years bring lucky breaks and partnerships, for those on their true paths. Although Rabbit is not the strongest animal, its charm and speed attract money, fertility, lovers and success,” Yip says.

This is especially important when combined with the ‘Water’ element. A Water Rabbit year has not occurred since 1963.

“The Water element will enhance our psychic ability, diplomacy and negotiation skills. Expect major shifts in politics, as a new wave of leaders step up. The answer to war isn’t peace. It’s creativity.”

What have previous Water Rabbit years brought us?

Yip says a stroll down the Water Rabbit years of memory lane can help to inform the coming one. If we look at 1903 for example, it was the first successful powered flight by the Wright Brothers. In 1963, 250,000 people marched for civil rights in the US, JFK was assassinated and Martin Luther King gave his famous speech.

Closer to home, “Indigenous Australians also gained the right to vote in a Federal Election,” explains Yip.

Other Rabbit years, with different element signs include 1999 (the last year of the millennium and President Clinton’s impeachment trial), 2011 (multiple leading politicians resigned and the Iraq war ended).

 2023 will bring ‘wake ups’ for the top of society. This bunny may look sweet but she’s got bite,” warns Yip

Am I born in a Rabbit Year?

Rabbit years include 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023. However, if you were born in January or February check whether you are the same Chinese calendar year as your Gregorian calendar year.

2023’s ‘Water Rabbit’ is especially important if you’re born in a Rabbit year. “2023 is a ‘fan tai sui’ year for Rabbits, which brings tests. You’re in the spotlight, so be sure to rest often. Feeling nervous? Relax. You have free will and your birth sign is only part of your horoscope.”

What does 2023 mean in numerology?

Yip is also an expert in numerology, the belief in the divine meaning of numbers in our lives. A simple calculation can give us the numerological number for 2023 (2+0+2+3 = 7).

“[This makes] 2023 a 7 Universal year in numerology (which has 9 year cycles). 7 looks like a bolt of lightning or a cliff. It’s about sudden insights, higher perspectives and healing our Crown chakra, the place where body and soul connect.”

“Those with a balanced Crown chakra feel ‘all one’ with life, while those with an imbalanced Crown chakra feel ‘all alone’. This disconnect can be healed through prayer, spirituality and reconnection with one’s inner sovereign. We’re all Kings and Queens in some way,” Yip explains.

‘7’ years are particularly important for those with a ‘7’ life path, also called ‘Spiritual Teachers’. You can find this by calculating your birthday. For example, Taylor Swift was born 13/12/1989. 1+3+1+2+1+9+8+9 = 34/7. So 7 and 34 are ages of maturity for her (she’s currently 32).

Elon Musk is another 34/7. Around 34-35, he secured a NASA deal that saved SpaceX and his triplet boys were born. 7s are controversial people who are motivated by challenge”

“I see overlaps with the 7 Universal year and Year of the Water Rabbit. Words like Rabbit, Mother, Empathy and Courage have a 7 vibration. Focus on improving your leadership in relationships, parenting and work. Choose the carrot over the stick (or perhaps, a ‘carrot stick’ approach)”

How can we get the most out of 2023, according to Chinese Astrology?

Yip recommends we:

  • Think back to your dreams in 2011. 2023 is the year to bring these to life.
  • Keep your mind open, but not so open that you’re not being smart.
  • Forgive your mother and try to be a creator instead of a reactor.
  • Leap with faith, instead of jumping to conclusions.
  • Go swimming, have baths and floats, move to the ocean and use water in healing rituals.
  • Look deeper at your diet. Contrary to popular belief, Rabbits get sick from eating too many carrots.
  • Meditate, especially in a group.
  • 2023 is the time to become a highly paid specialist, so hit the books and grow.
  • Embrace life’s ‘wobbles’ and be brave in imperfection, as all the great visionaries are!

Sarah Yip is a scientist turned psychic from the Gold Coast. This is an edited extract from her class, Your 2023 Numerology Forecast, RRP $77. Find your life path and book in at She’s on Facebook as The Numbers Queen and on Instagram @SarahYip1111

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