According to the traditional Japanese horoscope, the Year of the Tiger comes to an end on January 21, 2023 and the Year of the Rabbit begins, we can expect an abrupt change of pace as we bid farewell to the roaring tiger and hello to the milder rabbit.
Both anatomically and behaviorally, tigers and rabbits could hardly be more different. The same is true for the corresponding years of the zodiac, according to astrologers.
The rabbit is historically known as the kindest and most tender of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, a traditional classification scheme based on the lunar calendar that assigns an animal and its attributes each year.
Check here for more information about this year that will start with the counting of the traditional Japanese horoscope and what to expect from it.
The Rabbit in the Japanese Traditional Horoscope
According to the traditional Japanese horoscope, theRabbits are known to have different characteristics.
Thus, they can be smooth, calm, elegant, alert, quick, skillful, gentle, patient and highly responsible.
At the same time, they can be reluctant to share their thoughts with others and have a tendency to shy away from reality, but they are always dedicated to the people they are with.
Also, male rabbits are known for their constant politeness and gentle smiles that give the impression that they are trustworthy and sincere. When faced with challenging obstacles, they never give up and instead are relentless in their pursuit of solutions. This indicates that they finally experience enviable success.
On the other hand, female rabbits are personified as having a pure heart and a lovely, demure appearance.
What can we expect from the Rabbit according to the traditional Japanese horoscope?
In Japan, rabbits represent fortune, advancement and intelligence. They are also known as “messengers of the kami” (gods).
Furthermore, rabbits have “gentle souls”, as demonstrated in a Japanese Buddhist folklore story where the “man in the moon” comes to earth as a beggar. He is so touched by the “rabbit’s” kindness that he takes the rabbit back to the moon to live with him. Now, if you look up at the full moon, you can see the outline of a rabbit happily pounding steaming rice into rice cakes the well-known “mochi ”…
The rabbit is also a symbol of fertility, so 2023 is guaranteed to be a powerful year not only for starting a new business venture, but also for anyone wanting to have children; and for artists, the perfect opportunity to be inspired and move in new directions.
All in all, the year 2023 looks to be a very positive and optimistic one, where the preparations and sacrifices we’ve made so far will be graciously and generously rewarded.
A great year of the rabbit for you and may it bring you good health, prosperity and joy!!!