The Rabbit Sign in the Horoscope and Chinese Astrology: Dates and Personality

The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac and is associated with qualities such as tranquility and relaxation. Intuitive, sensitive, and creative, this is one of the Horoscope’s most popular and beloved natives. The Rabbit has a very delicate personality and needs stability to thrive. It is in your social network, of friends and family, where you find the strength you need to endure conflicts.

The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals that are organized in the following order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The Chinese calendar follows the cycles of the Moon and, on the first day of the Chinese New Year, one of the 12 animals takes its place for that year.

Characteristics of the Rabbit Sign

  • Symbol - 兔
  • Element - Wood
  • Ruling Planet - Jupiter
  • Hours - 05h-07h (Sun hours)
  • Month - March
  • Season - Spring
  • Color - Green, the color associated with spring. It is the color of renewal of life, tranquility, and relaxation. It is a color associated with good luck and influences, significantly if it is associated with red.
  • Orientation - East
  • Yin / Yang Polarity - Yin, an element that tends to express introverted, internalized, deep, intimate, and calm behaviors
  • Attributes - Gentle, calm, graceful, alert, quick, skillful, patient, responsible, superficial, stubborn, brooding, discreet, sociable, creative, ambitious, courageous, persevering, caring, introverted, sensitive, artistic, studious, hard-working, good speaker, peaceful, pragmatic, realistic
  • Lucky Days - 26, 27, and 29 of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky Months - 1st, 4th, 8th, and 11th Chinese lunar months
  • Lucky Numbers - 3, 4, 6 and numbers that contain them (such as 34 and 46)
  • Wrong Lucky Numbers - 1, 7 and 8
  • Highest Affinity - Rat, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Pig
  • Most negligible Affinity - Ox, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog
  • Corresponding Western Sign - Pisces

The Rabbit Sign in Mythology

Several legends and stories about the animals were chosen to make up the Chinese astrological system. One of these legends refers to the intention of the Jade Emperor to know the animals that inhabited the Earth. He decided that some of them should be brought before him. To facilitate the selection, the Emperor defined two criteria: they would have to be valuable animals for Man or be one of the first to arrive at the Celestial Palace on the day of the election of the animals.

In ancient times, the Rabbit and the Ox were friends and neighbors. One day the Rabbit said that he was the best runner of all animals and that Ox could never catch up with him. The two friends started arguing, and their friendship broke down. After the Emperor’s call, and when the day came for the animals to go to the Palace, the Rabbit left early and broke his promise to the Ox to go out together.

At a certain point in the journey, when he saw no more animals and thought it was the first, the Rabbit leaned back to take a nap. When he woke up, he saw that the Tiger was reaching him. He ran as fast as he could, but when he reached the Palace, he realized that the Ox and the Rat had arrived before him in addition to the Tiger. Annoyed with the Ox, he began to live under the ground, where his offspring live today.

When it came time to select the animals, the Emperor assigned him fourth place in the Chinese Horoscope because of his beautiful white fur.

Rabbit Sign Dates

The Chinese Zodiac is associated with how traditional Chinese culture measures time, that is, in 60-year cycles. This calendar results from the multiplication of the twelve animals and the five elements. This cycle is vital and makes each of the 60 years a special and unique period.

Each animal rotates for a given year in a continuous 12-year cycle that begins with the Rat and ends with the Pig. On the first day of the Chinese New Year, one of the 12 animals takes its place for that year. In addition to defining the people born during that year, the animal also influences the attributes of the year, which affects us all. The years governed by the sign of the Rabbit are the following:

  • February 19, 1939, to February 7, 1940 - Earth Rabbit
  • February 6, 1951, to January 26, 1952 - Metal Rabbit
  • January 25, 1963, to February 12, 1964 - Water Rabbit
  • February 11, 1975, to January 30, 1976 - Wood Rabbit
  • January 29, 1987, to February 4, 1988 - Fire Rabbit
  • February 16, 1999, to February 4, 2000 - Earth Rabbit
  • February 3, 2011, to January 22, 2012 - Metal Rabbit
  • January 22, 2023, to February 9, 2024 - Water Rabbit

Native Rabbit Personality


The personality of this native is serene and sensitive to the environment that surrounds him. His empathetic personality is easily destabilized by stress, competitiveness, or hostile environments. Therefore, avoid conflict and potentially uncomfortable situations whenever possible.

The Rabbit wants most to live in a quiet and comfortable environment. He is therefore very hospitable and welcomes your visitors very well. He likes to have friends and family close by and is very attentive to the needs of others, trying to maintain a frank balance in all his relationships.

The native of the Rabbit sign has a great imagination and a good intellect. Generous and open-minded, he has the ability to make good friends. When you feel depressed, you often do not share your emotions because you believe that you should not bother others with your emotional dilemmas.

Your lifestyle tends to be conservative as you need to feel safe to be well. He does not like to take risks that could jeopardize his way of being. You have no desire to be the center of attention or to get involved in controversies or conflicts. However, you can be a stubborn and very responsible person when you believe in a cause.

Love and Relationships

When you find the right person, you commit to the relationship and do everything you can to make it work every day. In love, the native of the Rabbit sign needs trust, security, and tenderness. When wounded, the native Rabbit takes refuge in his protective shell.

The hurtful words in the moments of confusion can generate many doubts in the Rabbit. He is a person who is more willing to listen to the problems of others than to share his own, so he is an excellent companion and friend. Because you prefer to avoid conflict and stressful situations, you may give up some of your ideas or options in favor of harmony in the relationship. Quickly become a trusted confidant.

  • Signs most compatible with the Rabbit - Rat, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Pig
  • Signs less compatible with the Rabbit - Ox, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog

Rabbit Sign Compatibilities

The Chinese astrology understood that certain combinations of animals in the Zodiac work better than others. Some signs are naturally antagonistic and, therefore, have a discordant relationship.

The compatibility between the animals of the Chinese Horoscope considers the characteristics of each of the animals—those whose characteristics match each other well and can tend to have good compatibility. The opposite is equally valid.

The Rabbit Sign and the Race

Intelligence and creativity in the native of the Rabbit sign are factors of prominence and advantage in the professional field. In addition, he is a very responsible person who does not run away or look for excuses for not fulfilling his work obligations.

He likes to be well informed before giving an opinion and usually decides for the good of all, looking to the future. You do not enjoy the competition and the hustle and bustle of the business world, preferring to carry out activities in which you can develop your work without the pressure of the world of work, at your own pace. You get nervous when you have to work under pressure or find an idea or solution in a short time.

Best Careers: Accountant, Judge, Artist, Social Worker, Pharmacist, Historian, Designer, Consultant, Lawyer, Solicitor, Counselor, Secretary, Public Relations, Art Collector, Librarian, Diplomat.

The Rabbit Sign and Health

In general, the native Rabbit is in good health. They suffer most in the cold and wet seasons, where colds and flu can arise. Their extreme sensitivity and active mental activity make them susceptible to physical illnesses derived from emotional disorders.

Rabbits, like other natives, benefit from a good diet and regular exercise. To relieve the stress and anxiety that everyday life causes, these people can practice meditation, walk or seek specialized help to help them cope with the stress and competitiveness of today’s world.

The Five Types of Rabbits

In the Chinese Astrological system, each sign of the Zodiac is associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. For example, a Wood Rabbit appears once in the 60-year cycle. The characteristics of a person’s personality are influenced by various influences, including the sign and element of the year of birth. Thus, there are five types of Rabbits, each with its own characteristics:

Wood Rabbit

Characterization - Sustainability, Creativity, Growth

This Rabbit is the most creative and adventurous of all the Rabbit types. He is an artist who sees life with emotions on the surface. Exotic places and new settings seduce him.

Fire Rabbit

Characterization - Passion, Intelligence, Movement

This passionate Rabbit has a legitimate concern to care for and oversee the welfare of all. He is sociable, very expressive, and manages to attract the attention of others with great ease. He is a scholar and only speaks when he feels confident in what he says.

Earth Rabbit

Characterization - Balance, Reliability, Consolidation

This type of Rabbit has a balanced, hard-working, and moral personality. He is a studious, sensitive, pragmatic, and realistic Rabbit. He puts his goals at a level where it is possible to achieve them.

Metal Rabbit

Characterization - Utility, Strength, Reliability

Ambitious, with courage and perseverance, this is Rabbit’s most minor emotional type. His enormous capacity for vision makes this personality successful in all the projects he is involved in.

Water rabbit

Characterization - Communication, Sensitivity, Intuition

The Water Rabbit is doubly intuitive and sensitive. You may be tempted to get involved in everyone’s problems and end up draining your own emotional resources. You are prone to irrational fears and may isolate yourself in an attempt to protect yourself. It would be best if you had someone by your side who could cheer you on.

Chinese Horoscope Signs