Feb. 3, 2023 begins the Year of the Metal Rabbit. This will come as a relief following the tremendous highs and lows brought during 2022, which was ruled by the fierce Tiger. The Rabbit’s peaceful nature combines with the noble, protective Metal element to usher in a gentle phase governed by diplomacy. Compromise will yield more impressive results than threats.
This Chinese New Year will allow more time for family pursuits. Spending time with your nearest and dearest will take precedence over work and romantic love. If you’re estranged from your relatives, this is your chance to make amends. Alternately, you can create a supportive network of friends and neighbors that provide unconditional love. In the event you enjoy strong family ties, you may find yourself at a big reunion, wedding or birthday celebration.
Personal development is also favored during the Year of the Rabbit. Now is the time to develop your creative potential. It doesn’t matter which medium you choose to express yourself. Dancing, playing music, painting, writing, sculpting – any and all of these activities are favored. Stop telling yourself it’s too late to channel your inner artist. Once you tap in to your imagination, you will feel happier and healthier than you have in years.
Money in the Year of the Rabbit
Financially, governments will likely assume a greater role in stimulating the economy during the Year of the Metal Rabbit. We should see an increase in unemployment benefits, as well as government-sponsored job training. Positions in the public sector should also grow, but tighter controls will be exerted on the banking sector. Therefore, it will be easier to find work this year, but harder to get loans.
One sector that will experience marked improvement will be clean energy. Jobs related to solar power, wind turbines and water energy will be on the rise. This may also be a good area for investment, although the Year of the Rabbit favors modest financial speculations. Employment involving medical research should also increase, so if you’re looking for work, try exploring opportunities at laboratories and universities. Last but not least, the work involving art and culture should thrive this year. People who work in creative fields will likely see significant increases in their earnings.
Professionals who are expected to thrive throughout the Year of the Rabbit include mental health professionals, writers, physical therapists, teachers, publishers, artists, designers and public relations experts. On the other hand, soldiers, bankers, accountants, secretaries, dentists and insurance agents may have to work extra hard to make ends meet this year.
Love in the Year of the Rabbit
As far as romance is concerned, the Year of the Rabbit favors gentle, abiding relationships over mad, passionate affairs. If you’re single, you could meet someone special through a relative. Alternately, you may decide to renew a relationship with a childhood sweetheart. Any romances begun in a Rabbit year will have a sweet air of contentment about them. They will also be geared toward having a family — Rabbits are very fertile creatures!
If you’re already in a committed relationship, give serious thought to conceiving or adopting a child. This year, you may be expected to nurture your partner more than you ordinarily would. Tenderness and understanding will draw you closer than ever before. Rabbit years are for loving, not fighting! People in solid, supportive relationships will enjoy stimulating sex lives. 2023 doesn’t favor one-night stands, however. If you’re going to experience physical pleasure, do it with someone you love.