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The Rabbit and the Goddess

The Rabbit and the Goddess

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In Chinese mythology, the Rabbit is the only zodiac animal that lives with the Goddess Chang'E on the Moon. The spirit of the Rabbit is vigilant, witty, ambitious, and ingenious. Be healthy for the Year of the Rabbit: Boost Vitality and Mood. Traditional Chinese medicine offers many valuable health tonics for beauty, vitality, and longevity. 


Chinese New Year begins January 22, 2023 the Year of Water Rabbit. Water suggests longevity and peace. A cute and fluffy bunny, the spirit of the Rabbit is vigilant, witty, ambitious and ingenious, ready for challenges and opportunities. People born in the year of the Water Rabbit can enjoy good fortune and have a peaceful mind throughout their long life. The Water Rabbit is often seen sitting on a pot of Gold near a lucky tree, plum, bamboo and koi fishes. 

In Chinese mythology, the Rabbit is the only zodiac animal who lives with the Goddess Chang’e in the Moon. The large white rabbit is her gentle pet and constant companion. Rabbits are quiet, elegant, alert, skillful, kind, patient, always very responsible and faithful to those around them. Being closely related to Chang’e the Goddess of the Moon, the Rabbit is one of the most favored zodiac signs in Chinese astrology.

Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac

The Rabbit is the fourth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle which includes 12 zodiac animals, in order the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year has an animal sign according to the 12-year-cycle. The year of the Rabbit comes by every 12 years. Years of the Rabbit include 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927... 

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Rabbits

In Chinese Five Element Theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. For example, a Water Rabbit comes once in a 60-year cycle. It is theorized that a person's characteristics are influenced by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. This means there are five types of Rabbit, each with different characteristics:

Type of Rabbit


Wood Rabbit

Clever, quick-witted, selfish, lively in appearance, but shrewd at heart

Fire Rabbit

Broad-minded, smart, and flexible, with unique views

Earth Rabbit 

Frank, straightforward, ambitious, hard-working, but slightly reserved

Gold Rabbit

Kind-hearted, conservative, lively and enthusiastic

Water Rabbit 

Gentle, amicable, able to adjust readily to different conditions, with a flexible mindset 

Rabbits' Love Compatibility: 

Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners.

This is the predicted compatibility match for the Rabbit:

  • Best with: Goat, Dog, or Pig
  • Worst with: Rat or Rooster

Things that bring Rabbits luck:

  • Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
  • Lucky flowers: plantain lily, jasmine

Things that Rabbits should avoid:

  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and 8
  • Unlucky colors: dark brown, dark yellow, white
  • Unlucky directions: north, west, and southwest

Horoscopes for 2023

In 2023 (a year of the Water Rabbit), every zodiac sign's horoscope is affected by the Water Rabbit influence. Some will become free of misfortunes encountered in 2022, while others are warned to be cautious. Most lucky are the Ox, Tiger, and Snake. Not quite so lucky are the Dog, Horse, Goat, Pig, Rabbit, Rat and Snake. Roosters and Monkeys will have to work especially hard to make headway.

Chinese astrologers advise Rabbits to be careful and wise in all aspects of life in 2023. It may be better to weigh big changes like getting married or starting a new company. Be circumspect with problem-solving and communication, and wear red underwear and socks to reduce bad luck! Your career will be fine if you work hard, a promotion is likely. A rainbow will come after wind and rain.

Health for the Year of the Rabbit: Boost Vitality and Mood

Traditional Chinese medicine offers many valuable health tonics for beauty, vitality and longevity. 


Red fruits


Seasonal Remedies

Each season brings health benefits and challenges. 

In winter to late spring, prevent colds and other infectious diseases with healthy Chinese herbs such as: 

In the dry seasons, drinking Chinese teas and Yin tonics helps prevent dry throat and skin problems. Wing Hop Fung offers a wide selection of top quality American ginseng products. American ginseng has been shown to improve discomforts associated with diabetes and signs of pre-mature aging. 

Our Wing Hop Fung Family wishes you the best of luck, vibrant good health and prosperity for 2023.


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