Lunar New Year 2023: Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year 2023: Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year is typically celebrated for 16 days starting on the eve of the celebration, this year falling on January 21, 2023. It is followed by 15 days of the Chinese New Year from January 22 to February 9. This year, we usher in the Year of the Rabbit!


2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit

In Chinese Astrology, 2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit, also known as the Year of the Black Rabbit. In addition to the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese Zodiac, each animal is associated with one of five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water), which are associated with their own “life force” or “chi,” and corresponding luck and fortune. The rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese Culture, thus 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope.

Nesting Rabbits

What Will the Year of the Water Rabbit Bring?

According to Chinese Astrology, the rabbit symbolizes patience and luck. 2023 will bring qualities that may have been lacking in the previous year, such as peace and success. We expect this year to be less dramatic or tumultuous than the last Year of the Tiger.

During the Year of the Rabbit, we will see a positive influence on people who are impulsive or unrealistic, as they become more level-headed and practical. It is therefore, an excellent time to make crucial decisions and carefully think through your options before to have the best chance of achieving your goals and realizing your plans.

The Year of the Rabbit is going to be a favorable time for most zodiac signs. We can expect success in love and career advancement, with no significant health concerns. Additionally, financial success will be easier to achieve this year.


Years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035

The Rabbit is a symbol of a cauldron of Life, and the totem of Star/LAMAT in the Mayan tradition. The Mayan consider it a “sign of luck” too, as a symbol of “Instant Manifestation.” (Whatever you focus on as the object of your affection is multiplied to abundance.) The ending Year of the Tiger was defined as time when we were ready to spring out of our cages after a time of pacing back and forth. The Rabbit sounds more like a year when we’ll use our Patience first to see the Big Picture.

Mantra for Bliss, Longevity, and Peace on Earth

Buddha Amitabha – Prayer for the Pure Land of Sukhavatiuk

As a bestower of longevity, Amitabha is called Amitayus, or “Infinite Life.” In China and Japan the two names are often used interchangeably, but in Tibet the two forms are never confounded, and Amitayus is worshiped in a special ceremony for obtaining long life. He is depicted wearing ornaments and a crown and holding the ambrosia vase from which spill the jewels of eternal life. (Britannica)

7 Wind/IK  (eek), (Cherokee, Whirlwind/AGALU’GA), Destiny Kin 202
January 20, 2023, 01/20/2023

7 Wind/IK (Cherokee, Whirlwind/AGA1LU’GA)

Galactic Tone 7: Reflective. Seven stands as a mirror to divide light and dark and to reflect all that is and is not. Seven is associated with the source of creation and the flow of divine will. With a keen sense of ethics, Seven establishes purpose to current and future goals.

Wind/IK: Breath of Spirit, breath of life. Winds embody the power of dissemination and planting of good seeds or ideas. Dreamers and planners with powerful imaginations, Wind persons make great orators and they spread the word of spiritual inspiration as it is carried by the wind. Wind is the power behind the movement of natural cycles such as weather, erosion, and cultural change. As the wind, these persons are extremely changeable and adaptable. They may appear inconsistent or fickle to others. Wind can be destructive to self and others by putting on airs. When Winds strut and boast, expanding on facts and accomplishments, they are building the dark clouds of trouble that may become hurricanes.

Cherokee, Whirlwind/AGALU’GA: Whirlwind’s symbol is a double spiral helix in rising smoke. Wind brings energy for an Inquiring mind, learning and wisdom. In Cherokee, the constellations are represented by 12 birds (dancers), the 13th bird is the Whirlwind, the lead dancer. This reflects the whirling of life. Wind is the breath of the Universe (matching the Mayan symbol) channel of communication and carries the Sacred Smoke to the Great Spirit (Source- Hunab Ku in Mayan); matches the pulse of the breath of the Cosmos.

[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]

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