Rabbit People in the Chinese Zodiac.
The rabbit lies in fourth position in the Chinese Zodiac, which has a twelve-year cycle. Some examples of years of the rabbit are: 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and 2023.
In the zodiac origin story about the Great Race, all of the animals who would go on to become zodiac animals needed to race across a wide river. The rabbit crossed the river by jumping nimbly from one stone to another. Halfway across, the rabbit appeared to be losing the race, but was lucky enough to grab hold of a floating log that later washed him to shore.
So, more than any other Chinese zodiac animal, the rabbit symbolizes luck, much as it does in the West. However, Rabbits are some of the more emotional and sensitive people. They naturally tend to shy away from aggressive, loud individuals, and raucous, noisy events and situations because they are emotionally delicate.
Traits of Rabbit People.
They also tend to avoid or dislike competition, competitive people, and competitive sports, preferring to spend their time and energy arranging their private space in the world instead.
It is notable that many of those born under the sign of the Rabbit have a remarkable gift for interior design, decorating and entertaining. They have a discerning eye for colour and matching them with fabrics, and textures. Rabbit people can also be outstandingly talented when it comes to planning the minute details of a beautiful event like a birthday party or a wedding reception.
They always know the perfect place to put that couch, and the perfect thing to say.
Ambassadors and Diplomats
It is claimed by those who profess to know that rabbits are the guardians of the Chinese Zodiac. Rabbit people really like to care for and look after those around them. This also makes them good listeners, arbiters of disputes, finders of resolutions, and often the confidants of many.
It is because they are thoughtful and personable that Rabbits are ideally suited to serve as , ambassadors, diplomats and counsellors. Rabbits fit well into the world of culture and dinner parties, because they tend to be well mannered and thoroughly enjoy the finer things in life.
Because of their sensitive nature and fear of upsetting anyone, Rabbits tend to get along well with many people. Despite this, however, in the depths of their hearts, they are quiet and reserved and would usually prefer to spend their time engrossed in more academic interests.
The Downside of Rabbit People.
Unfortunately, the gentle, retiring nature of those born under the sign of the Rabbit make them timid and anxious. Therefore, they are not risk takers. This means that a rabbit greatly prefers dull routine and the known to the unknown. In other words, they are not adventurous, they prefer it at home.
Again, unfortunately, this can lead rabbits to miss or pass up new opportunities and experiences. They will almost always choose the safe, dull, well -trodden route.
Rabbits crave a peaceful, secure existence above all else. However, when they are passionate about something, a rabbit will leave the burrow to show a strong, confident determination. Rabbit people are patient and slow to anger, but don’t think that they are a push-over.
In Chinese culture, the rabbit alone possesses the characteristic of waiting for an opportune moment and then leaping into action. Don’t underestimate a rabbit, for they will nip as well as lick.
How to Care for a Pet Rabbit by Owen Jones: Amazon