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The great annual horoscope: 2023 is the year of the Rabbit!

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Chinese horoscope: Cultural relevance

Chinese astrology has existed for a long time. There are different views about its origin. The common opinion is that the signs of the zodiac are derived from the story of how Buddha, when he was about to leave the earth, called all the animals to him to say goodbye with a banquet. However, only twelve came, and as a reward, the name of each animal was assigned to a year, in the order in which they appeared at the banquet. Originally there would have been even 13 animals, but the cat was tricked by the mouse and could not attend the farewell.

In the Chinese horoscope, the Rabbit is the fourth animal of the zodiac. In China, there is a belief that people's personalities are strongly influenced by the zodiac sign of the year of their birth. Even though in Germany the Western zodiac signs are still the most common, the Chinese horoscope is growing in popularity and is attracting more and more attention. In addition to the assignment of the individual zodiac signs by year, the animals are each assigned an element. The five elements fire, water, metal, earth and wood therefore also play a central role in the Chinese horoscope.

Which Chinese zodiac sign am I?

To find out your Chinese zodiac sign, you only need to look at your date of birth. In the first step, the animal is assigned, then the corresponding element is assigned. The lunar calendar is also important in determining this, because the new year does not start on January 1 in the Chinese calendar, as it does in this country, but on the second new moon after the winter solstice, i.e. between January 21 and February 21. The basis for determining the New Year is the so-called Lunisolar Calendar, a combination of the solar and lunar calendars.

It follows a 60-year cycle consisting of ten celestial stems and twelve earthly branches to which a zodiac sign is assigned. The New Year in the Chinese calendar begins on January 22 in 2023, February 10 in 2024, January 29 in 2025, and February 17 in 2026. The twelve signs of the zodiac are the Rat, Buffalo, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. In order to determine one's own zodiac sign, it is advisable to have a table at hand that shows exactly from when to when the respective sign is valid.

To find out your zodiac sign, you need to look closely at your date of birth

What's in store for Rabbits in 2023

The year 2023 will be the year of the Water Rabbit and thus promises consistency and inner healing. This is supported by the element of water. Accordingly, 2023 is considered the ideal year to pay attention to the needs of one's own body and to strive for a work-life balance. In addition, the sign is also good for monetary success - investments can therefore be particularly worthwhile this year. Rabbits are considered sensitive and emotional, and so the year will awaken a need for passion and romance in most other zodiac signs as well. The flexibility of water will also make it easier to engage in new and unfamiliar experiences, while increasing the willingness to compromise and the desire to work around conflict. Sensitive and empathic people should be careful not to completely lose sight of their own feelings and needs.

Relationships

The year 2023 will be defined by positive emotions. People should follow their passions here and take time for things that are close to their hearts. The year of the Rabbit also creates optimal conditions for the start of new romantic relationships. Existing partnerships, on the other hand, will continue to deepen and reach a new level of harmony.

Career

This year is all about career advancement and success. However, this also requires commitment and dedication. Nevertheless, this is worth investing in, as career opportunities are particularly good this year.

Finances

Rabbits are known to have a good sense of money. The prevailing combination of water and the rabbit in 2023 creates the optimal conditions to take a financial risk. The horoscope promises pronounced stability in business and financial matters this year.

Health

It is important to direct your energy in the right direction and take care of yourself. The year is also considered ideal for fulfilling the desire to have children. Rabbits also sometimes tend to disregard their own desires and ignore the signs of their bodies, especially when they lose themselves completely in their work. It is important not to ignore these signs and to pay attention to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Typology of the 5 rabbits

Water: The year 2023 is characterized by the element water. The rabbit with this element is characterized by a high degree of adaptability, like water, which can flow anywhere. This enables change and creates the opportunity to flexibly adapt to its environment. Water Rabbit individuals often have an inclination toward spirituality, but sometimes exhibit mood swings.

Fire: The Fire Rabbit in the Chinese horoscope beats entirely to its own drum. Spirited and elegant, the Fire Rabbit takes hearts by storm and is a particularly good entertainer, though they often are heavily dependent on the opinion of others. In addition, the Fire Element Rabbit is considered careful, calm and discreet.

Wood: First and foremost, security and a reliable support are important to the Wood Rabbit. They are careful, tolerant and helpful and like to take care of others. This makes them especially good partners.

Earth: The Earth Rabbit is a down-to-earth type who is sensible and distinguishes themselves by their level-headed behavior - especially in financial matters.

Metal: Metal Rabbits are considered principled. They are ambitious, have leadership qualities and are considered adept problem solvers.

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Stefanie Aust, Guest Writer

Stefanie loves to put complex topics from the real estate world into understandable and inspiring words. Whether it's about the right financing, choosing the right type of flat, or a successful property search: Stefanie is happy to inform you.

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