Lunar New Year 2023.  Year of the Rabbit. 

This Lunar New Year is about the Rabbit.  It is officially upon us, kicking off officially on Sunday, January 22.

The zodiac animal for 2023 is the fourth of all 12 zodiac animals. The last year of the Rabbit took place in 2011. The Year of the Rabbit previously fell on the following years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011.


For those born during the Year of the Rabbit, 2023 is all about “letting go,”. This includes decluttering your life, letting go of toxic relationships or moving on from a job. The rabbit symbolizes grace, beauty, mercy, and good luck. It is also described as kind hearted, strong willed and optimistic.  People born in the Year of the Rabbit are quick and take pride in being responsible.  Where Rabbits lose their momentum is through confrontation and retreat by avoiding issues all together.

As people with the Rabbit sign let go of old things, it’s also a good time to try new things as Rabbits have “extra luck and opportunity in the water Rabbit year,”. 2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit, which previously occurred in 1963. The Water Rabbit is said to have the ability to turn unfortunate events around, despite their upbringing.

Other recent years include 1975’s Wood Rabbit; 1927 and 1987’s Fire Rabbit; 1939 and 1999’s Earth Rabbit; and 1951 and 2011’s Metal Rabbit.

Happy Lunar New Year to you all from the Columban Sisters.