Chinese Astrology: What to Expect in the Year of the Water Rabbit
January 22nd is Chinese New Year. This day marks the beginning of a lunar new year ending on February 9, 2024. While 2022 was under the sign of the water tiger, 2023 will be under the influence of the water hare. Here’s what to expect with such a combination.
“We’ll be able to breathe a little”. According to Chinese astrology, the year 2023 is under the influence of the Water Rabbit. As the Chinese New Year is celebrated on January 22nd, CNEWS asked Laurent Langlais, Master and Consultant in Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology, to share with us his predictions for this new year.
As a reminder, the Chinese calendar is part of a cycle of twelve years, each symbolized by an animal: the rat, the buffalo, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the Faucet. , the dog and the pig. Each new year is also associated with one of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, water, creating a system of combinations that recurs every 60 years.
“We have a heavenly energy with the element on one side and an earthly energy with the animal on the other. And by interpreting the dialogue between the two energies, we can predict important trends,” explains Laurent Langlais, author of Chinese Astrology, Discovering the Bazi (ed. Marie Claire). This year, therefore, the combination rabbit and water is in the spotlight, which is a good omen overall.
growth and innovation
In fact, it represents “a sign of growth and recovery,” according to the expert, who also anticipates developments “in transport and in the world of communications.” The sign of the rabbit contains wood, and wood rules “the textile industry.” The feng shui master promises “innovations in the field of materials and fashion”, but also “new visual and sound experiences” for video games and cinema.
Regarding the current conflict in Ukraine, we can “expect some form of negotiations and solutions during the year,” adds the expert, stressing that Russian President Vladimir Putin “will face a major astrological shift that is not for him will be very cheap”. This Year of the Water Rabbit “will save us from global crises”.
Other major topics this year: environment and climate. “Globally, massive measures should be taken against climate change and CO2 neutrality.” However, “inflation will continue to gallop”. In addition, the hare is an animal that represents sexual energy and “new big sex scandals could break out”, analyzes Laurent Langlais.
a disappearance that will shape the world
This new year should also be marked by the “return of the yellow vests”. The energy of the wood is very present and inspires anger, so “demonstrations could even take place in several countries”. The water element, which specifically represents “movement and fear,” and the wood contained in rabbit will also evoke “reflections and decisions about migratory flows.”
Finally, Laurent Langlais “predicts the disappearance of a great political or religious figure who will shape the world”. But overall, he assures, “this year will give us a break”. 2023 “we have a different energy, we will be able to breathe a little”.