The Chinese zodiac sprang from Chinese astrology, and served as a system for keeping track of the calendar’s years, months, days, and hours. 12 animals represents a year in a cycle of 12 years, a day in a cycle of 12 days, and every two hours in a day of 24 hours.
In order, these 12 animals are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Looking up your sign according to the year of your birth date is fun because each animal is linked to specific personality traits. However, as in Western astrology, other factors—like planetary movements and, in this case, the Five Elements—have a greater impact at different times throughout the year.
In Singapore, the Chinese Zodiac is an integral part of the culture and the local folklore. It is believed to be the source of many of the superstitions and beliefs that are found in Singaporean society. Many people consult Feng Shui masters to help interpret their birth signs and understand their potential future. People also consult astrologers and fortune-tellers to get advice on their fate and future.
Let’s talk about some lucky zodiac signs for the upcoming year of 2023!
The Year of the Rabbit
2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit. The sign of the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity, and all signs predict that 2023 is to be a year of hope.
Rabbits are known as the clever, cultured and creative zodiac sign. They have gentle personalities, and are both quiet and alert. They are responsible individuals, and have the patience to deal with most things. However they have a tendency to escape reality by hiding or zoning out until it’s time to face difficulties head-on.
They are known to be friendly and sensitive, and are appreciated by most of their peers. However while Roosters and Snakes tend to get along with Rabbits, they’re not the most compatible relationship-wise. This leads to Roosters and Snakes falling out of the lucky tier for 2023.
The luckiest signs for the year of the water Rabbit are Dogs, Monkeys and Pigs – however 2023 promises to be a rather favourable year in terms of finance and health for most.
In traditional Chinese Zodiac tales, the dog and the rabbit are not considered to be particularly compatible. Dogs are known to be too energetic and boisterous for the quiet and reserved rabbit.
However in 2023, you might find that Dogs will turn out to be the secret friend of Rabbits. Rabbits will usually find Dogs to be overwhelming, but it’s possible to form a firm friendship when they understand and appreciate each other’s differences.
According to the Chinese horoscope, success will come to those born in the Year of the Dog. They’re usually friendly and sociable people, however this is the year for them to outdo themselves drastically. They will meet new people, and while most of them will not stay in their lives for long, they will still manage to gain rich experiences.
If you’re born in the year of the Dog, pick a Rabbit motif to wear, such as a necklace or amulet. This is said to grant you protection and fortune throughout the year of 2023!
Rabbits and Monkeys are generally known to be quite compatible in the Chinese Zodiac! Both signs are known for their creativity and intelligence, and they may even share similar interests and values. They enjoy spending time together and engaging in deep conversation.
Monkeys in particular are known as business partners to Rabbits. They share many of the same values and interests when it comes to their professions. These two are able to resolve conflicts in a mature and respectful way, and work towards common ground if disagreements arise.
For those who are born in the year of the Monkey, 2023 is the year of fixing daily routines. They want to branch out into new things, including getting more rest and stopping unnecessary overtime. Chances to socialise will increase around mid-year, and they must look to being more optimistic and cheerful in order to have success.
They’re known as allies of the Rabbit. Rabbits and Pigs are considered to be compatible friends as they are both gentle, kind and easygoing. They get along well and enjoy each other’s company. They even share similar interests and values, and have a natural ability to understand and support each other well.
When together, they enjoy being social around other people. They create a strong sense of camaraderie, and resolve occasional conflicts in peaceful manners.
The year for Pigs may start out slow, but all signs point to drastic improvements in life. For business and health, those born in the year of the Pig will see big, positive changes in their lives! It will also be a good financial year, however patience is needed to see results.
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