Happy New Years – A look into what 2023 has in store with the year of the rabbit afoot

By Renuka
Jan 20, 2023

It’s a zodiac-sign integral. Listed below is the Chinese New Year’s forecast of our life’s curves for the year of the rabbit and the 11 other Lunar New Year animals.

Rabbit. (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

It’s your year and, as ever, this is your time of strength. Re-boot long-delayed plans and prepare to play to your strengths as it’s going to be 2035 before you’re once again in such a strong position to find success.

This time around, though, not every aspect of your life is equally well starred. While all is looking good on both the business and relationships front, you will need to be a little more cautious when it comes to romance. A degree of over-confidence occasioned by your sign being in the ascendant could see you set for a major faux pas in spring, something that is far from becoming for a person of your undoubted status.

It is, however, a very good year for you to resurrect one particular aspiration that you cherished during your formative years. Although you’ve latterly considered it as something of a pipe dream, you may now be able to make it a distinct reality.

Dragon. (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

As the coming sign, your prospects will rise even as the year wanes. Accordingly, this is more a time to plan than to act. Do your research and put in the hours and you will be singularly well placed to act and prosper when your time truly comes.

Don’t be afraid to make new friends as people will naturally gravitate to you over the coming months. One, in particular, is set to play a decisive role when a scheme comes to fruition early in 2024.

Snake. (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

All the signs indicate that you need to reconnect with nature over the coming 12 months as you have been locked away in the city’s steel and glass for a little too long for your own good. Your health will undoubtedly benefit if you head out to somewhere a little more leafy even if only for a comparatively brief interval.

Avoid any risks relating to water, however, as you are not likely to emerge wholly unscathed, despite any assurances you may receive.

Horse. (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Sadly, although you felt the last 12 months have been little more than work, work, work, 2023 is starred to be more of the same. Don’t despair, though. You are clearly making progress towards something and that objective will become clearer and more realisable before the autumn sets in.

Someone special is thinking of you. It may be time to start thinking of them too. While the mind wanders, the heart never really forgets.

Goat. (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

This year is really all about restoring and rebuilding. You’ve been neglecting a number of issues relating to your property portfolio, with the cost of several postponements now set to become apparent. It’s time to make amends.

Similar issues are arising in your social circle, with one or two individuals whom you particularly value wondering what they have done to offend you. Reassure them as to how you truly feel before they seek succour elsewhere.

Monkey. (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

After a fairly astute 2022, pretty much every aspect of your life is running relatively smooth. Over the next 12 months, just the occasional light hand on the tiller should keep pretty much everything right on course. This will free you up to go a little off-piste.

Explore some of your more outré notions and give yourself the freedom to fail without too much recrimination. One such experiment could well turn out way more successful than you – or anyone else – might expect.

Rooster. (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Either you or someone very close to you has been putting on a brave face with regard to a medical issue, one that really should be exciting a degree of concern. Now is not the time to bury your head in the sand as a swift diagnosis could well avert several future problems.

A major investment is also on the cards for this year and could prove transformative for you. Before venturing into this, though, you would be well-advised to resolve things on the medical front.

Dog. (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

You will be spending far less of your time in Hong Kong this year. While that is true of many in the coming comparatively Covidfree era, it is particularly true of you and you may find yourself heading west for longer than you expect.

Sort out one or two niggling issues on the home front before you depart, however. Above all, make sure all of your relevant travel documents are fully up to date. A mistake here could prove both costly and embarrassing.

Pig. (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

As many things are set to distract you this year, you really need to focus on those tasks that truly merit your attention rather than those that can be safely delegated to trusted third parties. This is essential as there is one issue in particular that only you can handle and which really merits your undivided attention. A senior family member has some useful advice for you later in the year. While your inclination may be to shrug this off, this could prove a very costly mistake.

Rat. (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

Your partner is keeping a secret from you, but mainly because they don’t want to cause you any undue concern. Uncovering the issue that preoccupies them, however, has to be your priority this year.

Without your expertise and characteristic diligence, their problem could go unremedied and take on proportions neither of you will be able to manage without external assistance. Attentive questioning and careful listening are your two best allies here.

Ox. (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

Something of a sabbatical would appear to be heading your way as the year progresses. This is something you have been working toward for some time now, perhaps not even fully consciously. You have, however, reached a position where so many plates are successfully spinning that your full-time attention may not be required over the short term.

Think carefully, though, as to how to make the best use of any extended leisure time. It will be many long years before you are again in such a privileged position.

Tiger. (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)

As last year’s lead sign, 2023 is likely to be a year when you happily consign yourself more to the shadows. As you don’t naturally enjoy being centrestrage, 2022 was a bit of an ordeal, one you may need to allow yourself time to recover from.

Over the next 12 months, you can happily return to the role you’re more comfortable with – the hidden hand that delivers a discreet push in the right direction when required. Then quietly reaps the benefits.