The Year of the Rabbit

The Rabbit (aka Hare) is the fourth animal in the twelve-year Asian zodiac cycle (see dates below).

Those born in the Year of the Rabbit see the world with keen eyes, a calm soul and a kind heart. No matter how serene, the Rabbit is still strong-willed, pursuing personal goals in a precise and orderly manner.

Jean Tori Winter Rabbit 1985
Jean Tori Winter Rabbit 1985

The Rabbit, in fact, is thorough and prone to good judgement and they will do whatever they can to avoid conflict. They love tranquility, and peace and quiet are high on their priority list. No-rocking-the-Rabbit-boat, please. However, even in big-wave-chaos, Rabbits will always do their best to maintain harmony.

This gentle sign is full of wisdom and kindness, and maybe this is why, out of all the Asian zodiac animals, the Rabbit is the one that symbolizes longevity. Intertwined with Rabbits representing long life are their gifts for being considerate and thoughtful.

Detail of Rabbit Under the Catalpa Tree by Jean Tori 2020
Detail of Rabbit Under the Catalpa Tree by Jean Tori 2020

The Rabbit personality is also blessed with an interesting combination of being lucky and, at the same time, being clever and astute. You would think that with all these great traits, Rabbits would be shouting how great they are from the hilltops, however, people born under this zodiac sign have a very reserved demeanor. After all, the tranquil promotion of a "congenial environment" will get the grass growing much faster.

Autumn Rabbit by Jean Tori 2020
Autumn Rabbit by Jean Tori 2020

Years of the RABBIT:

Feb 19, 1939 to Feb 7, 1940;

Feb 6, 1951 to Jan 26, 1952;

Jan 25, 1963 to Feb 12, 1964;

Feb 11, 1975 to Jan 30, 1976;

Jan 29, 1987 to Feb 16, 1988;

Feb 16, 1999 to Feb 4, 2000;

Feb 3, 2011 to Jan 22, 2012;

Jan 22, 2023 to Feb 9, 2024.

Bettina the Rabbit on her Sailboat by Jean Tori for Leo's Birthday Adventure 2019