The Year of the Water Tiger signified the end of hibernation, and we woke up – often
activated by a catalytic event or events. Emotions and senses stirred which stimulated
our consciousness and revealed a path. Now, for the Year of the Water Rabbit, we are
fully awake. Like animals foraging in nature, we are all out in the world engaged with our
purpose and following the path that was realized last year. The rabbit represents
thunder shaking the ground, which unlocks our true nature and propels us forward.
Rabbit is associated with the wood element (Liver/Gallbladder), the color green, and the
cardinal direction east.
Personality traits include wisdom, ambition, skill, secrecy, and vitality. Rabbits run fast
but also take time to rest and display gentleness. Rabbits live in dens, hidden securely
underground, allowing them to restore their lively energy. They possess great strategic
qualities and know when to act or retreat, thus 2023 holds awesome potential for
putting a plan into action.
The nimble nature of rabbit empowers us to maneuver around any obstacles that arise
in 2023. There can be old patterns or belief systems that hold you back and the rabbit’s
agility enables you to let go of these and just do it! Fortunately, rabbits are not
risk-takers or fighters, and their cautious nature allows you to move forward with care
and cultivate progress while considering all various outcomes. The doors are open, and
growth is quick.
Health: The rabbit represents strong life energy and an expansion of self. Breathing
techniques to build vital energy are recommended such as ‘box breathing’. 2023 brings
visions and connects us with the mystery of life. These visions allow us to develop great
strategies to make wise decisions while letting go of those belief systems that no
longer serve our highest good.
The liver governs the tendons. With all the activity expected in 2023, repetitive injuries
might frequently occur. Take care to nourish tendons by eating more protein, taking fish
oil supplements, and drinking plenty of water. The liver is also associated with courage
and decision making and thus is paramount this year. You will be called to engage in life
by advancing on your path, evolving into your truest self. Utilize the strategic nature of
the year to make choices that benefit your ability to best serve humanity. Like a general
on a battlefield, observe all the possible options before selecting and moving forward
with correct timing.
Frustrations can arise that overwhelm digestion, so take care to not overeat or drink in
excess. Manage your liver energy through exercise like swimming and let your hun
(ethereal soul) fly freely by allowing your spirit to soar by following your dreams. This
ensures a strong defensive system to ward off pathogens. Essentially, 2023 is about
seeking balance between action and repose.
Business: New business ventures prosper, and many opportunities present themselves.
2023 is a great year to make money especially for those enterprises focused on
compassion and benefiting nature, such as health care, sustainable forestry practices,
animal rescue, and human rights groups. The search engine Ecosia (ecosia.org), which
supports reforestation, gains momentum and gives Google a run for its money. Travel
flourishes this year so any industry associated with travel will benefit. Businesses run by
women and those businesses benefiting women succeed. Construction continues
unabated and businesses relating to wood, thrive. For those folks who have been living
off government support, it is time to discover your purpose and get to work in a field
that nourishes your soul’s desire.
Individual Animal Forecasts for 2023
Rat: You gain extra wisdom this year. This motivates you to go out into the world and
bring spiritual knowledge to the human family. Your excellent survival skills are
nourished by the extra water energy of the year. The wood nature of the year feeds your
creativity, and you will find yourself charming large groups of people. Take care to not be
lax in your efforts. The emotional nature of the year might cause you to feel bogged
down by old beliefs/patterns. Utilize the momentum of the rabbit to propel yourself
through the year into the good luck that awaits you in 2024!
Ox: You are inherently an earth-natured animal, and the extra water of 2023 could
muddy your thinking and result in miscommunication. Practice grounding techniques
and walk in nature. You are great at processing information, thus strive to focus on
action and avoid overthinking decisions. Rabbit enhances decision-making which will
guide you throughout the year. Consider carrying a dog charm to prevent the
overwhelming water nature of the year. Use your earthy attributes to act as a container
for water and collect the wisdom of the year. If you remain grounded, you can hold
immense wisdom and move straight towards your goals.
Tiger: You reside in the wood family (tiger and rabbit) and thus should experience good
luck with making decisions, accumulating wealth, and accomplishing goals. Forward
action energy predominates 2023 which can cause the tiger to act prematurely and
communicate harshly. It would be wise to consult others about major decisions and to
foster compassionate interactions. A promotion in leadership is likely and you might be
asked to accept a role as an authority figure. This year will solidify your ability to balance
the various aspects of life to prepare for the next several years of expanding energy.
Rabbit*: A good luck year for those turning 60. Otherwise, you might face challenges
with finding the balance between activity and repose since 2023 is known in Chinese
culture as a good-bad luck year for rabbit (see above for explanation). Harmonize your
action and rest to preserve your inherent vitality. 2023 symbolizes the teenage years,
and feelings of irritation and distraction can arise. Cultivate your kindness and you will
be recognized for your tenderness and compassion. When dealing with others, strive for
clear communication. There might be a tendency to hold back in your decision making
and activities, thus use the energy of the year to propel yourself forward on your path.
Dragon*: Known in Chinese shamanism as the rainmaker, dragons are mystical,
transformational beings and 2023 challenges you to change and completely overhaul
your ways. The year presents obstacles that, if successfully navigated, will bring
rewards. Frustrations can arise and emotionality could affect digestion leading to
stomach problems. To prevent this, you can strengthen the lungs and large intestine
through breathing techniques and letting go of old beliefs. You might be overly critical in
personal relations, thus cultivate your compassionate nature. You will benefit from
listening to others and from carefully assessing options before moving forward. Once
you have decided, continue onward, and commit yourself. You can do it!
Snake: The fiery nature of snake is accentuated by the wood energy of the year which
stokes your charming, enthusiastic, and powerful nature. Your inner warmth fosters
great communication and your awakened consciousness shines. The water aspect of
2023 could dampen a bit of your creativity; however, it does provide extra wisdom that
can be channeled into your career, unveiling innovative designs and state-of-the-art
modes of transportation. Use this year to deepen your studies and gain more knowledge
of a particular field of interest. Take time to express your feelings and cultivate humility.
Utilize your intrinsic attractiveness to captivate audiences and promote your creations.
Horse: The wood nature of 2023 fuels your passionate nature and feeds your
excitement, so make efforts to tap into the watery nature of the year and seek quiet time
to recharge and avoid agitation or irritability. This will help you balance your lively nature
from exhausting your reserves. The water aspect of 2023 could create some fear and
doubt, so communicate heart-to-heart with those close to you. When facing a task, rely
on your inherent endurance to bring it to completion. You might begin a passionate
relationship this year. 2023 would be an auspicious year to get pregnant and/or give
birth to a new business/career.
Sheep: 2023 brings good luck! Your vitality and graciousness will shine, and you will
easily complete your tasks and possibly take on new responsibilities. Make sure to
listen to others and clearly weigh all the pros and cons before proceeding, taking care to
focus on things you love to do to not overextend and scatter yourself. Passion abounds
in 2023 and you will experience more romance with your partner. If you are single, this
could be the year to meet your soul mate. You will enjoy financial abundance and a life
Monkey: The prosperous and expanding qualities of 2023 will fuel your quick mind and
spontaneous nature. The bounding energy of the year can cause you to rush and be
impatient about your tasks, so it would be wise to utilize the water aspects of the year to
flow and recharge. You would benefit from social activities and using your wit to
navigate achieving your goals, while cultivating your humility. Irritations and frustrations
can arise this year. Make sure to not take them personally and capitalize on the
blooming new energy of the year to let old patterns go. 2023 is a wonderful time to
release negative beliefs, so to set the stage for good luck coming to you in 2024!
Rooster*: Your excellent observational skills will guide you through the year. There
might be times when you feel rushed and want to quickly get though an activity or feel
drawn towards direct, intense speech. Take care to methodically move toward your
goals, soften your communication with others, and foster gentleness. There are times
when you might feel agitated and want to fight but choose to deflate any potentially
negative situations with your famous humor. Use the extra water nature of the year to
fuel your inherent intuition, nourish your fluids, and gain visions of the year to come
which includes lots of good luck!
Dog: The good luck you experienced in the tiger year keeps on rolling this year since you
are the special friend of rabbit. Your intuition continues to blossom and your artistic and
healing abilities shine. Make sure to exercise daily and nourish your gentle nature so you
can flow with the action of 2023. Family issues might persist this year, so focus on your
truth and let it go. Passion grows strong which might rekindle a current relationship or
present a new lover. Your honest nature is celebrated, and your inherent courage might
be called upon to stand for human and animal rights.
Pig: You enjoy lots of good luck this year! Your intelligence will be celebrated, and you
will be asked to share your knowledge with the world, which you can easily tap into
during resting times through dream voyaging. The powerful momentum of the year
launches you into the public eye and you accomplish your goals effortlessly. A
promotion in leadership awaits and you bring your compassionate, gentle nature to
those around you. You might find yourself spearheading projects to help others. In
addition to all these possible advancements, you enjoy fun, relaxing times. Tap into your
flowing nature and ride the wave of cosmic qi in 2023!
*Carry a dog charm to help bring good luck for the year: Rabbit (unless turning 60),
Dragon, and Rooster will benefit from carrying/wearing a charm. Sheep, Dog, and Pig do
not need to carry a charm.
Excerpts taken from CT Holman’s forecast. Click here to read the whole transcript. bit.ly/3QMuN2s