How Your Love Life Will Change In 2018, According To Chinese Horoscope Year Of The Rabbit

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If we want something we have to be willing to speak up.

On February 16th, we began the year of the dog in the Chinese zodiac. And because your Chinese horoscope differs from zodiac signs, the changes in your life will follow suit.

People born in the year of the Rabbit are born in the years 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023. In Chinese astrology, we break down each animal sign into one of the five elements: gold, wood, water, fire and earth. These individual personality types occur only once in a 60-year cycle, meaning that during this time frame, we would only see a wood Rabbit once.

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It is believed that a person’s personality is dictated by the sign and the element of the year of their birth:

  • The wood Rabbit (1927, 1987) is very clever and quick, might be prone to selfishness at times.
  • The fire Rabbit (1939, 1999) like is flexible, smart with the ability to take in many viewpoints.
  • The earth Rabbit (1951, 2011) can be straightforward, ambitious and very hardworking.
  • The gold Rabbit (1963, 2023) very kind, loving and can be traditional.
  • The water Rabbit (1975) is gentle, easily adaptable, but can be taken advantage of.

Rabbits are quiet lovers. While they aren’t necessarily shy, they do have to warm up to you on this own time because of this they are unlikely to be the one taking home someone they just met from an evening out.

They prefer to be attracted to someone because of their wit rather than just by what meets their eyes. While they may take time approaching someone or even letting down their proverbial walls for someone, once they do things tend to progress very quickly.

This quiet Chinese zodiac sign is always watching, always careful in life and relationships. Because of this they tend to overthink situations and make matters more complicated or worse than they are. In relationships, this can lead them to becoming overly jealous, thinking they are just paying attention to what’s going on, not realizing that while they may be observant, they tend to overdo it when it comes to matters of the heart.

Their overly cautious nature can sometimes lead them to think the worst of situations, and because of this others can see them as superficial when in reality they are just being protective of what they show to the outside world. Building trust with Rabbits is extremely important because without it they always seem just one moment from running away.

However, once you have a Rabbit, you tend to have them for life. They are extremely faithful even through the most difficult of situations.

When a Rabbit loves, they do so forever, but that doesn’t mean things don’t still greatly affect them. When this introverted sign feels misunderstood, confused or let down, they retreat into a world of their own making. They are adapting to escaping realty through their own imaginations, even if they look like they haven’t gone anywhere.

Overall, Rabbits have very good social relationships; they are friendly and are comfortable in group settings. They hold responsibility very high and expect those around them to have the same sense of affection and intentions as they do.

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To attract the attention of someone born in the year of the Rabbit, they need to be approached slowly but with intent; don’t bombard with overly enthusiastic intentions or big ideas because simpler is better. A date that involved some group activity like listening to music or a drive for a picnic would be an ideal first dates. The most important thing is just to go slow and let them have the chance to grow to like you, rather than forcing a decision one way or another.

One of the Rabbit's biggest weaknesses is that they have such a profound sense of universal love that they often find themselves doing too much for others — specifically, those who wouldn’t necessarily do the same thing for them. If a Rabbit has caught your eye, protecting their heart is one of the most important things you can do to show that you care for them.

This year is one of good luck for Rabbits in love; while at times you may feel stressed, it feels as though it's mostly unnecessary. If you’re unsure how someone feels, just ask; if you are interested in someone, just speak up.

The biggest dilemma this year seems to be waiting for someone else to make a move or to speak up. Ultimately, this is a lesson for Rabbits to learn how to vocalize their feelings and opinions, especially in terms of love, and not let fear hold them back.

Both men and women have the ability to meet an important life partner this year as long as we remember that no one is perfect. Rabbits tend to have high expectations of lovers, especially because as giving and faithful as they are, they anticipate their partner feeling the same way. It’s imperative to remember that no one is perfect and that while we all have standards for how we want to be treated, we also have to understand we all show love in different ways.

Both career and health matters are challenging this year, or at least more so than previous years. However, the general theme of being able to speak up seems to be the lesson from these areas of your life as well, so if you can be proactive about incorporating this type of behavior with greater frequency in your life, you might be able to avoid some of the pitfalls of not doing so.

2018 will be an important year for Rabbits, especially in terms of love and personal development. The most important thing to remember is that you’re not responsible for everyone’s happiness and that it’s okay to have needs of your own as well. Learning how to speak up for ourselves is the only way anyone will actually know what we want. 

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Kate Rose is an artist, free thinker, lover, writer, passionate yogi, teacher, life coach, mentor, mother, rule breaker and rebel. She truly believes the best is yet to come and waits, with bated breath, to see what it may hold.