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Each year in the Chinese Calendar is represented by one of 12 different animals. One of these is the Year of the Rabbit and it is believed that people born in that year have certain characteristics.
The Chinese years do not run exactly alongside the Western calendar dates. The starting date of the Chinese New Year changes every year and usually begins in late January or early to Mid February.
The Year of the Rabbit occurred approximately in - 1927 - 1939 - 1951 - 1963 - 1975 - 1987 - 1999 - 2011 - 2023, however to check exactly what Chinese year you were born in, try out Chinese Year Finder, especially if you were born in January or February.
According to Chinese folklore, each animal is associated with certain personality traits. The Rabbit is said to be quiet, reserved, introspective and thoughtful.
Rabbit people are considered too sensitive for the world around them; they are not able to thrive in competitive or aggressive environments, and are anxious when others force them to take risks.
Their inner world is considered too delicate for unsettled or unpredictable situations, and they tend to create peaceful and comfortable atmospheres--like rabbit dens--instinctively. According to traditional Chinese astrology, this characteristic makes them very hospitable and attentive people, who take care of those around them.
People born in the year of the Rabbit often lead a conservative lifestyle where one of the most important things is their security. This quality has a negative side also: opting for safety over risk, they may miss good opportunities. These people are not frivolous or irresponsible, for when they truly believe in something, they are serious, persevering and capable.
Those following traditional Chinese astrology consider people born in the Year of the Rabbit to make ideal diplomats or politicians. In Chinese astrological thought, a "rabbit person" is graceful, cultured and well-mannered.
Although Rabbit people get along well with many people, at heart they are considered to be basically reserved creatures, and are only truly happy when engrossed in some sort of scholarly or intellectual activity.
The average Rabbit person emphasizes the importance of small details. They pay attention to everything from colour, design and furniture to food and conversation. And only when they are sure that everything has been arranged as they wish can these people relax and have fun.
Calm as they are, it is not easy to provoke Rabbit people. They are sentimental and compassionate. They can be moved by the personal problems you share with them.
Famous people Born in The Year of Rabbit include Albert Einstein - scientist, Bob Hope - actor/entertainer, Ingrid Bergman - actress, Frank Sinatra, singer/actor, Mike Myers - actor, comedian, screenwriter, Garry Kasparov - champion chess player, Johnny Depp - actor and director, Drew Barrymore - actress and David Beckham - football player.
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