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Chinese New Year 2023 interpretations

/ 02:12 AM January 22, 2023
Feng shui expert Joseph Chau

Feng shui expert Joseph Chau —contributed photo

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today we welcome the Year of the Rabbit.


The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. Hence, 2023 is seen to be a year of hope and an auspicious year not only for romance but also for businesses.

Each year has a corresponding element and this year, that element is water, hence it is the Year of the Water Rabbit. Experts interpret this as water making the animal—whatever sign—more meditative, emotional and empathetic. For the rabbit, water makes it more introspective and sensitive.


As 2023 is supported by the element of water, experts translate this to mean that it is a good year to reap what you sow or have sown in the past, i.e., the investments that you planted in the past can now be sowed for success, especially if you are a Water Rabbit. The seeds you have sown, watered with love and nurtured, will bear fruit.

The rabbit is also a symbol of fertility. Hence, this is a good year to try to have children, whether in terms of expanding your family or growing your business. If you do not have a business, it is also a good year for career advancement. Of course, this is assuming you have been planting seeds for success and watering these seeds with your commitment and dedication.

It is also recommended that as you reap success, you must also do some good financial planning and save your money for another rainy day, i.e., put some money aside for emergencies.

Rabbits are also known for having a good sense of money. Hence, it is a good year to take financial or monetary risks. Experts see that there is pronounced stability in business and financial matters this year.

Chinese astrology also says that the rabbit symbolizes patience and luck. Hence, 2023 is a year of hope, a year of peace and success. Definitely much less dramatic or tumultuous than the Year of the Tiger.

The year’s winds will also have a positive influence on people who are impulsive or unrealistic, i.e. they are expected to become more level-headed and practical. It is therefore an excellent time to make crucial decisions. Of course, one must carefully think through one’s options and then determine which one offers the best chance of realizing one’s plans.

Experts are in agreement that 2023 will be a favorable time for most zodiac signs: they see financial success as well as success in love and career advancement, with no significant health concerns. Hence, it is a good year to start that restaurant business or carry out that food concept you have always dreamed of having. So take advantage of this year’s fertility and get hopping.


We must always remember, though, that whatever prediction is cast by experts, ultimately one’s destiny lies in the hands of the Almighty, and so the secret to success does not really depend on the year or the characteristics of your animal sign or its element but in the power of prayer.

Xīnnián kuàilè! Kung hei fat choi! Gōng xi fā cái!

May we all have a blessed and prosperous 2023!

Join the Chinese New Year Celebration with Master Joseph Chau at Marco Polo Ortigas at 11 a..m. today, Jan. 22. He is available for consultations following the celebration. Marco Polo Ortigas. Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City. Call +632 7720 7777 for inquiries.

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