2023 is the Year of the Rabbit
The Rabbit year is yin: meditative and internal. The contemplative (Yin) year of the Rabbit follows active (Yang) year of the Tiger. This is the time to create peace, calm and rest after the Yang Tiger year of 2022. The rabbit ‘s personality traits are friendliness, diplomacy, sensitivity and adaptability. The rabbit excels in the healing arts and is drawn to creativity. The focus is on adaptability—creating health and maintaining balance. This is the year to focus on your creativity and focus on transforming your health while offering assistance to others. This year of the rabbit represents longevity, hope and prosperity.2023 is also a Water year.
In Chinese Medicine, the Water Element corresponds to the Kidney and Bladder meridians or pathways of energy. It is the Winter season. The Winter season is cool and dark. The Water element represents your deep reserves of energy. Consider how you are using, building or preserving your energy for the upcoming seasons. This is the time to see an acupuncturist about Water and Kidney balance. This is especially important if you have issues corresponding to the Water pathway such as urinary concerns, sleep issues, dreams or concerns with hearing, and back, neck or knee pain.
There is a connection between the Water element and the color black or blue in Five Element Acupuncture. Foods associated with this Water season include black foods such as black beans, black rice, and mushrooms. These are recommended to balance the Water element.The Rabbit and Water both symbolize prosperity. So you can anticipate this year to bring financial prosperity and professional success. It is a year to both work hard to peruse your desires as well as to learn to create health and relaxation.