It's the Year of the Rabbit!
January 22nd, 2023 ending on February 9th, 2024
The Chinese zodiac calendar is comprised of 12 animal signs. The fourth astrological sign of the Chinese zodiac calendar is the Rabbit. You are a “Rabbit” according to Chinese astrology if you are born in one of the following years: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, or 2023. 2023 is the year of the Water-Wood Rabbit. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are thought to be empathetic, creative, friendly, quietly confident, energetic, and flexible.The Year of the Rabbit is a beneficial time for steadily and calmly moving toward a goal or stated intention. Quiet self-confidence and strength give Rabbit a calm place to navigate any surprise circumstances and take creative responsive action with zig zagging leaps and bounds. The Year of the Rabbit is supportive for keeping an upbeat attitude to life and work and finding balance in your life. Rabbits are sensitive, emphatic, prepared for the unexpected, and stay positive. The Year of the Rabbit is thought to be an auspicious year because the Rabbit attracts success, joy, friendship, love, and abundance into your life. A person born under the sign of the Rabbit often take up a profession with a creative flair, such as, teaching, architecture, art, music, or literature. Rabbit people are friendly and do well in areas of social media or Public Relations. Rabbit totem in Chinese astrology is thought to be very lucky and gives one a sense of what the next right action will be. Create your own path of abundance. Make a plan and get hopping.
Here are some crystal suggestions to energetically support you during the astrological Year of the Rabbit
Rabbits are prey animals and are therefore constantly aware of their surroundings. Rabbits survive predation by burrowing, hopping away in a zig-zag motion, or making themselves “vanish” into their surrounding environment. If a rabbit is cornered or captured, strong teeth for biting and powerful kicks with their hind legs provide a defense and possible escape.
Rabbit totem supports strong survival skills both innate and learned. Rabbits are ground dwelling mammals that live in environments ranging from desert to tropical forest and wetland. Several physical attributes aid with Rabbit’s survival. The eyes of a Rabbit are located on the sides of the head creating a field of vision that encompasses nearly 360 degrees. Rabbit totem offers the protective and advantageous view of what’s ahead and what may be coming up from behind. Rabbit takes advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Elongated ears give Rabbit the ability to detect and avoid predators. Rabbits' ears are also an important physical adaptation helping with thermoregulation and the Homeostasis of body temperature. The Rabbit’s ears also act as a counterbalance for quick zig zagging movements while fleeing predators.
Rabbit totem energetically resonates with the season of spring. The rabbit is active both day and night but is most visible during the transitional parts of the day, the early morning, and the hour around dusk. Metaphorically, the Rabbit’s ability to “vanish” easily from sight represents the ability to identify or merge the lighter aspects of self with personal environments ~ coming out of the rabbit hole of self-awareness or going down via escapism and denial.
Quick footed and nimble, Rabbit can pivot and move depending on the circumstances and in response to erratic shifts in direction. Rabbits also are known to freeze in place and “disappear” into the landscape as a survival mechanism. Rabbit people may have the tendency to worry and ruminate on the “what ifs” causing fear and freezing any forward movement. Metaphysically, if you are experiencing a sense of “frozen” movement, maybe it is time for a pivot and a new direction. Or maybe it is an indication of a needed “time-out” or pause to re-evaluate your plan, review your achievements and progress on goal targets. Release any negative self-talk and focus on the positive. Create your own path to abundance. Rabbit totem in Chinese astrology is thought to be very lucky and gives one a sense of what the next right action will be. Make a plan and Hop to it!!!
The Rabbit and the Moon are linked through cultural stories throughout the world. The Rabbit’s cycle of life, death, and rebirth mirrors the lunar phases of the Moon. Rabbit is also associated with Yin (feminine, receptive) energy. If Rabbit is your totem, pay attention to 28 day/lunar cycles. Rabbit will help you attune to the lunar cycles as well as recognize the “monthly” or shorter-term cycles in your life, seeing the signs of the ebb and flow of the currents/tides in your life. By recognizing these signs, you may become more fertile in your life.
Rabbit is a symbol of Love and a totem of sexuality, fertility, and everlasting renewal. Rabbits are remarkable procreators with female rabbits having a short gestation period of four weeks and the ability to mate approximately two weeks after giving birth to a litter. Multiple that by four or five litters of three to six babies per female per year = a heck of a bunch of bunnies! Another metaphysical reason Rabbit totem also represents abundance and renewal.
In healing, Rabbit totem may be helpful for those who need to improve their diets and eating habits. Rabbits are herbivores that feed by grazing on grass and constantly consuming other leafy plants. Rabbits eat A LOT of fiber. Rabbit totem may suggest adding more veggies to your diet and review how much and what kind of food is nourishing your body. Rabbit totem may be helpful for those with body temperature regulation challenges and flexibility issues.
Follow Your Bliss and zest up your life with Ruby
Perfect for the Year of the Rabbit, Ruby is a wonderful crystal for encouraging one to “follow their bliss” and to DO what they LOVE in life. Ruby is an excellent crystal for increasing life force energy, overcoming exhaustion, lethargy, and procrastination. Ruby is a sociable stone that attracts sexual activity through its stimulation of the base chakra. Ruby encourages passion for life but never in a self-destructive way. Ruby improves motivation and energetically gets “things going.” Ruby is also a protective crystal, offering strength during disputes or controversy. Ruby encourages one to step forward and speak the truth for those who may be threatened. Ruby stimulates the Pineal gland promoting lucid dreaming and clear visualization. Ruby is a crystal of courage, dispelling doubt and fears of the unknown while releasing feelings of anxiety. Ruby inspires one to be who they are supposed to be. In alignment with the energies of Year of the Rabbit, Ruby resonates with the vibrations of abundance, passion, courage and vitality.
Create Direction in your life with Rutilated Quartz
Rutilated Quartz is another crystal ideal for energetic support during the Year of the Rabbit. Rutilated Quartz Crystal is an effective integrator of energy at any level. Rutile intensifies the energetic impulse of Quartz Crystal and is a very efficient vibrational healer. Spiritually, Rutilated Quartz Crystal is said to have a perfect balance of cosmic light and to be a tool for enlightening the soul, promoting spiritual growth and creative power. Rutilated Quartz Crystal facilitates the connection for spiritual guidance and assists in one’s alignment with the flow of graceful action. Rutilated Quartz removes negative energy and purifies toxic thoughts. Rutilated Quartz allows for the release of past issues and resistance one may encounter on their spiritual path. Rutilated Quartz may help mental focus and clarity, as well as, assisting one in following through on ideas or plans. Rutilated Quartz Crystal facilitates transformation as it helps one to identify the source of a problem, fosters forgiveness for self and others, and opens one to a new direction or viewpoint. Rutilated Quartz Crystal provides protection against psychic attacks. Rutilated Quartz crystal helps one to discern if a person or situation has good or bad “vibes.” Rutilated Quartz soothes dark moods and act as antidepressant relieving fears, phobias, and anxiety. Rutilated Quartz brings a joyful vibration into the energetic field helping to “lighten the load” when life’s responsibilities and circumstances seem a bit overwhelming. Rutilated Quartz Crystal facilitates the ability to tap into the invisible energy current (Chi) that surrounds all of us and the earth. Rutilated Quartz helps one to open up to previously unimaginable potentials and to realize the capacity to communicate with all aspects of self – mind, body, spirit and with all other life beings (seen and unseen) spontaneously. Rutilated Quartz is programmable and amplifies intentions, affirmations, emotions, pure consciousness, and manifestation.
Manifest abundance in your life with Citrine
Resonating with the energies of abundance, Citrine is a powerful manifestation crystal to use during the Year of the Rabbit. Citrine attracts resources, wealth and prosperity, success in endeavors and awareness of the opportunities of new beginnings, as well as, it generates the endurance and perseverance necessary to take ideas/projects to completion. The energetic vibration of Citrine awakens the higher mind, promotes enjoyment, and creates an inner calm all areas of life. Citrine stabilizes the emotions, dissolves feelings of anger, and encourages a bright outlook on life. Citrine may be a useful crystal tool for smoothing group or family discord. Citrine helps one to get to the source of an obstacle and facilitates a quick solution. Citrine enhances concentration and revitalizes the mind. Citrine is empowering with energetic vibrations fueling imagination for creativity, thought clarity and “aha” moments of inspiration.