Happy Chinese New Year 2023!
Year of the Black Yin Water Rabbit

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癸卯 Gui-Mao is the Chinese zodiac name of Stem-Branch calendar for 2023. Each zodiac is labeled with a name of Yin-Yang Five Elements. Gui is Yin Water. Mao is Rabbit. Therefore, the name of 2023 is called Yin Water Rabbit. Yin is female and Yang is male. The color of Water is Black. 2023 is the Female Black Water Rabbit year.  The first Stem-Branch name is found in the document around 1739 B.C. The original stems and branches only use for counting the days. Using Stem-Branch to count for Month, Hour and Year sequences began around 206 B.C. during Chin dynasty and Han dynasty. Using the season changing information, Chinese Yin Yang Five Element scholars converted all zodiac signs into five elements. The theory of Five Elements becomes the foundation of Chinese fortunetelling.

Yin Water is rain, drizzle, dew, well water, pond, and small stream of water. Yin Water is female and it's chilly rain, cold water and the water deep inside the land. Water is connected to wisdom in the Chinese Five Element theory. The characteristics of Yin Water are timid, decent, introverted, smart, and scheming. The other traits of Yin Water are gloomy, enduring, conspiring, and unmanageable. In Chinese I-Ching, Water is connected to danger. Yin Water is the 10th element of 10 Heavenly Stems. It's the last element, which is between death and birth. Therefore, Yin Water is connected to the reincarnations and strong memories. The color of Yin Water is black or dark blue. The location of Yin Water is in the north.

Yin Water is rain, drizzle, dew, well water, pond, and small stream of water. Yin Water is female and it's chilly rain, cold water and the water deep inside the land. Water is connected to wisdom in the Chinese Five Element theory. The characteristics of Yin Water are timid, decent, introverted, smart, and scheming. The other traits of Yin Water are gloomy, enduring, conspiring, and unmanageable. In Chinese I-Ching, Water is connected to danger. Yin Water is the 10th element of 10 Heavenly Stems. It's the last element, which is between death and birth. Therefore, Yin Water is connected to the reincarnations and strong memories. The color of Yin Water is black or dark blue. The location of Yin Water is in the north.

Rabbit is the fourth animal sign of 12 Earthly Branches. Rabbit is in the Wood group according to the Chinese Five Element theory. Rabbit is Yin Wood, which is the tiny grass in the spring. Rabbit month is March, the middle month of spring season. Rabbits live underground, Rabbits have amazing fertility. They can reproduce the next generation very quickly. Rabbits are vegetarian options. The pet rabbits are strict herbivores. Therefore, Rabbit is connected to grass, tender leaf, or flower. The rabbit runs very quickly when exciting or fleeing. Rabbit is mild and calm. But the mothers of Rabbit do eat their young babies for some reasons. The characteristics of Rabbit are cautious, kind, friendly, elegant, artistic, conservative, self-indulgent, and compassionate.

Yin Wood of Rabbit is related to grass, weed, or vine. During cold winter, grass will wither and even dried up and die. Rabbit likes sunshine and doesn't like too much cold weather. Yin Wood can climb over the tall trees or walls. It can even speedily spread over the hill. Rabbit can become a good planner, consultant, or advisor.

Yin Water Rabbit ranks 34th out of 60 Stem-Branches. Yin Water is the Heavenly Stem and Rabbit is the Earthly Branch in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. The color of Yin Water is blue or black. Therefore, Yin Water Rabbit is the Black Rabbit.

Yin Water is connected to the rain, tap water, or small creek. The sign of Yin Water Rabbit is a wet Rabbit in the cold rain. Rabbit contains mainly Yin Wood. Yin Wood is a tender grass, vine, leaf, or flower. A leaf flowing on the small creek is a sign of traveling without a home. It's a challenge time to fight for the survival.

Rabbit month is March. Tiger hour is from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Rabbit is a spring time. The Yin Wood of the Rabbit likes the energy of sunshine to grow. If Yin Wood can find a tall tree, a wall, or a flat land, it can spread very quickly.

Click below for your 2023 Chinese astrological predictions

You are a RAT if you were born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 or 2020

You are an OX if you were born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 or 2021

You are a TIGER if you were born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 or 2022

You are a RABBIT if you were born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 or 2023

You are DRAGON if you were born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 or 2012

You are a SNAKE if you were born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 or 2013

You are a HORSE if you were born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 0r 2014

You are a GOAT if you were born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2001 or 2015

You are a MONKEY if you were born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992,  2002 or 2016

You are a ROOSTER if you were born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2003 or 2017

You are a DOG if you were born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2004 or 2018

You are a PIG if you were born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 1995, 2005 or 2019