Year of the Rabbit 🐇–General Predictions for 2023
Author: Dr. Edward Tsang (Registered Herbalist & Acupuncturist) Editor: Edmund Chin
Readers, welcome to the Year of Rabbit🐇! We wish everyone a thriving and prosperous year ahead! Let's analyze the 2023 BaZi:
Lunar New Year in 2023 will fall on 22nd January, however the actual First day of Spring for the year of Rabbit in 2023 will fall on 4th February at 10:47 am (Gregorian Calendar). The Four Pillars (bazi) of this date is Gui Mao癸卯Year,
Jia Yin 甲寅Month, Gui Si癸巳Day, and Ding Si丁巳Hour. In 2023, the first day of the Year of the Rabbit will be on 4th of February, which means that Spring will arrive to be celebrated after the Chinese New Year.
The First Day of Rabbit belongs to water element, the other three pillars of month, year and time belong to Water, Wood and Fire elements. There is no support to the First Day of Water, though it is sitting on the star of wealth, metal and Officer. It is weak and clashed, drained and invaded by heavy water, fire and earth. How can it be able to obtain wealth? At the meantime, wood element occupies and stays in the earth stem of month which invades earth. Thus, Water is very weak on the first day of Rabbit.
On the First Day of Rabbit🐇, the star of wealth is abundant and water is weak. Countries and people are struggling for money. Country, government and people’s mind are lacking correct direction and use all their ways to grasp or borrow money. Scourge derived because of money. It is also difficult to obtain money in the year of Rabbit and work for wealth. As on the first day of Rabbit, heaven stem of four pillars exposes fire (wealth). Inter-countries and people use all their ways and methods to deceive for their fortune. Though the star of wealth links to the earth stem, it is weak and can’t be generated, but is invaded by strong earth. Even though the star of wealth is communicating to the first day of Rabbit and earth stems, it is drained and invaded by the strong earth. How can their fortunes stay steady? Therefore, countries and people can only use their own reserves for living.
The Four Pillars of first day of Rabbit🐇, the wood element cannot generate and protect the star of wealth and its metal element. The Wood element is therefore turns to disorder. People lack management and control to protect their fortune. How can money be generated in the year of Rabbit? but live on their reserve, saving and relying on their own countries and governments. The Four Pillars are lacking the metal element and lacks earth element to protect their fortune, which is also seized by their supporting star. There is also an unfavourable star, it is inevitably that they will be attacked. Conspiracies come from all sides to grasp other countries’ resources and benefits.
On the First Day of Rabbit, the metal element is hidden and cannot support the water element, wood element is also invading earth element, countries are adopting serious relentless methods to control and manage their people, who have no choice and dare not to express their anger. Lunar April, May and June, when fire element turns strong. Fire will support earth; government officers and situation will improve. China’s control over Hong Kong slowly tightens. In the current year, Water is restrained, metal is also hindered and cannot generate water. National and regional national politics in the Middle East will face pressure and challenges from different directions. China and Russia benefit by the support of current star, their national fate will gradually advance.
Western metal clashes with Eastern wood. Metal and wood conflict each other, there will be covert or open battles. Due to Water element being weak and cannot communicate with other elements, the whole world’s situation cannot be eased. Europe and the United States hedge against China and Russia. Situations are still serious and mutual under current are still there. The Water element is weakening western metal. Europe and the United States’ sanction to China and Russia will not be successful, but be dragged down. Inflation in Europe and the United States is difficult to slow down and people are suffering. In the current year, western metal is hidden, East wind overcome West wind, strong wood conquers earth element. European and American economy will further slide down. As leader of European countries, American hegemony and currency will be challenged and abandoned. American QE will also face hindrance and frustration with difficulty to print dollars. In the Four Pillars of the year of Rabbit, the metal element doesn’t appear on the heaven stem. It is attacked by strong wood. As the leader of European countries, America will be abandoned by her allies. Financial system is setback, transportation industry is sluggish, shipping costs goes up, and consumer supply cost and inflation is high. Investors must be cautious.
Western metal is not only weak, but also invaded by the star of “Three Killings”. Western countries and regions have no power to support and unable to hold up the overall situation. Metal is hidden and unseen, because of their internal problems. They can only perform small actions to get exposure. Due to wood and fire element draining each other, metal and wood are clashing. Situation is disharmony. The environment and the atmosphere become worse.
In the First Day of Rabbit🐇, Four Pillars of Destiny, Wood is strong and metal is hidden. America and European countries are powerless. United States joins forces with the Western Alliance to confront and restrain China especially. The United States is even more involved in everything, big or small, domineering and bullying manner, extends her long reach. However, due to Four Pillar of Destiny not seeing the metal element, all her hegemony is in vain and finally America will pay a great price. America will fail and those allied nations are helpless. Wood and fire are draining each other and strong odour of war look like approaching. Military exercises are frequently taking place and there will be mutually hidden conflicts.
As water flows to the East, every country in the world is still secretly planning internally and externally how to increase pressure on China, but in vain. The reason is that western metal and water are definitely flowing towards to China, and Eastern wood is elevated at the right moment. Eastern wood will also generate to Southern fire. A new abundant China rises, this reflects the track of the Age of Nine. Pre-heaven fire meets the Western metal and the current year of flying star 6 forms with an unfavourable evil qi. This reflects a situation of East rises, West falls and China will graduate fulfill the Rise of the Dragon and the Fall of European and American Meteorites. The First Day of Rabbit, there are good allies appearing on each pillar of destiny, some countries may be assisted by her good ally stars. Basically, only for cooperation basic system direction, though there might be some small conflicts or regional battle, but it will soon overcome. At the meantime wood is draining by fire, people’s thinking lacks mutual trust and easily breech their promises.
The first day of Rabbit, though wealth is abundant, it is weak in nature and has no support star. Allies will secretly try to grab another's fortune, but without success. Investors find it difficult to manage their finance in the current year and must be cautious, especially in the financial area, stock market, transportation and banking investments. Strong wood clashes the star of metal, financial aspects will be no doubt fluctuating, or it might be beneficial to finance and implementation of virtual electronic money. Fire represents oil and wood represents natural gas; both are mutually draining. Conflicts will not cease and there are non-stop arguments, but they will compromise secretly. Wood and fire drain each other which reflect that some countries provide resources to other countries. But they may not get good returns, but only complaints.
Fire represents internet information industry, but it is covered by water. There is information chaos around the world and deliberate creation of fake news and messages sent incorrectly. In the year of Rabbit, fire is weak, hence easily come across paralysis of the circulatory system, eye, kidney, bone skeleton, ear, brain, teeth and bladder diseases, cardiovascular and irregular heart rhythm, scandal scourge and urinary system diseases.
Water is invaded, people have difficulty in expressing their languages and thinking, which will be further restrained. People cannot be free to play what they think. Transportation, banking, aquatic products will slide further down. Investors must be cautious. Due to metal🏆 being the favourable element for the current year, the steel industry, metal medical equipment, metal good manufacturing, electronic parts manufacturing, medical profession, pharmacy or pharmacist. Inter country military spending will be increased for installing different types of weapons.
The"4 Green Intellectual Star” occupies in the Centre, wood🌳 in nature, invading earth. The political situation in Middle and Middle East countries will be tight, confusing and fragmented. Due to the original "5 Yellow Ominous Star” is invaded, and its ferocity is getting stronger. It will be easy to experience massive virus and man-made scourge. In this area, there is more epidemic virus, bone pain, gastroenteritis, obstetrics and gynecology, ringworm, scores, unseen disease, breast disease and podiatry issues.
In the year of Rabbit🐇, the"5 Yellow Ominous Star”- is destructive in nature dominates in the position of Northwest. The “Three Killings” star also located in the West area, The"6 White Prosperity Wealth Star”, is metal in nature, will be at the West “Tui” position. There are constant changes. Europe and America still cherish the remnants of their former glory, hegemony, provocation and flirtatious. In the year of Rabbit, this area will be another turbulent year, with increase of argument, gender disagreements and more scandalous affairs, hostile, intense controversy, people’s high emotion, inverse son, father and son becoming feud. There are more Virus variants, undiagnosed and infectious and respiratory diseases
The negative "7" Red Destructive” star, metal🏆 in nature, occupies the Northeast “Gen” position, there will be more cold and flu and epidemic diseases. In the area of Dailian and Heilongjiang of China, epidemic will not slow down. Prevention should be strengthened. The star of Wealth strung through Northeast, people in this area are easily affected by its combination of negative qi and causing people’s depression, spiritual emotion, more gastrointestinal disease, back pain, secret urinary system disease, especially for young people. Though the star of wealth located in this area, it is drained by the current star and wealth is restricted and cannot express its qi of wealth. However, if there is an appropriate Feng Shui setting, it still can obtain wealth.
The “Big 8 Wealth Star” arrives the South “Li” position, represents fire🔥 element and generates the current star of Wealth. Fortune and wealth should be favourable. However, the combinations of current star and the original star turn to negative and affects and weakens the fate of these regions and countries. In these regions and countries, there are lots of disasters and scourge related with fire. There are headaches, diseases of oral cavity, eyes, gastrointestinal, kidney, dental, periodontal, urinary system and prostate diseases. The middle age female will suffer all these syndromes easily. At the meantime, the elder males will also suffer tuberculosis, pneumonia, short sightedness and skin cancers. On the other hand, there will be celebration and harvest. When coming across with the One star, there will be court cases.
The “9 Purple Happiness Star”– is a fire🔥 element in nature, occupies the North “K’an” position, two auspicious stars are meeting together and harmonizing, more mutual co-operation and recognized by internationality. China and Russia are mutual inheritance and co-operation. Russian natural resources are matching China’s production chain and complement each other. Both countries’ national fortune is booming. Those sanctions from Europe and America have no impact, in return, their national fortune of fate is dragged down. Residents in northern part, people’s net-work and movements are prosperous, and academy and popularity are benefited. In the Northern regions, aquatic products is abundant, transportation, tour, logistics, hospitality, telecommunications are gradually improving. As per sickness, more eye and heart diseases will come across in these regions. There will be arguments during celebrations.
The “1 White Official Star” arrives the Southwest “K’un position, there will be serious accident affairs, disaster, secret urinary system disease, abdominal pain, eye disease, minor sickness with troubles, hidden diseases, gastrointestinal disease, gastrointestinal cancer, stomach bleeding, diarrhea, anemia, gastrointestinal, especially for elderly women.
The "2 Black Illness Star”, represents illness, arrives in the East, “Chen” position and "3 Jade Dispute Star” arrives in the Southeast “Sun”. The situations in North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Philippines countries are chaotic, and the hidden worries of society and people’s livelihood are presented one by one. There are more minor actions from Japan, Korea and Taiwan. As they are a mutual coalition and allied, they attempt to muddy the water and create problems. In these regions and countries, there are more conflicts, easy bankruptcy, accidents, 4 limbs injuries, unsteady emotion and liver and biliary disease. In Eastern regions and countries, middle age males will suffer the most. The middle age ladies will suffer more in Southeast regions and countries.
Please note that, there are many different outcomes with various combinations of the positions of the Flying and Current stars, which cannot be covered in this brief analysis. You may also be interested in the other companion articles written by the Author which is “Gui Maoyear - 12 Animals Zodiac”.
Dr Edward Tsang (Jin Yan) is a registered Chinese medicine traditional practitioner and acupuncturist in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Tsang has extensive knowledge and experience in Chinese metaphysics. This includes date selection, compatibility analysis, Feng Shui, palm reading and face reading.