Chinese Astrology: Yi Mao year, meaning Buddha Rabbit.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Rabbit and Heavenly Stem Wood.
People born as Rabbits according to the Chinese Zodiac are wonderfully gentle and empathetic people. A Rabbit is able to sense what others are feeling soon after meeting them, and understands how to cheer others up when they are feeling down. Because of this, you will almost always feel happy around a Rabbit, and Rabbits have many friends surrounding them on a regular basis.
Although Rabbits do enjoy socializing, they also need a good deal of time alone with their thoughts. The Chinese horoscope predicts that someone born under the sign of the Rabbit will be an intellectual, and most Rabbits love to read. They probably enjoy the feel, look, and smell of books as much as the contents, because Rabbits are sensual creatures.
A Rabbit's home is always tastefully decorated. Rabbit people are attracted to lush fabrics and artistic decorations. Since Rabbits are very talented creatively, you just may find some of a Rabbit's own artwork on his or her walls!
What people born in the year of the Rabbit dislike most is conflict. Most Rabbits have developed amazing negotiation skills to prevent people from becoming angry at each other. It's not unusual for a Rabbit to be able to take a very angry person and have them calm and smiling in minutes. If none of their charming tactics work, however, Rabbits will flee rather than suffer through a conflict. If you are in a relationship with a Rabbit, do not try to corner him or her when you are in an angry mood.
You need to take some time to calm yourself, and make sure you can discuss the issue productively without getting angry, because Rabbits would prefer to abandon even a good relationship than suffer through an anxiety-provoking fight.
The element of Wood has a mellowing influence on people, according to the Chinese horoscope. Every fifth year of the Rabbit is tempered by Wood, and these Rabbits are calm and mellow indeed. So mellow, in fact, that Wood Rabbits tend to be a bit indecisive. Most Rabbits are slow and cautious when making decisions, but a Wood Rabbit may never make a decision at all. This is a habit that Wood Rabbits must keep an eye on to make sure they don't miss out on opportunities.
Wood Rabbits truly live for other people. This Chinese Zodiac sign will work for others around the clock. Although this is a noble trait, Wood Rabbits must be careful not to burn themselves out, and to take adequate time for themselves.
The generous nature of the Wood Rabbit leaves him or her vulnerable. There are unscrupulous people who will take advantage of his or her nature, and Wood Rabbits must try to develop a sense of suspicion rather than trusting others automatically.
Wood Rabbits make excellent friends because they are empathetic, sympathetic, and giving. They shun the spotlight and prefer to play a supporting role, which means they can be truly happy for a friend's accomplishments without a hint of jealousy.