The Year of The Rabbit: What You Can Expect This Year Career-wise
By Nafi Wernsing on Jan 16, 2023
Gong Xi Fa Cai or happy Chinese New Year! In 2023, Chinese New Year or the "Lunar New Year" is the year of the rabbit, which is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac. If you are not familiar with the Chinese zodiac, the Chinese calendar consists of 12 animals. The 12 animals that make up the calendar include the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Chinese New Year is considered a major event, especially in China and many other East Asian countries. Whereas most celebrate the new year on January 1st, for Chinese citizens, the Chinese New Year celebrations mark the start of the new year.
Curious to see what your career prospects look like in the year of the rabbit. Then let’s get into it!
Rat Horoscope 2023 (鼠年)
(People born in 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
Career-wise the rat can expect some good fortune this year but be prepared to encounter some obstacles in your career.
Unfortunately, the workplace will not be a happy ground for you “rat” people as you will encounter many annoying things in the workplace. This could include being isolated by colleagues, colleagues talking behind your back, and mistakes made by the lack of concentration which will lead to you receiving complaints from colleagues and being blamed by leaders.
If you have your own business, 2023 will be a crucial year for you to maintain a good relationship with your partners.
While this year will face many challenges career-wise, it is important that you will persevere, move forward bravely and face these difficulties head-on. Adversity this year will help you achieve great progress in your career.
Ox Horoscope 2023 (牛年)
((People born in 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
If your zodiac sign is an ox then we have got good news for you! “Ox people” can expect to make great progress in their careers. This year is a truly blessed year for oxes as not only are they destined to get blessings but benefactors will be there to not only help you when you encounter difficulties but will also give you a better chance of promotion this year!
In the workplace, you will gain appreciation from your leaders and colleagues thanks to your ability to play your talents in projects this year. This will lead to more opportunities to participate in major projects.
Oxes can expect to find problems and solve them quickly thanks to help from outsiders and if you are an entrepreneur your company will develop smoothly this year. The possibility of expansion is very large but when looking for investors you need to be careful and vigilant so you do not fall into the traps of the other party.
Tiger Horoscope 2023 (虎年)
(People born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
Like the ox, “tiger people” too will have a better career experience as a result of noble benefactors. Like the ox, this year can bring great benefits to you such as a greater chance of promotion and/or salary increases.
Despite that, you do need to remain modest and cautious when dealing with others. Be careful though because if you miss the help of benefactors, the losses you make will outstrip the gains you have made.
If you work hard this year, you “tiger” people will be rewarded as you will achieve good results in your career. You will enhance your self-confidence and your ability to deal with things resolutely and decisively. You will be expected to make correct and rational choices at crucial moments to gain the trust of leaders for future roles but this will ensure a smooth career path.
Rabbit Horoscope 2023 (兔年)
(People born in 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)
So what can people who were born in the year of the rabbit expect this year? After all, it is your year.
Unfortunately, career-wise it does not look that promising. You “rabbit people” can expect to endure a general decline this year. You can expect to face some adversity in your workplace or “villains” perhaps. Do not be surprised if these new workplace “villains” sabotage some projects that are deemed to go smoothly and bring you benefits. Thankfully though, when problems do arise, there will be benefactors who will come to the rescue.
If you are considering switching jobs, be extra careful! Ensure that you find a good new position before handing in your resignation!
Dragon Horoscope 2023 (龙年)
(People born in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
This year, the dragon can expect good career fortune as they will experience good development. The lucky star Yue De will help ensure that your career development will be smooth sailing.
In the workplace, dragons will benefit from the help of supporters and your colleagues and bosses will be there to help you speed up your work. Cherish the good luck you have this year and use it to form a foundation to achieve better results!
If you are thinking of starting a business this year and in need of a partner, you will be in luck! This year, you will find a very suitable partner who will become an indispensable supporter of your work in the future. You will need to cherish the positive zodiac energy around you and work hard to expand your business!
Snake Horoscope 2023 (蛇年)
(People born in 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
This year, for all you “snake” people, your career prospects will develop fairly well. You might experience some backstabbers but as long as you keep your distance you will be able to resolve the issue.
A highlight this year is that you will be strong in decision-making as well as making judgments at work. This will enable you to quickly complete the tasks at hand. Leaders will both appreciate and recognize you and you should enjoy public appreciation as well as an opportunity for a salary increase.
If you are in business, you will be able to overcome any obstacles you face. Once you overcome the challenges you will make great achievements and career advancement.
People born in the year of the horse can expect turbulent career aspects this year. (Source: Canva)
Horse Horoscope 2023 (⾺年)
(People born in 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
While most zodiac animals may experience good fortune, the horse’s career aspect is predicted to look very turbulent this year. This year, be on the lookout as many “villains” will be there affecting your life. If you are a newcomer to the workplace this year, be careful of those around you and do not give opportunities to those who would sabotage your career.
In your daily work, you will be required to have attention to detail, be hands-on in your work and take extra care in dealing with company affairs. If you have recently started a new company, take things step by step as you will experience upsets during the year. Take extra care in all your efforts or it will all go down the drain.
Goat Horoscope 2023 (羊年)
(People born in 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
A goat can expect good career prospects thanks to being influenced by Tianyi nobles (four favourable gods in Taoist tradition) and Kuigang nobles (another four pillar gods).
Those that work in an office, will get the chance to travel on business this year so make the most of it! Take initiative and strive for it. If you are eager to get an opportunity for a promotion and a salary increase you must leave a good impression on your boss and leaders!
“Goat” people who are in business, a supplier or a customer may help you this year. Those who have their own businesses can expect a lot of good news and surprises in the year of the rabbit. Hard-working goats will also achieve a strong inner belief this year, which will help you seize business opportunities as well as gain the trust and support of your partners.
Monkey Horoscope 2023 (猴年)
(People born in 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
People born in the year of the money can expect some twists and turns in their career fortunes, the biggest issue being interpersonal relationships.
Those who are born in the year of the monkey are known to be honest by nature. They are considered to be very sincere in dealing with people but the result of this sincere temperament can lead to misunderstanding. You may offend others unintentionally and others may speak badly of you behind your back but as long as you ignore them, the criticisms will disappear in no time.
“Monkey” people can expect to be busy with official duties this year and it is expected that they will feel upset as a result of their busy schedule. This can lead to you losing patience and even having conflicts with your partners. It is therefore important for you to get into the right headspace and mentality and not bring your emotions into the workplace as only trouble will await if you do so!
Rooster Horoscope 2023 (鸡年)
(People born in 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
If you were born in the year of the Rooster you may want to read something else as it is predicted that you will have poor career development prospects this year. Not only that but to add more fuel to the fire, your luck will decline as well because of your personal inability in the workplace. If you use your spare time wisely and learn new skills as well as improve on your existing skills, this could bring you better career development luck for the future.
For the office roosters, it is important that you have a good relationship with your colleagues and business partners in the second half of the year. Avoid making enemies as the disasters brought on by your enemies can largely influence your career.
If you are new to the workplace, be prepared as your work schedule will be extremely intense. Be prepared to deal with tedious chores, late nights and overtime to deal with your responsibilities.
Dog Horoscope 2023 (狗年)
(People born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
This year will present some challenges as well for those born in the year of the dog. Maybe not as bad as the rooster but do expect some twists and turns in your career fortune.
At work, a misunderstanding can lead to an argument about right and wrong, which can affect your career development. To ensure peace and harmony in the workplace, maintain good interpersonal relationships, which can also help improve work efficiency.
If you are starting a business, this may not be the year to do so as “dog” people can expect a very turbulent year. A lot of trouble awaits when starting a business and if you do, choose your partner carefully!
People born in the year of the dog can feel very frustrated. It is important to learn to calm your thoughts and remain in control of your emotions. All your previous efforts will be in vain if you keep descending into depression.
Pig Horoscope 2023 (豬年)
(People born in 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
People born in the year of the pig can expect a good career horoscope for the year of the rabbit. You will experience improved relationships with both your colleagues and your leaders and previous conflicts with colleagues will be resolved in time.
A new job assignment may appear, which will be important for you to do well as it will be a good opportunity for you.
For those who are in business, problems can be resolved given some time thanks to the help of benefactors. This will bring your business more opportunities as well as benefits. For the “pig” people, this year is all about seizing your opportunities and fighting bravely when it is time to take action!
So there you have it! While some animals may have more promising career outlooks this year in comparison to others it is important to not get carried away with these. Do not be discouraged if your zodiac animal does not have a promising 2023 as the complete opposite may happen to you! Just like any new year, it comes with its ups and downs as well as new opportunities. It is important to seize these opportunities and make the most of them!
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