Welcome to one of the most potential-filled and fruitful periods in the year: not only is it the first New Moon of 2023, it's also Lunar New Year! 2023 is a Water Rabbit (in Chinese astrology). It is also a 7 Year in numerology. In numerology, to calculate the Universal energy for the year, we simply add each number together. 2023 is 2+0+2+3=7. A 7 Year is all about diving inward, embracing fluidity and calm over fiery action, and finding harmony. 7 Years are years of art and creation. A little gentler than last year, it's time for you to access more luck, move from the heart, and create with compassion. This is a year for reflection, diving inward, tapping into artistic impulses, and slow self-reflection. Though the energy may feel frustratingly slow sometimes, this kind of reflection and deep soul-searching is integral to creating a firm foundation for more action-filled years, like the coming 8 Year energy of 2024.
In Chinese astrology, 2023 is a Water Rabbit year. This is the first Water Rabbit year many of us have experienced, because the last Water Rabbit year was in 1963!
The Rabbit is one of the 12 zodiac signs in Chinese astrology, and it’s in the water element. The water element lends an aspect of creativity, sensitivity and reflectiveness.
Taken together, 2023 is the year to settle into a newer, slower momentum, achieving success through peace, not struggle. Tap into your intuition, because the Lunar New Year is kicking off a year that will bring prosperity, hope and calm because of the rabbit's characteristics. Lean into relaxation, quiet contemplation and personal growth.
The first new Moon of 2023 will occur on the same day that Lunar New Year begins, and new Moons are all about planting the energetic seeds of our intentions and hopes. The New Moon symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start, making it the ideal time to make wishes and set new intentions. Get one of our favorite, and super easy, New Moon rituals here.
Harness the auspicious triple energies of Lunar New Year, the New Moon (January 22), and the Water Rabbit to seed your dreams and watch them bloom in the coming months of 2023!