Year of the Hare

The 4th Chinese Zodiac Sign


The Hare symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion, and sensitivity. Hares are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also prefer to avoid conflict. In confrontational situations, Hares approach calmly and with consideration for the other party. Hares believe strongly in friends and family and lacking such bonds can lead to emotional issues.

Their serene nature keeps Hares from becoming visibly upset. Because they’re serene animals, Hares are easily taken advantage of. Their sensitive nature makes them shy away from aggressive or competitive situations. They’re overall conservative and not interested in taking risks.

Classy, sophisticated, expressive, well-mannered and stylish, those born under the Sign of the Hare enjoy learning about cultural issues and learning about people from other countries. Hares are most comfortable being home, and their homes are always neat and organized. Home is also where Hares prefer to entertain. Hares are conservative in their decorating tastes.

Hares should work at building more self-confidence and self-worth so they can feel more secure. The desire for remaining in safe, comfortable environments keeps Hares from taking risks which sometimes causes them to miss out on good opportunities.


Hares are very sexual, but tend to give more of themselves than they should. This can lead to unrealistic expectations and unhealthy situations. Hares need partners who won’t take advantage of their giving nature. Such pairings will be strong.

  • Best with: Rat, Ram, Monkey, Dog, or Pig
  • Worst with: Snake or Rooster

Luck of the Hare

The following are deemed lucky for those born in a Hare year:

  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 46)
  • Lucky days: the 26th, 27th and 29th of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
  • Lucky flowers: plantain lily, and jasmine
  • Lucky directions: east, south and northwest
  • Lucky months: the 1st, 4th, 8th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

Unlucky Things:

  • Unlucky color: dark brown, dark yellow, white
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and 8
  • Unlucky directions: north, west, and southwest
  • Unlucky months: the 2nd, 6th, 9th and 12th Chinese lunar months

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Idols born during the Year of the Hare