Yin Water Rabbit

Welcome to the Year of the Yin Water Rabbit! Last year’s Yang Water Tiger is slowly losing its bite, and the Rabbit is hopping in its place.

The year of the Rabbit is all about expansion and growth, and this energy will grow as the rabbit matures throughout the year. It’s a great year for starting or expanding your business, as well as fertility! As it is a Yin year, which relates to feminine energy, businesses managed by women will be especially booming.

Despite it being a Yin Water Rabbit, there is a lot of Wood influence this year, as the Rabbit is connected to Wood. The element of Wood is related to change, moving, driven energy, goals, and going forward. Be clear with your intentions in order to move forward! It’s also a great year for moving homes.

While the Wood charges you forward, the Water energy, and the predominant Yin energy of this year asks you to flow, to be flexible and to rest. Whatever your goal is for this year, go forward – but also take plenty of time to rest, nap and retreat.

Water is connected to the Kidneys in Chinese medicine, which relates to fear. If you notice any fear or doubt come up this year, then ground yourself by doing breathing exercises (e.g., the box breath), Qigong, or spending time in nature.

From a health perspective it’s a year to look after your immunity and your digestive system. Avoid overeating and drinking too much alcohol. As it is a Liver and Kidney year, your digestive system will thank you for some sour and fermented foods, steamed greens, and warm water with apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt.

On a Chinese medicine clock, the Yin Water Rabbit relates to the time between 5am and 7am, the time of the Large Intestine. This is a great time to let go of all the things you no longer need – quite literally, ‘let that shit go’. It’s a year for letting go of old trauma and limiting belief systems. Cultivation during this time (5-7am), is extremely important for this. This can be through your meditation practise, breathing, Qigong, shaking, yoga, journaling, or anything else that works for you.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the Yin Water Rabbit.

See you in clinic soon!

Dr Leela Klein
Chinese Medicine Acupuncture & Herbs

Leela is a senior Therapist at Kundalini House and has a special interest in psycho-emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression, insomnia, Women’s Health (e.g. pregnancy, menopause, period pain), gastrointestinal concerns as well as autoimmune conditions.  She is passionate about yoga, meditation, photography and travel and is involved with the Buddhist Community at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre in Brunswick.