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Lunar New Year 2023: What your Chinese zodiac sign says about your Web3 strategy for the year of the rabbit

The year of the rabbit has arrived. Here are our (unofficial) Web3 predictions for each Chinese zodiac sign.

*Disclaimer: This is not intended as financial advice and should in no way be construed as such.


Rabbit 兔 

1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

While this is technically your year, according to Feng Shui, birth years (本命年) are a time when one fan Tai Sui (犯太歲), which roughly translates to “offending Tai Sui” — the deity who rules over the fortunes of a particular year in the 60-year zodiac cycle.


Birth years are traditionally a year of laying low. That means no big career moves, no moving houses, no big events, no nothing. You’ll want to avoid the attention of the formidable Tai Sui, lest he turns his evil eye on you.


As a rabbit, you will need to brace yourself for a rocky year ahead, which is likely prone to many changes. As you may become more vulnerable this year, try “boosting” your luck with “happy events,”such as marriage, starting a family, or securing a property.


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Don’t ape into crypto or NFTs
  • Find ways to diversify your income
  • Rule of thumb: if it feels like a gamble, avoid
  • However, if you’re insistent, try dollar-cost averaging on Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH)


Dragon 龍

1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Dragons are not exactly in Tai Sui’s favor either this year, so it’s best to keep your heads down and stay out of office politics to avoid getting tangled up in unwanted rumors. Looks like romance will be scarce, too. Good news is, wealth will shine for you this year, especially in the forth and tenth lunar months, so go out and conquer the market. 


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Keep your expectations realistic
  • Focus on building cash flow at your day job
  • If you’re going to buy crypto, try the months suggested above


Snake 蛇

1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Snakes should expect a fairly stable year ahead. We’ve all heard of the proverb “you reap what you sow,” and this will be especially true for Snakes this year. So don’t be afraid to put in the extra time and effort, be more active at work, and rise up to the challenge — just be careful not to hiss at your colleagues. This will also be a good year to step out of your comfort zone and try new things, so go travel far and wide to bring about good fortune — just be mindful of risks.


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • As we’re still in the middle of a crypto winter, stay vigilant and do your research 
  • Pick a specialization, either altcoins or NFTs, not both
  • Be cognizant of risks, these are still emerging technologies
  • Remember: work hard and your efforts will pay off!


Horse 馬

1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Good news for all the Horses out there, as 2023 is looking to be an auspicious year! This year is the year for love, so single Horses will likely meet their match. 2023 will also be a good year for socializing, be focused and work on your confidence, as your network will greatly affect your status and career. 


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Be active in your online communities
  • Find an NFT brand you like and get involved. Here’s a few on our radar: AzukiForgotten Runes Wizard Cult, and Valhalla
  • If you plan to trade, consider joining an “alpha group” — communities specifically focused on trading in markets like Momentum or Origins


Goat 羊

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

This year will be a year of progression for Goats, meaning there will be chances for raise or promotion. However, prospects of your love life are going to look a tad cloudy, so brace yourself for a rough ride. Also, be aware of gossip and possible legal challenges this year. 


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Trust your intuition and invest with conviction
  • If prices of BTC and ETH start to rise, consider looking at altcoins and NFTs for outsized returns
  • Read the fine print in regards to upcoming regulations and contracts, and seek professional advice!


Monkey 猴

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Monkeys will be crawling out of the bad fortune of fan tai sui from the previous year, so look forward to a year of steady improvements, whether in your career or relationships. Rejoice, single Monkeys, because lucky stars are shining on your love life, so get mingling! However, your wealth forecast might look rather gloomy this year, so keep an eye out for potential financial loss. You can trick the stars by making a hefty purchase, say, on luxury bags or gadgets, to “lose” that money.


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Stay away from altcoins —- that’s a fool’s errand
  • Instead, consider unique editions of NFT art that speaks to you
  • Indulge on that tech gadget you’ve been lusting over (here are some of our favorites from last year)


Rooster 雞

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The coming year will be a bit of an uphill battle for Roosters with tai sui frowning in the distance, so brace yourself and expect changes in career, relationships, and health. While money might go a little easier than usual, spendings may crop up suddenly, so keep a rainy-day fund in case of emergencies.


You can trick the fortune by first “losing” your money through making expensive purchases (or, donating blood), so that you can “earn” it back afterwards.


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Cut down on unnecessary spendings
  • Be careful of short-term trading
  • Don’t trade on leverage and don’t get greedy
  • Instead, focus on small wins and remember to reward yourself


Dog 狗

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

This year should be relatively smooth sailing for Dogs, as the zodiac sign is in harmony with Tai Sui. Someone in a position of power will aid your career, so there will be a good chance for a raise or a promotion. There may be unexpected changes in the home environment, but you can counter this by renovating or adding new furniture.


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Until crypto winter is over, consider staying low and work on networking instead
  • The crypto and NFT space is great for breaking down traditional social barriers
  • Likewise, join Twitter Spaces and Discord groups — because you never know who you might strike a conversation with


Pig 豬

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

The presence of inauspicious stars means that relationships will become elusive, and excessive socializing may come at the cost of health. So exercise more and stick to a healthy diet to build stronger immunity. Pigs should also steer clear of gossipy individuals, avoid confrontations, and stay positive!


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Oof, tough year
  • Try focusing on yourself, and spend more time with your family members
  • For seasoned crypto and NFT traders, this year will be a good time to do some deep research and find a new trading strategy
  • Alternatively, consider picking up a new hobby?


Rat 鼠

1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

As you’re at odds with Tai Sui this year, Rats will find it hard to achieve harmony in relationships. Luckily, 2023 will be a year of romance for Rats, so singles should put themselves out there more actively. Those in a relationship, however, should be careful to avoid affairs. Career wise, the outlook is average — yet things might be settling down, so avoid hopping around just for marginal gains. 


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Use your network to your advantage. If you were into crypto and NFTs last year, now is the time to make new friends, as well as to double down on your existing relationships 
  • Stay conservative: trading market turbulence doesn’t look like it will be in the cards for you this year 


Ox 牛

1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

A mundane year ahead, Tai Sui will neither be in or against your favor. It will also be a year of wealth for Oxen, however, due to the lack of lucky stars, you should rely on yourself and avoid risky investments. Relationships will be at its best during the first  and seventh lunar months.

How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Altcoins and emerging NFTs are definitely out
  • Instead, consider dollar-cost averaging on BTC and ETH 
  •  For cryptocurrency holders, staking on legitimate platforms might sound boring but it assures returns
  • For NFTs, try to stack cash to buy blue-chip projects


Tiger 虎

1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

2023 will be a roaring good year for Tigers as they are finally over the bad fortunes of fan Tai Sui last year! Fortunes are on the rise and you will be surrounded by gui ren (貴人), or helpful people, who will help you realize your desires and goals. Your wealth forecast remains conservative, however, visiting places where nature is plentiful will do good for you.


How you should navigate Web3 this year:

  • Manage your finances and avoid splurging
  • Place an evergreen plant at the “wealth position” of your home may help with fortune
  • Go touch grass, or hug a tree :)