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Tibetan Losar 2150 Year of the Water Hare

February 21 All day

བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར། Tashi Delek Losar 2150 Tibetan New Year 2023

from Geshe Phelgye’s Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion

བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར། Tibetan New Year Losar 2150 February 21st, 2023


LOSARTibetan: བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར།, Wylie: lo-gsar is a NEW YEAR festival celebrated in Tibet and similarly by Tibetan Buddhists worldwide. Tibetan Losar 2023 (New Year) festival falls on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. While the Gregorian calendar is purely solar, the Tibetan calendar (Tibetan: ལོ་ཐོ, Wylie: lo-tho) is lunisolar. The Tibetan year comprises either 12 or 13 lunar months, each beginning and ending with a new moon. A thirteenth month is added every two or three years, making an average Tibetan year equal to a solar year.

According to the TIBETAN LUNAR CALENDAR, this year is the Year of the Water Hare 2023. LOSAR 2150 is predicted to be a year of hope.

You can find Rabbit 2023 Horoscope and yearly predictions below.


Year of the Water Hare

Losar butter sculptures- photo courtesy of Tibetan Nuns Project




TIBETANS consider Losar to be an auspicious time of year to renew one’s life. Losar-related rituals fall into two different parts over three days:

  • In the FIRST part on the 29th day of the 12th month, Tibetans, likewise Buddhists say goodbye to the old year and let go of all its negative or harmful aspects. This involves cleaning their home/room from top to bottom, including any stairs outside for instance. Tibetans worldwide will also celebrate by making a special Tibetan festive noodle soup, gu-thuk, enjoyed later that night.
  • Then, in the SECOND part, on the 30th day, Tibetans spend a busy day cooking and preparing for the New Year.
  • Finally, on the THIRD day, they welcome Losar བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་གསར། or “Tibetan New Year” with wholesome prayers and by inviting all good, auspicious things into their homes and lives. 

MOST IMPORTANTLY as with all auspicious celebrations, they always begin by paying homage and making offerings to the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, & Sangha.

Tibetan Losar 2150
Year of the Water Hare

YEAR OF THE WATER RABBIT 2023: Horoscope & Predictions

THE SIGN RABBIT/HARE is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity. Losar 2150 is predicted to be a year of hope.

Tibetan Losar 2023 Year of the Water Hare applies to those born in 1963, 2011, and 2023. The fourth animal in the 12-year zodiac cycle is also given to those born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and 2023.

ZODIAC signs identify birth years with the following animals listed in order:  Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Furthermore, each zodiac sign also has its sub-element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal, and Water. Adding more uniqueness to individual zodiac signs.

BELOW you will find elemental personality traits for all Rabbits/Hares.

Types of Rabbits:

Losar 2023 Year of the Water Hare
Water Rabbit

Year of the Water Hare applies to those born in 1963, 2011, and 2023.

Those born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and 2023 are also considered Hares according to the zodiac. 

People born in the year of the Hare are called “Rabbits” and are believed to be vigilant, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious.

METAL Rabbit: Kind-hearted, sincere, helpful, and imaginative.

EARTH Rabbit: Straightforward, communicative, and resourceful; like to be the center of attention.

WOOD Rabbit: Smart, active, cheerful, and emotional, but maybe a bit selfish.

FIRE Rabbit: Broad-minded with special foresight, responsible.

WATER Rabbit: Easy-going and agreeable; adaptable but with a lower self-control ability.

Personality traits & Characteristics of the Water Rabbit:

THE WATER HARE is a beautiful, fragile, worrisome character who loathes all forms of aggression. They’re kind, loyal, understanding, generous, thoughtful, and honest. They should focus on their inherently creative abilities because they’re imbued with plenty. They’re never happier than when surrounded by either a posse of lovers or family 24/7. One of their Achilles heels is their need for reassurance. They try acting tough but are truly giant teddy bears. Rabbits make good teachers, police officers, artists, and musicians. 

Rabbit Compatibility:

THE MOST COMPATIBLE zodiac signs for all Rabbits are Goats, Dogs, and Pigs.

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