According to Eastern tradition, the rabbit is a happy creature: gifted and virtuous. He prefers the quiet life to excitement, and is satisfied by maintaining the status quo. Despite his passivity, he doesn’t like anything that threatens his security and will defend himself. Though he is of small stature, his powerful hind legs both give him great speed and support his upright body in combat. The rabbit is cautious and considerate and his instinct will always lead him to the most careful plan of attack.

A born gambler, easy to make friends with, quick to show affection, placid and virtuous, talented but not showy, not a self-starter, lacks curiosity.