The rabbit represents the peak of spring, which is why the wood element will be prevalent this year. In terms of directions, the east symbolises spring, which is why the Tai Sui, or Grand Duke, direction this year lies in the east. The Grand Duke refers to one of the 60 gods that represent each of the years of the 60-year zodiac cycle. It is also used to refer to the animal of the year.
So what does this mean if you sit with your back to the east when you are working this year? One should go with the flow and strength of the Grand Duke and not challenge it. Thus, having the Grand Duke behind you in the east is beneficial if this area is kept silent or pacified - you should not drill or knock down walls in this sector, otherwise there may be negative consequences. It is imperative that the east is not disrupted this year as the five yellow star also falls in this sector.
If you have your back to the west and are facing east, you are challenging the Grand Duke and there may be work-related obstacles. Try to reorient or modify your work direction by facing the northeast or southeast to alleviate this issue.