Year of the “Fire Monkey”


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The Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey starts February 8th, 2016     
By ~Ruby      

The Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in traditional Chinese culture and will be celebrated by over 1 billion people on the planet on Monday, February 8th. People born in the Year of the Monkey are seen as innovative, clever, enthusiastic, smart and quick-witted, but also irritable. Think of 2016’s energy to be a lot like the traits of the (Red) Fire Monkey. It’s time to take action.

The Monkey is intelligent, witty, and very much a creative animal. They are unique problem solvers that will work together in a group, but also demonstrate a very strong independent streak to do what they need. The Monkey is playful, and youthful in nature and is a joy to watch and play with…as they love to move through several activities at once. This is some of how are year can go, like the Monkey we can be extremely creative this year and can work together, but working alone can really make things happen. It will be a fast moving year like the fire energy we’re under, but also a highly intellectual year. So learn how to balance your mind with your body, and the best way to do that is to take care of your overall well-being and health.

“In astrology, the Monkey is associated with Virgo, the sign which rules the body. In 2016, we will see Jupiter in Virgo alongside Year of the Monkey. Virgo is associated with extremes of good health – and poor health. It is the sign which rules doctors, drugs, food, healers, drink, sport, fitness and surgery. It rules medical research, too – which of course monkeys have always played their part with, as our closest animal relative.” ~Jessica Adams

The Year of the Monkey 2016

There’s both a positive and negative side to the Year of the Monkey, it’s full of surprises and really anything can happen. This year isn’t about planning so much as the influence of the Monkey puts everything in flux. We can get much more accomplished if we take some time to work on the small stuff in our own personal life, as little individual efforts will go a very long way. Group movements such as political revolutions or upheaval won’t probably change the game as much as we think it will this year, but any major events will set the stage for much bigger changes in the future.

The year of the Monkey energy will help increase communication, wit, and humor, which helps us get through any stressful times with ease. Business can certainly flourish in this energy, as taking risks actually can turn out well. The Monkey’s energy can be a gift to us because it helps us find unconventional or new ways to solving old problems. Daring to be different can lead to success this year! Watch for deceptive behavior, as many folks will be sneakier then ever. Don’t believe everything you hear or even trust.

There’s so much mental energy going on this year we’ll need to find ways to keep our minds busy along with our bodies. So we should re-think our fitness programs, diets, and health plans. If you currently don’t have one…you definitely need to start some form of regular physical activity this year. The body was designed to move and in the fire Monkey energy there’s constant movement. Stress needs to be burned off by exercise of any kind…so get to the gym, swim, practice yoga, martial arts, or just take long walks regularly.

Even though this year will be lively, optimistic, and progressive and finances, politics, and real estate should see a turn around…there will be a wave of insecurities underneath it all. Folks will want to get the best deals and really win big, but they can be cold, impulsive, and calculating when going after what they want. It’s important to make all business decisions based on facts not emotions this year. Remember deception and trickery are in the air and can cause problems. Take nothing for granted this year, no matter what area of your life you’re focused on, and pay attention to your surroundings before making any moves. The Year of the Monkey can be a good time for new inventions, it’s a time for taking risks and even being rebellious. There’s going to be lots of new ideas that will make this a time of bravery, courage, action and maybe even anarchy. Starting new endeavors can go very well under a Monkey year.

Here’s some helpful tips to get your through what can certainly be a wild year. Learn how to outsmart the tricksters, narcissists, the con-man, by either faking or bluffing your way through and you’ll have a better chance of getting away from them. Those of you who tend to not live a very adventurous lifestyle or who are generally afraid to take risks, and those that are mentally slowed down due to whatever reason, may have a harder time with stress levels this year. So remember if you feel like you’re stressed out or coming unglued…start exercising any way you can. Ask for help also from the risk takers in your life, if you come across a person or situation you just can’t handle.

On a more personal level go ahead with your life and move forward so you can pave your own road to success. But be prepared to what may lay ahead. The Year of the Monkey is a time for business, even if it’s considered risky. The seeds that are planted this year can sprout into unplanned success stories. Run with ideas and embrace what’s new and inventive and don’t look back. Remember this year will be rewarding for those who make an effort individually. Group efforts may become a little more challenging or disappointing this year.

Is this a good year for your Eastern Astro Sign?

This is generally a favorable and promising year for Rats, Oxen, Dragons, Horses, Roosters, Dogs and Monkeys of course. This year could be more challenging for Tigers, Snakes, Dogs, and Boars or Pig. Sheep need to take care of their health. Rabbits should watch their finances. It’s a very positive year for Goats, Rabbits, and Ox, as they can see improvement in all areas of their life and finally making progress. It can be an amazing year for Rats and Dragons. This year can be great if you are born under the sign of the Monkey, as your confidence should get stronger…but make sure to take advantage of this energy by taking care of yourself and being of service to others to insure your future success. ~Ruby 

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