This is the year of the Monkey!
New year celebrations include spring cleaning, decorations, feasting, spending time with family, fireworks and wearing lucky colours.
I don’t believe in the Zodiac predictions or the “whoo” but just in case you do I thought I would share this.
In addition to the twelve year cycle corresponding to each of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, there are Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) which are associated with their own “life force” or “chi”.
This energy blends with the corresponding animal to determine that year’s fortune.
In 2016, the corresponding element is Fire.
Fire is also associated with the color red. The Year of the Fire Monkey is therefore also known as the Year of the Red Monkey.
So what happens when you mix the Monkey with the Fire Element?
The Monkey is clever, inventive and energetic. They are sociable and funny. Because of their astute and curious side, they are often the problem-solvers.
Fire by its very nature, is the element associated with brilliance, warmth, passion, spark…
An inventive and energetic Monkey combined with the sizzling characteristics of Fire, heralds a decisive and confident year. A year of adventure, resolve and innovation.
The monkey’s sociable characteristics will pave the way for you to expand and nurture your relationships, with family, friends, colleagues…
What to watch out for? A Red Monkey combines the cleverness of the monkey, the passion of fire… it could lead to an opportunistic or even deceitful and impatient atmosphere. This year we will do well by staying vigilant, and keeping our emotions in check, to think before we act and try to avoid hasty decisions.
The Year of the Monkey follows a steady Year of the Sheep, a year of contemplation… A Fire Monkey Year will be anything but. It is the year to act, innovate, take matters into our own hands. An adventurous path and clear goals are this year’s mantra.