The year of the Fire Monkey begins the morning of the Aquarius Dark Moon on February 8th, 2016.
If 2015 was a sluggish year for you, expect many changes throughout 2016 with an overall feeling of excitement and progress. For most, this will be a perfect time to begin a new business or project. The enthusiastic energy of 2016 will bring great rewards IF you stay busy and follow through with your plans!
While this year holds a lot of ambition, please keep in mind that Monkey can be quite the swindler! Re-read every contract you sign, carefully evaluate potential business partners and get a third-party perspective when it comes to large investments - particularly real estate!
Important Note: The Chinese New Year calendar differs from ours, as it is based on the moon after the Winter Solstice. If you were born in January or February, please review this chart for the exact day of the Chinese New Year in the year you were born: http://www.chinesenewyears.info/chinese-new-year-calendar.php
Phoenix/Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005): Those dedicated to philanthropic pursuits or inspirational projects will find the courage and energy to fulfill their life’s work. Ensure all actions are approached from a practical and logical standpoint. Do not let your emotions get the best of you. In 2016 use your head, not your heart! Next year (2017) will be your year to shine!
Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006): Keep your temper under control - this will be an overly energetic year for you and your buttons will be pushed. Avoid confrontation and have realistic expectations for yourself and those around you. The goods is that you will finally have the energy to shift your life around in a truly meaningful way. Personal development should be the focus of 2016 for you.
Boar/Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007): Expect an extremely fun year! Parties, travel and new friends. A good year for romance. Be careful of swindlers and poor investments. Watch your money closely and be careful of who you let handle your finances. Not everyone that will enter your life in 2016 will have good intentions for you. Watch your back.
Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): Do you have Dragon or Monkey year friends, family or coworkers? Spend more time with them in 2016! This is a great year for you to get married, have a child or launch a business. If you worked your butt off in 2014 and 2015, expect this year to finally pay off!
Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): If 2015 was slow for you, expect this year to hold much more change and excitement. For some, this may be uncomfortable change. For others, it will be a welcomed changed. It’s truly all a matter of personal perspective. If you’ve been feeling stuck, expect to finally get unstuck and begin to thrive. By the time 2017 rolls around, you’ll be back in business and good as new!
Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): Be very careful with investments, particularly if you are entering a new field. You will be presented with a lot of bad ideas in 2016. Carefully examine which ones are worth pursuing. Avoid making long-term commitments in 2016 (marriage, real estate, etc.). Focus on self-development this year and don’t take risks.
Hare/Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): Expect a very social year! Friends, family, travel and many new experiences. If you’re a Sensitive, please prioritize scheduling quiet (preferably solo) time for yourself. The energy of 2016 will be a tad exhausting. Keep your home very clean, as this will be your sanctuary from the overwhelming energy of this year.
Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): An excellent year awaits! If you felt a tad stuck in 2015, this year will catapult you into exciting new ventures and great progress. Although this is a wonderful year to start a business, read contracts carefully and avoid legal issues at all costs.
Serpent/Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): Expect highs and lows. A calm and steady mind will ensure a calm and steady year. Spend extra time meditating, invest in a small water fountain and stay close to home. Avoid dealing with dramatic friends and family members. Next year, 2017, will be glorious for you. But for now, simply rest.
Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014): Expect a joyful and pleasant year. Drama will be kept at a minimum, most plans will be perfectly executed and life will all smooth sailing. Investments will likely be extra successful this year. If you have been waiting to invest or launch a business, 2016 is an excellent time for you to do so. Pay attention to your health, eat more vegetables and avoid conflict-stricken travel destinations.
Sheep/Ram/Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015): Put your credit cards away - this year you are in danger of spending money that you will later regret. Stay calm, stay close to home and don’t engage with negative people. Overall, you will have a pleasant year. A great year for DIY projects and gardening.
Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016): Most likely 2015 was quite boring for you - prepare for positive change, dear Monkey. This is your year! Just about any (realistic) goal can be accomplished this year. Want to launch a business? Go for it! Want to move? Go on and move! A tsunami won’t be able to stop your progress - you’re on fire! Those born in 1956 will have a particularly transformative year. If you have many metal elements in your chart, make sure to 'play nice' with others, keep your ego in check and avoid extreme sports.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and wealthy 2016!
Love & Magick,