As you read this forecast for the Year of the Fire Monkey 2016, you will want to keep in mind that, as with all forecasts and predictions, they vary from source to source, depending on how the forecaster reads the indicators. There can be opposite views – one person may see favorable aspects where another sees challenges. Also, these predictions are based on only a portion of the information needed. It is like reading your horoscope, which is based on only the Sun Sign, not on your complete chart.
So I’m starting out with a reminder that what you read here comes from various viewpoints and is written from the angle of the generalities of the Sign of the Fire Monkey. Still, it is fun to have some idea of what we might expect and get some perspective and guidelines for how to respond. So . . .
Legend says that before the Lord Buddha left this Earth, he summoned all the animals to come to him. Only twelve came. First to arrive was the Rat, then the Ox, followed by the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar. The Asian calendar employs the metaphors of these 12 Animals to convey a quality of qi (energy) for each year. It is not to be taken too literally! The energy archetype of the fire monkey is one of agility and being fast moving and creative.
The Monkey bursts with exuberance, bringing a lightening fast pace and fantastical motivation. It increases communication, humor and wit, helping us get through stressful times with grace and ease. Business flourishes and risks tend to pan out. The Monkey’s gift is the ability to find unconventional solutions to old problems. Daring to be different can lead to success.
Although a lively, optimistic and progressive year where finances, politics, and real estate should see an upturn, there will be a decided undercurrent of insecurity. Nations that are created in the Year of the Monkey usually spawn great minds. Even though the monkey is impatient and scattered brained, he has a whole lot of ingenious ideas in store. Everyone wants to work the shrewdest angle, get the best deal, and win big. However, business decisions made this year should be based on fact, not emotion. Problems and dishonesty abound, so nothing this year should be taken for granted, whether politically, financially, professionally, domestically or emotionally. It is a year to watch out for deception. Talk can be “fast and cheap.”
The positive and negative qualities of the Monkey Year 2016 culminate in a year that anything can happen. There is little point in storing up goods or planning one’s life. The influence of the Monkey puts everything into flux. Things will get accomplished, but largely through personal and individual efforts. Group movements, such as political upheaval or revolutions, may not make much of a mark during this year.
A particularly auspicious time for new inventions, the Year of the Monkey is for taking risks and being rebellious, a year where agile, inventive minds, sheer guts and bravado will win out. A lot of global economic growth can be expected in the Year of the Monkey. Expect a lot of life changing inventions to be released. Now is the time of courage, action, anarchy, and true devotion to even the wildest of schemes, a time to start new endeavors, for they are destined to succeed under Monkey’s influence. But a word to the wise: those who can hang on for the wild ride, outsmart the confidence-trickster, and bluff their way through, will come out unscathed. Those who are dull or slow-witted, and can’t handle the stress will come unglued.
On the individual level, do go ahead with your life. Move forward, make strides, and stretch out for what may lay ahead. The key to success this year is education. This is not meant as mere college or graduate school but to take up courses that matter for your everyday life not just for your career or status. Don’t be too shy to take up silly little courses at your books shop or join those financial groups to help manage your money or start up a small business. The monkey is all about being creative and innovative with what you have. The Year Of The Monkey 2016 is a time for business considered as risky, and here the seeds of unplanned success lay. Run with ideas, embrace the inventive, and don’t look back.
The Year of the Monkey 2016 is a good year to break free and take calculated risks, as there is nothing more powerful or rewarding than following your heart’s desire. The energies are supporting these changes. Remember that this year will reward the individual effort and those who place their trust in the group collective could face disappointment.
The almanac also states how people born under other signs will fare in the year of the Monkey. This is a generally auspicious year for Rats, Oxen, Dragons, Horses, Monkeys, Roosters and Dogs. This could be a difficult year for Tigers, Snakes, Dogs and Boars. Rabbits should beware their finances. Sheep should take care of their health.
Amazing Year for: Rats, Dragons, Monkeys – brings charm and confidence. Unstable but dynamic!
Positive Year for: Goats, Rabbits, and Ox – improvement in all areas of life. Progress finally!
Exciting Year for: Roosters, Horses – Tricky situations abound. Enjoy the stimulation!
Complex Year for: Tigers, Snakes, Boars, Dogs – strong focus and objectivity brings the best results.