Chinese New Year of the Yang Fire Monkey!
The brand New Year of the Fire Monkey begins February 4th, 2016. In Traditional Feng Shui we use the February 4th date to mark the beginning of another Solar Year. It is the beginning of the Tiger Month and is called the “Start of Spring”. The official Chinese New Year celebration occurs on the 2nd new moon following the December 21st Winter Solstice. This year that date is February 8th, 2016.
I get many requests for the New Year Updates for each Chinese Animal sign so here are some basic insights for each of you as we leave 2015 and the Year of the Sheep to enter the new energy of the exciting Yang Fire Monkey year. These forecasts relate primarily to the overall relationship of your Chinese Birth Year Animal to the Yang Fire Monkey year energies.
Please note: if you were born before Feb. 4th of any given year-you belong to the Animal sign of the previous year. Example: Jan 10th of 1985 is actually a Rat and not an Ox.
For Rats born after Feb 4th – Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
* Rats are hardworking and industrious people. You are social, funny and can be perfectionists. 2016 should be a good luck year for career and money. Watch that you do not over work with all your opportunities and be sure to manage your stress with good diet and exercise. You have endured some challenging energies the past two years and are looking at better luck energy in 2016.
Family time will be especially enjoyable this year and you may even see a new addition to your family if you have been working on that. All in all 2016 and the Monkey year looks really good for the ever charming Rat!
For Oxes born after Feb 4th – Years:1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
*The Ox is known for his solid dependability. You certainly know how to carry a load and make it to the end of the trail. You are calculating and serious and and very responsible. 2016 will be much better than 2015 but you will still need to work toward your goals and keep your eye on the prize this year.