The Year of the Fire Monkey will begin on 8th February 2016 and finish on 27th January 2017.
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According to an-old legend, the Monkey-king accompanied one of the first Chinese monks to India and back with a precious cargo of Buddhist scriptures. Despite his unruly behavior, the Monkey proved to be such an invaluable companion on this long and perilous journey that he was rewarded with a place in heaven.
In Chinese astrology, the Monkey is the ninth sign of the zodiac, forming the yang (masculine) division of the House of Career with the yin (feminine) sign of the Rooster. The Monkey is very often associated with traditionally male-oriented occupations such as technology, science, and all kinds of invention.
Chinese stable owners often have a pet monkey to keep the horses amused, and these unlikely stable-mates often become quite attached to one another. In human terms too, Horses and Monkey people often strike lifelong friendships.
The monkey's cunning usually shows itself through technical dexterity. These nimble-fingered individuals often have a precise manual skills of the watchmaker, surgeon-or forger.
Some Monkey types have an impressive flair for word and ideas, coupled with the ability to argue skilfully and confound logic. Thus the Monkey personality may also be spotted behind a persuasive lawyer, the stalling politician - or even a clever confidence trickster.
Monkey personalities work well on short term projects since they can tackle any problems as they crop up. Not surprisingly, they tend to come to grief in the kind of circumstances which call for careful planning.
As might be expected, the year of the Monkey brings plenty of surprises. It can be a year of frustrations tempered by unexpected delights; the only predictable aspect is it complete uncertainty.
You are best to advised not to rely on anything, since even the most dependable of institutions may decide to alter course. The careful will hedge their bets on every side this year, and for investors the key word is diversification.
The Monkey's influence will be marked, however, buy the introduction of ingenious new technological inventions in all kinds of fields. These bring lasting benefits to everyone.
The Fire Monkey shows matters to do with changes through heat.
Positive - stimulation, vigorous, excitement
Malign - extravagant, unrestrained
The Fire Monkey - gifted yet perverse with inclination to mischief. Often unintentionally troublesome and accident prone. fond of debate. Unpredictable in love.
Stretching, continual development and expansion.
Whatever your animal sign, the list below will tell how you will fare in a Monkey Year.
The Rat - an excellent year, when the Rat's creative ingenuity and inventiveness come to the fore. A good time for rethinking and putting plans into action.
The Ox - quite a reasonable period. Changes may not be welcome at first, but they will eventually prove to be for the better. Try to move with the times.
The Tiger - some difficulties ahead. Avoid getting involved in legal matters. Remember that force will not achieve anything while commonsense will.
The Hare - the year has its share of problems. The difficulties are with things, rather than people. Be prepared for hold-ups due to technical failures.
The Dragon - an exciting time ahead. Use the positive trends to achieve personal ambitions, particularly in a career. The artistic Dragon will have success.
The Snake - practice is more important than theory this year. Try out your ideas before committing yourself deeply. Be prepared for petty obstacles.
The Horse - a satisfactory year generally, with personal relationships highlighted. You will make new friends, and treasure old friends return.
The Sheep - a reasonable year. Progress may not be as rapid or as smooth as you would like. You are not likely to be disappointed with the outcome.
The Monkey - this is your year, so make the most of it. Everything goes in your direction, so take advantage of the trends which lead to success.
The Rooster - the year will see you poised on the threshold of a new life. Now is the time to lay foundations for that important step forward.
The Dog - positive trends this year make up for some of the disappointment and missed opportunities to the past. Career prospects are greatly improved.
The Pig - be prepared for disappointment. In business, be careful where you put your money. In romance, do not be misled by flattery and promises.
For many of the Chinese, astrology is not merely a pastime; it is revered part of their way of life. Horoscopes of new-born children are cast as a matter of course, and many marriages are only contracted if local astrologer is satisfied that the horoscopes of both parties are compatible.
According to tradition, a young man would offer a prospective father-in-law a card with his name on one side and on the other, the 'four pillars' (the time - day month - year) of his birth as a formal proposal of marriage. If these blended with those of his intended fiancee, well and good. If not, the young man's hopes were dashed - unless of course, there happened to be a sister whose horoscope was compatible.
In ancient China, lists of stars and even maps of the heavens had been carefully compiled long before anything of their kind had appeared in the western world. But centuries later, with China first became an empire, anyone discovered practicing astrology was liable to be condemned to death for treason - not because astrology was considered a black art, but because it held sacred key to Heaven's secrets, fit for the Emperor's ears only.