On February 8, 2016 we will shift out of the year of the nurturing Yin Wood Sheep and into the year of the passionate Yang Fire Monkey.
As the name suggests, the year of the Yang Fire Monkey is all about having fun, taking risks, being proactive and going after what you truly desire.
Yang energy is action based energy, so 2016 will really favour making bold decisions, getting ahead and staying assertive.
This is the perfect year to create change, follow your heart and stir things up a bit by being daring and taking chances.
The Fire Monkey is smart and ambitious, and it is through taking risks that it is often rewarded.
This year we are all going to feel challenged to take some risks and leap from tree to tree in order to move forward.
2016 is also a great year to follow your passions and to expand and grow your income. In fact investing, entrepreneurship and finances are all likely to be lucky endeavours this year as long as you pay attention to the details and know who to trust.
Even though the year of the Fire Monkey is considered to be very lucky in most areas, it is important to remain observant and aware of who you trust and who you enter into business with.
The year of the Fire Monkey can also be an impulsive one, so definitely remember to look before you leap and to not get too ahead of yourself. If things seem to good to be true, they probably are in the year of the Fire Monkey.
The ego can also tend to shine during the year of the Fire Monkey. When using this energy in a positive way, the year of the Fire Monkey can help you to get your personal affairs in order and to take calculated risks in order to achieve your dreams, desires and goals.
When abused however, the Year of the Fire Monkey can leave you financially ruined, left behind or stuck in hot water.
The Fire Monkey knows exactly how to get what it wants and is not afraid to play games in order to get it, so just be mindful over getting sucked into this energy.
Another thing to be mindful of in the year of the Fire Monkey is to avoid getting stuck in a repetitive pattern or cycle.
Sometimes the monkey, as smart as he is, can get stuck in leaping in a circle again and again and wondering why he is not moving forward.
The year of the Fire Monkey can also be unpredictable, so try not to be too rigid in your plans this year as things are likely to surprise you.
It may also be helpful to keep a sense of humor this year, as the cheeky Fire Monkey has a big bag of tricks to use and may send you on a bit of a roller-coaster in order to get you where you need to be.
In matters of love and relationships, the year of the Fire Monkey favours fun social gatherings, meeting new people and forming new friendships. This would definitely be the year to look for love within your own friendship circle.
By nature, the Fire Monkey is flirtatious, passionate and lively. This year may bring a lot of short, passionate romances as well the desire to explore your sexuality.
Long term relationships can be strained under the Fire Monkey due to issues surrounding trust, ego, jealousy and control. However, when channelled positively, this energy can bring excitement, a stronger sense of intimacy and growth.
The Fire Monkey is here to shake up some energy and help us all to see things with a fresh, new perspective.
2016 is expected to be an innovative and powerful year and those who are able to go with the flow, make bold choices and keep their eyes on their target are likely to do well with the energy of the Fire Monkey.
In Chinese Astrology, the year of the Fire Monkey is most fortunate for those born under the sign of the Dragon, Rat, Snake and Monkey.