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2016 - Year of the Red Fire Monkey
I am the seasoned traveler
I AM THE MONKEY.1
2016 is year of the Fire or Red Monkey. Chinese apply the five elements (metal, water, wood, fire and earth) into the Chinese calendar. The color of Fire is connected to Red. Therefore, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey year.
Find out what you can expect from the year 2016 (year 4713 in the Chinese lunar calendar) in our feature article 2016 - Year of the Red Fire Monkey!
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 (beginning on February 8 in the Western calendar) will have characteristics much like the Monkey previously described. Find out more about what you can expect in this exciting year in this article and our other New Year's articles: Monkey and the Chinese Zodiac, the Chinese New Year, and the Animal That Hides in Your Heart: Your Animal Sign.
After the introspective Year of the Ram, 2016 will be a year of entertaining and exhilarating successes. Successes aboundwhether in politics, business, or diplomacy. Everyone will be out to outsmart the other as all will be given a chance to participate.
This will be an extremely progressive and upbeat time and you will likely move ahead, even without trying very hard, as you will be carried forward by the Monkey's natural exuberant energy for knowledge and advancement. Along with the forward movement, expect to travel more than usual.
Also, though you will feel the urge to speculate, gamble, and explore risky but inventive alternatives, stay on your toes as you can expect a good deal of trickery from the influence of the Monkey. Nothing is straightforward so double-check everything and take extra precautions. Also, communication is a key to coming out ahead. Not a year for the slow-witted, cautious, or cowardly.
Business will generally boom under the Monkey's optimistic and shrewd influence. The Monkey's resourcefulness will surprise and amaze everyone.
It is said that the Monkey's year will bring many fresh and unusual ways of doing things so keep your eyes open and your mind optimistic!
For more specific predictions for your sign, see the article on The Animal That Hides in Your Heart: Your Animal Sign.