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The Year of the Monkey
Chinese Horoscope Predictions for 4713 - 2016

Year of the Monkey
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Chinese New Year 2016

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Chinese New Year 4713, or 2016 in the Western calendar, is the Year of the Monkey beginning on Monday, February 8, 2016.

The Monkey represents the ninth year in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Like the houses of the zodiac in Western astrology, the animals of Chinese astrology are thought by many to dictate personality traits or, in the wider scope of things, even impact world events in any year they rule.

Monkeys, and those born under compatible signs, can benefit from luck or good fortune during a Monkey year — i.e., 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016.

The Year of the Monkey, by tradition, is a highly joyful, innovative period that will see novel medicines, greater developments in science and technology, and stunning new solutions applied to day-to-day problems.

Characteristics of the Monkey

The leading characteristic that best describes the Monkey personality is a spirit of innovation, best evoked in the West by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci who was born in a Monkey year.

Extremely curious and thirsty for knowledge, Monkeys are never happier than when absorbing facts and information and, possessed of a near photographic memory, usually retain all that they have learned.

Bored with mundane, day-to-day details, they are love confronting a challenging problem that calls upon their considerable genius.

Enthusiastic and out-going, the wise Monkey should refrain from meddling in other people’s business even if they have the perfect solution to their problems. Tolerating others’ shortcomings is also an essential life lesson that Monkey people need to learn.

General predictions for 2016 the Year of the Monkey

swinging monkey
Intelligent, quick-witted &
natural born risk-takers.

Like the major aspect of the Monkey personality, the Year of the Monkey is traditionally associated with a spirit of risk-taking and dynamic innovation.

"Delight and disrupt" are the two words most associated with the Monkey, so sudden changes are to be expected -- but not all for the better! No matter. How else to see where mistakes were made? Try again!

1956 was a Monkey year that helped ushered in the Russian Sputnik and the modern space age. This year, inventions will also be at the forefront even in an age where technological innovation is already strong.

In other areas, new ways will be discovered to solve old problems in business, education and the arts.

Politically, this is a year of new policies and new directions. Powerful leaders, however, should avoid meddling in other country's affairs lest they cause more problems than they solve.

Generally, the pace of life quickens and wits are sharpened in a joyful "can do" spirit that reflects the Monkey's charismatic personality.

Since this is their time, Monkeys can look forward to a stellar year.

In addition, those compatible with the Monkey — the Dragon and the Rat in particular — will find 2016's circumstances inspiring them to greater personal happiness and professional success.

For more specific information and learn more about what the omens are for your future in the New Year, check out related resources for the Year of the Monkey and find out what else the animals of fortune predict for you in 2016.

Chinese New Year Horoscopes -  Gung Hay Fat Choy! Remember, whatever the omens portend, for better or worse, you are the final master of your own fate.

These ideas are provided for your enjoyment and amusement and are not meant to take the place of your own good sense.

Wishing you and your family a year of health and prosperity! Gung Hay Fat Choy!

More about 2016 Year of the Monkey horoscopes around the Web:

Find Your Lucky Element & Ruling Influences

Year of the Monkey in the Chinese Zodiac

Meaning of the Year of the Monkey 2016

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