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Influence of the Fire Monkey on the 12 Animals

by Yasha Jampolsky

You can find your animal below by locating your year of birth:

(Please note that dates are from start of Solar year, Feb 3-5, to end of Solar Year, next February 3-5. eg: This Solar Year begion Feb 4, 2016 and ends on - Feb 4, 2017).

If you know your Four Pillars you can read the influence of the Monkey for each of the four animals in your chart. Each will contribute to your experience this year.

1900-1901, 1912-1913, 1924-1925, 1936-1937, 1948-1949,1960-1961, 1972-1973, 1984 -1985, 1996-1997, 2008-2009
I. The Rat -Monkey times are generally auspicious for Rat people. These are excellent times when much progress can be made in every area of your life. The Monkey year offers many opportunities. As a Rat you are the master of opportunities. Choose wisely and act quickly and the benefits are many. Attempt to take on too many opportunities and you are courting disasater.

During this Monkey year self-care becomes especially important since there is a risk of becoming overstimulated and possibly exhausted. The best perscription is anything that will give your mind a rest. Meditation, yoga and tai chi are some of the best ways to relax and rest your mind.

This is an especially good year for investments. Do your research and choose wisely and you can end up with important gains. If you do experience financial gains be sure to put some aside and spend the rest wisely. Money can be esily squandered during this Rat month.

Socially these are some of the best time. For Rats seeking romance opportunities abound. For attached Rats passion is heightened. There are also many opportunities for new friendships and for attending social occasions.

1901-1902, 1913-1914, 1925-1926, 1937-1928, 1949-1950, 1961-1962, 1973-1974, 1985-1986, 1997-1998, 2009-2010
II. The Ox -Although events may move a bit too fast for you during this Monkey year, they can work in your favor. You can expect favorable circumstances in your personal, financial and business life. To make the most of the opportunities that this Monkey year will bring, give plenty of thought to recent developments and formulate a plan for achieving your next set of goals. Having a sense of direction will help you channel your energies in the most purposeful way.

This Monkey year will support you in making the best use of your skills and experience and presents many opportunities for putting them into use. Some of these opportunities may lead you out of your usual range of activities and out of your comfort zone. Take a chance and you will be amply rewarded.

You can also expect favorable aspects in personal relationships. If you are interested in new romance an unexpected opportunity may presesnt itself. An existing friendship may blossom into a new romance. If already involved passion can be sustained or rekindled easily during this month.

1902-1903, 1914-1915, 1926-1927, 1938-1939, 1950-1951, 1962-1963, 1974-1975, 1986-1987, 1998-1999, 2010-2011
III. The Tiger -The Tiger is very comfortable with the phrenetic pace of Monkey times. The Monkey year supports the enterprising spirit of the Tiger and will reward him for efforts spent in the pursuit of new ventures. To make the most of what the Monkey can offer the Tiger must remain extremely focused in spite of all the distractions that the Monkey may throw his way.

The Tiger and Monkey are 180° oposites, yet they have a fascination with each other that expresses itself as attraction.

You will undoubtedly encounter some challenges this year. If you are astute in your self examination there is much that can be gained in the way of personal growth. If you are not interested in personal growth these challenges may result in a great deal of frustration.

In business you may face challenges that pertain to encounters with bureaucracy. There may also be confrontations with small minded individuals. Handle these with care. A considered response will yield better results than words uttered in haste and can ultimtely lead to greater rewards.

In your personal life situations will also arise that will need to be handled with care. You will need to remain mindful of others, especially if they don't share your opinions or enthusiasm. To avoid difficulties take note of their preferences and show some flexibility.

Monkey times also represent travel for the Tiger so plan some vacation or business travel.

1903-1904, 1915-1916, 1927-1928, 1939-1940, 1951-1952, 1963-1964, 1975-1976, 1987-1988, 1999-2000, 2011-2012
IV. The Rabbit- This is a good time to stay close to home For Rabbits. The energy of the year promotes many good times which can be shared with loved ones and friends. Whether actually in your home or in nearby restaurants you can geatly enjoy organizing gatherings of your favorite people for dinner parties. You may also take pleasure from making improvements on your home, as long as they don't tax your resources too badly.

You may have feelings of needing time alone. Creating space for time alone is very beneficial. Also be sure to create time to pursue you favorite interests.

When it comes to work or tasks that need to be completed, be sure to include others and to secure as much support as is available before beginning.

As far as work and career; this is not the best timing for trying new things. Stick to the tried and true and all should go well.

As far as your personal life, this is an excellent time to make new friends and for initiatiating new romantic liasons.

There are two areas that may require some care. One is any situation that requires the filling in of documents or forms. Be sure to review all your entries since errors can easily occur during this month. The other is finances. Care should be taken to not overspend this month. Save any major expenses for another time.

1904-1905, 1916-1917, 1928-1929, 1940-1941, 1952-1953, 1964-1965, 1976-1977, 1988-1989, 2000-2001, 2012-2013
V. Dragon - Monkey times are usually fortuitous for Dragons. this is reflected in all areas of life. Even set backs often turn out to make way for something even better.

During this Rat year the coming of the Monkey month will also complete your Rat Dragon, Monkey trinity, bringing you an extra whoosh of energy and some extra Water Element.

One of the dangers for Dragons, with so much on your side, is complacency. Do not take your good fortune for granted; appreciate and pay attention. Be especially mindful of the feelings of those around you; and appreciative of their participation in your life.

Another danger for Dragons during good times is excessive risk taking. As a Dragon you love to push things to their limits. During this Monkey year, consider the risks carefully. Gain an understanding of what there is to be gained before jumping into action

Many opportunities will likely present themselves during this Monkey month. You must act quickly in order to benefit from them. They can disappear as quickly as they have appeared.

Lastly to get the most from all the support you can anticipate this month, think of places where you can also give support.

1905-1906, 1917-1918, 1929-1930, 1941-1942, 1953-1954, 1965-1966, 1977-1978, 1989-1990, 2001-2002, 2013-2014
VI. Snake -
This should prove to be a mostly positive year for Snakes. At work you can build on your past experience and make the most of your expertise. Your reputation and contacts bring evn more success. In spite of success in many areas of life you should avoid a tendency to be a loner. Try to include people in the most important aspects of your life. In order to experience success and to continue to garner the support of others you will need to show yourself to be a team player; something that is not always easy for you.

This should prove to be a generally good year for money matters with a possible increase in income and additional monies coming from other sources. Any initiative in this area can be well rewarded.

To provide needed balance spend some time pursuing your social interests this month.

Should any issues relating to loved ones come up for you this month, be sure to use a tactful approach when you communicate them. It will guarantee the best outcome for all concerned


1906-1907, 1918-1919, 1930-1931, 1942-1943, 1954-1955, 1966-1967, 1978-1979, 1990-1991, 2002-2003, 2014-2015
VII. Horse - You enjoy the rapid pace of this Monkey year and its continuously emerging opportunities for new scenarios. The energy of the Monkey offers you a green light to go ahead with plans and projects. For you this is no "sleepy" time and many advances can be made in all areas of life.

Be mindful of excessive spending even if income seems increased and be sure to save at least some of any increase in funds.

Relationships are favorably aspected this month and you can expect opportunities for many pleasurable gatherings. This suits your outgoing and sociable nature. There can also be enhanced opportunities for romance if you so desire.

The heightened activity of this month requires that you devote more time to self-care. Exercise that permits you to breathe fresh air is highly recomended as part of this regimen. Although you may be resistent to slowing down, some time spent in meditation will make it possible for you to gain full appreciation of the events of this action filled month.

1907-1908, 1919-1920, 1931-1932, 1943-1944, 1955-1956, 1967-1968, 1979-1980, 1991-1992, 2003-2004, 2015-2016
VIII. Sheep - Things happen very quickly during Monkey times. You may find fast moving events disturbing the stability and peace that you prefer. Having a willingness to adapt will greatly help you to have a successful Monkey year. You may find that the change you feel forced to undertake will be in your best interest in the long run.

You will experience an improvement in finances in the form of a rise in income and you also may receive funds from a secondary source. Use the extra money to settle any accounts and save the rest. Do not let any windfall lull you into a false sense of security and continue to follow a sensible financial plan.

You are also bound to experience a lively social life this year with many activities involving family and close friends centered around your home.

The monkey provides many opportunities. To make the most of them may require focused attention and directed actions on your part.

1908-1909, 1920-1921, 1932-1933, 1944-1945, 1956-1957, 1968-1969, 1980-1981, 1992-1993, 2004-2005, 2016-2017
IX. Monkey - With your drive, personality and vast knowledge base you are well positioned to make the most of this Monkey year. If that's not enough, luck is also there to help. If you have any plans or ideas to put into motion, this is an ideal time. You can draw on your many talents and strengths to succeed. Your enterprising and entrepreneurial nature will relish the experience.

This year is also excellent for reversing any past emotional downturns. The energy of the year is very much in alignment with your generally optimistic nature. Past difficulties with loved ones can be easily cleared up. New friendships can be easily started. If you are seeking romance, opportunities abound.

If any caution should be given, it is that you be sufficiently grounded to make the most of this abundant time. Choose carefully of the opportunities that abound. Choose the ones that truly serve you.

1909-1910, 1921-1922, 1933-1934, 1945-1946, 1957-1958, 1969-1970, 1981-1982, 1993-1994, 2005-2006, 2017-2018
X. Rooster - The Rooster is known for being a careful planner. lf you let yourself go, there may be some trying moments, but you wil most likely benefit greatly from the many wonderful surprises that the Monkey year has to offer. Even though things may seem to be moving too quickly, there are times when developing flexibility is more effective than sticking to your plan and this is one of those times

During this month you may encounter opportunities to make new friendships and attend social occasions. If seeking romance, opportunities to meet that special someone will present themselves. Those Roosters already involved will find that passion can be easily revitalized.

Although there may be a lot going on that keeps you busy be sure to spend some time attending to personal interests and hobbies.

You may encounter some difficulties in family relationship and close friendships. Handle these situations tactfully and they will rapidly dissipate. Handle them poorly or ignore them and they will quickly escalate.

Although the flexibility required to navigate this Monkey year may challenge you at times the effort you put in will come back to you many fold in the form of pleasurable moments and rewarding situations.

The Rooster and Monkey have the element Metal in common. This provides them both with intensity of purpose. It is this intensity that will help you make the most of this Monkey year.

1910-1911, 1922-1923, 1934-1935, 1946-1947, 1958-1959, 1970-1971, 1982-1983, 1994-1995, 2006-2007, 2018-2019
XI. Dog - Although this time of the year may not seem focused on work and career, the Monkey year promise some pleasant surprises in that regard. Do be prepared to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise. You can draw on past experiences and knowledge to improve your chances.

The monkey year also offer many opportunities to study and learn new things. This may take the shape of formal classess or workshops you attend or simply a chance to earn life's lessons.You may also enjoy having a good book as your constant companion.

Your usual desire to help others and tendency to give advice is heightened this month. Both you and recipients benefit from your down to earth logic and good sense.

You can also count on support from many others especially in your own home.

In spite of how engaged you may be with thoughts of work and career, take time for recreational and social activity. They will provide needed balance during this Monkey year.

Most importantly be joyful and ceebrate in the true spirit of the Monkey.

1911-1912, 1923-1924, 1935-1936, 1947-1948, 1959-1960, 1971-1972, 1981-1984, 1995-1996, 2007-2008, 2019-2020
XII. Pig -Although all may not go as well as you would like, this Monkey year is well aspected in many areas of your life. If you are able to rise to the challenges and opportunities you can make good progress.

As far as work and career, opportunities will present themselves but work will be required to make the most of them. Tasks that you may consider burdensome will need to be done and can actually be the key to achieving success.

As far as finances, some care to not overspend is required. Certain anticipated expenses are likely to be more than had been expected.

Your personal life is generally well aspected. Be aware of some of the trickier relationships in your life and act accordingly. The right actions can provide positive reinforcement for family and friendly relations. Take the time to talk things out if differences arise with your loved ones.

Romance is very well aspected this month. Opportunities will present themselves, if seeking a new love interest. If already involved opportunities to rekindle passion will be available.

For the Pig the best aspect for this year is support in doing things differently. This is especially true for situations that have not worked out in the past. This year will offer the opportunity to start anew.


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