Forecast for the Year of the Fire Monkey

How will you fare in 2016?

Words  Marites Allen | Illustration  Tone Dañas

RAT  (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

rat

You have very encouraging personal luck and your vitality levels are strong. Whatever you have set to accomplish previously will get carried over to this year. Stay confident and wear the colors blue and black to help you activate your Water element. You need to be careful, though, of unlucky elements that could bring betrayal and robbery into your life. Get these influences under control and watch out who you associate or socialize with. You have a very good chance of being victorious this year.

ROMANCE LUCK
A pleasant surprise awaits single Rats who will make the effort in making new friends. Couples who have been together for some time can consider marriage plans. Keep cool and avoid being the nagger type in the relationship, instead, practice compromise as it’s the key to a successful relationship.

WEALTH LUCK
Potential is high, however, losses are seen. Take extra care as to where you are investing or loaning your funds.

HEALTH LUCK
Health luck is very strong but your busybody nature could take a toll on your health. Do get sufficient exercise, healthy food and good sleep.

CAREER LUCK
Opportunities to expand your business or be invited to collaborate in a new partnership abound. Choosing the right partner is important.

BEST MONTHS
March, August, September, October, December

BAD MONTHS
May, February, April, June, July, November

OX (1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

ox

There are forces in your chart that will test your motivation and resolve. Things could become difficult and may make you want to give up. Don’t succumb to these obstacles and continue to fight for what you believe in. It may not be in your nature to be flighty about your commitments. Look inside you and rediscover the stable and strong-willed Ox that you really are. Stay committed to your cause, you will find success in this otherwise challenging year.

ROMANCE LUCK

A great year to find that other half you have been searching for. With the happiness star being present in your chart, you can even find love in the most unexpected places—in a foreign land, perhaps.

WEALTH LUCK

Monitoring what you spend is very important. If it’s something for business, then returns are likely good. For something else, it’s money down the drain, so enhance your luck instead by investing into potential benefactors and future business partners.

HEALTH LUCK

You are prone to getting sick this year due to the presence of the malevolent misfortune star in your chart. If you are on the move or travel all the time, it’s important to wear a protection ring or bangle.

CAREER LUCK

Your plate will be very full with many opportunities coming your way. There is a likely chance of working overseas or being promoted.

BEST MONTHS

June, August, October

BAD MONTHS

February, April, May, July, November

TIGER (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

tiger

Your inner vitality may be weak but you have sufficient levels of success. Take care of your health and physical well-being and don’t allow stress to rule when things become tough. You don’t have to solve problems immediately, so pace yourself. Patience and perseverance will go a long way this year. Be reminded that you are in conflict with the Tai Sui star: always wear the Tai Sui amulet and avoid facing southwest at work or during important negotiations.

ROMANCE LUCK

Be careful not to fall for someone whose goal is just to give you support. You might mistakenly understand it as serious attraction.

WEALTH LUCK

Be careful with finances as the year will give you troublesome scenarios. Avoid making any major investments or making flaky deals as this could bring you legal suits or unnecessary misunderstandings and fights.

HEALTH LUCK

Health and mental issues may bug you on a daily basis. These could be serious and could lead to stress at the expense of your health. Be strong and be prepared not to let these experiences get your down.

CAREER LUCK

This Monkey year is your conflict year which will bring you very strong competition and challenges at work. Some things you may have worked so hard for may not materialize, just be prepared for any eventualities.

BEST MONTHS

June, August, October

BAD MONTHS

February, April, May, July, November

RABBIT (1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

rabbit

Auspicious stars indicate exciting events happening in your life. Changes loom ahead; they may seem challenging at first, but learn to embrace them and try to make the most of new situations. You’ll find out that they are the best things that have happened to you in a long while. Don’t get discouraged by temporary setbacks. Instead, surround yourself with supportive people. Maintain a positive outlook and you could achieve a lot in this exciting year.

ROMANCE LUCK

It’s a rosy time for Rabbits, wheather singling  or mingling. If you are planning on settling down then this is a good time, while for others, opportunities for finding new partners are just everywhere.

WEALTH LUCK

Fantastic wealth luck awaits your career or your business. Making investments and expanding businesses are favorable. Indeed, a promising year.

HEALTH LUCK

As both Wealth and Romance luck can bring you fantastic times, your energy might be compromised. Take it easy and ensure that you give time for your health. If you overdo it, then the risk of heart attacks or strokes are seen.

CAREER LUCK

Nonstop joint venture activities and collaborations are all over. Pick the right ones as they will surely take you to greater heights. This is the time to ask for a promotion or a salary increase—wear your lucky charms.

BEST MONTHS

April, June, August, September

BAD MONTHS

February, March, May, October, November, December

DRAGON (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

dragon

So many positive indications that it’s almost unbelievable. The Victory Star in your chart brings success in most competitive situations. Not only that, you have three more auspicious stars that indicate good fortune in the form of life-changing events. There are also small victories on your way to enjoying the bigger blessings. All told, this year promises to be not just a successful one for the Dragon but also a very fulfilling one.

ROMANCE LUCK

Couples may face some unwelcome rumors that may challenge their relationship. For as long as your trust and commitment with each other is solid then no one can break you apart. Singles may also face opposition from their families. Just show your sincere intentions and everything should be fine.

WEALTH LUCK

As long as you are careful about where you invest and who you are investing with, then you should be able to avoid unnecessary losses. Avoid speculative luck such as casinos or lotteries as your chances of winning at this time are low. Utilize your powerful negotiating skills to convince potential investors to give in to your terms.

HEALTH LUCK

Your relationship and wealth luck issues may cause you some setbacks that could eventually affect your health. You must control and train yourself not to be affected by what might happen in your life. Otherwise, it will affect your health and could result in a mental breakdown.

CAREER LUCK

If you are longing for a promotion or a salary increase, it is, unfortunately, unlikely at this time. If you are in business and affected by poor sales, things should improve later the year.

BEST MONTHS

February, March, April, June, November, December

BAD MONTHS

May, July, September, October

SNAKE (1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

snake

The presence of your astrological allies—the Monkey, Dragon, and Rooster—in this year’s chart have positive indications for you. You stand to benefit from the events that will come your way, such that even hopeless situations could become wonderful opportunities. Your life force and spirit essence are both strong, plus you get a visit from the Victory Star. Expect a series of small successes that lead to something bigger and more exciting.

ROMANCE LUCK

Wedding bells are ringing for those who have been dating for a long time. Starting a family would be a fantastic match to your growing wealth. For singles, this is an opportune time for you to find the one.

WEALTH LUCK

It’s a fantastic time for wealth and good fortune. You will be oozing with confidence and imagination that could bring you a lot of business deals and anticipated income. Manage your finances and do not squander your money away.

HEALTH LUCK

As your chart has the risk of the Robbery Star, ensure that your surroundings are safe to avoid risks, including bodily injury. You may be experiencing good health, however, too many things happening may cause your blood pressure to rise.

CAREER LUCK

If you are a business owner, it will be a great time for your business. Ensure, however, that you reward and show your appreciation to your team. A promotion or salary increase will be a great incentive for them.

BEST MONTHS

February, March, April, June, November, December

BAD MONTHS

May, July, September, October

HORSE (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

horse

Your natural confidence will get a boost, and everything you get involved in to be infused with positivity. Heaven Luck will act like an invisible hand that will guide you to make all the right decisions. Even if you meet obstacles along the way, do not fight the natural order of things. Treat these roadblocks as signs to look for a better way. Because you are feeling mentally strong, these problems will be easy to overcome.

ROMANCE LUCK

It is best for partners to extend as much understanding and support to one another as very small issues can create big fights. Singles are not advised to get into serious relationships since anything started now many only be temporary.

WEALTH LUCK

Be cautious with your resources as your wealth luck is quite poor. This is not a good time for you to make major investments or business deals. Keep a low profile.

HEALTH LUCK

Health is wealth. By lessening your workload, you will truly be doing yourself a huge favor. This is quite a year for you in terms of health issues and injuries so make sure that you take things slowly and with great caution.

CAREER LUCK

Your career opportunities can take you to different overseas conventions and conferences. The more you travel, the more you forget the woes plaguing you.

BEST MONTHS

February, July, August, September, November

BAD MONTHS

March, May, June, October

SHEEP (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

sheep

Opportunities will come thick and fast, but if you don’t grab them fast enough, they might disappear. Think and act on your feet because there will be pressure from competition. If you are aiming for the big prize, you need to be ambitious. Instead of taking time and thinking long about other options, remember that you have the Current Prosperity Star in your chart, meaning that success will be yours for the picking in the short term rather than long term.

ROMANCE LUCK

In the love department, singles will never run out of choices. Be sure to connect with someone you feel is the right partner for you in the long term. Those who want to get married or have a baby should consider doing so now as it is the perfect time. Couples celebrating a significant milestone in their lives may also renew their vows.

WEALTH LUCK

You are blessed with windfalls and opportunities for long-term investments. Utilize your interpersonal skills to balance out relationship energies when dealing with your colleagues or business partners. Stay calm and place your feet firmly on the ground.

HEALTH LUCK

Health issues are quite stressful for you. While you don’t mind working long hours, relationship issues with coworkers can affect you mentally and physically. Wear health and longevity symbols.

CAREER LUCK

Your career luck looks promising and your hard work will pay off. Something that you have been longing for a long time will happen: it could be a breakthrough or an improvement to your business or career. Someone of the opposite gender may be instrumental in making this happen.

BEST MONTHS

February, April, September, October, November

BAD MONTHS

March, May, June, December

MONKEY (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

monkey

Fabulous luck indications include the support of the Tai Sui or the God of the Year. The Prosperity Star also brings potential wealth and abundance in everything you do. There could also be a spiritual awakening of some kind, which makes you realize that there is more to life than what you have always thought. Best of all, there are signs that one big deal will come your way. Be alert to spot this opportunity and don’t let it pass you by.

ROMANCE LUCK

You are too busy making money or growing your business to be thinking about love or marriage this time. Nonetheless, if you leave behind your partner or even your family and have no time for your relationship arguments will ensue. Make time and and keep your cool so that issues will not arise between you and your loved ones.

WEALTH LUCK

Fancy having the Wealth Star and Prosperity Star 8 during your year, the Year of the Monkey. You have the support of Tai Sui or the God of the Year, and for as long as you do not offend him and always bring your Tai Sui or protection amulet with you, you will reap great fortunes.

HEALTH LUCK

Beware of accidents or minor injuries on the road. Keep calm. In addition to the possibility of vehicular mishaps, you may also have annoying health problems that should be addressed. Your well-being is important and, needless to say, all this good luck will not materialize if you are in a hospital bed. Be healthy.

CAREER LUCK

If you are considering new ventures or movements in your work that result in you signing agreements, then make sure that you read the fine print. If not, something may crop up and it may be too late for you to get out If you are a business person, issues regarding cash flow may arise. Stay composed and concentrate on working with your employees to smooth things out.

BEST MONTHS

February, April, September, October, November

BAD MONTHS

March, May, June, December

ROOSTER (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

rooster

The element luck chart shows average readings but you still have a lot to look forward to this year. If you can just hold on to your dreams, you may see impressive results. You’ll have to work hard, but there will be excitement as you go along because of the rush of ambition engulfing you. Make sure that you do not get sidetracked by the humdrum of everyday living. And another reason not to despair: the feng shui winds bring luck in love.

ROMANCE LUCK

Fantastic opportunities in the love department. Do not hold off or delay expressing your feelings. Couples who have been thinking of settling down should plan their wedding this year and make it happen.

WEALTH LUCK

Money comes, money goes: this is how your finances may look if you are not careful. Although returns on your investments may bring you some profit, lean on senior mentors to guide you on your finances, otherwise you may face cash flow challenges. Saving for rainy days is important.

HEALTH LUCK

From the illness hiccups of last year, you will be happy to know that your health is so much better this year. Live a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly to maintain great health. You will be amazed by what a healthy mind and body can contribute to achieving the many life goals you have set.

CAREER LUCK

Many positive opportunities may come your way which will give you much reward and happiness. Work promotions and salary increases can be achieved.

BEST MONTHS

May, June, July, September

BAD MONTHS

March, April, August, October, December

DOG (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

dog

The auspicious stars are coming from the direction of the Rooster and the Boar—allies who may influence your luck this year. There are good indications that 2016 is promising. You need to be careful with the Quarrelsome Star that has landed in your court. Control your temper when people rub you the wrong way. Don’t bite if you are provoked into a fight. It will only ruin things for you.

ROMANCE LUCK

It could be a challenging time for affairs of the heart this time. Frustration and despair are there. Be more patient and forgiving toward your partner as even a minor conflict could blow out of proportion and could just throw away all those precious and happy times you had together. To someone who is not looking for love yet, if it does come along, you may be too preoccupied to entertain a potential love interest.

WEALTH LUCK

Diversification is the key word for you this year: do not place all your eggs in one basket. Carefully assessing potential collaborations or business deals is a must as some are simply just too good to be true. Your personal judgement may be marred with confusion brought about by the not so positive star visiting you this year. It pays to listen to someone’s opinion, no matter how experienced you think you are.

HEALTH LUCK

Make sure that thinking about your wealth and relationship issues does not take a toll on your physical and emotional health. The so-called Mourning Star will pay a visit, so please be alert. If someone in the family is ill or has been suffering from illness, it is extremely important to have them medically checked and properly cared for.

CAREER LUCK

Despite the potential hurdles this year, you have such a great reputation for being reliable and professional that your business colleagues and partners will rely on your decisions and judgement. You may also want to refocus your energies in reviewing regulations within your operation, and in reminding your people to keep work issues and personal issues separate.

BEST MONTHS

April, May, June, August

BAD MONTHS

February, March, July, September, November, December

BOAR (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

boar

Excellent elements spell an incredibly lucky year for you. There’s a lot to be happy about when great opportunities fall into your lap and auspicious stars ensure that your path to success will be a joyful and fulfilling one. Although the Quarrelsome Star could bring you negativity in some forms at certain times. your amiable nature will carry you through. Do not give way to temporary feelings of gloom and keep your cool.

ROMANCE LUCK

Many potential lovers are coming your way but none of them are meant to last long. If you are persistent, you will meet the right person when the time is right. Couples may be challenged with several issues and misunderstandings that could bring disharmony into the relationship. Stay committed to the relationship by remaining faithful and tolerant.

WEALTH LUCK

Your positive windfall luck will still continue to bring you a stable income. However, you must control your emotions in showing off your wealth so as not to attract possible robbers or thieves. Keep a low profile. Please beware also, as there could be disputes within your family that may cloud your judgement and possibly create misunderstanding and family disharmony.

HEALTH LUCK

Health issues may bug you, and at the onset of any unusual bodily feeling, immediately see a doctor and make sure that all tests are covered. Constant pressure and stress may take a toll on your health. The chart also suggests that a possible life-threatening illness may be forthcoming, possibly brought about by issues such as family disharmony and legal problems that may lead to a mental breakdown.

CAREER LUCK

Despite all of these hurdles, business owners can look forward to a positive 2016. If, however, it is a family-run business managed by family members, the Boar should take care that disagreements do not turn ugly, specially if both spouses take turns running the business. Avoid getting involved in issues where you could be misinterpreted: it is best to maintain your interpersonal skills toward everyone in your organization.

BEST MONTHS

April, May, June, August

BAD MONTHS

February, March, July, September, November, December