In the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, February 8, 2016 to January 27, 2017, the confident and impulsive energy of Fire meets Monkey's joyful, curious, and inventive nature. Monkey is capricious, changeable, easily distracted, so be on your toes this year… Be prepared for the unexpected, …make detailed plans, but leave room for some flexibility. Monkey reminds you to look before you leap, especially around decisions that impact your financial well-being or your relationships

With Red Fire Monkey, we also need to be alert for sudden explosions, the Ring of Fire could become very active.


This is the year when many may be inclined to dust off old dreams and reassess the possibilities. Opportunities and new openings, new inspiration are everywhere this year… big dreams are within reach now… but there is also intense competition for resources at this time,…and advice to work hard if you expect to achieve your goals.

While there may be many international conflicts and disputes, it doesn't seem they they go anywhere this year, which also means there is greater opportunity for solutions to be found, so some resolution to our current global issues can probably be expected in 2016,. Negotiable, sociable monkey will encourage us to settle our differences, to negotiate more responsibly, to cooperate with one another… but tricky monkey urges us to be wary, and to be attentive to the details – and the subtle influences.

Because this is a Fire year, there may also be issues and conflicts arising over water, water rights, as well as clean water.  Could be a great tragedy at sea – or in the air… Still, this could be a great year for the travel industry!.

This year could see some wondrous new inventions, fantastic innovations – and improvisations… the year of the Great Spin – unfortunately, since this is also an election year, and politicians and journalists are known for their great spins, we are urged to look under the surface for truth before we head to the polls. 

Conflicts and sudden shifts and changes abound this year…. we will be called upon to be wise, to keep our wits about us and to be slow to react. 

A cycle of extremes is signaled with this monkey year, so be ready – for fun, profit and beneficial changes…. as well as upsets, manipulations, and secret negotiations.

For a very good analysis of what to expect in 2016, also check out this site: Raymond Lo and Susan Levitt

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