Archives for January 2016

We’re in for a rock ‘n roll year!

The Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey will start on February 8th and this monkey’s going to shake, rattle and roll 2016! A hyperactive, strong-minded, intelligent, witty, and inventive animal, the monkey likes to solve problems. As an independent achiever who is nimble, playful and youthful in nature, he loves a variety of activities and having fun. However, while monkeys symbolise curiosity and creativity, they are also tricksters and their very intelligence enables them to play pranks because, free from inhibitions and guilt, they display little conscience. This means that, while anarchy may raise its head, at least the economy should improve.

Fire monkeys are extremely lively and charismatic so this could be an interesting year for relationships. They love to be centre of attention and are excellent teachers but they do want everyone to think the way they do. Their imagination is lively and their intuition rarely wrong but they can be suspicious of other people’s motivation and very jealous.

Some of the famous people born in the year of the monkey are Leonardo da Vinci, Mick Jagger, Charles Dickens, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Sylvia Plath, Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole.

To make the most of this irrepressible, inventive energy, you need to be experimental and allow yourself to think as outrageously as you can. Personal effort rather than the group collective is the key here. The monkey is an opportunistic tactician and you need to keep abreast of events which will happen quickly. Monkeys are excellent communicators and brilliant at business, but be alert for deception, trickery and feelings of insecurity and base your decisions on fact rather than emotion if you don’t want to get caught out.  Don’t take anything for granted, whether politically, financially, professionally, domestically or emotionally and beware of trusting too easily. The monkey can be faithless and unscrupulous and he loves nothing more than to catch you out. Creating new inventions, taking risks and being courageous will propel you forward but you may have to learn to bluff your way out of trouble if you don’t want stress to get the better of you. A regular regime of strong physical exercise will help you to deal with stress and survive this fast paced year unscathed. It will be the year for education and self improvement so take some new courses and invest in yourself.

If you run with your ideas, are inventive and rely on yourself, you should have a lot of fun in this year of individual success and creativity. Just make sure that you love what you do. Otherwise, the monkey may well jump out at you and trick you!

Enjoy the wild ride!

Love Laurelle