2016: The Year of the Monkey

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Even though the new year started on January 1 in America and most countries in the world, 1.357 billion people do not celebrate the New Year until February 8.

In China, the New Year does not start until February 8 because the Chinese calendar goes by the lunar cycle, the moon’s orbit around the earth. “Chinese New Year Day is the first day of the first lunar month,” stated in chinesefortunecalendar.com.

This year is the Year of the “Red Monkey” because the zodiac signs are tied to five elements (metal, water, wood, fire, and earth), as stated in chinesefortunecalendar.com. The monkey is tied to fire, and fire is connected to red so it is the Red Fire Monkey year.

“People born in a year of the Monkey are witty, intelligent, and have… personality traits, like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness, make them… masters of practical jokes… Though they don’t have any bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt the feelings of others,” stated chinahighlights.com.

This year taking risks and being rebellious will pay off, along with inventive minds and being brave, according to astrologyclub.org. Now is also the time to be courageous, take action, and have devotion to wild schemes the imagination creates.

A word to the wise: think twice when changing finance, career, business relationship, and people relationship for events will be changing quickly, as stated in chinesefortunecalendar.com.