The Year of the Fire Monkey -- Chinese New Year

Suzanne White's Forecast for 2016

Monkey Paper Lantern for Chinese New Year © Philippe Lejeanvre.

Editor's Note:  Suzanne White is back with her take on what's in store for the 2016 Chinese New Year!  It begins on February 8th, with the Aquarius New Moon.  Views expressed here are her own, and all astrologers (including me, of course) have their particular worldview.

For more on the Red Fire Monkey Year, look for her 2016 New Astrology Horoscopes - Chinese and Western at Suzanne  Paperbacks are available on Amazon.

Order out of Chaos

Monkey years are famous for making order out of chaos.  The influence of the Fire Monkey in 2016 will cause many of our preconceived notions to hit the fan.

2016 will be a scurrying kind of year. Individuals can accomplish great deeds. But extremist group movements will have less and less effect on the world at large. Fire Monkey years are chockablock with wakeup calls for all and sundry. Fire Monkeys have no time for ostriches.

Sweeping global shifts are afoot. Whether It’s climate change which brings everything from volcanic eruptions to cyclones, drought, floods and unbearable heat and cold spells, or it’s the prevalence now of religious wars when enemies fight each other over whose God is the best God and whose God doesn’t count—these, we know, are futile wars. But they exist and will persist and even try to worsen in the Fire Monkey Year.

Problems abound in 2016. But the Monkey is the problem-solver of the Chinese Zodiac.

2016 will be the perfect time for all of us to Dial-A -Monkey.

A Sunrise Full of Hope 

Because 2016 is a Fire Monkey Year, progress will be accelerated.

Wars might not stop being fought and tornadoes and earthquakes may not desist. But as the Monkey is the problem-solver, the arrival of a Monkey year, just at this juncture, is like a sunrise full of hope.

Clever Monkeys find solutions to even the most labyrinthine of issues. And they do it in subtle ways that other less wily and crafty signs would find impossible. Everybody’s life will be somehow altered because of the Monkey’s know-how in 2016.

In 2016, alternative energies to dangerous pollutants will suddenly be taken seriously and developed quickly.  Populations everywhere will begin calling for reforms to delay the progress of global warming.

Detractors and fanatics who have resisted the idea of climate change will be forced to accept that the consequences of their faulty beliefs are grave and they can no longer hide behind reactionary rhetoric.

Let’s face it: When the underpinnings of their million dollar seaside villas begin eroding and their houses teeter on the brink and threaten to topple into the ocean, even the most conservative climate change dinosaurs will begin to pay attention to what reforms are necessary to save the earth from self destruction.

No More Monkeying Around with Health  

In 2016, unconventional medical advances and a new respect for naturopathic cures will also thrive. Already we see that scads of people are fed up with allopathic remedies that not only make people sicker, they don’t always cure them.

Instead they treat the symptoms—not the cause. The Fire Monkey will see to it that this trend changes. In 2016, more and more patients will be drawn to homeopathy, acupuncture, osteopathy, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and many other nonconformist techniques.

Health maintenance and disease prevention products such as food supplements and natural healing methods will begin to be taken seriously. 2016 could be just the right time to invest in the stocks of laboratories which make vitamins, homeopathic remedies, food supplements and the like.

During this Fire Money year more and more countries will be outlawing toxic insecticides and refusing to allow farmers to use genetically modified seeds (GMOs). It’s the Monkey’s job to clean up what has gotten muddled and soiled by greed.

 What’s Your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Ox: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Snake: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Horse: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Sheep: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Monkey: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Rooster: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Chinese New Year always starts on a different date. and always in January or early February.  So if you were born in January or early February click to find your Chinese sign on

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