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Lunar New Year
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Year of the Monkey forecasts
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sure to do thorough research. Steer away from risky
opportunities, despite how tempting they sound, to avoid
n Water Rabbit: Your enormous empathy makes you
the go-to person among friends who are having difficul-
ties. Though it is great to help out, try to avoid becoming
too emotionally involved in their problems or you will find
yourself depleted of both energy and time.
n Wood Rabbit: 2016 will
Rabbit. Though it might feel
like you are working hard to
no avail, you are building a
achieving long-term goals.
n Fire Rabbit: De-stress
during the tumultuous Year of the Monkey by pursuing a
hobby or activity that has always interested you. Not only
will this keep your energy up, but you may meet someone
who can help improve your fortune.
n Earth Rabbit: Tempting though it may be to strike
out on your own, teamwork is pivotal to your success this
year. Though you may have to make some compromises, a
group effort is what is needed to bring you closer to your
Though the Monkey Year promises a few rocky patches,
overall it is looking prosperous for the Dragon. Hard work
and flexibility will enable you to dodge difficulties and
soar to new heights.
n Metal Dragon: A perceived lack of progress
achieving your goals may leave you feeling defeated and
wanting to quit. Hold onto hope and keep plugging away,
as you are far closer than you think.
n Water Dragon: Watch
out for those whose words say
one thing, but whose actions
say something else entirely.
They are motivated by their
own interests to the exclusion
of yours. Be very careful
choosing whom to trust to
improve your year’s fortunes.
n Wood Dragon: Life will keep you very busy this year,
Wood Dragon. Don’t forget to lay down your load and
spend time with loved ones, lest they start feeling bitter
and neglected. Even small gestures can go a long way in
making them content.
n Fire Dragon: Consult with trusted friends before
embarking on large projects this year. Their insight may
prove key to avoiding pitfalls. Remember to give them
credit, or they will be reluctant to help you in the future.
n Earth Dragon: Your finances look golden this year,
Earth Dragon, provided you don’t let your greed cause you
to overreach. Avoid being impulsive and listen to your
inner good sense to maximize your fortunes.
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As the Year of the Monkey comes swinging in, Snakes
will experience many difficulties and roadblocks. Stay the
course, focus on your goals, and you will find vastly
improved fortunes at year’s end.
n Metal Snake: Explore
your artistic side in the Year
of the Monkey. Whether you
create or just appreciate, the
arts can bring a calmness to
your otherwise frenetic life.
n Water Snake: Don’t de-
spair at your current situa-
tion. Though it may seem as if
you are stuck in a rut with no end in sight, your hard work
will be appreciated and eventually rewarded. You just
need to practice patience.
n Wood Snake: Carve out some time from your busy
schedule to spend time with loved ones. Not only will you
find your energy restored, but you will strengthen your
bonds with them.
n Fire Snake: Keep your professional and personal
lives separate, Fire Snake. Mixing the two may cause
conflicts that lead to poor outcomes in both realms.
n Earth Snake: A vacation may be just what you need to
ease the year’s stresses, Earth Snake. Whether you are
able to travel to a favorite place or simply spend a relaxing
day at home, the time off will rejuvenate you.
Don’t let your attention wander from your desires,
Horse, lest you miss out on some wonderful opportunities!
Nipping problems in the bud will prevent them from
snowballing and disrupting what otherwise looks to be a
great year for you.
n Metal Horse: Your
optimistic and kind nature
will open the door for new
relationships this year. Enjoy
the newfound energy they
bring, but don’t allow them to
n Water Horse: Your
friends will have some good advice for you in the Year of
the Monkey. Take time to listen, keep an open mind, and
you may find an innovative solution to a problem that’s
been bothering you or a positive new goal to apply
n Wood Horse: It’s a good year to avoid excesses, Wood
Horse, especially financially and in your social life.
Moderation is pivotal in maintaining your health and
n Fire Horse: Be sure your agreements are ironclad.
Forgetting to close loopholes may result in others not
living up to their end of the bargain, leaving you in the
n Earth Horse: Things will take off in the Monkey’s
year, Earth Horse. Be confident, pursue opportunities,
and tackle new challenges that come your way; you are
more than ready to handle them!
The Year of the Sheep is coming to an end, but don’t
despair, the Year of the Monkey also promises to be
prosperous. Though the year looks full of opportunities,
don’t forget about those who have contributed to your
success and reach out to those who are struggling.
n Metal Sheep: Fortune
has been smiling on you
lately, so why not reach out to
help others who are in need?
Mentoring or volunteering
will bring great satisfaction
as well as an opportunity to
expand your social circle.
n Water Sheep: Stop
bleating about the things you don’t like in your life and
focus on fixing them. Though it is easier to maintain the
status quo, there are greener pastures out there if you just
overcome your fears and start to make changes.
n Wood Sheep: Be sure to maintain a good balance
during the Year of the Monkey. Too much time and effort
spent on one thing may lead to the detriment of other
n Fire Sheep: The outlook for Fire Sheep in 2016 is
quite good. This makes it a great time to set goals and
work at achieving them. Keep loved ones in the loop as
their support is critical.
n Earth Sheep: The year will bring some interesting
people into your life. Avoid the ones who are too chaotic
and cultivate the ones who bring harmony. These
relationships may lead to lifelong friendships.
It’s your year, Monkey, and it promises to be a wild ride
with both tremendous highs and gut-wrenching lows.
Remember to take time to recharge your energy by
connecting with loved ones or finding hobbies or other pur-
suits that make you happy.
n Metal Monkey: Avoid
gambling and instead direct
some of your funds into well-
chosen investments. Wise
financial choices will pay off
for many years to come.
n Water Monkey: Focus
energy on being disciplined.
Making this effort will bring positive rewards. Beware,
however, that half-hearted efforts will be noticed and
n Wood Monkey: Seek help instead of toughing out
your problems. Whether a friend or professional, someone
outside of the issue will have a better perspective and can
lead you to a solution and a much improved outcome.
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