Predictions Monkey 2016

Chinese horoscope 2016: the Monkey year’s forecast for the Monkey. 1

The Yang Fire Monkey year started on the 4th of February for the solar calendar: the 8th of February is for the lunar start. It is therefore the right time to see what the year has in store for your sign of birth, based on the Chinese Zodiac. In this series of 12 articles I will explore with you the forecast and predictions that are based on your birth sign for your 2016 horoscope. This is different from analyzing your complete Bazi.

The Yang Fire Monkey year will be agitated and eventful. For my analysis of the 5 Elements at work, the economic and society forecast, please read this article : The complete Chinese astrology predictions for 2016, year of the Fire Monkey. To know the auspicious and challenging Feng Shui sectors of the year, please read: Feng Shui 2016: good & bad directions for the Monkey year.

For the 12 Signs of Chinese astrology, it is a very different year from 2015 that was the Yin Wood Goat year. While 2015 was all about Earth and Wood Elements, 2016 is a clash between Fire, Metal and Water. These energies represent money opportunities for some and good prospect for single people of some signs. For others, it is all about professional changes and duties and not a very fun year. Let’s see what the situation is sign by sign.

Before reading your predictions, keep in mind that the animal of your year is not the whole picture. Your full chart can balance those influences and in some case reverse them or make them worse. For a start, all of us have 4 animals rather than one: year, month, day and time of birth…and after our 40ies the year is of milder influence. The sign of your year of birth is a very general weather forecast, and your Bazi is your very own local climate and tendencies. And so I invite you to now order a Skype, face to face or written Bazi/Four Pillars of destiny consultation to get to know your personal dynamics for the whole year and month by month and have an easier year that will manifest better opportunities for work, money and love.

The ninth sign that we review today is the Monkey.

 If you are a Rat, you can read your predictions here.

If you are an Ox, your forecast is here.

If you are a Tiger, your forecast is here.

If you are Rabbit,  your 2016 predictions are here.

If you are a Dragon, your 2016 predictions are here.

If you are a Snake, your 2016 predictions are here.

If you are Horse, your 2016 predictions are here.

If you are Goat (Sheep or Ram), your 2016 predictions are here.

In this article, the years refer to the Chinese ones. So 2016 = 4th of February 2016 to the 3rd of February 2017.

The Monkey

Often, people think that the year of their birth animal is THEIR year…Astrologers, however, know better. The return of your sign for Chinese astrology is a karmic factor and usually brings a bit of a quarter/third/middle/two-third life crisis (cross what doesn’t apply). If you have worked on developing a virtuous karma by helping other during the 12 previous year of this full cycle, you should be fine. I however you have been narcissistic and individualistic, there could be a wake up call…All the domain of your life are actually targeted and like the Snake sign, you shall accept to work on yourself in 2016. It is an ideal year to take a break and see where you are heading to. What doesn’t work anymore shall be stopped, what works can carry on, and what or who doesn’t support you shall be cut off. Let’s see this in details.


For love, it is a bit complicated for the Monkey sign. If you are in a couple, misunderstanding might occur. It is a year to reflect on it and make sure you are both on the same wavelength for the future. If it is not the case, remember that being too individualistic will not help you this year: do not prioritize your career over your marriage, for example. For single people, the Monkey year will bring new friends to you, rather than love. However, it is worth mentioning that the Fire Monkey year is a special Monkey due to its clash of Elements: Fire vs Metal and Water. That put a twist on it and some Monkey signs will actually meet, due to the clash: but it is tougher for couples who are experiencing difficulties. If you are single and wish to meet, go out, have fun and see people. Be on the safe side however, as mistake of judgment could have consequences on your health or lifestyle this year. If you are responsible, you can have your fun.


At work, it is a risky year for Monkeys. Miscommunication or arguments can occur. It is less auspicious for negotiation and collaborations. Entrepreneurs do not change what works but look into details in what doesn’t this year. You have to look at the fine details and every aspect of your business this year. If you are an employee, it is a good time for some soul searching and to prepare a better future. For job hunting, expect to have to knock on many doors: but the Fire contained in this year will give you a bit of a push and some unexpected help. Financially, it is an unstable year with both gains and expenses and it is not easy to plan ahead. Be reactive but safe: caution is the main word here.


It is obviously a year of introspection and maybe of a bit of a middle life crisis. Don’t be too harsh on yourself, but it is useful to see in which area you could improve or change what doesn’t work. Like with the Tiger or the Snake, you have a tendency to not be moderate enough in 2016 and it is exactly the opposite attitude that you should adopt. Eat a healthy diet, rest enough, and respect your limits: don’t force anything. Make peace with your body if necessary as this year you are not exactly in control and shall show some humility. Be cautious with intimacy to avoid bad surprises. Psychically, it can be an efficient year for psychoanalysis and self-development. Your spiritual side shall awaken and will help you with mood swings. Meditation is THE solution for you in 2016, along with creative therapies such as writing and doing art.

Curious to know your full chart and timing through your Bazi/Four Pillars analysis, and to understand what 2016 will bring for you ? Then contact me now.

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Predictions Monkey 2016

The Monkey have a funny 2016 year with the return of their sign. Credit:

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