Chinese zodiac predictions for 2016

Chinese zodiac predictions

Chinese zodiac predictions for 2016, Year of the Monkey

2016 is year of the Red Monkey Male FireMonkey. The Chinese name of 2016 in the Chinese Horoscope calendar is  Chinese apply Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) into the Chinese calendar. is in the Fire group. The color of Fire is connected to Red.  is the calendar character corresponding to Monkey. Therefore, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey year.

China has an entirely different and quite an elaborate zodiac system, consisting of different signs based on animal names. They have the sign not according to the month or the date but according to the year the individual was born in. Just like the English zodiac, they have 12 animals , each animal representing a year.

Thus, the year of each animal comes once every 12 years and changes every year. Also, the animal year doesn’t begin on the Gregorian New Year but begins a month or so into the new year. Also, the year of the person changes accordingly if the person is born in the first or the second month according to the Gregorian calender.

In 2016, it is the Year of the Monkey. The Year of the Monkey begins on 4th of February, 4 days before the Chinese New Year that falls on 8th February 2016. Till then, the Year of the Sheep will continue. The 12 animals of Chinese astrology are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

Depending on the year of your birth and the beginning of the Animal Year during your birth year, your sign will be determined. For eg: For those born in January or the first week of February 2016, their Chinese zodiac will be Sheep. But those born after February 4th in 2016, the animal will be Monkey. Take a look at the chart below to determine your Chinese zodiac.

Now that you know your sign, check out your fortune for 2016.


1. Rat – The year of luck

On the career front, things are looking bright for you. There might be a job change in the offing or a good promotion. Team-mates will be supportive. However, the increased workload means more stress and you might have to take care to take breaks and relax. This might be the time to invest in your house and improve wealth. On the love front, your relationships will be strong.

For singles, you might find your potential match. Social life will be good too with more interactions and fun moments with friends. Overall, 2016 will be a positive year for you.

2. Ox – The year of work

On the career front, your life will be pretty good as there will be challenges thrown your way but you will effectively tackle them. If you do decide to take up a new job or change your career, you will be able to succeed at the new place. On the health front, your digestive system will need particular attention. Finances will be good as long as you work hard to earn the amount.

Not much hope for the singles this year and there will be difficulties in your love life. Social life will be stilted with your entire focus on work. Overall, 2016 will see your efforts gain fruit in the professional front – but only if you work hard.

3. Tiger – The year to test your mettle

On the career front, 2016 doesn’t look very positive. You will face a lot of issues and challenges and sometimes you will have to involve others to hunt solutions. This is also not a good time to make a change. On the health front too, you will face health issues and will be prone to get into accidents.

Romance is not on the cards for singles and those in stable relationships will face issues too. Social life might face problems due to misunderstandings. Overall, a year you wish will pass soon.

4. Rabbit – The mix-n-match year

On the career front, you will rapidly progress as new opportunities will come your way. There won’t be many challenges and work will be relatively smooth-sailing for you. Finances will improve as you will be able to earn from multiple sources and investments will give good returns. Your social life will be good but on the love front, you might have to make some efforts to win your guy/girl.

For those in relationships, there will be minor disagreements but nothing that can’t be solved. Be extremely careful on the health front as a major accident is on the cards and can leave life-long effects. Overall, a mixed year for you.

5. Dragon – The year of smooth sailing

On the professional front, everything will progress smoothly as long as you work in a team and can delegate tasks. Keep your smart cap on and stay focused. Your finances will be good and there will be additional income too. If you do not have a financial avisor in place, now might be the time to get one.

Your love life will flourish and you’ll be the social butterfly this year, meeting new people, impressing old ones. Your health might get a little wonky if you do not pay attention to your diet. Exercises will help too. Overall, a great year!

6. Snake – The year of changes

On the work front, there might be some challenges and difficulties but you will manage them easily if you stay determined. You can also look out for new jobs as that will be better. The flow of money will be good and it might be wise to take some professional guidance in investments for increased profits.

Your love life will be good with chances of getting lucky and finding the right match or settling down this year. However, social relations might get strained if you let your friends drift apart. While the world needs to exercise, you might over-do it and hurt your self instead! Overall, an average year.
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