The start of the new Lunar Year begins today and is celebrated by Chinese families.
This year we welcome the FIRE MONKEY or the 4,713th Chinese year.
In Chinese astrology there are 12 animals. The monkey is the ninth animal in this zodiac. And this year marks the fourth element of fire of the five known to be metal, water, wood, fire and earth. These two animal and element combinations make up the complete Chinese zodiac. A animal element combination only reoccur together every 60 years.
So what does the FIRE MONKEY combination mean? Typically the monkey is likable, smart but mischievous. It will be a year of some economic and political versatility and turmoil.
The fire element makes change eminent. It will be a year of change but also cleansing of sorts.
Enjoy the New Year but work on outsmarting the monkey if you want financial success.