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2016: Year of The Monkey and its Personality

The Year of the Monkey, 2016, in the Ba Zi calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with Yang Fire sitting on top of metal. According to the cycle of birth and destruction, which governs the inter relationship between the elements, Fire conquers metal and so they are on the destructive cycle and have fighting relationship. Normally such conflicting elements means disharmony.(Photo credit 
In particular Yang Fire symbolizes a straight-forward and quick temper person more ready to explode. So there will be international conflicts and clashes. However, it seems such conflicts may not be very violent and yang fire sitting on Monkey is also symbol of the “Setting Sun” as Monkey is metal representing the west. So the yang fire is comparatively mild. Also yang fire people is known to lose temper quickly but is honest and open at heart. So conflicts can be more easily resolved with compromise and concessions when the heat is cooling down after sun set. With such character of yang fire, I can expect 2016 will be comparatively less violent than 2014 and 2015 when the yang wood is a stubborn tree standing by its principles and refuses to bend. Also yang fire being the sun always brings optimism and warmth. As such, it will be easier to reach agreements and treaties to resolve conflicts and struggles. (Source:
Years of birth: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Lucky Colors: white, blue, gold 
Lucky Numbers: 4 and 9 
Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum, crape-myrtle

1. Monkeys can't see they forest for the trees.
2. Flatter Monkeys and they may do great things.
3. Monkeys are clever with their hands and good imitators.
4. Monkeys are restless animals of action.
5. Monkeys move easily when given instructions.
6. Monkeys are a cheerful life of the party.
7. Monkeys try hard if small change is involved.
8. Monkeys are a bit goofy.
9. Monkeys are trusting and easily deceived.
10. Monkeys are curious and want to improve themselves.

People born in a year of the Monkey are witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality. Personality traits, like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness, make them very naughty. Monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like playing most of the time. Though they don't have any bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt the feelings of others.
Those born in a year of the Monkey are fast learners and crafty opportunists. They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, some don't trust their sly, restless, and inquisitive nature.
Although they are clever and creative, monkeys can't always exhibit their talent properly. Monkeys like to take challenges and they prefer urban life to rural.

Usually monkeys are very healthy creatures, partly due to their active lifestyles, and wanting to experience the flavors of life. If they do experience illness, it is usually of the nervous or circulatory system.

When it comes to careers, Monkeys do work very hard. They can adapt to different working environments. Good career choices for monkeys are accounting and banking, science, engineering, stock market trading, air traffic control, film directing, jewelry, and salesmanship.

In relationships Monkeys are not very quick in settling down, as they tend to be promiscuous and are easily bored. However, once Monkeys get a perfect partner, they commit to him/her in every possible way. Since Monkeys love to talk and are sociable, they can be communicated with easily.
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