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See What Chinese Astrology Has To Say About Your 2016 Year Ahead

Monday, February 15, 2016 20:11
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February 8th rang in the 4713th Chinese New Year. To celebrate, let’s take a look at your Chinese Zodiac forecast for 2016!

The Chinese Zodiac runs on a 12 year cycle, with each year represented by an animal and its unique characteristics. These 12 animals include: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.


  What Is Your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

Your Chinese Zodiac sign is derived from your birth year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

Therefore, those born in January and February take note: Chinese (Lunar) New Year moves between 21 January and February 20. If you were born in January or February, be sure to check whether your birth date falls before or after the Chinese New Year to know what your Chinese zodiac year is.

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

2016 – Year of the Red Monkey

2016 is the year of the Red Monkey according to the Chinese Zodiac. There are 5 elements associated with the composition of each animal: water, air, fire, wood, and metal. Chinese horoscope prediction combines the theory of Five Elements, the relationships between animal signs, and the image meaning of I-Ching hexagram. That being said, the monkey is associated with the elements metal and water.

Because metal is associated with money, and water is associated with wisdom and danger, 2016 is predicted to be a big year for your finances.

For more information, see your personalized 2016 Chinese horoscope below, summed up by Alex Miles of Elephant Journal. 



Intelligent, wise, charming, social, ambitious, stubborn, desires power

Rats are going to have an amazing year relationship-wise. Those who are single will receive the opportunity to find love and those already in love may commit further with an engagement or marriage. The advice for married couples is to keep compromise in mind and avoid the temptation of an affair.

Careers are on the upturn so money is going to be flowing, although a few jealousies or confrontations may also arise.




Hard-working, loyal, honest, creative, determined, patient, stubborn, poor communicators

Oxen will likely be lucky in love this year, as they have a romantic lucky star in their forecast.

Last year wasn’t a great year for Oxens, so they are advised to work hard to clear out any negativity and make amends for any difficulties that they were responsible for. This year will be a far better year than 2015, with plenty of personal and career luck and success predicted.

This is definitely a year for dreaming big; whatever you have been considering, it is time to go for it! The lucky star in your animal sign will ensure that any misfortune that befalls you will quickly be rectified, so have confidence and make a start on whatever you would like to achieve.




Friendly, charming, enthusiastic, ambitious, confident, irritable, boastful

Tigers are going to have an amazing year in love, finding it easy to either meet a new partner or maintain harmony in their current relationship.

The tiger is the Monkey’s enemy, so there may be a few conflicts throughout this year.

This is a year for a tremendous amount of change. Just remember to be patient, control your impulses, and think calmly and rationally before making big decisions. If any difficulties occur, remember: you can master anything you set your mind to with determination and perseverance.




Kind-hearted, friendly, empathetic, sincere, intelligent, stubborn, discreet

Single Rabbits will meet lots of new people and possibly even the love of their life. Those in relationships already may have marriage on the horizon, or may enjoy a deepening of their relationship.

Rabbits are going to have the best luck out of all the animals this year, with wealth and business opportunities in abundance. Creative Rabbits will be hitting their peak, lighting up a constellation of exciting events for the ones who believe in possibility.

The prosperity star helps to bring money improvements, so it is a good time to invest in business.




Successful, spiritual, courageous, innovative, imaginative, artistic, powerful, over-confident

Dragons aren’t going to be having the best year for finding a new romance.

They are going to have a very lucky year and will receive an unbelievable amount of positive indications.

The Monkey’s wisdom influences the Dragon, so it is a year to take inspiration from this characteristic. With optimism and perseverance they will be able to get through any difficulties.

The victory star will be affecting Dragons, bringing luck to all aspects of their life.




Wise, sympathetic, organized, elegant, attractive, discreet, lazy, vain

Those in long-term relationships may be receiving a proposal for marriage and those who are single are advised not to be too fickle with new romances.

Snakes are going to have some amazing luck and fortune this year, although they have to be aware of money issues. Other than that, the outlook is for a very good year ahead.

The victory star brings an extra addition of luck to all areas of the Snake’s life.




Clever, energetic, strong, popular, ambitious, arrogant, over-confident

This isn’t the luckiest year for Horses when it comes to romance. Singles may only find short-term relationships and those who are in long-term ones should try to be more understanding and supportive.

The heaven luck star will be guiding Horses towards making positive decisions, especially where their career is concerned.

This year it is time to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Keep your energy levels high and always remain aware and alert so that no unexpected problems catch you off guard. This year is the one that you can start to think about major life changes and if you are prepared to put in the hard work you will easily achieve whatever you set your heart on.




Polite, calm, compassionate, imaginative, intuitive, sensitive, determined, pessimistic

This is a good year for Sheep in the love department, provided they they don’t worry too much and they aren’t overly sensitive. There may be marriage, renewal of vows, or even a new baby on the horizon. Those who are single will find it easy to attract potential love interests.

The wealth star shining on Sheep will bring wealth, not just in financial areas, but also in romance, health, and careers. It’s a great year for taking up any artistic or spiritual pursuits they have been considering and putting off for far too long!

It is also recommended that they pay extra attention to their health this year and cut out any bad habits, or take up new interests that could benefit their body or mind. Keep your eye on your money this year; be wary of spending money on unnecessary purchases, or you could find yourself in difficulties. Make a budget and stick to it and don’t allow anyone to put pressure on you to overspend.




Wise, intelligent, bright, charismatic, restless, lively, egotistical, arrogant

Monkeys will be busy with their careers or hobbies, so they may not find much time to indulge in romance. They are advised to take time out and spend quality time with their loved ones. Single monkeys are advised to be patient. A successful relationship is possible, but only if it is not forced and happens naturally.

They have the potential for unexpected wealth and abundance, although they should be wary of becoming too greedy. However, there are a few unlucky stars, so they are advised to be cautious and rest whenever possible. This year they need to pay attention to who they can trust and put things in place to balance their lifestyle so they can relax, rest, and recuperate.

Whenever anything goes wrong this year, just remember to remain optimistic, keep smiling, show kindness, and be sincere when making amends. Do this, and any difficulties will very quickly be rectified.




Kind-hearted, flexible, hard working, independent, honest, flamboyant, persuasive

Roosters are going to have a good year with romance. This is the perfect year for declaring feelings and making commitments.

The romance and education star will be influencing Roosters, sprinkling good fortune on love, education, travelling, and self-growth.

Roosters are dreamers and this is the year to dream big, but the dreams must be kept realistic if they are to come true and be sustained.




Friendly, faithful, loyal, courageous, adaptable, critical

This will be a challenging year for Dogs when it comes to love, as they will be letting their emotional insecurity get in the way of commitment. Single Dogs have a busy year ahead with personal growth and careers, so they may be better off focusing away from romance and on to other interests. Couples may have miscommunications due to not paying attention to their partners or taking them for granted, and this can turn small irritations into huge problems.

It is advised that Dogs trust their instincts in wealth and business dealings, as it could be a challenging year. As long as they don’t let fear get in the way, with a clear head, they can successfully navigate anything that comes their way.




Happy, easy going, honest, trusting, sincere, optimistic, sociable, unrealistic, materialistic

Although single Boars may receive a lot of opportunity for romance, this year doesn’t seem to be the one in which relationships become long-term. Long-term relationships may struggle with misunderstandings and it is advisable to keep emotions under control.

They are sensitive and sincere so they are ideal partners, as long as they don’t become too possessive and jealous and allow their loved ones space.

It may be the year to focus on personal success, as wealth is looking stable with a lucky star shining over Boars.

2016 is going to be a great year to pursue your bigger passions or to begin a long thought-about creative project. With the Monkey’s entrepreneurial and artistic supportive energies, no dream is too far-fetched this year, so take the leap and start working on the project or career you’ve been sweeping under the rug. These projects or goals will come into fruition with ease, bringing you the fulfillment and financial abundance you’ve been so patiently waiting for.

And remember, baby steps can be just as powerful as big leaps.

Happy 2016!


Elephant Journal

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Jeff Roberts

Blogger/Aspiring Author/Scare-Junkie – Writing and blogging my way at CE since 2013. It's been an incredible journey, to say the least. Journalistically, my interests are wide, including technological innovation and sustainability, health and fitness, plant medicine and more, but my true passion is simply telling someone's story. If I can help translate and narrate someone's life story and do it the justice it deserves, then I am complete. On a lighter note, I dream of one day being an accomplished screenwriter and novelist. I love all things scary, as well as my two cats. Three words to describe myself? Honest, compassionate, jokester. If you have a question or want to chat, hit me up at [email protected], or follow me on Twitter and Facebook! “You are responsible for your own happiness, so why live a life you don't love?”



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