According to the Chinese calendar, 2016 is a Fire Monkey Year which commences from February 8th (also Chinese New Year) and ends on January 27th, 2017 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). In the recurring 12 year Chinese Zodiac cycle, Monkey is the ninth of the 12 animal signs. A Monkey Year comes every 12 years.
What “Fire Monkey” means?
Each year is associated with a Chinese zodiac animal sign and one of the five elements in Chinese astrology. The elements are Earth, Water, Fire, Wood or Metal. The element-animal sign combinations recur every 60 years and hence this is the “Fire Monkey” year. Fire represents passion, happiness and creativity. Self-motivated, strong headed etc. are some of the adjectives used to describe the fire types.
This Fire Monkey Year is going to be very fortunate for all the individuals who represent the Monkey sign. The Chinese lucky color for the year 2016 is Red.