Chinese lunar new year has already come and gone! February 8th officially ushered in
the Year of the (funky) Monkey, as we bid a fond farewell to our amiable, gentle and
dependable Year of the Sheep.
So whatʼs in store for us? Hold on to your hats! Unlike the relative quiet and stability of
Sheep, the Monkey is up to mischief! Expect your life to be shaken up a bit this year.
Those born in the year of the monkey are clever, resourceful, sharp-witted and just
wanna have fun.
As if this werenʼt enough, this is the year of the Fire or “Red” Monkey. The five Taoist
elements accompany animal cycles in the Chinese horoscope--earth, metal, water,
wood, and fire. Fire brings the element of expansion, joy, creativity, spontaneity and
danger--magnifying these elements already present in the Monkey. Explosive!
In Asia, the Fire Monkey is considered a very lucky sign, with good fortune and great
opportunities in abundance. Nonetheless, the monkey canʼt always be trusted; we are
advised to avoid impulsive decisions, and to question our trust in those with whom we
launch business or entrepreneurial ventures this year.
In the world of health, the Year of the Fire Monkey indicates illnesses that include higher
fevers, and problems with the lungs, large intestines and skin, including eczema, hives,
skin rashes and shingles. Expect more inflammatory conditions of all kinds. It is not a
good year for asthma or allergies. On the other hand, the year of the Fire Monkey lends
strong energy in overcoming illnesses as well. The lung, skin, and intestines are
important organs in detoxification. So this is an excellent year for cleanses, healing and
Want to learn more about this Fire Monkey year, and how it may affect your personally?
Happy New Year! We at DCA wish you a prosperous, joyful, and health-ful year!
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Xi Ni! (Happy New Year)!