Ox and Monkey are opposite signs. The Year of the Fire Monkey, February 8, 2016 to January 27, 2017, can see periodic delays and unexpected challenges.
Monkey strengthens Ox integrity, reliability, and independence. You'll be impressive as Fire magnifies your already considerable confidence. Be adaptable and receptive toward whatever comes your way.
Others' schemes, shortcuts, complications, and deflections come with a Monkey year. Ox's fixed element, Water, has dominion over Fire. Trust yourself to not go overboard or get crazy.
Cautious good sense helps Ox measure ideas according to their practical applications. You'll know the difference between pleasant fantasy and life-transforming inspiration.
With impulsivity in the air, it's overall not a lucky year for Ox to marry. However, you'll find the days before any winter New Moon most auspicious for commitment.
Change can be beneficial. Monkey's desire for innovation and proactive Fire energy help Ox natives make a clean sweep in any troubled relationship, especially when habits or practical concerns have held you down.
Dating Ox may seem unromantic to anyone who doesn't understand your strong, steady heart. Let Monkey awaken your charm and expressiveness, especially in August through October.
Long-term partners might wonder what's gotten into you... but surprise will quickly be overtaken by delight!
In this year of the Fire Monkey, reserved Ox will be far more outgoing than usual. In fact you'll be in more demand and even inspired to host your own gatherings.
By August, social networks and neighborhood hangouts could divide into warring camps, as politics move front and center.
Ox has the power to defuse stressful situations through humor and diplomacy. With this year's extra dose of confidence, you might even persuade an opponent to see your point of view.
As the weather permits it, seek more outdoor activities and gatherings. You'll shine at any event to benefit your community.
Your Ox reputation for reliability grows in a year when Monkey makes flakiness an art form. Fire energy rewards confident action to find a new or better job.
If you've had a secret wish to start your own business, this could be your year. Imaginative Monkey and daring Fire unleash ideas and innovations which, teamed with your methodical thoroughness, could be viable.
If planning to stay at your job, it's a powerful year for developing contacts to support your interests. You'll see teamwork deliver surprising benefits, including an increase in productivity. You'll also build lasting goodwill that endures into the future.
Under Monkey influence, a cautious Ox might indulge in a little magical thinking about money. It's not altogether a bad thing if it helps you loosen up to treat yourself or the family to some harmless indulgences.
The real danger lies in a flurry of get-rich-quick schemes, or time-sensitive actions presented to you by Monkey-inspired charlatans. Smooth talkers might approach you with propositions, but you'll do better with your own ideas.
Don't expect to win, inherit or stumble across money, gold, or buried treasure this year. The traditional methods of paying down debt, regular saving, and seeking bargains serve you best.