In the Year of Fire Monkey, February 8, 2016 to January 27, 2017, you're in a strong position to influence others. March 8 is your power day for making any fresh start.
Rooster stands for rules, order, and common sense. You shine by defending and supporting these structures, especially from March through August.
Innovative Monkey years can be stressful. It may appear that those around you are more irresponsible than usual.
Monkey enhances your ability to improvise, organize, and prioritize, especially from October through January 2017. You'll find teamwork, diplomacy, and willingness to compromise attracts more opportunities than defending the status quo.
This isn't necessarily an easy year for Rooster romance. People may think your cautious approach is old fashioned.
In established relationships, long-simmering frustrations may suddenly break out into all out war. Unexpected events in October can challenge even a stable long-term union.
You'll win hearts quicker if you take the advice of ambitious Monkey: stop, look, breathe, heed. Best of all, Monkey offers Rooster a greater willingness to listen.
If courting, there are a few lucky days to honor a lover or take a relationship to the next level. This year, your best days are October 17-22, November 15-21, and December 15-21.
Rooster in a Monkey year can be accused of being "all work an no play". Your job is to prove them wrong!
This year holds the potential for major social change. You may be energized by the sheer amount of chaos and disorganization engendered by polarized ideologies. Rallies, petition parties, voter registration, drives, and fundraisers are all areas where you will find an appreciative audience.
Getting out socially helps Rooster avoid nervous burnout, which is possible in a Fire-influenced year. February, September, and June are particularly lucky months for hosting parties, renewing old friendships, or even making new friends.
With everyone's inner Monkey coming out, everyone has an opinion. Resist the impulse to squelch them. The art of listening makes allies out of potential rivals.
Your eye for glitches, breakdowns, and weaknesses is something useful that Rooster contributes to any working team. Do your best to be diplomatic in the process.
Be prepared for some delays on the job or with career plans between March and August. September 9 is a power day for finding a new or better job. Be outgoing this year.
There can be major positive changes in January, just before the 2017 Year of the Rooster begins.
A well-prepared Rooster can thrive with Fire Monkey directing the action. Where others see chaos, you see opportunity.
Your financial reflexes will be faster than ever. This puts Rooster in a strong position to identify potentially lucrative investments. In this area, September may be your luckiest month.
Your work ethic and focus often put you one step ahead of ordinary mortals. Fire Monkey might present temptations amid a storm of moneymaking ideas.
Monkey generates charlatans promising big rewards. It can also make even a sensible Rooster unusually impulsive. Don't spend or invest until you actually see a very good sign of a payoff.