The Year of the Fire Monkey, February 8, 2016 to January 27, 2017, encourages you to be a kinder, gentler Snake. No matter how tightly coiled you feel, you'll give the impression of calm... and that's highly attractive.
Snake's ruling element, Fire, in a Fire year, means it's time for a personal makeover.
Monkey eases your suspicious self-reliance. You'll discover real pleasure in opening up to people.
Ambitious Monkey is resourceful like you, but much more outgoing. As part of a working team, especially in the second half of the year, dreams dear to your heart actually can come true.
In an unsettled Monkey year, you'll have more than your share of seductive charm. You might start a relationship you wouldn't normally choose because different types are drawn to you now.
Heartbreak is possible. While someone falls in love with elegant Snake, you might inventory his/her flaws and be planning your escape. It might end abruptly for both of you.
Attached Snakes can expect complications. Your natural Fire will shake things up. Your lover might be more jealous or restless than usual.
Monkey influence, especially in March and September can end an affair that's run its course. If you've no plans to leave (or to be left!), revisit your courtship days to recreate some of that new-love chemistry.
You'll be both drawn to and repelled by weakness in the people around you. Let outgoing Fire assist you in getting off on the right foot with others at social gatherings.
Approaching people with no motive other than friendliness and curiosity will bring rich rewards. When accepting an invitation or planning an event, remember you're best suited for accomplished people and good conversation.
In Monkey years, be open to invitations you might normally reject. A fundraising event, dance, or even children's party might be an excellent venue for your smooth social skills, as long as the atmosphere is civilized.
In business, leave nothing to chance. An organized, focused, and purposeful Snake can rarely be stopped.
Monkey awakens your go-getter instincts. This can be a life-changing year to generate ambitious plans and recruit the needed support to get things done.
As a boss, take time to reorganize the people working under you. Fire helps you strut your stuff and attract the right kind of attention. Let "fake it 'til you make it" be your motto.
If seeking a promotion or new job, let Monkey audacity assist you to walk, dress, and talk as if it's already yours... and then it will be!
Snake's love of beauty and quality can become a weakness this year. Monkey exuberance can see you reach deeper into your pockets for new furnishings and new clothes.
Don't let smooth-talking Monkey sell you a total makeover. A few refined touches to both your home and wardrobe will achieve the same refreshing effect without draining the coffers.
Fire Monkey promises a year of high financial stakes, with big winners and equally big losers. Don't be tempted to invest unless you've sought expert advice.
Look to solidify your financial future by paying down debt and faithfully saving. Avoid any temptation to chase fast money.