Time to Monkey around?

“I’m the Monkey Firestarter, Cheeky, Trickster, Firestarter”

Yep, we’re now in the Year of the Fire Monkey, according to Chinese Astrology.

There are 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac- all animals., each animal goes through the cycle of elements 5 times (one each- earth, fire, water, wood and metal).

Chinese Astrology uses three signs (instead of ten planets, etc.) You have the outer animal (year you were born), the inner animal (month you were born) and the secret animal (time you were born). As a rough guide for your own sign, pick the year you were born, see what month you were born and see what time you were born. You should have three animals- an outer, inner and a secret one.

n.b. take care if born in January/February as the year changes at different times each year. This is because it is based on the lunar calendar.

Also, note that it is apparently potentially unlucky for people who were born in the year of the Monkey. This being due to upsetting the Gods on the year that you are born.

Sign Year(s) (Outer) Month (inner) Hours (secret) ‘Home’ Element
Dog 58, 70, 82, 94, 06, 18, 30 October 7pm – 9pm Metal
Pig 59, 71, 83, 95, 07, 19, 31 November 9pm – 11pm Water
Rat 60, 72, 84, 96, 08, 20, 32 December 11pm – 1am Water
Ox 61, 73, 85, 97, 09, 21, 33 January 1am – 3am Water
Tiger 62, 74, 86, 98, 10, 22, 34 February 3am – 5am Wood
Hare 63, 75, 87, 99, 11, 23, 35 March 5am – 7am Wood
Dragon 64, 76, 88, 00, 12, 24, 36 April 7am – 9am Wood
Snake 65, 77, 89, 01, 13, 25, 37 May 9am – 11 am Fire
Horse 66, 78, 90, 02, 14, 26, 38 June 11am – 1pm Fire
Goat 67, 79, 91, 03, 15, 27, 39 July 1pm – 3pm Fire
Monkey 68, 80, 92, 04, 16, 28, 40 October 3pm – 5pm Metal
Rooster 69, 81, 93, 05, 17, 29, 41 December 5pm – 7pm Metal

The Fire Monkey is a kind of wise and flexible creature, looks like the human most. In the ‘Monkey King’ (the main character in one of the four famous Chinese novels – Journey to the West). By using his wisdom, the Monkey King defeats the evil spirits and ghosts, helping his companions finish the journey to the West successfully.

The Monkey generates lots of positive and negative qualities, so 2016 may culminate in a year that just about anything can and will happen. There’s nothing like the element of Chaos in our lives, eh?

Throw the plans out of the window, or put them to one side. The influence of the Monkey puts everything into flux. Things will get done, but that is by personal and individual efforts. Don’t expect any major political upheaval or for the  revolution to be started, the monkey isn’t grounded enough not make a noticeable mark during this year.

The cheeky Monkey is bursting to the seems with exuberance, bringing a lightening fast pace and fantastical motivation. The Monkey communicates quickly, with great humour,  helping us get through stressful times with grace and ease. Businesses can flourish risks will be worth taking (calculated ones). The Monkey’s gift is the ability to find unconventional solutions to old problems. The Monkey dares to be  different, can you?

Matching with Western Astrology, it appears many seem to say that the Monkey correlates with the sign of Leo, personally, I just don’t see that connection, other than the month thing.
I think the link should actually be with Aquarius- the real cheeky monkey of the  Zodiac. Aquarius brings in high communication on a personal and community basis, is the provider of either moments of genius or moments of psychotic behaviour.

Times are a changing and the Monkey is asking you to come along for the ride. Keep on Monkeyin’ around.

Injoy, inlight and inlove,

Phoenix x


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