2016 Year of the Monkey: Zodiac Signs

 Well, isn't this refreshing: every effort you make this year will be rewarded in due time. We all know that making a living, relationships, and just the little things in everyday life take a lot of work. Well, this year you'll be up and running, and appreciated. Yes, the Universe might actually cooperate more often than not! Shocking, I know.
The catch: you still need to work hard. It isn't all about luck and fate. That needs your push and collected good karma. So, what realm needs the biggest boost? You decide, and then focus your efforts and attention there and watch things happen.

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) have plenty of room and time to work on their personal passions this year. Uranus is still in the heart of Aries, so there may be times when you need to remind yourself to not wander off too far on your own.

Passions and preferences, especially in social activities, may sometimes clash with the desires of others, but 2016 brings you more patience and willingness to go with the flow and see what happens. Discover a few new passions this year.

There will be strength in numbers, and you can be the strongest member of any team. You naturally work hard, and thus will benefit big this year.

Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) get their share of cosmic attention in 2016. There are four Mercury retrogrades, mostly in Earth signs. Work with greater care and then you should experience few - if any - mistakes or misunderstandings. Things will go so smoothly that it may seem too good to be true. It's not!

Jupiter and the Lunar North Node occupy Virgo through the first half of the year, bringing more magical good fortune to you. After August a bit of that sparkle may start to fade, so plan accordingly.

A September Solar Eclipse in Virgo gives you an edge this year when taking care of daily life and business. Taking care of one another are emphasized.

Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) may feel more comfortable in 2016 than they did in 2015. Teamwork, communication, and mutual understanding are highlighted, so this year will feel natural to you. The Moon begins this year in the first degree of Libra and that helps you all year long.

There may be times when you need to take charge and lead your team. Mars begins 2016 in Libra. This offers extra influence and administrative powers, should you need them.

The Lunar Eclipse in Libra in March sets the tone for progress in relationships. You may not see results instantly, but you will. And you may be more intuitive all year long.

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are always sensitive, and this can be an advantage for you in 2016. You can keenly spot when complications are developing, and from whom/where.

If feeling out of touch, the Solar Eclipse in Pisces in March will reconnect you. A Lunar Eclipse in Pisces in September is another boost to your instincts and intuition.

Mars is retrograde during the majority of Spring in the sign of Scorpio. If you feel hesitant to act or make a judgment call, you have cosmic permission to go slowly.

Source: https://www.horoscope.com/us/horoscopes/yearly/2016-horoscope-overview.aspx

Rats are quick-witted, resourceful and versatile. With strong intuition and quick response, they always easily adapt themselves to a new environment.

With rich imaginations and sharp observation, Rats can take advantage of various opportunities well. Rats have strong curiosity, so they tend to try their hands at anything, and they can deal with it skillfully.

Ladies belonging to the Rat zodiac sign are pretty, smart, and lovely. They have quick minds and dexterous hands, and are able to learn anything. A lack of courage, as well as good command skills, Rats are not capable as leaders.

Opportunistic and picky as Rats are, they do not have broad minds, but a narrow view. Rats are kind, but sometimes impolite to others. People of the Rat zodiac sign usually sleep late, for mice are nocturnal animals.


General speaking, Rats are healthy. They are full of energy and active, which helps them keep fit and avoid illness. A balanced diet and regular exercise benefit Rats. With enough rest Rats can keep high spirits at work, which can improve work efficiency. When in stressful and tense conditions, Rats are suggested to take a tour to free stress and tension.

In dry seasons, Rats should pay attention to prevention of respiratory and skin problems.


With good insight and sharp perspective, Rats have good judgment in what they do, which enables them to prevent unnecessary troubles. Rats are cautious and meticulous, so they tend to show a serious attitude toward their work.

The best careers for Rats are: administrator, director, manager, entrepreneur, broadcaster, writer, musician, stand-up comedian, politician, lawyer, researcher, and racing car driver.


Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the unique characteristics of each animal into account. Those whose characteristics match well can have good compatibility.However, those who don’t match need to put more effort into their relationships.

See below the compatibility of the Rat with other animals, and find out if the Rat is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best with: Ox, Dragon, Rabbit
  • Worst with: Horse, Rooster

The Luckiest Things for "Rats"
Lucky numbers: 2, 3, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 32)
Lucky days: the 4th and 13th of every Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: blue, gold, green
Lucky flowers: lily, African violet
Lucky direction: west, northwest and southwest
Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th and 9th Chinese lunar months

Things that "Rats" Should Avoid
Unlucky color: yellow, brown
Unlucky numbers: 5 and 9
Unlucky direction: south and southeast
Unlucky months: the 4th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Having an honest nature, Oxes have a strong patriotism for their country, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work. These things reflect the traditional characteristics of conservatives. Women belonging to the Ox zodiac sign are traditional, faithful wives, who attach great importance to their children's education.

Having a desire to advance and great patience, Oxes can achieve their goals by consistent efforts. They are not influenced by others or the environment, but persist to do things in accordance with their ideas and capabilities. Before taking action, they will have a definite plan with detailed steps and add their strong faith and physical strength. So people of the Ox zodiac sign enjoy great success as a result.

The most disadvantageous trait in Oxes is poor communication skills. They are not good at communicating with others, and even think it not worthwhile exchanging ideas with others. They are stubborn and stick to their own ways.


Oxes are strong and robust; they can enjoy a fairly healthy and long life, fulfilled lives, and little illness.

Because of hard work with a stubborn personality, they often spend too much time in their work, rarely allowing themselves enough time to relax, and tend to forget meals, which make them have intestinal problems. So enough rest and a regular diet are needed for Oxes to work efficiently.

With a stubborn temperament, they find it easy to bear stress and tension, and they are reluctant to reveal themselves to others. Proper relaxation and regular short trips will benefit the Ox.


As the symbol of hard work, Ox people always work hard at everything and stick to finishing it. Possessing a serious and responsible attitude toward work, they can come up with different approaches to their task.

With a keen eye for details and an admirable work ethic, they are competent in such careers as agriculture, manufacturing, pharmacy, mechanics, engineering, draftsmanship, artistry, politics, real estate, interior design, painting, carpentry, or quarry work.


Ox people are not good at communicating with others, so they have less social intercourse. They prefer to stay alone and enjoy solitude instead of participating in group activities. They treat friends sincerely and count much on friendship.

For love relationships, Oxen tend to keep a long term relationship with their lovers. Frequent changes of lover make them uncomfortable. Ladies of the Ox zodiac sign lack femininity. If they can realize their inadequacies, and change their cautious attitude of indifference to affection and enthusiasm, they will have love relationships to their hearts' desire.

The Luckiest Things for "Oxes"
Lucky numbers: 1, 4, and numbers containing 1 and 4 (like 14 and 41)
Lucky days: the 13th and 27th of every Chinese lunar months
Lucky colors: white, yellow, and green
Lucky flowers: tulip, morning glory, and peach blossom
Lucky direction: north and south
Lucky months: the 7th and 9th Chinese lunar months

Things That Should Be Avoided by "Oxes"
Unlucky color: blue
Unlucky numbers: 5 and 6
Unlucky direction: southwest
Unlucky months: the 4th and 11th Chinese lunar months

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes the general characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match each others, can be good partners. The Ox is…

  • Best with: Rat, Monkey, or Rooster.
  • Worst with: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, or Goat.

People born in the year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and self-confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.

With stubborn personalities and tough judgment, tigers work actively and boldly express themselves, and do things with a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said.

With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders. They will not make preparations for anything, but they can handle anything that comes along.

While they are not motivated by money or power, Tigers love be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means important value to them, and they do not like to obey others.


Tigers enjoy good health. They are active so they like to do various sports. Small illnesses, such as colds, coughs, and fever, are rarely experienced by Tigers.

However, they should avoid excessive strenuous exercise, because some dangerous activities may lead to physical harm. When involved in outdoor excise, they should pay particular attention to warm-up exercise. Aerobic exercises, such as jogging, are suitable for keeping fit.

Tigers are energetic and have great enthusiasm at work. When they feel exhausted after extended work, they need some relaxation to refresh themselves.


The Tiger, called “the king of the animals" in China, is usually the center of attention. They are born with leadership, and they are respected by others. Tigers are suitable to any career as leaders.

They are suited to careers such as advertising agent, office manager, travel agent, actor, writer, artist, pilot, flight attendant, musician, comedian, and chauffeur.

However, in their early years, Tigers’ careers are not so smooth. After their thirties they find their direction and gather wealth.


In social relationships, Tigers are always in the dominant role.

Due to mistrust and over confidence, Tigers do not like to communicate with others, so they are not good at coordinating in social circles. They are inclined to use commanding means to deal with interpersonal relationships. Even though they are acquainted with a lot of people, they do not further the relationships to deep friendship.

Understanding, patience, and tact are needed when dealing with Tigers.

In love relationships, Tigers cannot give sweet love to their partners because they lack a sense of romance. 

Partners need to be equally active to keep up with the Tiger’s sense of adventure.

The Luckiest Things for “Tigers”
Lucky numbers: 1, 3, and 4 and numbers containing them (like 13 and 43)
Lucky days: the 16th and 27th of any Chinese lunar calendar month
Lucky colors: blue, gray, orange
Lucky flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
Lucky direction: east, north, south
Lucky months: the 3rd, 7th, and 10th Chinese lunar months.

Things That Should Be Avoided by “Tigers”
Unlucky colors: brown
Unlucky numbers: 6, 7, and 8
Unlucky direction: southwest
Unlucky months: the 1st, 4th, 5th and 11th Chinese lunar months

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Tiger with other animals.

  • Best with: Dragon, Horse, or Pig
  • Worst with: Ox, Snake, or Monkey

Rabbits tend to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert; quick, skillful, kind, and patient; and particularly responsible. However, they might be superficial, stubborn, melancholy, and overly-discreet. Generally speaking, people who belong to the Rabbit zodiac sign have likable characters.

Gentlemen who belong to the rabbit zodiac sign always treat people politely, with a gentle smile that makes people feel that they are credible and sincere. When meeting trouble, Rabbits can handle it in an orderly way; when encountering tough difficulties they are never discouraged, but are persistent to seek solutions. So they eventually achieve enviable success.

Ladies belonging to the rabbit zodiac sign, apart from a pretty and demure appearance, have a pure heart.

Rabbits are faithful to those around them, but reluctant to reveal their minds to others, and have a tendency to escape reality. They are too cautious and conservative, which means they miss good opportunities.


Overall Rabbits have average health. In winter to late spring, when in relatively poor health, they should do more sports to prevent colds and other infectious diseases, and have a healthy daily diet. Rabbits are advised to do some indoor exercise to cope with stress and tension.

In dry seasons, they should drink more water, and moisturize to prevent skin problems.


Good-hearted Rabbits are loved by others. Intellectual, scholarly and learned, Rabbits can enjoy a good career as well as wealth. But Rabbits should take care not to give up half way when striving for something.

With a pair of dexterous hands, Rabbits have a gift for calligraphy and painting, as well as tailoring and cooking. Owning a patient temperament, they are able to manage everything to people's wishes.

The best careers for Rabbits are cultivation, breeding, education, religion, health care, medicine, culture, police/judiciary work, and politics.


Basically, you don’t have to try hard, but help them with their weaknesses.

Strengths: Rabbits have good social relationships. They are popular with others, as they are gentle and considerate. With a good sense of humor, they can make a dispute into a good discussion, and make enemies into friends. Possessing a gentle temperament, they are hospitable, considerate, and ready to help others.

Weaknesses: With an excess of universal love and charity, they may have conflicts of interest. With a lack of resolution, they have trouble with being emotionally swayed.

The Luckiest Things for "Rabbits"
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 46)
Lucky days: the 26th, 27th and 29th of every Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
Lucky flowers: plantain lily, and jasmine
Lucky directions: east, south and northwest
Lucky months: the 1st, 4th, 8th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

The Unlucky Things for "Rabbits"
Unlucky color: dark brown, dark yellow, white
Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and 8
Unlucky directions: north, west, and southwest
Unlucky months: the 2nd, 6th, 9th and 12th Chinese lunar months

Love Compatibility of the Rabbit with Other Animals

Zodiac compatibility is based on the characteristics of the animals, and only those who match well can be good partners. See below for whether the Rabbit is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Rabbits are best with a Rat, Goat, Monkey, or Dog
  • Worst with a Rooster or Snake.

Among Chinese zodiac animals, the Dragon is the sole imaginary animal. The Dragon is the most vital and powerful beast in the Chinese zodiac, although with an infamous reputation for being a hothead and possessing a sharp tongue. In ancient times, people thought that Dragons could control everything in the world with their character traits of dominance and ambition.

Gifted with innate courage, tenacity and intelligence, dragons are enthusiastic and confident. They are not afraid of challenges, and willing to take risks.

However, the dragon is sometimes regarded as aggressive, and angry dragons are not open to criticism. They don't consider themselves irritating and arrogant. Instead of following tradition, they strive for a smooth future.


Taking the hardworking nature of Dragons into consideration, they are healthy in general. They may be stressed and suffer from periodic tension, for they like to embrace challenges and take risks.

Older people born in a Dragon year should pay more attention to the liver and gall bladder, blood, intestines, and stomach, while middle-aged and young Dragons should take care of their skin.

Yoga or taking a walk is an effective way to keep healthy, as these activities can be good for the mind as well as the bodies of Dragons. Dragons should strike a proper balance between work and rest, and must pay special attention to their diet, even though they will have good health in 2016.

More rest should be taken after work, and they should never become overworked in order to avoid both physical and mental tiredness.

They should never eat too much, and should maintain a balanced diet each day instead. They should be alert in the eighth and eleventh Chinese lunar months due to the occurrence of accidents.


Dragons like to embrace challenges and take risks. Jobs that allow them to test themselves are good choices. Some good careers include: journalist, teacher, inventor, manager, computer analyst, lawyer, engineer, architect, broker, and sales person. Dragons will have an excellent performance if they are active and ambitious enough in their career, although they may encounter many personal disputes and obstructions from underhand people. They should never give up under any circumstances, or they will miss the opportunities available for those who get to them first.

They should keep an open mind when dealing with external and internal contradictions, and try their best to get more support and cooperation in order to make headway in their own work.

The best months for their career will fall in the third, seventh, and twelfth Chinese lunar months; therefore, they should seize these opportunities. They will also be vulnerable to lawsuits, so should pay special attention to contracts and keep away from bad friends in order to avoid them.


A good fortune trend will be hard to grasp for them, and they should not be greedy. They should know when it is best to avoid investing in the stock market and playing the lottery, or they will not gain anything.

The worst months for their career will fall in the second and ninth Chinese lunar months; therefore, they should be careful with their financial expenses and reduce their investments.

The lucky star will shine upon them in the third, seventh, and twelfth Chinese lunar months; therefore, they should actively seize any opportunities.


Dragons will have no time for relationships due to being occupied by their work and career throughout the year, even though they long for love. It is unlikely that they will fall in love even though they will have opportunities to date the opposite sex.

They will have more opportunities for romantic relationships at the end of the year; however, they will be brief. The worst months for them with regard to romantic relationships will fall in the third, fifth, and seventh Chinese lunar months.

They should never be self-centered and conceited, or they will lose the love and relationships they have with people.

In the search for the ideal partner, dragons might find themselves often hesitating to move forward in a relationship and/or unwilling to make a permanent commitment. When they do, however, it is their intention for it to last. Dragons are likely to have a warm, giving personality. They can be very generous to their loved ones.

  • Best with: Rat, Tiger or Snake
  • Worst with: Ox, Goat or Dog

The Luckiest Things for "Dragons"
Lucky numbers: 1, 6 and 7
Lucky days: the 1st and 16th of any Chinese lunar calendar month
Lucky colors: gold, silver, grayish white
Lucky flowers: bleeding-heart glory bower, dragon flowers
Lucky direction: east, north, west
Lucky months: the 3rd, 4th, and 7th Chinese lunar months.

Things to Avoid for “Dragons”
Unlucky colors: blue, green
Unlucky numbers: 3 and 8
Unlucky direction: northwest
Unlucky months: the 5th and 6th Chinese lunar month

In Chinese culture, the Snake is the most enigmatic animal among the twelve zodiac animals. People born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive .Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments, even while remaining the most private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail. Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. 

They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers. Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to posses the best of everything, but they have no patience for shopping. Snake people prefer to work alone, therefore they are easily stressed. If they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal.


Snakes prefer living a peaceful life, and they do not like a noisy environment. Snakes become easily stressed when their lives aren’t calm or in order. Therefore, a manageable workload would be good for them rather than a challenging schedule. Snakes need to spend lots of time to relax themselves. It's necessary to take vacations at the proper time. People should pay attention to the health of Snake people, especially senior members in the family.


Snakes will have a smooth career after overcoming hardships in 2016. They will be hampered by unscrupulous people at the beginning of the year, but the situation will change in the middle of the year, and it will turn out smoothly at the end of the year. They will not achieve anything if they give up halfway; therefore, they must be confident about their future.

They should be very careful when dealing with personal disputes, or they will fail within sight of success, which will have a great influence of their career.

The best months for their career will be the third, sixth, and eleventh Chinese lunar months; therefore, they should seize these opportunities.


Snakes will have a rather smooth year in 2016. They will have a steady income and unexpected fortune; therefore, it will be suitable for them to play the lottery, especially in the third and eleventh Chinese lunar months.

The worse months for them will be the first, fifth, and tenth Chinese lunar months; however, they should prepare in advance for unexpected expenses so as not to be at a total loss in the tenth Chinese lunar month. In addition, they should guard against theft.

They should not be greedy, and gambling should be forbidden for the sake of safety.


People born in the year of the Snake do not have a lot of friends. It is extremely hard to get to know them because they keep their feelings locked up inside. Snakes are careful in choosing friends. They will never forgive a breach in friendship. Once people are his/her friends, the Snake is willing to share his sorrow and happiness with them. Snake people guard their chosen friends much like valuable possessions, and they are easily jealous and even obsessive.

Romantic relationships for Snakes will be rather harmonious, and they will have many opportunities to encounter their lovers, especially those who are single. 

Married Snakes will be very vulnerable to gossip from their neighbors, so they should not play with love, and should deal with their spouses and lovers seriously to avoid suffering any consequences. They should be careful and calm when dealing with issues in their relationships during the second and seventh Chinese lunar months.

  • Best with: Dragon, Rooster
  • Worst with: Tiger, Rabbit, Goat

Luckiest Things for "Snakes"
Lucky numbers: 2, 8, 9, and numbers containing them (like 28 and 89)
Lucky days: the 1st and 23rd of Chinese lunar months
Lucky colors: black, red, and yellow
Lucky flowers: orchid and cactus
Lucky direction: east, west, and southwest
Lucky months: the 1st, 8th, and 11th lunar months

The Unlucky Things for "Snakes"
Unlucky color: brown, gold, white
Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, and 7
Unlucky direction: northeast and northwest
Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th and 12th lunar months

People born in a year of the Horse are extremely animated, active and energetic. Horses love to be in a crowd, and they can usually be seen on such occasions as concerts, theater performances, meetings, sporting events, and parties.

With a deft sense of humor, Horses are masters of repartee. They love to take center stage and delight audiences everywhere.

Sometimes, the Horse is a little self-centered, but it doesn't mean that s/he cannot be interested in others' problems. Horses are really more cunning than intelligent, and that is probably why most Horse people lack real confidence.


Basically Horses are very healthy, most likely because they hold a positive attitude towards life. However, heavy responsibility or pressure from their job may make them weak. Therefore Horses shouldn't do overtime too often, and then come home very late. Also Horses should refuse some invitations to parties at night.

The health fortune for people born in a Year of the Horse is not very good in this Monkey Year. They should stay far away from debauchery, especially drugs, otherwise they will regret it. In the second and fourth

Chinese lunar months, they should ensure they follow a healthy diet to avoid suffering from an illness during those months.


People born in a Year of the Horse will be very confident in their career during this Monkey Year, and they will be able to make great progress when they get the opportunity. However, they will be distracted by something and will be unable to fully concentrate on work, making it hard for them to reach the expected outcome.

However, they will still reap the rewards at the end of the year due to help from friends. In the fifth and tenth Chinese lunar months, they will have the most disruptions, so they should increase their awareness and beware of loop-holes in their business.

In contrast, they will have good opportunities in the first, fourth, eighth, and eleventh Chinese lunar months, which they should make full use of. Jobs involving communicating with others attract Horses most.

The Horse sign stands for leadership, management, and decision-making. Horses dislike taking orders.

The Horse can make it in any career that demands neither solitude nor meditation, for he is an extrovert and he needs to be surrounded by people who approve of him and flatter him.

Good career choices for Horses include: publicist, sales representative, journalist, language instructor, translator, bartender, performer, tour operator, librarian or pilot.


People born in a Year of the Horse will have a good monetary fortune overall and will have a surplus for the whole year if they can seize the opportunity in good time and beware of any debts that may be due.

They can profit from investments in the fifth and twelfth Chinese lunar months. One tip for them to keep in mind is not to advertise their wealth in order to avoid being robbed, especially in the second Chinese lunar months.


People born in a Year of the Horse will have good relationships in this Monkey Year. It will be easy for them to be congenial to the opposite sex.

Their love and relationships will go extremely smoothly in the first, third, fourth, eighth, and eleventh Chinese lunar months. However, in the first Chinese lunar month they should be cautious as extreme joy may cause sorrow. Being amorous, they may become involved in trouble.

  • Best with a Goat or Tiger
  • Worst with a Rat, Ox, or Rooster

The Luckiest Things for "Horses"
Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 37)
Lucky days: the 5th and 20th of Chinese lunar months
Lucky colors: yellow and green
Lucky flowers: calla lily and jasmine
Lucky direction: east, west, and southwest
Lucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

The Unlucky Things for "Horses"
Unlucky color: blue, white
Unlucky numbers: 1, 5, and 6
Unlucky direction: north and northwest
Unlucky months: the 5th, 7th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

People born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.

They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.

Though they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.


People born in a year of the Goat are very serene and calm. Therefore they tend to have fewer health problems.

If goat people are in mental and emotional good spirits, this should have a positive effect on their physical health. Eating fresh and organic produce, and eliminating red meat from their diet when possible, is an effective way to keep healthy. They should get out among nature and commune with the great outdoors.

Fresh air, trees, and sunshine will all do wonders for their health. Goat people should have a regular schedule for meals and keep their sleep and waking times consistent. People born in a Year of the Goat will have an ideal health fortune in this Monkey Year. They may suffer from ailments, but they will not be serious. They must not work too much, and should ensure they stick to a regular daily routine and diet.

In the sixth Chinese lunar month, they should be particularly careful about traffic safety, and should avoid the tendency to eat and drink too much in order to avoid causing hidden issues to their intestines and stomach.


People born in the year of the goat prefer to work in a team. Their best work partners are Horses. They are not crazy about status and power. Unless asked, they won't ever volunteer for anything and act as leaders. 

Good career choices for goats are pediatrician, actor, daycare teacher, interior designer, florist, hair stylist, musician, editor, illustrator, and art history teacher.


People born in a Year of the Goat will have excellent monetary fortune in this Monkey Year. They will have windfalls on top of a stable increase of their normal income.

However, there are three things that they should take care of: first, they must not be mean, but help those who are in need; second, they must not expose their wealth otherwise they might get robbed; third, they must not be greedy, but should share their wealth with those who have helped them.

They should increase their awareness in the seventh and tenth Chinese lunar months, or they may encounter unexpected financial losses. Their monetary fortune will be excellent in the second, eighth, ninth, and twelfth Chinese lunar months, especially at the end of the year.


Generally speaking, Goats are private. Therefore it may take time and effort to get to know those who are born in a year of the Goat. Goats seldom share their personal lives. This is the reason why most Goats have few intimate friends. 

Once they become friends, their friendship is peaceful and fulfilling. They work hard for those they love. People born in a Year of the Goat will enjoy relatively vibrant relationships in this

Monkey Year, but these may cause disruptions, so it will be necessary for them to handle them with caution to avoid any unnecessary problems.

With regard to married couples, a third party may become involved, so it is vital that they carefully maintain their relationships. In the ninth and twelfth Chinese lunar months, their relationships will be better.

  • Best with: Rabbit, Horse or Pig
  • Worst with: Ox, Dragon, Snake or Dog

The Luckiest Things for "Goats"
According to Chinese astrology, each animal zodiac has its own lucky numbers, lucky days, lucky colors, lucky flowers, and a best direction. Here are the Goat's:
Lucky numbers: 2, 7, or numbers containing 2 and 7 (like 27 and 72)
Lucky days: the 7th and 30th of any month according to the Chinese lunar calenda
Lucky colors: brown, red, and purple
Lucky flowers: carnations and primroses
Lucky direction: north

Things that should be avoided by Goats
Unlucky colors: green, blue, and black. Goat people should avoid wearing these colors.
Unlucky numbers: 4 and 9
Unlucky direction: southwest
Worst lunar months: third, sixth, and tenth. Avoid these months if you have some important business to do or want to plan an event.


2016 is a Monkey year. Monkey years are believed to be an unlucky for people born in a year of the Monkey. A year of one's birth sign is believed to be the most unlucky in the 12-year cycle. “Monkeys” (who take Chinese astrology seriously) are particularly careful about their health, love lives, career, and investments in Monkey years.
When Monkey Year 2016 Starts — Not January 1st!

2016 doesn't start on January 1 for Monkeys (and traditional Chinese)! It starts at Chinese New Year(February 8, 2016), which changes year-to-year according to the Chinese lunar calendar. People born in January or February should take particular note of when Chinese New Year falls to confirm their birth sign.


Monkeys can have prosperous careers in 2016, if correctly aligned with the Tai Sui star. They will be able to make breakthroughs, if they focus on their career and discipline themselves. If not, they will hardly achieve anything. They should guard against untrustworthy people and discipline themselves in order to avoid trouble. The luckiest months for them will be the second, fifth, and twelfth Chinese lunar months, during which they should seize opportunities instead of missing them.


Great unexpected fortune will find its way to Monkeys in 2016, so they will not have to worry about food and clothes. The best months for them to make their fortune will be the second and twelfth Chinese lunar months, during which they should make full use of their time to invest and cash in. They should avoid gambling, speculating, and collecting illegal or greedy gains, or they will lose everything they have, especially in the third Chinese lunar month. They should also guard against becoming poor due to greed. Monkeys should not show off their wealth, or they will be persecuted by others.


Monkeys will suffer from minor illnesses; however, they will not come to much harm if they are careful. If they take their medicine, the symptoms will lessen. They should be aware of traffic safety as they go about their daily routine, and never take risks. Great attention should also be paid to food safety to ensure illness is avoided. Their health horoscope is never above neutral, but worst in the fourth and tenth Chinese lunar months.


Monkeys' relationships will be rather colorless in 2016. The more they long for a relationship, the harder it will be for them to get one. They may encounter a romantic relationship if it happens naturally, especially in the seventh and twelfth Chinese lunar months. They will have a happy ending if they seize the right opportunities.

They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, some don't trust their sly, restless, and inquisitive nature. Although they are clever and creative, monkeys can't always exhibit their talent properly. Monkeys like to take challenges and they prefer urban life to rural.

In relationships, Monkeys are not very quick in settling down, as they tend to be promiscuous and are easily bored. However, once Monkeys get a perfect partner, they commit to him/her in every possible way. Since Monkeys love to talk and are sociable, they can be communicated with easily.
Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac takes into account the unique characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Monkey with other animals.

  • Best with: Ox or Rabbit
  • Worst with: Tiger or Pig


People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented, Roosters are very confident about themselves.

Roosters are always active, amusing and popular among the crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.

Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm at any occasion.

Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if others don't. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.

Their continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times.

Good Health for "Roosters" People born in a year of the Rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports such as hiking and swimming. Roosters don't get sick very often because they tend to fight illness well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Roosters are a little sensitive, and they feel stressed and moody at times.


Roosters are more motivated than other animals in the Chinese zodiac, making their careers a priority in their lives. Roosters are hardworking, multi-talented, and can deal with a variety of jobs.

Good career choices for Roosters are newsreader, sales person, restaurant owner, hairdresser, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, waiter, journalist, travel writer, dentist, surgeon, soldier, fireman, security guard, and police officer.


Roosters are loyal and they make devoted friends. They always keep their promises and are always true to their word. Sensitive individuals may find it hard to get along well with Roosters, because they always brag about themselves and their accomplishments, which may make others uncomfortable.

The Luckiest Things for "Roosters"
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: gold, brown, yellow
Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
Lucky direction: south, southeast
Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.

Things That Roosters Should Avoid
Unlucky color: red
Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
Unlucky direction: east
Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Love Compatibility for Roosters

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. The love compatibility of Chinese zodiac animals takes into account the characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Rooster with other animals.

  • Best with an Ox or Snake
  • Worst with a Rat, Rabbit, Horse, or Pig

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to bearing a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.

As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their minds to others. Thus Dogs tend to leave others the impression of a stubborn personality.

Born with a good nature, Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gain. They just need a quiet life and a good family, and thus forget the ugliness and evil on earth.

Dogs are always ready to help others, and do not care about their own interests, but if they find themselves betrayed by cunning people they will feel shocked and hurt.

When thrown into doubt, Dogs think the world is evil and complicated. Then they criticize sharply when giving comments on something, and infer all things are according to their pessimistic point of view.


Overall Dogs enjoy good health for they tend to be happy all the time. Dogs are active at doing sports, so they are resilient to illnesses such as colds, coughs, and fever.

In heavy work and frequent social activities, in addition to proper excise, they should pay attention to having enough rest, which will benefit both physical and mental health. Since Dogs are far from crazy about seeking money and power, they feel less stressed and tense at work and in life.


Due to loyalty in personality, Dogs tend to choose a career based on the principle of serving others. Dogs are seen as valuable employees, as they work heart and soul at their tasks.

They are easy-going and kind, and always are ready to alleviate the workload of others, which make them very popular in their work circle.

Recommended careers for Dogs include police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk, and judge.


When making close friends, Dogs will take some time to gain a thorough knowledge of their friends, due to their trait of being conservative and cautious. Once they become close friends, Dogs will be faithful to maintain the relationship.

They would rather suffer loss than make trouble for others, and never go against their hearts to do an immoral thing.

In love relationships, Dogs will not easily fall in love with someone. But once they fall in love with someone, they will have great faithfulness to maintain the love relationship and be loyal to the lover. However, their emotions have ups and downs in dealing with love relationships.

Are Dogs Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals works on the principle that only those whose characteristics match have good compatibility. Those who don’t match need to put more effort into their relationships.

See below for the compatibility of the Dog with other animals, and find out if the Dog is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best with: Rabbit
  • Worst with: Dragon, Goat, Rooster

Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.

General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.


Pigs generally have good health all through life, if they avoid excess. While they have frequent dinner parties and social activities, they should avoid excessive eating, drinking, and smoking, which can cause sickness. In addition to a balanced diet, proper exercise is badly needed for Pigs to keep fit.

As Pigs have a free mind on everything, they rarely encounter stress trouble. Faced with work overload, they know how to relax themselves from tiredness. Sleep is a usual way for them to refresh themselves.


Pigs enjoy fine fortune in their careers. Their work and cause develop in a relatively smooth way.

When encountering trouble and difficulties, Pigs tend to receive help from others. With a great sense of responsibility, Pigs are not afraid to try to do what they are interested in, and Pigs have rich creativity and imagination.

In social relationships, they should build up their own interpersonal network to help them achieve career success.

They thrive as entertainers, caterers, doctors, veterinarians, and interior decorators. Promising career fields include transportation, entertainment, retail and hospitality.


Pigs enjoy good social relationships, so you don’t need to try very hard. With traits of sincerity and integrity, they are popular friends. Pigs are clear-minded, and not preoccupied with minor things that concern other people. They value friendship highly and never betray friends unless in special circumstances.

In love relationships pigs are affectionate and sexual. They are faithful to their partners. Once they find the right partner, they’re typically committed for the long-term. However, due to lack of proper communication, sometimes Pigs cannot handle problems in relationships.

If you want to have a long-term relationship with a Pig, be honest with and have knowledge of his/her inner thoughts.

Are Pigs Compatible with You?

Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the unique characteristics of each animal into account. Those whose characteristics match well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Pig with other animals, and find out if the Pig is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best match: Goat, Tiger, Rabbit
  • Worst match: Monkey, Snake

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