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Year of the Fire Monkey: Predictions For Your Career in 2016


February 05 • 18 min read

We’ve finally finished the first month of 2016 (that was fast!), and we’re pretty much overwhelmed with how January turned out to be. Let’s just say it was a mixture of crazy, hectic good and bad days. Don’t be discouraged though because if you’re part of the Filipino-Chinese community, or at the very least, follow Chinese astrology,  you still have time to plan the direction of your lives this year as the Chinese New Year is fast approaching. So, before you say that this might not be your year, perhaps we should take a look at your career horoscope for the Year of the Fire Monkey!

(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

Rats are known to be instinctive, versatile, and alert in nature, which is why they are brilliant entrepreneurs and politicians. Fortune in terms of career favors the Rat for 2016. Your career path will go smoothly because you are full of creativity and energy. Your abilities and efforts will finally be appreciated by your seniors, and this might result to possibility be promoted to a higher post. You will find success in your life as long as you’re able to manage and master perpetual discontent and living in the present moment. If you want to change your job, the Chinese lunar months of March and July are auspicious to get success. However, you are not suggested to change except you have found a proper one. If you stay humble, keep things low key, and communicate better with your co-workers, then expect to have great 2016!

(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

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. In 2016, everything will take a turn for the better, as compared to 2015. As oxes, you have this great desire to advance yourself in any aspect of your life, so it’s not difficult for you to achieve your goals only with some consistent efforts. With your luck this year, you will become more confident with work, and be more willing to take on challenges, and eventually end up rising in your career. It’s not suggested to change your job this year. If you want to change a working environment, you could apply to switch to another department. What you should remind yourself is to say less and do more, keep your head down and do your own work well.

(1914, 926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Tigers are considered to be brave, cruel, forceful, and terrifying which is why they are the symbol of power and lordliness. However, for Tigers, 2016 will be a challenging and hard year for people born under this year. This is because Tiger and Monkey don’t get along well with each other based on Chinese zodiac compatibility astrology. Tiger people in the monkey year will fluctuate in terms of fortune, so you have to work extra hard to overcome the challenges. In terms of career, you may encounter struggles along the way, perhaps be transferred into a different department, or have a change of career. Even the most easy tasks would seem difficult to finish, so it’s best to be careful with your decisions and actions this year.

(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

People with the Rabbit sign are brimming with tenderness, grace, and sensitivity. In 2016, a Rabbit’s luck remains pleasant like before. As long as you are confident enough to take on challenges and seize chances, your ambitions will be realized as quickly as leaping into the next pasture. You will be lucky in career development and growth this year. Your ability and talent could be appreciated by others, thus, a promotion is expected. Better avoid the Chinese lunar month of August if you plan to switch to another department or change a job because this is an inauspicious month. Handle interpersonal relations well, and your career will blossom in the year.

(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

Dragons are usually a group of people who are lively, intellectual, and downright frank. The Year of the Monkey will be a smooth year in general for the Dragon people. However, difficulties and challenges will still be encountered along the way, so you should be prepared to face them whenever they arrive. Be more patient and tolerant to overcome those difficulties. In terms of your career, good favors will come this 2016. You will be given more opportunities to utilize your talents, and your brilliant performance will help you get that promotion. Together with the help of others, your career will be soaring in 2016.

(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Snakes are cunning and sly animals, that likes hanging out in darkness. However, this animal is also a symbol of wisdom and wit, that’s why people in this sign are calm, sensitive and humorous, and most of them are gifted in literature and art. Life will be hectic in 2016, so you have to learn to organize yourself and deal with situations peacefully. Although your fortune in wealth and career will run a little bit smoothly—you will get recognition for your stills and talents, and your new ideas in work would usually be accepted—but your health and relationships might not. So, try to listen to more advices from others and learn to keep your head down when acting. Or it might decelerate the development of your career.

(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Horses are known for their passionate and adventurous spirit, that is why a lot of people under this symbol love constant motion. Your career will be steadily rising in 2016.  Take steps to improve your skills and intellectual capabilities to achieve your career targets and goals. You will have a harmonious interpersonal relationship with colleagues, supervisors and subordinates. So, open your mind this year, and opportunities such as traveling more frequently for work will be in your favor. However, think twice before you do if you have any intention to change the job as it may turns to be unsatisfactory after changing.

(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

Sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people like most because of their gentleness and calm demeanor. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. But for the Sheep people, 2016 will still be full of challenges. But it’s a natural thing if challenges show up when you try to accomplish great things in life, so do not be deterred by them whenever they arrive. The Goats should enhance their mental health and emotional strengths to deal with the obstacles. In work, show your leadership ability to a full extent so you’ll be recognized by others. Also, you can get along very well with your leaders, colleagues or subordinates. As long as you unite with all the forces instead of doing things alone, you can overcome difficulties in work more easily.

(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever, and intelligent, especially in career and wealth. Monkeys are naturally lively, flexible, quick-witted, and versatile people. However, in 2016, the Monkey’s year might not look very pretty. Your overall fortune might not be smooth for the whole year. Career-wise, you will have many challenges coming along your way, so be prepared to put in more effort, and be determined to get things done, all that while being friendly with your colleagues to get their support. Do keep in mind that all the obstacles contribute to your growth and development, and in order for you to overcome them, you will have to have a realistic approach. If you are looking for a job, then you might need more time to get one, this is because you may have a lot of competitors out there.

(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

People born in the Year of Rooster according to Chinese zodiac have many excellent characteristics, such as being honest, bright, communicative and ambitious. People with Chinese zodiac Rooster sign will have a relatively good year in 2016. You should be prepared to experience some changes in work, like job promotion or transfer. If you do want to make any significant changes in your objectives in life, the first five months of 2016 are favorable. It’s time to build up necessary actions by taking an overall view of your goals. Set your priorities, review your strategies and get into the minute details of all the aspects. Also, 2016 is not the time ignore your dreams, it’s the time to work towards making them a reality.

(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

People born in the Dog years are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive people. They are not afraid of the difficulties in their daily life, which certainly makes these characteristics have harmonious relationship with people around. Entering 2016, you will be always surrounded by good luck. Your professional environment will be quite pleasant as well, and you will have a good relationship with your colleagues and business partners, which will eventually give you ample opportunities to freely contribute new ideas to your company. However, predictions also say that you may be loaded with more responsibilities. So, make sure that you do not make too many sacrifices and hurt yourself while taking up these new jobs. Analyze the consequences. Be diplomatic when refusing to take on extra responsibilities.

(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

People with this zodiac sign are considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. They always show generousness and mercy to endure other people’s mistakes, which help them gain harmonious interpersonal relationships. And for 2016, Pigs will considerably have a strong year—an assured one, rather. There is more liberty to do whatever you want. You will face the challenges in life with optimism and independence. Your professional objectives are very clear and you will direct all your efforts to accomplish them until the month of September 2016. You should develop complete harmony at the workplace in relation with your colleagues, superiors, as well as customers. This will eventually give you personal progress and your efforts will ultimately be recognized. You do have to put in mind that these predictions are only options. Astronomers say that astrology is just a study of how elements and circumstances can affect people, and what they can do is guide you in making better decisions throughout the year. In order to fight the bad, all you have to do is to just fuel yourself with positivity, and all will fall into their rightful place, because at the end of the day, when you seek the good and strive to nurture yourselves and your relationships, success will surely follow.

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