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Take a quantum leap this year of the Fire Monkey

The Chinese New Year begins on Monday, 8 February and it is the year of the Monkey, so think monkey characteristics.

The personality of the Monkey

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People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous. They are lively, flexible and versatile. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down on others. They can be suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant or jealous.

The Chinese zodiac

Each year is associated with a Chinese zodiac animal sign, as well as one of the five vital elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire or Earth. Chinese Astrology divides astrological signs by years, whereas western Astrology separates them by months.

To see what sign you are click here.

Traditionally festivities start the day before New Year

New Year festivities usually start the day before the New Year and continue until the Lantern Festival which is the 15th day of the New Year.

 Red lantern business booming as Chinese Lunar New Year nears

What does the Year of the Monkey mean for non-monkeys?

Monkey business booming as Chinese Lunar New Year nearsAstrologer Susan Levitt says the year of the Monkey is ideal for a quantum leap in your life! Now is the time to shake things up, create change, and innovate a new path. Join Monkey’s enthusiast energy when risks are rewarded and anything can happen. Even the most ambitious plans can succeed. There will be more than enough action and opportunity to keep you busy. In Monkey year, it’s fine to just make it up as you go along. Just don’t be gullible and trust the wrong people, or wily Monkey will take all the peanuts and leave you only shells.

Famous people born under the sign of the Monkey

Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger in action.
Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger in action.

Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Alice Walker, Michael Douglas, Owen Wilson, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gisele Bundchen, Kim Cattrall, Nick Carter, Patricia Arquette, Alyson Stoner, Christina Ricci, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez.

Source: The Telegraph

Pictures: Corbis

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