Year of the Fire Monkey

February 8, 2016—January 27, 2017

Oriental astrology encourages the use of many omens and portents to attract good fortune. Incorporating these into your environment is an integral part of using the Feng Shui of the year effectively. This will enhance luck, health, wealth and happiness. For example, select the color of the year (yellow) for meditation candles, home decor accents or attire and carry or wear the crystal (tiger's eye). Include the flower, herb and tree in your garden or floral arrangements, incorporate the spice, drink and foods into your diet to further enhance wellbeing. Schedule important meetings and projects during the lucky hours of the day (3 - 5 pm). Use your intuition concerning other possibilities in which to incorporate the suggestions below into your daily life and surroundings to court the favor of the Fire Monkey.

Color: yellow
Music: guitar music
Crystal: tiger’s eye agate (for energy and confidence)
Drink: lemonade
Fragrance: jasmine
Tree: sycamore
Flavor: sweet
Lucky Number: 10
Flower: dandelion
Food: cooked fruit, fruit pies
Spice: cinnamon
Herb: thyme
Motto: “I entertain”
Direction: West to South West
Season: Summer, especially August
Lucky Hours: 3 - 5 PM
Animals: all monkeys, also large cats such as tigers