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Your Chinese zodiac horoscope for the Year of the Monkey 2016

Are you a rat, snake, tiger or a dragon? See how the monkey will influence the year for your animal sign.

Bidding farewell to the Year of the Goat, China — and other countries with a significant Chinese population — roped in the Year of the Monkey on February 8, 2016. Traditional Chinese astrology groups people into one of 12 animals based on their year of birth, and it is firmly believed that your animal has a huge influence on various aspects of your life — personality, future, career, love and general luck. We browsed through scores of fortune tellers to see what astrologists have predicted for your spirit animal in the Year of the Monkey. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Rat (Born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): If you're looking for a job, then you need to focus on education — or learn new skills. Your saviour will appear to guide you with job opportunities. If you encounter trouble in your career, people around will be happy to help you. If you look for a promotion opportunity, you will receive support from your coworkers. You will have opportunities to increase your wealth. Housing investment in the real estate market is a good choice. This is a good time for a love relationship. You can ask your mentors, parents or older friends to help you to find the potential match. If you have argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, then you will receive good support. You need to rest yourself regularly to avoid overwork and exhaustion. Pay attention to your kidneys, abdominal pain and the urinary system. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Ox (Born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): It's time to put worries and concerns aside to accept career challenges. People need your knowledge and help to build their business opportunities. They will provide a good working environment for you to show your talent. Money won't come in through your door directly — you will need to earn money using your brain and labour. For a better love relationship, the ox must reserve a space of love for its partner to strengthen the relationship. Joining more social networks and meeting people to build friendships will help your career. If you have an argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, then you will stand at an advantageous position in the beginning — but, that doesn't mean you will win in the end. Your carelessness can fail you. Just keep exercising regularly and pay attention to your stomach, intestine and the entire digestive system. As long as you continue to stand out to prove your ability, opportunities can take you anywhere — just like wind. If you are too conservative, your achievement might get limited. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Tiger (Born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): You will face challenges and troubles in your career. It's required that you use your experience, knowledge and wisdom to solve your problems. If you don't have the solution, ask and learn from someone else. You need to learn new professional skills to increase your career opportunities. However, don't be greedy for big returns from risky businesses. All investments must switch to conservative items. You need to stay calm and play a low profile when the argument crops up. If you face troubles in communicating with your partner, ask an older friend to act as a mediator or liaison. If you happen to have an argument or end up in a lawsuit with someone, you will need negotiation to end the dispute. You need to pay attention to accidents — your arms and legs might get hurt. Also, take care of your liver and the nervous system. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Rabbit (Born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): People will seek you out and offer career opportunities or business relationships. You will have a very good cooperative experience with a new boss or partner. Your reputation will help you to create many money-making opportunities, and fame and wealth will come together. But, the major income will still come from your job. If you are looking for love, it is a good time to take actions. If you are in love, then you could think about deeper relationships or marriage. You shouldn't have disputes with others during this period. In case an argument or a lawsuit does appear, you should focus on negotiating and making peace with the person. Be careful of accidents that can injure your face or head — they might leave a scar behind. Pay attention to your arms, legs, liver and the nervous system. Everything will come your way, and the results will be satisfactory. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Dragon (Born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): The dragon has good management skills — it knows how to assign tasks to proper people to share the authority and responsibility. If you encounter a career opportunity or heavy workload, you should ask help from your partners or coworkers to fulfill the career plan. This will be a good fortune year — you might get unexpected income. It's the right time to ask a financial advisor to manage your investment. If you own your business, then your reputation will help you to increase your fame, wealth and value. If you are single, you should attend more social activities — someone might be out there waiting for you. If you are in love, you will receive more care from your lover. Your love relationship will get closer in the winter. If you are married, you and your spouse will have a wonderful and memorable year. If you have an argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, you have the best odds to win the case because of the strong support you will receive. You need to pay attention to your diet. Improper food or drinks might cause problems in the cardiovascular system, thereby causing difficulty in movement. Persevering with regular exercise will help immensely. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Snake (Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): You will encounter little trouble in your career, but you need to work a little bit harder. It will be worth it all, because you will get satisfied returns. Your income and investment will see a stable increase. If you can find a good financial adviser to manage your finances, then you might get much more in return. The younger generations will find it easier to find their matches. If you are a female, you might need to push or encourage the boy to accept the relationship. If you are a male, you will be lucky in love. If you are married or in love, your love relationship will be maintained well. If you can help people, you should spend time on it. It will help you to expand your social network, and money-making opportunities might follow. If you have an argument or dispute with someone, you will need to take care of the business yourself. Try not to over-exercise and injure the body. Pay attention to arthritis, arms, legs and shoulders. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Horse (Born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014): Your workload and responsibilities will increase, which is a good sign for career development. Your income will grow in proportion to the efforts you make. You might receive a good salary raise at work. If you have extra money for investment, you'd better spend time and energy to review your investment portfolio and adjust your financial strategy. The topics in your social network will focus more on career and finance. Staying in these circles, you will gain new knowledge and experience. These friendships and connections will help your career development. If you are looking for love, the opportunity is out there — you just need to spend some time to find it. If you are a male, you have more chances to meet girls you would like to build a new relationship with. If you are married or in love, what you need is to be more romantic around your lover. If you have an argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, you have a good chance to win the case. If it involves money, you might get some back. Try not to over-exercise and injure the body. Pay attention to your muscles, tendons and bones. Watch the air quality to prevent problems with the respiratory system. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Goat (Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003): Don't be too conservative when it comes to your career development. It is the right time to encourage yourself and to exhibit your knowledge, experience and wisdom to people. Your talent and experience will win people's respect and bring you good reputation. Career opportunities will arise. If you have a promotion or a job relocation opportunity, you can accept the challenge. It must be someone giving you a good recommendation. People will help you when you get a new position. You should attend more social activities to make acquaintance of new people, and do take care to maintain those friendships. Money won't fall down at your door directly — you will still need to work hard to earn money. Building good relationships with people can make it easier for you to bring money home. If you want a better love relationship, you need to respect the opinions and feelings of your partner. Both of you need self-control to not push the other to their limits. If you are a female, you need to watch your language and behavior so as to not hurt the dignity of your lover. If you have an argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, then you might have to face a storm. But sunny days are on the horizon. It's better to negotiate with the opposite party to shorten the period of worry and fear. You need to watch the food you consume. You should eat more vegetables and pay attention to your stomach, large intestine and the entire digestive system. As long as you work harder for the coming opportunities, fame and fortune will come to you. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Monkey (Born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004): You are working very closely with your coworkers for the same project. This means your career is keeping you busy. If you are looking for a job, you might need more time to get one, because there are many competitors out there. A humble and polite attitude is very important when you end up in unfamiliar territory. Try not showing you are outsmarting people around you. If someone asks you for a big return on investment, then you had better skip it. If someone gets a loan from you, you might not get it back soon. Money investment must be conservative during the Monkey year. You and your lover often have different opinions. If you are looking for your love, you will see strong competitors out there. You should show courtesy to others, offer favours to people and yield your opportunities to friends. Never intentionally show off your cleverness and wit in public. Being polite and humble will make you a popular figure in your social network. If you have argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, you had better truce for peace. Negotiation is the best approach during this period — otherwise both parties will be the losers. You should watch out for unnecessary accidents involving arms and legs, and avoid dangerous sports and activities. Also, pay attention to your nervous system, liver and gall bladder. As long as you continue persisting in benevolence, etiquette and righteousness, good luck will stay with you. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Rooster (Born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005): The career industry is changing. You need to spend more time and energy on your job. You will feel some pressures from the project schedule, but you can still work happily as long as you follow all the instructions of your boss carefully. You don't have strong money luck, but your friends or relatives will discuss some investment opportunities with you. They might even push you to get involved in an investment. Your lover likes to show his or her ability to act as the speaker of your relationship and take control over decision making — including your activities and schedules. He or she has many reasons to override your opinions. You will feel the pressures from the love relationship. Your social activities will increase, but some social networks are wasting your time. Some out there are talkative, seeking the limelight and publishing nonsensical opinions. Therefore, just spend more time with your close friends and family members. If you have argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, you had better negotiate with your opponent. A quick truce is a good approach for such circumstances. Air quality is very important for your health. Pay attention to your respiratory system — lungs, nose, bronchus and throat. When you are in a joyous moment, you need to watch your words and behaviors in order to not offend or displease someone. Life will be calm and safe if you keep the above in mind. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Dog (Born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006): Your career luck shows stability. You will find a good, smart and creative partner to assist you in your career. If you have very tight project schedules, you should assign some tasks to the younger team members to share some workload. Your professional skills can help you earn money easily. Bringing better fortune requires more social or outdoor activities — your social network will bring you financial opportunities. Your personality is complementary with that of your lover's. Both of you will make a good match. However, you need to share more romantic moments with your lover. If you're looking for love, it's good time to attend more social activities. You will enjoy an easy and relaxing lifestyle should you spend more time at social events. You will find people like your advice, making you feel a sense of achievement around them. If you have an argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, both you and the opposite party stand the risk of ending up as losers. You had better negotiate for truce. Dangerous sports should be avoided, and outdoor activities need to be carried out with caution. Pay attention that you don't end up hurting your arms, legs and bones. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Pig (Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007): Basically, your career luck is good. You will realize your job is much easier than before, and you will receive the requisite training, education and assistance from others. You have sufficient knowledge to handle your position — but you still need to stay alert. Any negligence on your part will ruin your reputation and hinder career development. Money luck is good, if you are humble and play a low profile. If you slide into an arrogant and complacent attitude, you won't receive any fortune. You will find people care about you very much. If you are looking for love, then attend more social activities and you will find many people interested in you. If you are in love, plan more romantic moments with your lover. People care and are concerned about you. They will provide you lots of courage, sponsorship and compliments — which might spoil your personality. This is when you should especially take care to be humble. If you have an argument, dispute or lawsuit with someone, it will waste your time, energy and money. Negotiating with the opposite party will be the best approach. Watch out for diabetes, diarrhoea, bladder and neuralgic pain. You have a lot of energy and will be eager to take actions — but you need to look well before each leap so that a promising winner won't end up as a loser. (Source: Thinkstock Images)