The 2016 Chinese New Year Day is on February 8, 2016. This day is a new moon day, and is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 22:40 p.m. on 8-Feb-2016 in China's time zone.
The Year 2016 is the 4713th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4713th year on February 8, 2016. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Red Fire Monkey is the 33rd Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since (60 * 78) + 33 = 4713, therefore 2016 is the Fire Monkey year, which is the 4713th Chinese Year.
2016 is the year of Monkey. Some people say 2016 is a Red Monkey or Fire Monkey year. This is because the Stem-Branch Calendar is connected to the Five Element theory. Chinese calendars used the Stem-Branch system to count the days, months and years. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in this system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth).
The Stem sequence order is Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use animal names. The Branch sequence order is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Stem and Branch are used together to form a cycle of 60 counting systems which begin with Wooden Rat and end with Water Pig. For example, from 1924 to 1983 is a complete cycle. Year 2016 is Male Fire Monkey the 33rd of the Stem-Branch in the system. Because Fire is connected to Red in the Five-Element system, Year 2016 is also called the Red Monkey year.
When it comes to the monkey, Chinese immediately think about the Sun Wu-Kong, the Monkey King. On February 8. 2016, Chinese New Year Day, the movie of The Monkey King 2 will be released in China. This movie is a sequel to 2014 Monkey King.
Monkey King is a main character in the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Monkey King was born from a stone and acquired supernatural powers from a Taoist master. It's very naughty, went to heaven, stole an elixir of life, ate many peaches of longevity, and then rebelled against heaven. All guardians or generals of heaven cannot conquer the monkey. Finally Buddha tamed and jailed it in the bottom of Five-Element mountain. The monkey had to wait Master Xuan-Zang monk for 500 years to rescue it. Then the story of Journey to the West began. The monkey had to escort the master monk to bring Buddhist sutras from India to China. At the time of the journey, the stone monkey was about 850 years old.
The name of Sun Wu-Kong was given by its Taoist teacher who taught it the immortal and magic powers. The monkey learned 72 different body transformations into animals or objects. It can duplicate itself using his hairs. It can travel on the cloud as the transportation. It can jump 108000 Chinese miles (54000 km) away just turn a somersault. It has x-ray eyes and can can see through any disguise or transformation of demons. Its ears can hear the voices from miles away. It can shrink its body and transform as a small flying animal. So it can get into the demon's body.
The weapon of Monkey King is a golden staff, which was a post of the palace of Dragon Kingdom in the ocean. The post weights about 8100 kg. It can grow as tall as you want or shrink to the size of a needle. It's very heavy and Monkey King keeps it in its ear.
The story of Monkey King or Journey to the West has been adapted for TV drama, movies, cartoons and opera so many times. To understand the icon of Monkey King in Chinese mind is to watch the Beijing Opera of Monkey King.
To forecast our luck in the coming years, we first need to know what elements and animals are in our Birth Chart from the Find Your Lucky Element page. 2016 is the year of Male Fire Monkey.
Monkey is the 9th animal of 12 zodiac signs. This is the beginning of the Metal cycle. If you do well in the 2016 Monkey Year, then your luck will continue during 2017 Chicken Year.
Monkey mainly contains Metal. It also contains Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, we will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey. Monkey is a smart, naughty and vigilant animal. If you are looking for financial success, then you need to outsmart the Monkey.
Basically, if your Lucky Element is Metal or Water, then you will gain some benefit in the Monkey Year. Autumn is the season of Metal. If your Lucky Element is Metal, then your luck will turn better after summer. If Water is your Lucky Element, then your luck will be getter better in the fall and the best period of the year is the winter.
Chinese Fortune Calendar provides the following forecast and prediction using different Chinese Horoscopes methods.
How to Pinpoint to the Lucky Days
People are always want to know which days their luck will come. To determine the coming of good luck, we need to study the Stems and Branches relationships among Daily, Monthly, Yearly, Current Major Cycles and the Birth Chart.
There is an easy and simple way to find your really lucky day. First, the current Year must mainly contain your Lucky Element. Next, you look for the Month that mostly contains your Lucky Element in the Stem and Branch systems. After this, look for days that will contain majority of your Lucky Element. The theory is that the Year brings Lucky Element into the Month; the Month gathers the energy of the Lucky Element and the Day triggers the luck to come out. To find the Five Elements on certain months or dates, click on the following links. The easiest way to learn more about your lucky Elements and days is from the Chinese Fortune Angel astrology software.
What Will Happen To You? Any Money Luck?
It requires many steps to foresee your fortune from our web site. To make it easy for you, we have created a Free Daily Chinese Astrology. When 2016 comes, you can see the Chinese Astrology prediction for your daily, monthly and yearly cycles. Our Chinese Astrology focuses on your Money, Career and Fame.
You are welcome to visit our site daily. We recommend that you come to check your fortune every month.
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