Chinese New year 2016

Happy new year to all of the Asian people celebrating the year of the Monkey on the 8th February 2016.

This is going to be a mesmerising year, as the Monkey is about to play all sorts of tricks on us. It is the year of the fire Monkey, which means that both of the elements of Water and Gold is contained within the Monkey business this year ahead. 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 than ever before.

If you were born on any of the following years, then you are a Monkey sign, 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016 2028. The Monkey is an intelligent, clever, cheeky,  and very aware animal. If you want to have a good year, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. The element of Metal is also connected to the Wind. That implies the status of events will be changing very quickly this year and much thought will need to be applied when trying to make important decisions in your life. Some of us will find that the changes are just happening without any warning. I have placed a small video for you about Baby Monkeys and their survival on the earth...amazing.

To understand the spiritual aspect of the monkey it is important that you remove your basic horoscope view of it all, as the monkey does have the element of metal, which implies gold to the majority of people, therefore it will influence our financial matters and status. With that said, the spirit Monkey is about changing your heart and finding that child like playfulness that most of us seem to loose when we grow in years. The child like mind is innocent, therefore open to learning, from within the heart and soul. The Monkey will also teach us the true value of Gold, which is that the spirit and Soul cannot survive without this element as it is indestructible and is our only essence of immortality that we have within us. This is why the gods in our ancient history were always known to be in pursuit of gold. The Alchemists were always trying to use gold to create the elixir of life, but they failed and many people died trying, by drinking various solutions created by the Alchemists. So what does the Monkey know about gold? For sure it does not understand any monetary value, it knows the element of Gold was meant to have come from another place in our universe many millions of years ago. Therefore the Monkey is very close to the energy of our ancestors, who once returned to claim their gold back for reasons other than immortality are unknown.

But enough of this talk, lets get down to Monkey business shall we. The Monkey is a very social animal, therefore we will find our connections to other humans, animals and the earth much more powerful this year, we will I hope finally appreciate the value of life and all living things. The monkey is also an artist and is know for its very powerful creativity and problem solving skills. As some of you are aware, a lot of people have all of sudden taken up an interest in art and other creative expressions, which is a wonderful thing, for expression from the heart of the mind is exactly what the monkey can teach us. The Monkey also knows all about social structures and communities as we are based on a similar structure to their own way of living...if only we had their humour! not forgetting the monkey mind in meditation of course.

The Mayans glorified the monkey as a patron of the arts and was a symbol of knowledge and prophecy and it was also associated with the sun by the ancient Aztecs. The Monkey has a greater history than we can comprehend. It is a shame that these animals are treated the way they have been treated by some humans, for there is much to learn from our dear little friends, one of them being compassion and forgiveness and the love they have in their hearts is very overwhelming at times.

So this is the year of many mixed events, good and not so good as the monkey will not only change everything, it will prioritise everything in its right order, so be ready and aware, the Monkey is approaching us all.

Master Vasilios © Cyprus Tai Chi 2016

"Monkey grooming 01" by AKS.9955 - Own work.