Each year of the Chinese calendar corresponds to one of the twelve animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and the pig). Besides the animal, we also cycle through each of the Five elements (fire, earth, mental, water, and wood) to create a full 60 year cycle.
The Monkey is strong metal element, with Yang fire sitting on top of metal. As such, we are moving into the passionate and generous realm of heart-center Fire. Wood feeds Fire in the nurturing cycle of the Five Elements, so any new choices or decisions made in the past two years will ripen and bear their fruits in 2016 and 2017. If we allowed our True Selves to make those choices, the harvest will be delightful to us and the generous nature of Fire will encourage us to share the abundance of whatever we manifest.
Do not forget, Yin and Yang always want to strike a balance. This is a good time to schedule an acupuncture tune-up series to give yourself some extra nurturing and care in the midst of this high energy year.
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Marti Lee Kennedy, L.Ac., O.M.D