Welcome to the Year of the Monkey!

Today marks New Years Day in the Chinese calendar.  The Year of the Monkey runs from February 8 until January 27, 2017

If you were born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 then you are under the monkey zodiac.  If you are born in 2016 this will make you a red fire monkey – the colour red is auspicious and considered very lucky, while fire is one of the five Taoist elements, alongside water, earth, wood and metal and add complexity to your zodiac.

The year of the monkey is actually considered to be unlucky for those born under the sign of the monkey but it is believed you can turn this around by seeking the blessing of the lucky stars!