Monkey's, Chinese horoscopes, manifestations and magic lanterns.
The Chinese year of the monkey starts today!
Are we in for a cheeky time?
In Chinese astrology, the 12 animal zodiac signs each have unique characteristics.
The monkey is sharp and smart.
It's said 'People born in a year of the Monkey are witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality. Personality traits, like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness, make them very naughty. Monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like playing most of the time.'
Which Chinese horoscope are you?
Your sign is derived from the year you were born in the Chinese lunar calendar. The years below are a rough guide, but if you were born in January or February it may be slightly different as the new year moves between
21 January and February 20.
Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971
What does your Chinese zodiac sign mean?
Rat: Intelligent, adaptable, quick-witted, charming, artistic, sociable.
Ox: Loyal, reliable, thorough, strong, reasonable, steady, determined.
Tiger: Enthusiastic, courageous, ambitious, leadership, confidence, charismatic.
Rabbit: Trustworthy, empathic, modest, diplomatic, sincere, sociable, caretakers.
Dragon: Lucky, flexible, eccentric, imaginative, artistic, spiritual, charismatic.
Snake: Philosophical, organised, intelligent, intuitive, elegant, attentive, decisive.
Horse: Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous, strong.
Sheep: Tasteful, crafty, warm, elegant, charming, intuitive, sensitive, calm.
Monkey: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, smart.
Rooster: Honest, energetic, intelligent, flamboyant, flexible, diverse, confident.
Dog: Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable, smart.
Pig: Honorable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere, sociable.
What does it mean to all of us?
It seems it's different for everyone, the AstroTwins sum it up here
Sounds quite exciting, if you believe in these things.
According to different sources this year of the monkey
brings a radical transformation and instant manifestation.
Interesting, worth a try??
Here's meditation for manifestation for you.
Give it a go and see what comes to you in abundance.
And finally The Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House, London
The exhibition ties in with the Chinese new year and is a beautiful, vast display of lanterns and lights.
Lots of animals, a huge dragon, magical mushrooms and flowers, it's so pretty and wonderful for a family stroll. Arches of illuminations, fairy lights in trees and the huge lanterns are a sight to be seen.
The exhibition is set in the gorgeous gardens and is quite a walk, about 1.5hrs.
We had a lovely evening wandering round the grounds.
I highly recommend visiting for a wondrous adventure.
Hope this inspires you to think about your life and where it's going, are you happy, could you be happier?
That requires a big hard look at yourself and work out what would make you happy and find some happiness.
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