What your lucky element says about your luck in 2016
(Philstar.com) - January 31, 2016 - 10:21pm

MANILA, Philippines - Wondering how your lucky element will fare this 2016?

The year 2016 is known as the year of the Red Fire Monkey, having the symbolic sign of monkey and element fire. In Chinese standard time, it will exactly arrive on February 8. According to Chinese five element theory, Monkey contains metal and water - with Yang fire sitting on top of metal - and metal is connected to gold. Thus, financial events are likely to happen this year.

Being an adventurous and ambitious animal, the year of the red fire monkey is ideal for shaking things up and taking a leap. Just be wary about trusting people for you may end up getting only the shells and not the peanuts. People who are born under this sign are energetic by nature, wise, confident and have leadership skills.

The following shows people's luck in 2016 based on their element according to Chinese fortune calendar.

METAL: very good

Monkey of 2016 contains mainly metal. Metal and fire are opposite elements. Fire of 2016 will bring little pressure on the metal. You won't see too much luck during the first half of 2016. After summer, metal will be very active, your luck will become extremely good. Everything will come your way in the second half of 2016.

WATER: very good

Monkey of 2016 contains metal and water. Metal is the mother element of water. That means both metal and water are good for your birth chart. Metal is strong in the fall and water is strong in the winter. Fire of 2016 is not strong because monkey contains water. The first half of 2016 will be fair. Your fortune will take off after summer.

WOOD: fine

Metal of monkey is unfavorable to wood. But water of monkey is the mother element of wood. The first half of 2016 should be stable. If you encounter a trouble in the second half of 2016, then you should be able to find a helper or savior around to solve your problem. Therefore, you will be doing fine in 2016.

FIRE: fine with a hidden trouble

Fire of 2016 will bring your luck during the first half. You will have better luck during the summer. Monkey contains metal and water, which are unfavorable to fire. That means your lucky element will be weaker after summer. You should become conservative during the second half of 2016. Don't do the risky investment in the fall and winter.

EARTH: average

Fire of 2016 is the mother element of earth. If earth encounters trouble, fire will appear to protect earth. Actually monkey also contains little earth. Therefore, your luck is not strong, but it will come once for a while. Red monkey cannot bring you exciting good news. Earth is afraid of wood. There is no wood inside the monkey. That means monkey of 2016 shouldn't bring you you big trouble.

Don't know your lucky element? Check it out here.

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