Chinese Astrology for April 2016 – Month of the Water Dragon

When the water-dragon meets the fire-monkey

Yes, time flies. And as time goes by the rabbit retires to make room for the next sign to join the ruling fire-monkey. Time has come for us to get familiarized with the water-dragon that starts his term of office on 04 April 2016, 08:26h GMT.

Giving things a go and not hiding behind someone or something that is the credo of all the dragons. That of the water-dragon in particular. He is a friendly creature, easy-going and very intelligent. He is quick-witted and rarely lets an opportunity slip by.
No matter what he is up to he wants to see results. Luckily he is much more patient than all the other members of the dragon-family who expect things to happen at once.

He can be quite jumpy as far as pursuing his goals is concerned. He changes focus frequently depending on his momentary likings. Concentrating on the job at hand is what others are good at but not the water-dragon.

Another effect water has on the dragon is his fantastic ability to communicate. He has an understanding nature and is willing to share his ideas and co-operate with others. His good sense of humour adds to his skills as convincing and persuasive speaker.

Monkey and dragon are allies who support each other and keep each other busy. So the coming month will not bring much of what we cherish as relaxation. Quite the opposite will be the case. The path to reaching our goals are quite likely to look different from what we may have envisaged. It will be an eventful month that may have the odd surprise for us. No matter how these will affect us we must be ready and open to see new opportunities that will give us the chance to advance and to prosper. Sometimes it may be a challenge to get off the beaten track. Give it a try it’s worth it.

We are expecting fortunate times for financial matters. But only if we do proceed carefully avoiding all risks. The same applies for legal matters.

In case we are not sure what to do we should consult others. Their advice or guidance can really make a difference of how our path through this month will be like. Let us expect the unexpected and let us react as flexible as possible so that we can benefit from whatever is going to happen. But no matter how busy we keep ourselves we should not forget to take some time off. That helps to recharge our own energy cells.

Time to have a look through the eyes of the signs of the zodiac to find out what the month will look like from their point of view:

Dragon(*) (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012):
A gorgeous month lies ahead. Expect a wonderful time full of delightful surprises and opportunities for success. Recognition is foreseen, much progress in business, exciting social activities create much happiness.

Snake(*) (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013):
Expect a lot of activities and much excitement. That can be fun and that can drain your energy. So retreat at least occasionally from all the action and quietly ponder and meditate. That will retain your power in the eye of the storm and lead you to a full harvest.

Horse(*) (1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014):
Through the stormy influence of the dragon you can expect frequent leaps from ‘very high’ to ‘very low’. You may feel unsettled and you may start to worry. Your best way to benefit from this hectic month is to enjoy the company of family and friends and to not cultivate a pessimistic or fearful attitude.

Goat(*) (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015):
You are about to experience a month full of stimulation and excitement resulting in success, happiness and romance. But watch out and attend to financial matters with utmost care. Take good care of yourself and bear in mind constantly: too much activity can lead to illness.

Monkey(*) (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016):
Excitement, fun and merriment are your constant companions in this month. Mind your expences, entertainment can become quite costly. Cut down unnecessary expenses, practise financial restraint.

Rooster(*) (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005):
Your good friend, the dragon, lets the spotlight shine on you, success is sort of guaranteed, rewards can be bestowed, good luck is foreseen. Above that it is a good time to get married.

Dog(*) (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006):
As official opponent of the dragon this month may no be real smooth ride through time. Keep a low profile, concentrate on your strongest faculties and abilities, stick to the task at hand. At all costs, stay away from financial matters this month.

Pig(*) (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007):
Expect pleasant things to happen. Lively social times, celebrations, feastings, even success with your work is foreseen. You will receive respect from others and recognition for what you do, for the way you do things.

Rat(*) (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008):
It is very fortunate to be the ally of the ruling party, the powerful dragon assists the daring rat. Success and good fortune are there for you in all endeavors, especially relationships and career. Pursuing your goals pays off.

Ox(*) (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009):
A time that requires you to work hard, to be highly concentrated, to focus and what you are doing. Be dedicated, patient and reliable. Rewards may be there for you at the end of the month. Enjoy the fireworks around you but avoid the festivities.

Tiger(*) (1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010):
Dragon’s dynamic energy will stimulate tiger’s passionate determination and will bring excitement and diverse activities. But watch out that dynamics do not turn into dynamite. Should difficult situations arise it is best not only to seek but also to find a compromise.

Rabbit(*) (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011):
The new month will not be boring. If you are highly motivated and have an optimistic attitude you can gain from activities and movements you are involved in. New friends and acquaintances can proof beneficial. Before getting overextended retreat and rest.

We can’t live without them, the days on which we should not start certain projects.

As far as starting short-ranged projects are concerned we should be very reluctant to do so on 10 April 2016, 22 April 2016 and 04 May 2016. Long-ranged projects should not begin on 14 April 2016 and 26 April 2016.

May these very lively signs of the zodiac that rule over time and space this month present us the opportunities we need for ourselves to proceed.

Bodo Trieb

(*) for this kind of analysis we work with the solar calender. With a satisfying accuracy we can say that all years start on 04 February. This means that e.g. a person born on 31 January 1983 is born in the year of the dog as the year of the pig starts on 04 February 1983.

In consultations I certainly work with the exact dates and times.

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