May 2016 – Chinese Astrology Forecast

The Month of the Water-Snake

When the water-snake (month of may 2016) meets the fire-monkey (year of 2016)

It is quite common in life that there are times when we have to say ‘good-bye’ to somebody. And there are other times in which we welcome somebody new in our lives. On 05 May 2016, 01:41h GMT, we have to let go of the water-dragon and welcome the water-snake.


The snake is born under the sign of wisdom. She is highly intelligent and her mind is permanently busy. She is always planning and organising constantly looking for ways in which she can use her considerable skills. She is a deep thinker and likes to meditate and reflect.

The water-snake in particular has a wide variety of interests. She enjoys all sorts of studies and loves to go real deep into things that she finds fascinating. She loves to do detailed research and soon becomes an expert in the chosen field(s). Not only for that it helps her tremendously to have a good memory.

She appears to be a reserved and quiet creature but has sufficient strength of character to make her views known and to get her ideas across. She really knows how to reach her goals.
When dealing with business and financial matters the water-snake’s shrewd intellect and sharp mind help her to be very successful in what she does.

She is very supportive for her own family and very loyal to her friends.

Generally speaking monkey and snake are the best of friends. But having to assist the fire-monkey in ruling over the world takes the water-snake definitely out of her comfort zone. No question about that. Not all things will work according to plan, situations can alter, requirements may change or new possibilities will present themselves on short notice.
If she accepts that the winds of change finally blow in her favour she can actually look forward to a very successful month. Results may not show directly but having changed things or subjects or ways of doing things initiate certain events that lead her to the road to success.

It would be wise not to keep everything too close to herself. When particular matters worry her, rather than keeping her concerns to herself she should consult others. The more open she is the better the outcome will be.

The new month will not only be a busy month, it will also be a time to discover pleasant things we can find delight in.

Careful, thorough and thoughtful should be our way to approach the new month. We may not always feel comfortable with the pace with which the monkey proceeds. Relying on our instincts and following our inner voice we can benefit from the changes we will experience. Allowing us time to develop our own personal interests can be very satisfying and can become beneficial in other ways.

It is time now to find out how the signs of the zodiac see the coming month:

Snake(*) (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013):
A month to look forward to. Times are beneficial, much can be accomplished. Relationships are harmonious, financial matters can be settled successfully. Enjoy but do not exaggerate.

Horse(*) (1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014):
A busy month lies ahead that does not necessarily run very smoothly. Some difficulties at work may come up, delays in business may occur, generally things that might leed to frustration. In the company of friends and family solace can be found.

Goat(*) (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015):
It can be fun, it can be hilarious, it can be busy, it can be amusing. Interesting communications see to that. If certain things need to be changed, go for it. This month supports you in that.

Monkey(*) (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016):
Concentrate on what you know best so that new opportunities can turn out to be very advantageous. Should emotional difficulties appear family and friends can be very supportive, nurturing and a source of inspiration.

Rooster(*) (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005):
An interesting month lies ahead, even minor complications that may show up can be regarded as such. Spend money wisely if you don’t want to pay extra. Some members of the family may need more loving care and attention than they normally do.

Dog(*) (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006):
Learn to compromise, allow the snake’s introspective wisdom to help you with this. You may not experience as much freedom as you personally like. Use this to find new ways to reach your goals. A good month to open a new business.

Pig(*) (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007):
Working to rule may be boring but it is the best way to get through this month as unharmed as possible. It can give you a lot of stability which you need as the official opponent of the snake. Don’t lose your heart to quickly, romance may be unrewarding and complicated.

Rat(*) (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008):
Do not overspend, do not overextend yourself. Lowering one’s expectations can be quite rewarding. Appreciate what you have and concentrate on the meaningful things in life. If you are mindful of what you really need you can let go of what you desperately want.

Ox(*) (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009):
Expect a great month. Enjoy new opportunities, expansion, good luck, and growth. Avoid being the subject of gossip, scandals, or secrets.

Tiger(*) (1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010):
After the dragon’s dynamic energy expect now times for healing and creating balance. Your work will be approved, rewarded and appreciated. All travels will be very favourable this month, even if it’s “only” a vacation.

Rabbit(*) (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011):
Watch out: lack of insight, stubbornness, and obstinacy can spoil this month. You don’t want others to be possessive or controlling, so do as you would be done by! Literature, arts and theater provide a nice change.

Dragon(*) (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012):
Your business will prosper but your private life may not be in the best of order. Pay attention especially to boundaries and responsibilities. If all that are involved are not too stubborn we can even expect a happy ending.

As usual we have to mention those days on which we should not start certain projects or activities.

As far as the beginning of short-ranged projects is concerned we should leave out 05 May 2016, 17 May 2016 and 29 May 2016. Long-ranged projects should not be started on 08 April 2016, not on 20 April 2016 and not on 01 June 2016.

Again there are another 2 days this month on which we should ‘just live’ and do nothing of importance. 14 May 2016 and 16 May 2016 are these days.

May we find time and opportunities to develop our own personal interests in a satisfying and beneficial way. May the odds ever be in our favour. Not only this month.

(*) 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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