Chinese Astrology August 2017

When the earth-monkey meets the fire-rooster

With the new month a new season begins. The weather may not give us any clue but now autumn starts. Or to put it in more accurate terms: autumn starts when the fire-goat hands over responsibilities to the earth-monkey. This year this event takes place on 07 August 2017, 07:39h GMT.


The monkey in general is imaginative, inquisitive and loves to keep a watchful eye on everything that is going on around him. He is never shy to offer his own opinion on all matters or to sort out the problems of others. The meaning of the constellation of the letters ‘n’ and ‘o’ that spells ‘no’ is unknown to him.

He is very intelligent, well educated and always eager to learn new things. He is also a convincing speaker and enjoys being part of debates and heated discussions. He is very persuasive and has absolutely no trouble winning over people to his way of thinking. With that he is predestined to be in the PR-business, teaching or any activity that involves selling.


The earth-monkey in particular is a highly educated and a well read creature that can become quite distinguished in his chosen field of work. He is less extroverted than the other types of monkeys preferring quieter and more solid activities.
Blessed with an enquiring mind the earth-monkey can enjoy a great variety of interests. He is very good at dealing with financial matters and he is patient enough to gather wealth continuously and untiringly.

The calming influence he has on those who are around him is great and he is well liked and respected. His principles and moral standards are high, he is very much caring for others and generous to those who are not as fortunate as he is.

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He does not open up easily and he is very careful in choosing people who he can trust or confide in.

There will be many demands on us this month. Before making any decisions we need to check exactly what is asked from us and what the implications might be. Whatever we are inclined to do we should make sure that nothing interferes with our homelife or prevents us from enjoying the rewards for work well done.
It is highly recommended that we spend quality time with family and friends and to follow our own needs.


Now let’s see what the next month will be like for all the signs of the zodiac:

Monkey(*) (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016):
Enjoy and rejoice, a fantastic month is here to come. It is an excellent time to start new endeavours. Success in business matters is foreseen as well as tremendous progress in many other fields. You can really benefit from this month.

Rooster(*) (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005):
It is now your turn to put your world in order. You’d better devote your time to this task This will help you to proceed courageously and puts you in the position to deal effectively with unforseen difficulties cast upon you by the ruling signs. A more sober and practical approach is the best approach when you want to be successful.

Dog(*) (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006):
Expect a lot of activities and involvement in many fields. Projects may not run the way you planned but that should not prevent you from being enthusiastic. Keep your sense of humour if you have to begin certain things anew. Look at it as a good opportunity for a fresh start.

Pig(*) (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007):
Social gatherings and affairs are very exciting. Look forward to them. However, do not let that good mood misguide you to become the victim of financial imposters with their ill-fated investment schemes. Guard your assets, be careful and mindful.

Rat(*) (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008):
An excitingly funny month lies ahead that will present you with a lot of inspiring surprises. Your close ally, the monkey, sees to that. Hard work from the past bears fruit. Enjoy a very harmonious time with your family.

Ox(*) (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009):
Do things your way and you will be rewarded. Stay true to yourself, stay true to your values, stay true to your convictions when facing adversities. The influence of the wily monkey may bring some discomfort.

Tiger(*) (1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010):
It will not be the most pleasant month that lies ahead. Unfortunately the number of those who can make life unnecessarily difficult has increased. Choke back your anger. Smile and think of doing something naughty, laugh when you’ve already done it.

Rabbit(*) (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011):
Mind your own business and things may run smoother than you can possibly hope for. Expand your business slowly and continuously. Do not make risky investments, do not let your bank statement be a visual record of bad decisions.

Dragon(*) (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012):
Fame and fortune are in store for you. Your close friend, the monkey, takes good care of that. Do not miss opportunities because they are dressed in overalls and look like work (Thomas A. Edison). Avoid quarrels and legal entanglements.

Snake(*) (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013):
May you be guided by your innate wisdom and intuition. These are your guarantees for winning over the wild turmoil and extremes the monkey produces. New friends will be valuable in times to come.

Horse(*) (1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014):
Sudden gains and wild luck are the results of the monkey’s influence. The more you give the more you will receive. Travelling can be beneficial especially but only when you keep your eyes on the road. Be very careful when handling sharp metal objects or tools.

Goat(*) (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015):
Life is like a rollercoaster, it has ups and it has downs. But it’s your choice to scream or enjoy the ride. Do not get swept away by big plans and wild monkey schemes. To remain calm and to remain neutral is the best piece of advice you can get this month.

As it is with all months again there are certain days on which we should not do things of importance.

Short-ranged projects should be started on 07 August 2017, 19 August 2017 and 31 August 2017, long-ranged projects not on 08 August 2017, 20 August 2017 and 01 September 2017.

May we make the right decisions. Not only this month.

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(*) for this kind of analysis we work with the solar calendar. 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.