2016 Yearly Chinese Horoscope: ox
Your sign of the Ox is known as much for its tenacity as it is for its patience and inner depth. Still waters run deep, they say, and this could describe you to a T. During the Year of the Monkey, you're urged to be more social and outgoing, but this may not always fit your mood. Rather than getting angry that people want to know you better, or stubbornly sticking to your beliefs, you may find more success by being more relaxed and spirited, like the Monkey. You don't have to give up who you are in order to have a good time. Who knows? You may even find that you're a big star, thanks to your culinary chops and other skills. It's a busy year, and one that introduces you to lots of new friends. From there, it's up to you to find the ones who will be long lasting pals, and the ones who don't make the cut.
Since your sign can be incredibly tenacious at work, you know what it takes to get to the top. The question is, will you make it as far as you can? It's not a matter of having the intelligence and ability. You've got that in spades. But you sometimes take yourself out of contention for a raise or promotion by refusing to play the game. You're too smart for that. This year, when the Monkey brings so much playfulness and social energy to your life, it's time to let go of any inhibitions and show new acquaintances what you're made of. Sure, you'd like your work to do the talking for you. But taking a page from the Monkey's book may prove that a little currying of favor during a performance review isn't a bad idea. During October and November, you're up for a very important change in your working life. Make sure you've not just done a great job -- that's a given with you -- but that you've done the social work to make sure this decision goes in your favor. During January 2017, begin the New Year with a brand new plan and a brand new position. The corner office looks good with you in it!
Your sign is one of the most romantic in the Zodiac, thanks to your appreciation for the traditional. You prefer flowers, candy, holding hands, and romantic dinners way more than newfangled weddings spent skydiving. But your patience with someone you have your eye on may backfire, as your lack of action signals a lack of interest. February requires that you make your feelings known if you're single, even if that makes you feel vulnerable. During March and April, married and committed Ox natives find new ways to get closer together. Whether you're ready to move in together or walk down the aisle, you're both on the same page. Though June brings a rift that may be temporary, those still making up their minds in love find some freedom in dating others for a while. Your sign prefers to be settled, but this year asks that you consider all your romantic options. Communication needs to be addressed if you're going to stay together. Sticking to your principles shows that you're a steadfast person. But it may also lose you a great person if you can't admit that you're wrong every once in a while. Admitting your faults doesn't make you weak. August is a great time for a spontaneous getaway. Well, as spontaneous as your sign gets. This helps you get to know each other better if you're just getting together, or just have some needed fun if you've been together forever. Singles need to get out of online or app dating and into the real world through flirting with strangers or friends fixing you up.
When it comes to your health, your sign may be known for its sweet tooth. Can you help it if everything you love comes from the bakery? During the Year of the Monkey, you're urged not to give up what you love, going cold turkey, but widen your set of choices. For example, if you eat carrots for a snack one day, eating a mini cupcake the next day isn't too terrible. As you get more into creative ways of making luxurious vegetable dishes, you may not even notice you're eating healthier. April provides an opportunity to begin a new fitness regimen. Don't do something just because everyone else is doing it, though. Move toward what you love, such as yoga, tai chi or even walking, and you may find the motivation to do it on a regular basis. Remember, good health comes from loving yourself enough to make positive changes, not denying yourself everything you adore.
One of your biggest drivers in life is making money, which contributes to making your life more comfortable. May is an excellent time for taking on more work and earning more money, or even making the case for a raise. Since you're very calm and patient when it comes to your cash, you're also a prime candidate for earning it through investments. Taking the long view provides dividends on a regular basis. You also enjoy some good old-fashioned luck around October and November, when money begins to accumulate for you. Paying off debt and balancing your need for comforts with your need for long-term security becomes easier during this time, and you can make some serious dents in any consumer debt. Patience also pays off when it comes to a business you've been considering on the side. Your know-how has it bringing in extra profits almost immediately. You're a natural!