2016 Yearly Chinese Horoscope: rabbit
The Year of Monkey is an interesting one for your sign. Normally, you're a tad conservative (or even a lot), combining ambition and discernment to achieve your goals. This year, however, you're pushed a little beyond your comfort zone in order to learn and grow in life. Far from being unpleasant, it's a time of meeting a lot more people and doing things a little faster than you're used to. Acquaintances may turn into friends, friends into lovers, and side jobs into long-term careers under these aspects. The main challenge during this year is to not let fear rule. Your sign can sometimes need to hide out, or find more comfort in not being singled out. The Monkey isn't afraid to be a little silly or out there to prove a point. Taking a page from this sign's book may end up getting you further ahead than you would have gotten otherwise.
Rabbits tend to be very articulate in all they do, and are able to outline their needs and go after them in an organized fashion. So when it comes to your career, chances are you've at least thought about where you want to end up, either in five years, or at least a vague future outlook. The thing is, you're sometimes so subtle, letting your excellent work do the talking, that it's easy for people to overlook you for promotions, raises, and prime projects. You don't have to become someone you're not, but during the Year of the Monkey you're asked to consider ideas that may not be your regular thing, especially if you're looking for a new job. In February and March, new opportunities provide you with a way to seriously impress others. Keep up the good work! Momentum starts to build for your sign through the spring and summer, culminating with an important career decision come fall. October and November put you in a different league, as long as you're willing to be a little louder and prouder about your contributions. Though others would love to take credit for your work, all you have to do is let it be known that it's all yours.
Single Rabbits get a big boost from the Year of the Monkey, since social activities are highlighted all year! This sign loves to play and have a good time, so you'll no doubt be invited to all kinds of gatherings, from parties and weddings to movies, dinners, and more! Make sure you're looking and feeling your best, because you never know who you'll meet during these occasions. If you're feeling overwhelmed or fatigued from the social swirl, take some time out to rest, but don't isolate yourself for long. February and March especially provide you with all kinds of support to meet a new special someone. Committed couples find a respite from busyness, which allows them to focus on each other during July and August. You may find that hanging out with other couples can give you the social energy you want and need, with the intimacy of date night. Together, you and your honey are poised to make a new step forward. The Year of the Monkey may mean that one or both of you can become too agreeable. Instead of taking your partner's side in everything, or liking whatever he or she likes, having a little healthy disagreement helps you both grow during this year. Boundaries don't have to keep you apart. But they can help delineate what's yours and what's theirs, clarifying it for both of you. All in all, it's a great year for relationships, and for taking it up a notch in love and romance.
Health-wise, your sign of the Rabbit is often pretty careful. You tend to keep yourself healthy, and rarely take huge risks with drinking, over-eating, or any other indulgence. The main issue during this Year of the Monkey is possible burnout. You like to follow your ambition, whether that's climbing the ladder at work or wooing the partner of your choice. But this native ambition combined with the Monkey energy may have you doing more than you can realistically do to achieve your goals. The big challenge will be in learning how to pace yourself. This is a must in April and May, when your life becomes really busy. Eating several small meals throughout the day, and making sure you have plenty of healthy snacks on hand, ensures that you'll stay energized throughout the day. August and September demand that your working times be balanced with periods of rest, lest you get a cold or sustain an minor injury trying to chase your dreams.
Since your sign of the Rabbit is ambitious and often trusted by others, you're great at accumulating wealth throughout your lifetime. In fact, you have a kind of second sense about where to put your energy for the maximum gain. During the Year of the Monkey, you'll have even more opportunities than ever to make more money. The year begins with fortunate opportunities in February. Follow leads and contacts you get from meetings, conferences, and workshops at this time. You never know when they may come in handy. March and April keep the momentum going, as you earn more money through investments, especially those you share with others, along with your existing work. A side business could bring in more cash by the end of the year if you put the structural work in around March. This may be a busier than usual time, but it's worth it to insure your long-term financial future.