Chinese Horoscopes 2016
What's in store for you in the Year of the Fire Monkey? Find out with our comprehensive Chinese zodiac guideiStock/IBTimes UK

The Year of the Goat is almost at an end and on February 8 Chinese people around the world will be preparing to usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey, which will see a reversal in fortunes for some animal signs that suffered in the last year.

The Year of the Monkey runs from 8 February 2016 until 27 January 2017, and this year, people who are born under the sign of the rabbit, snake, ox, rooster and rat will have the best luck out of all of the animal signs. More women will be in power this year, but all signs must be vigilient about health issues and potential accidents.

Every year, a few months before Chinese New Year, popular astrologers from South-East Asian locations such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia publish a book of predictions for each of the 12 animal zodiac signs, covering career, romance, health, wealth and luck as well as a general outlook for the world. Many Chinese people like to consult these books when preparing to enter a new year.

Here's a quick look at your luck forecast for 2016 according to Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong, a well-known Singaporean Chinese astrologer master who holds the title of Feng Shui Grand Master, awarded by the International Feng Shui Association. He also runs down the finer points of all the forecasts in each video in Mandarin, accompanied by English subtitles.


Rabbit


Born: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Lucky Numbers:
4
Lucky Colours:
Green
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Rabbit, Rat

People born under the sign of the rabbit have the best luck this year. Absolutely everything is great – wealth and business opportunities are overflowing. However, don't get carried away or you might lose your wealth, and watch out for your health. You also have soaring romance luck and singles will meet their ideal partners.


Snake


Born: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Lucky Numbers: 2, 6 and 10
Lucky Colours: Grey, Brown, Red, Orange, White, Gold
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Ox, Snake, Rooster

People born under the sign of the snake also have excellent luck this year. 2016 will be a smooth sailing year and a good year to make suitable investments. It is also a good year for getting married and having children. Be careful as you might be prone to minor accidents.


Ox


Born: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Lucky Numbers: 6, 10
Lucky Colours:
Red, Orange, White, Gold
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Snake, Rooster

People born under the sign of the ox have brilliant luck this year with two lucky stars present. Career, studies and business opportunities will progress well with the help of many kind benefactors, and you will reap investment returns. A romantic star shines over you, so singles will meet their ideal partner and it is a good year for getting married and having children. This year, it is easy for you to have accidents and get sick, so exercise caution.


Rooster


Born: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Lucky Numbers: 2,6
Lucky Colours: Grey, Brown, Red, Orange
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Ox, Snake

People born under the sign of the rooster have much improved luck compared to last year. It is a good time to excel at academics or career, but make sure you save and plan for a rainy day by setting up a budget. There is no health threat for your sign this year, and singles with a partner in mind will have success.


Rat


Born: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Lucky Numbers: 2
Lucky Colours: Grey, Brown
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Ox, Rabbit, Dragon

People born under the sign of the rat have good business and career opportunities this year, but must beware of two unlucky stars. Be careful who you trust as those with ulterior motives lurk around you, and try not to overwork yourself. Be careful when signing contracts. Romance luck is good if you put in effort this year.


Goat


Born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Lucky Numbers: 4, 12
Lucky Colours: Green, Blue, Black
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Rabbit, Pig

People born under the sign of the goat can look forward to much better luck than last year. You have strong windfall and romance luck, so long term investments should be considered and singles will have plenty of choices. Take extra caution with your health and safety as unlucky stars might cause you to have accidents and illnesses.


Pig


Born: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Lucky Numbers: 4
Lucky Colours: Green
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Rabbit

People born under the sign of the pig have a slight improvement in luck from the previous year. Wealth luck is stable and females may get occasional windfalls due to a lucky star, but it is important to control your emotions. Love entanglements could also be stumbling blocks so try to avoid them or you will have trouble. Potential mates are all unsuitable this year.


Tiger


Born: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Lucky Numbers: 4, 12
Lucky Colours: Green, Blue, Black
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Rabbit, Pig

People born under the sign of the tiger have so-so luck this year and should think twice before making any investments or important decisions this year. Do not covet shortcuts to wealth; any illegal business this year will likely lead to imprisonment. Also, treasure your partner in order to avoid a separation in your relationship.


Horse


Born: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Lucky Numbers: 6
Lucky Colours: Red, Orange
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Snake

People born under the sign of the horse will sadly have luck that is even worse than last year, however, if you stay optimistic, there is nothing that you cannot handle. Be cautious and conserve your resources as wealth luck is unstable this year. Singles need to be patient, and for those who are attached, the support of your partner will help you through this year. Maintain a balanced lifestyle to keep your health in check.


Dragon


Born: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Lucky Numbers: 8
Lucky Colours: Blue, Black, White, Gold
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Rat, Rooster

People born under the sign of the dragon do not have the best of luck this year, but if you are optimistic and persevere, you can sail through all challenges. Avoid making investments and do not gamble. Lie low and plan ahead long term. Be discerning about potential partners to identify those with good intentions. People in relationships might have problems from their families.


Dog


Born: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Lucky Numbers: 4
Lucky Colours: Green
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Rabbit

People born under the sign of the dog will have a challenging period this year. Be cautious in all matters, particularly wealth and business. Trust your instincts − if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. You may find yourself too preoccupied with other issues in your life to have much time for romance, so make sure you put in effort to keep existing relationships alive, and don't reject potential opportunities if you are single.


Monkey


Born: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Lucky Numbers: 1, 6
Lucky Colours: Blue, Black, Red, Orange
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Rat, Snake

People born under the sign of the monkey have several unlucky stars this year, but this is normal when it is the year of your sign. It is a good idea to be very cautious with your finances this year and not to make investments. You should also rest more and pay attention to your health. Put effort into existing relationships and try to control your temper so that you don't scare potential partners away.