Today’s Wood Monkey is the complete opposite of our annual qi, namely Metal Tiger and is truly the year break. Consequently, the Chinese almanac suggests today is only suitable to ask ancestors for guidance and taking things apart, which can be loosely translated as tidying up matters.
Weather wise it indicates being cold and windy, wrap up warm and eat well. Here are some ideas for foods? Today’s energy favours sour and bitter tastes also astringent vegetables, such as Celery. However, salty tastes would be preferable, as this balances the clash between wood and metal (Monkey).
Normally Tigers would clash on a Monkey day but helped by the annual qi it should not be too bad, Monkeys are at the centre of attention and can make new friends, whilst setbacks may await the other metal sign of Rooster. Rat and Pig signs are full of energy and new ideas, Rabbits gain power and recognition. Snake and Horse signs have money luck, and Dragon, Goat, Dog and Ox can be less stressed and may travel.
Famous Monkey signs include Chris Pine, & Jake Gyllenhaal, American actors, Ronaldinho, Brazilian football player and Kylie Minogue to name but a few.
Until tomorrow – enjoy today!
by Finn Shooey