According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, each year is represented by an animal and one of the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. The different animals cycle out every twelve years, and this year is the year of the Fire Monkey. Chinese zodiacs offer many explanations on personalities and lucky situations depending on the year you were born into, but for newborn babies that are coming into the world in 2016, we will explore what it means to be born in the Year of the Monkey.
It is believed that the Monkey is the most versatile sign of the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are ambitious, adventurous, smart and hard working. Some appropriate jobs would include inventors, entertainers, engineering, film directing and stock market trading. You can also expect your baby to be very sociable and active as they grow. You may need to keep an extra eye on them as they will tend to be adventurous and wander around.
According to the zodiac sign, a few things are lucky for those born in the Year of the Monkey and some unlucky things they should stay away from. The numbers four, nine and any combination of the two tend to be more favorable while the numbers two and seven should be avoided. If you are looking to dress up the nursery you should try to use the colors: white, blue and gold while staying away from reds and pinks.
The Year of the Monkey could also prompt a baby boom in China for 2016. Many couples have been holding off trying to get pregnant until a more favorable year has arrived. Along with the Year of the Monkey, the decision by the Chinese government to abolish the one child rule will also spike birth rates for the nation. Many hospital groups, obstetricians and fertility centers have been renovating and adding more staff members in preparation for the increased births this year will bring.
If you have been trying to conceive for a year with no success, visit a fertility center for a consultation. Contact the Fertility Center of Las Vegas to schedule an appointment or to attend one of our patient education seminars.