by Madhu Mati Brodkey, MFS
Wooo, hang on to your hat! The Year of the Yang Fire Monkey is going to be a wild ride as the influence of the Monkey puts everything into unrest. Anything can happen this year and if the transition from the Ram Year to Monkey Year is an indication, it should be exciting. Monkey’s fixed element (from the Five Element Theory) is metal which deals with communication. And if you’ve been watching any of the shenanigans going on in the political arena you may have noticed that there’s a whole lot of talking going on without saying much (from some)! Since Monkey governs communication it’s best to think before you speak. Stick to the truth for straying from it can cost you valuable allies. Monkey Qi likes to jump from one thing to another, so, stay focused on that which really matters. And, set clear goals. In dealing with others, keep your emphasis on similarities rather than differences to avoid conflict.
The nature of Monkey is commonly regarded as the symbol of trickery by some. But I like to think of it as clever. Monkey energy is intelligent, witty, fun loving and inventive and has the ability to maneuver through difficult situations with ease. Monkey has a positive outlook and a high opinion of self. To emphasize this, well, read on:
“I am the seasoned traveler
Of the Labyrinth.
The genius of alacrity,
Wizard of the impossible.
My brilliance is yet unmatched
In its originality.
My hearts filled with potent magic
That could cast a hundred spells
I am put together
For mine own pleasure.”
I am the Monkey.
Monkey is a good problem solver and works well in teams. Yet, they like their independence. While the positive Qi of Monkey is naturally curious, inventive and playful, there is a flip side of Monkey. This can manifest in insecurity and deception, especially if they feel threatened. In the areas of finance, politics and real estate things will be looking up. However, there is still an undercurrent of insecurity, so choose and deal wisely. For the Monkey trickster thrives, so don’t take anything for granted and be astute in your business and personal dealings.
To learn more about the Yang Fire Monkey Year come to the Way of Life on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m. where I will discuss how to prepare for the year using methods (both transcendental and mundane) for health, career, relationships and prosperity.
Madhu Mati Brodkey, MFS, Feng Shui Master Consultant, Space & Energy Clearing Professional. She can be reached at 831-722-3669. Website:www.fengshuireflections.com