Happy Chinese New Year!

If you were lax in beginning your 2016 New Year's Resolutions, you're getting another chance to make them happen as the Chinese New Year kicks off today. The Chinese New Year is characterized by one of 12 animals which appear in their zodiac. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey.

The Monkey is the ninth animal in the Chinese zodiac. People born under this sign are described as being quick-witted, curious and mischievous. The lucky numbers for those born under the sign of the Monkey are 1, 7, and 8. The colors associated with this sign are white, gold and blue which should make for an interesting discussion for those still debating the colored dress which some see as white and gold and others see as blue and black.

Famous people born under the Sign of the Monkey include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Cuba Gooding Junior, Mick Jagger, Halle Berry and Owen Wilson. While the Sign of the Monkey is considered to be the most unlucky symbol in the Chinese zodiac, I think these celebrities prove otherwise!

I was born under the Year of the Rabbit. This sign is considered to be trustworthy, empathic, modest, diplomatic, sincere and sociable. Wow! That's a lot to live up to! The next time we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit is in 2023.

No matter how you chose to spend the Chinese New Year, I hope it kicks off 12 months of health, happiness, prosperity and peace. Happy Chinese New Year!


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