申 Monkey Magic kicks off 2016



Have you started a good healthy year of the MONKEY 2016?!

Yes, as you may have noticed…

2016 is the year of the Monkey in zodiac calendar.

saru kanji 

The kanji 猿 is commonly used for the animal “MONKEY”.

But when it comes to the zodiac calendar, you see the other one 申.

Monkey is called “SARU” in Japanese.

In Hiragana : さる and in Katakana : サル

I wish you all a peaceful year!!

Well  - I feel already a little bit of lively energy spring out in me,

I should really use this positive Monkey Magic this year in order to push me forward to the direction I want!!

 Images via my Shodo blog


The personality of the Monkey

People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.

The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth.

In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.

-Strengths: sociable, innovative, enthusiastic, self-assured
-Weaknesses: suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant, jealous

Lucky Signs for the Monkey

Lucky numbers: 1, 7, 8
Lucky colours: white, gold, blue
Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, alliums
Lucky directions: north, northwest, west

Famous people born under the monkey sign

Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Michael Douglas, Alice Walker, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Owen Wilson, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gisele Bundchen, Kim Cattrall, Nick Carter, Patricia Arquette, Alyson Stoner, Christina Ricci, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez.

Birth year of Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968

(selected section from the telegraph,UK)




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