It's summertime! The month of the Fire Monkey, which begins August 7, 2016 and ends September 6, 2016, is preceded by Month of the Wood Goat. 2016 also being a Year of the Fire Monkey, the energy cycle of the five elements of Chinese astrology amplifies the influence of Fire during this period of summer holidays.

The zodiac sign of the Snake and the zodiac sign of the Horse, Fire signs par excellence, are consequently particularly sensitive to this specific period of time, dominated by Fire. People born during the years of the Snake and Horse can count on a full load of energy and vitality that can be a promise of a great holiday, as long as they avoid making hasty decisions.

To a lesser extent, the Rat (Water sign) and the Dragon (Earth, Water and Wood sign) can also benefit from the heat of the Fire Monkey month, and meet new interesting people, provided they don’t let themselves being consumed by the flames of momentary passion.

August is the perfect time for family barbecues and picnics at the beach. However, when these family and friends celebrations occur, it’s best to avoid unnecessary controversy at dessert. For the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, it’s advisable to curb any domineering instinct, exacerbated this summer by the increased influence of the Fire element. If you want to enjoy your holiday, let yourself go to kindly, optimistic and friendly feelings, even with those who clearly don’t wish you well.

Love and births

If the summer of 2016 is conducive to flirting and romantic conquests, some promises of eternal and unconditional love might unfortunately not resist the beginning of September. Sometimes it’s better to move step by step into the mysterious realm of romantic adventures.

If you're expecting a birth in your home during the month of August 2016, you may consider choosing a name (or middle name) associated with the Wood element in order to balance the energy cycle of your unborn child.

Indeed, if August 2016 is dominated Fire, it’s also marked by strong deficiency of the Wood element. To fill this energetic gap in Wood if your child is born during this period of the Chinese astrological calendar, first names etymologically related to the forest (Silvan, Forrest), a tree (Oliver, Cyprian, Willow), a flower (Rose, Iris), a green precious stone (Jade), and the green color in general, are considered good omen.

Fashion and lifestyle

To channel any excess due to the strong presence of the Fire element during the month of August 2016, the Earth element and the colors associated with it will be helpful to preserve your well being and your balance .

For example, a swimsuit, a dress, a shirt or a beach towel in earth tones, beige, ivory, or pale yellow will be your best assets to spend a revitalizing summer.

Work and investment

The meetings conducted during the month of August 2016 can lead to new business projects in the fall. However, take care to remain cautious and vigilant before committing yourself too quickly, and learn to properly identify the right people to sign a future deal with, by making sure they’re having at heart that your future partnership is properly balanced.

KarmaWeather tips for August 2016, Month of the Fire Monkey

During summer, don’t forget to drink gallons of water, and to protect your skin by renewing application of your sunscreen at least every two hours, especially when you luxuriate in the beach under your umbrella, Sex-on-the-Beach in one hand, and the last JK Rowling book in the other.

Finally, watch your language with as much attention as you do with your luxury wallet.

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Energetic distribution of the 5 elements (1/2)

This KarmaWeather chart displays the daily energetic distribution of the 5 elements from August 1, 2016 until August 15, 2016. Traditionally, interactions between Fire, Earth, Water and Metal greatly influence the course of the day and the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. Each one of us are supposed to react to the 5 Elements’ influence accordingly with our animal sign’s karmic personality.

Energetic distribution of the 5 elements (2/2)

This KarmaWeather chart displays the daily energetic distribution of the 5 elements from August 16, 2016 until August 31, 2016.
Fire Earth Metal Water
Colors Green Red Yellow White Blue
Senses Sight Speech Taste Olfaction Hearing
Feelings Angry Happy Introspective Anxious Fearful
Behavior Contained Watchful Thoughtful Talkative Attentive
Taste Acid Bitter Sweet Pungent Salty

Monthly Karmic temperature forecast (°K) 1/2

When this KarmaWeather's chart displays 100°K on a specific day, it is the sign of a highly positive energetic circulation and balance between the 5 elements of the Chinese calendar. On the contrary, low Karmic temperatures are indicative of destructive interactions between the elements of the current Year, Month and Day.

Monthly Karmic temperature forecast (°K) 2/2