Chinese New Year Greeting Card

This year we are entering the Year of the Fire Monkey!  The Monkey is the 9th animal in the Chinese Zodiac.  The Fire element is 4th element in the cycle (Metal / Water / Wood / Fire & Earth), the last Fire Monkey being 1956 (CNY being 12th Feb)!  It is said that people born in the year of the Fire Monkey are Ambitious, Adventurous … but irritable!  Monkeys, as you know, like to play tricks – and strangely the lucky number for Fire Monkeys are 4 & 9 !

Monkeys are highly adaptable and versatile. Enthusiastic about everything, they spend their time broadening their minds and are especially fascinated with art. They like refinement, originality and luxury. Inventive and intelligent, those born in these years can solve most problems quickly and skillfully, and are able to accomplish much in business. Monkeys shamelessly acknowledge their attraction to money. They quickly assimilate facts and figures, picking up new skills and techniques almost instantaneously. In business it is their opportunism coupled with their keen competitive instinct that gives them an eye for that tiny opening into which only Monkeys can insinuate themselves. Once they have instilled themselves, it is their ability to turn their hands to anything that will bring them ultimate success and, in many cases, even make their fortune.