A new 12-year cycle started at Feb 7, 2008 with the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese calendar. This important cycle (or era) ends at Feb 5, 2019. It is a 12-year period generally ruled by the universal element of Earth. There are also other elements which rule over each of the 12 years. For example Earth rules over the first and the second year of the cycle (2008, 2009) while Metal rules over the third and the fourth year of the cycle (2010, 2011). The year 2008 is also ruled by the sign of the Rat and has a Yang (male) nature. So 2008 is the Yang year of the Earth Rat. What are the predictions for the sign of the Monkey for 2008? This is what this article is all about.

Monkey rules over 2016 in this 12-year cycle. Monkey is a sign from which most of the innovative and important creations will derive. These creations will affect the entire world. Monkey people have already started thinking and working on their inventions. They can’t wait for their favorable year to come. After all, they were always so impatient.


During 2008 they will use their genius minds to visualize the things that will happen the next years. Monkey people will know that they will play a significant part on this 12-year era. They will use their flexibility to take control of situations and resolve difficult problems. They will be aware of the obstacles on their way and they will find clever ways to bypass them.

This is a good year for Monkey people to deal with their friends and associates. The Rat, which rules over 2008, will increase their communicating skills and help them become very persuasive. Others will perceive Monkey people as a very reliable source of information.

The element of Earth, which rules over 2008, will give Monkey people common sense and will make them agreeable, sometimes more than necessary. The Yang (male) nature of 2008 might cause some frustration to them by discouraging them and making them leave their projects. They should use their strong will to avoid such bad outcomes.

Here are my predictions using the five star system. This has to do with the overall positive energy that the Monkey will receive during 2008. One star (*) means less energy than expected, while five stars (*****) mean more energy than expected. Three stars (***) mean equal amount of positive and negative energy which is a balanced situation:

By Haadi