Happy Chinese New Year!

All of us at Mindfulness with Animals – Jacqui, Ollie, Missy and Eddie – wish you a very Happy Year of the Red Fire Monkey!!

The Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey will start on February 8, 2016 – the second New Moon after the Solstice. Following 12 months of the dignified and surefooted Goat, the New Year of the Red Monkey is going shake, rattle and roll!


We are already feeling that here in the UK with crazy, wild storms blowing more than a few cobwebs away!



This is just how little Ollie looked today trying to get out into the garden! The pesky monkey kicked off the New Year for me at 1am by blowing the crown cover off of my yurt, leaving my beautiful tranquil healing space exposed to the heavy rain which then drenched everything! I had to laugh … or else I’d cry. At least I started off the New Year laughing with the monkey… let’s hope that humour continues!!

So what do the Chinese astronomers have to say we are about to leap into?

“The Monkey increases communication, humour and wit, helping us get through stressful times with grace and ease.”

Hmm, well humour definitely does help!

“A particularly auspicious time for new inventions, the Year of the Monkey is for taking risks and being rebellious, a year where agile, inventive minds, sheer guts and bravado will win out. Now is the time of courage, action, anarchy, and true devotion to even the wildest of schemes, a time to start new endeavours, for they are destined to succeed under Monkey’s influence. But a word to the wise: those who can hang on for the wild ride, outsmart the confidence-trickster, and bluff their way through will come out unscathed. Those who are dull or slow witted, and can’t handle the stress will come unglued.

On the individual level, do go ahead with your life. Move forward, make strides, and stretch out for what may lay ahead. The Year Of The Monkey 2016 is a time for business considered as risky, and here the seeds of unplanned success lays. Run with ideas, embrace the inventive, and don’t look back.”

Yay! that sounds like a perfect time to be running with all the wild and crazy ideas I have for sharing retreats with you guys… Kenya, Cape Town, Portugal … and closer to home Scotland, Devon and Sussex.  They are going to be FUN!

“Expect a lot of life changing inventions to be released. The key to success this year is education. This is not meant as mere college or graduate school but to take up courses that matter for your everyday life, not just for your career or status. Don’t be too shy to take up exciting sounding courses at your bookshop or join those financial groups to help manage your money or start up a small business. The monkey is all about being creative and innovative with what you have.”

PERFECT!!! So if it appeals to you to learn a whole new and exciting way of connecting with animals, helping rescue animals to release their past trauma, helping your pets to understand what the hell you are on about :) :) and helping YOU to be the person you want to be in love, work and life in general, then do book yourself a 1:1 consultation or come along to some of the great workshops, clinics and retreats I’m planning … the way you see and experience the world will be forever changed … I’m loving what I am learning and sharing!

“The Year of the Monkey 2016 is a good year to break free and take calculated risks as there is nothing more powerful or rewarding than following your heart’s desire. The energies are supporting these changes.”

So perhaps a trip round the world, helping to rehabilitate all those sanctuary animals so desperately needing our help, like bears, elephants, lions?!!   Really, all this is possible with your new found skills of animal healing and communication. It’s definitely what inspired me to start this training a few years ago.  Closer to home, the thousands of wonderful rescue dogs and cats are equally helped with this beautiful, gentle way of effecting a lasting change.

“Mr. Monkey can be menacing as he can easily overthrow old conventions that no longer work. This could mean toppling of old empires or iron fisted bosses. So just remember, bosses that have been taking advantage of this economic down turn may soon learn to regret it. All things find their balance eventually.”

Wishing you all a very fulfilling, abundant year with good health, wealth and the wisdom to enjoy it all to the max! Most of all, I wish you contentment and love.  Be happy, and help all those we share our beautiful planet with to be happy too.

And don’t forget that leaving that ‘monkey-mind’ behind and being mindful and peaceful is the best way to achieve all that!



Thank you to astrologyclub.org for your predictions!



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