What The Year Of The Monkey Means For You

Happy Chinese New Year! According to Chinese astrology, February 8, 2016, marks the Year of the Monkey—the ninth of 12 animals in their zodiac cycle. If you were born in a Monkey year, take note—there are certain days, numbers and objects you should both seek and avoid. (If you don’t know your Chinese zodiac sign, search it here.) And if you’re really feeling the festive spirit, treat yourself to Prada’s capsule collection of China-red accessories and animal key chains—they’re bananas. (We had to.)

Monkey Years:

2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920, 1908

For “Monkeys” (born in a Year of the Monkey):

Lucky numbers: 4 and 9

Lucky days: the 14th and 28th of any Chinese lunar calendar month

Lucky colors: white, blue, gold

Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, crape myrtle

Lucky directions: north, northwest, west

Lucky months: Chinese lunar months 8 and 12

Unlucky colors: red, pink

Unlucky numbers: 2 and 7

Unlucky directions: south, southeast

Unlucky months: Chinese lunar months 7 and 11