Diver dressed in monkey costume for the Chinese Lunar New Year
A diver dressed in a monkey costume featuring animal signs from the Chinese zodiac calendar, performs with sardines, in conjunction with Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at an aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, January 12, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

The 2016 Chinese New Year, to be held on Feb. 8, will be the year of the Red Monkey, and is expected to bring fortune to different Chinese zodiac signs. Read on for the second part of the fortune guide for the Lunar New Year.

What luck has in store for the Rat sign (1912, 1924, 1936, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008)

People born in the year of the rat are said to be instinctive, cautious, smart, adaptable and positive, which make them brilliant in business, according to Travel China Guide. They are also sociable and outgoing. However, they can be unstable, picky, timid and difficult.

For the year of the monkey, the rat has opportunity to increase their wealth. According to the Chinese Fortune Calendar, housing investment in the real estate market is a smart choice for the rat.

They will need to learn new skill or pursue further education if they are looking for a job. They can receive support from their colleagues if they are aiming for a promotion. If they are applying in a different company, they have a good shot at it.

The best matches for the rat are the ox, rabbit and dragon as they can maintain freshness in their relationship. Bad matches for them, however, are the horse and rooster as they will be in for constant fights.

Lucky numbers are 2 and 3 for the rat, and their lucky colours are gold, blue and green. Their unlucky numbers are 5 and 9, and yellow and brown for their unlucky colours.

Prince Charles and Prince Harry were both born in the year of the rat, as were Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Eminem and Scarlett Johansson.

What luck has in store for the Ox sign (1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009)

The ox or cow is perceived as simple, honest and has straightforward character. They are persistent, industrious, patient and level-headed but strong-willed. People born under this sign may also exhibit signs of obstinacy and prudishness.

Opportunity to earn more is within the ox’s reach, but money will not come in directly. Those who are born in the year of the ox must build their reputation first and work hard for their money.

As for career, the ox must accept the challenges of their job. Worries and concerns will not do anyone good. Nevertheless, ox babies are provided with good working environment so they can show their talent. A change of job is also a good idea for this year as a new job would give better career development.

The best matches for the ox ae the rat, monkey and rooster as they are all responsible. On the other hand, the tiger, dragon, horse and sheep are not good matches for the ox.

Lucky numbers for the ox are 1 and 9, while the lucky colours are red, blue and purple. They should avoid the numbers 3 and 4, and the colours white and green.

Famous people born under this sign include Barack Obama, Richard Nixon, Walt Disney, Vincent Van Gogh, George Clooney, Ashley Tisdale, Vivien Leigh, and Rosa Parks.

What luck has in store for the Tiger sign (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010)

People born in the year of the tiger are perceived as powerful, confident and brave. They are loyal, trustworthy and intelligent. They are also frank, arrogant, hasty, short-tempered and perhaps traitorous, according to Travel China Guide.

Wealth isn’t looking good this year for the tiger. They are advised to be conservative when investing and avoid risky returns.

They will also face challenge and trouble in their career. If they feel their skills and smarts can’t solve their problem at work, they should ask for help from others and learn from them. As Chinese Fortune Calendar advises, if another company offers them a job, they shouldn’t take it because it’s not the time to make change. There are unexpected problems in the new job that are waiting for them.

Lucky numbers for the tiger are 1, 3 and 4, while their lucky colours are grey, blue, white and orange. They should avoid the numbers 6, 7 and 8, and the colours gold, silver, brown and black.

What luck has in store for the Rabbit sign (1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011)

People born in the year of the rabbit are seen as gentle, sensitive, compassionate, modest and romantic. At the same time, they are also stubborn, timid, conservative and hesitant, which often make them lose chances.

2016 will be auspicious for the rabbit sign. Fame and wealth will come together and will help rabbit babies create money-making opportunities.

For their career, other people will offer them work opportunity or business relationship. And if a new company offers them a position, they should not hesitate to take it because they might miss the opportunity.

The sheep, monkey, dog and pig are the rabbit’s best matches, while the snake and rooster are their worst.

Their lucky numbers are 3, 4 and 9, while their lucky colours are red, blue, pink and purple. They should avoid the numbers 1, 7 and 8, and the colours dark brown, dark yellow and white.

Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Tiger Woods, Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were all born in the year of the rabbit.

What luck has in store for the Dragon sign (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012)

Dragon people are lively, intellectual, decisive, ambitious and romantic. They are also frank, a bit arrogant and impatient. Female dragons, according to Travel China Guide, are overly confident sometimes. They can also be eccentric, tactless, intolerant and unrealistic.

They will have a fortunate year of the red monkey and will receive unexpected income. It is best to ask a financial expert for investment advice.

If dragons are offered a job in a different company, they can consider taking it as the new job may bring them good friendship and career opportunity.

The rat, tiger and snake are the dragon’s best matches as the dragon can give support and guidance to tigers and snakes. And for return, the tigers get tenderness and care. The opposite effect will happen when the tiger is paired with ox, sheep or dog as they may eventually become enemies.

Their lucky numbers are 1, 7 and 6, while their lucky colours are gold, silver and hoary. They should avoid the numbers 9, 8 and 3, and the colours red, green, purple and black.

Bruce Lee, Robin Williams, John Lennon, Nicholas Cage, Sandra Bullock, Russell Crowe, Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, Rupert Grint and Liam Neeson were all born in the year of the dragon.

Read: Chinese New Year 2016: Fortune guide for different zodiac signs for the year of the Red Monkey (Part 1)
Chinese New Year 2016: Fortune guide for different zodiac signs for the year of the Red Monkey (Part 3)