This year is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese astrology. The monkey is a smart and hyperactive animal. This year we might see just about anything happen. Supposedly since the monkey is hyperactive and the fact that this is a Fire year, there is no sense in planning, but that doesn't mean that we should not be diligent. Things will largely be individual pursuits which is good for anyone who is a self-motivator. If not, one needs to be focused in order to be successful. Also, since the monkey is an intelligent animal it needs to be balanced with things physically. So this is good since doing Aikido will keep the monkey's mind in balance. The Year of the Monkey is supposed to be prosperous so we all should see some success if we can stay diligent and focused in everything that we do in our lives.