2016 is a year of the Monkey. The Monkey, our closest evolutionary relative, is ninth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, which uses an animal per year.
According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, we will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind. That implies the status of events will be changing very quickly. Think twice before you leap when making changes for your finance, career, business relationship and people relationship.
To commemorate the year, Marshall Arisman has unleashed a herd of his Sacred Monkey family. You can see them here, along with other spiritual beasts.