Monkeys can run circles around other people with ease. They are curious and clever people who catch on quickly to most anything. Monkey people generally can accomplish any given task. They appreciate difficult or challenging work as it stimulates them and makes them think.
Years of the Monkey
Monkey Years are ninth in the cycle following the Sheep Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Monkey Year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE MONKEY
Monkeys are fun-loving people who really enjoy a good time with friends, family or anyone else for that matter. They love practical jokes and like to play tricks on colleagues and friends alike. Monkeys tend to stir up trouble simply out of boredom, which can end up being more hurtful than they intended. Often, when this causes trouble, they expect others to understand it was all a joke and to deal with the consequences on their own.
Monkeys are curious creatures as well. Some people call them nosy. Others call them interested. The Chinese say they are just downright curious. Although gifted with a strong intellect, creativity and intuition are nor their fortes. They can’t put themselves in your shoes even if they try and will become easily distracted or confused.
People born in the Year of the Monkey share certain characteristics. The Monkey Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following are features associated with the Sign of the Monkey.
Ninth in order, Chinese name—HOU, sign of imagination
Imaginative, responsible, humorous, witty, curious, clever, sneaky
IN YOUR ELEMENT
The characteristics of the Monkey are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL MONKEY 1920 AND 1980
Persuasive and passionate, this Monkey is a warm person. He is successful due to his innate determination and ambitious nature. He works hard to climb the ladder of success and prefers to work alone. They are loyal employees, always prepared and tactful with answers and upper management. In love these Monkeys are just as loyal as well as loving and affectionate.
THE WATER MONKEY 1932 AND 1992
Water gives this Monkey sensitivity. He is easily hurt by the words or actions of others. For protection, these Monkeys usually wear a game face, preferring not to share their emotions or feelings with others. If they play their cards right and pay attention they can be quite successful. However, if they become distracted, these Monkeys can become consumed with gossip or meddlesome activities.
WOOD MONKEY 1944 AND 2004
Wood Monkeys are sharp, witty individuals. They are practical and sharp and possess a general knowledge of how things work. They have a knack for communicating with others and excel in languages and information technology. These Monkeys can deal with all types of people with ease and grace. They work hard and apply their practicality to their work.
THE FIRE MONKEY 1956 AND 2016
Fire gives the Monkey extra determination. It gives him stamina and strength and durability. These people want the upper hand at all times, even in relationships. These Monkeys can also be fickle when choosing a partner, but once they do, their partners will fall fast in live with them. They will continue their climb to the top of the ladder util they get there and are generally well-liked among co-workers and friends.
THE EARTH MONKEY 1908 AND 1968
These Monkeys are pretty by-the-book. They are diligent, motivated individuals, honest and trustworthy. They are calm and collected, genuinely concerned for the betterment of others. They are serious about their occupations and their friendships and are more dependable than most. Earth Monkeys devote themselves completely to causes and people they love and believe in. They don’t have much of an ego because they are such genuine human beings. They demand respect and can pitch a fit if not shown what they believe they deserve.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
Monkeys believe being sick is a waste of time. They don’t want to spend their days in bed. They want to experiencing the flavors of life. Usually, Monkeys are very healthy creatures, partly due to their active lifestyles. If they do experience illness, it is usually of the nervous or circulatory system.
AT HOME WITH THE MONKEY
Most Monkeys enjoy the activity offered by the city life rather than the quiet and tranquility offered in a more rural lifestyle. They crave being in the middle of things, enjoying life from a spectator’s view. They also enjoy people-watching and can amuse themselves for hours at a time by just watching the people walk by. They need a view, and their homes are usually filled with windows and picturesque drawings.
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE MONKEY AT WORK
A Monkey’s good memory and his ability to adapt are two of his most prized possessions. He is intelligent and stoic, able to pick new trades up quickly and easily. Monkeys are also able to do all the work in half the time it takes someone else, but will charge you double what someone else would charge. As such, Monkeys generally take occupations in the world of finance, such as banking, stock exchange or accounting.
MONEY AND THE MONKEY
Monkeys are just as good as spending money as they are at making it. They can’t really save it because it burns a hole in their pockets. Occasionally though, Monkeys should put a little away today for an emergency tomorrow.
Those born in the Year of the Monkey share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the Monkey are listed below:
MONKEYS MAKE EXCELLENT:
Air traffic controllers
CONGENIAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
Whether Monkeys are compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partner. Considering the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business partners can also be very useful.
Monkeys ruled by Benefit From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Horses Fire Roosters
Water Metal Pigs Earth Sheep
Wood Water Dragons Metal Tigers
Fire Wood Monkeys Water Snakes
Earth Fire Rats Wood Rabbits
Leisurely activities and pleasures
LIEKS AND DISLIKES
Since Monkeys are born under the same Animal Sign they often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Monkey personality.
Color Preference: Yellow and Gold
Gems and Stones: Quartz Crystal, Aquamarine, Topaz, Agate
Suitable Gifts: Books, pens, mobile phone, a makeover, joke book, crossword puzzles
Hobbies and Pastimes: Playing an instrument, working a puzzle, karaoke, mind teasers
Monkeys Dislike: Being told to be quiet, not being the most popular, people who don’t like their jokes
THE MONKEY ON VACATION
Monkey people love taking so much that they need to be surrounded by people constantly. For vacations they are drawn to the hot spots, nightclubs, bars and big city lights. A Monkey’s luck may encourage him to try his hand somewhere like Las Vegas or Atlantic City.
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
Monkeys are sociable and lovable and make good friends. As they desire attention, they generally have a grand following of friends and acquaintances. No other animal finds communication and talking with others quite as easy as the Monkey does. As friends they will make you laugh when you want to cry. People want their Monkey friends around them because of their wit, sensitivity and effervescence.
Best Friends: Dragons and Rats
Mortal Enemy: Tigers
MONKEY PARENTS AND BABIES
Monkey parents can be more like big brothers and sisters than actual parents. They retain their child-like qualities and therefore find it easier to relate to their children than other people might. Monkey parents don’t experience the generation gap other families might, partly because they remember what it is like to be a child. However, becoming a parent can cramp a Monkey’s style. They are not ones to stay inside, helping with homework on a Friday night. They would prefer to be out and about, and sometimes take their children with them if it’s appropriate.
MONKEY INFANT AND CHILD
Young Monkeys are full of life. They are vivacious and colorful characters, curious about everything in life. They can’t stay still for long and concentrating is not always easy. In school they are sharp and intellectual, finding schoolwork easy to do. However, they can be the class clown, but not without consequences. Their antics can be disturbing to other children, which can land them in a heap of trouble.
MONKEY PARENT/CHILD KINSHIPS
Some parents immediately click with their children while others find they will never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen. Following are compatibility ratings for Monkey parents and their children.
Monkeys with Under the same roof Compatibility Rating
Rat very affectionate relationship ****
Ox happy and stable ***
Tiger differing points of view *
Rabbit sensitive ***
Dragon get along quite well ****
Snake cool and aloof **
Horse clashes of temperament **
Sheep positive and fun ***
Monkey quite compatible ****
Rooster some conflicts of interest **
Dog opposing ideals *
Pig lots of affection ****
*uphill struggle **some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
THE MONKEY LOVER
Monkeys, of all the other signs, are the most promiscuous. They are flirtatious and like to seek the attention of others to get what they want. They are easily bored and must be stimulated intellectually as well as physically in order to stay around for extended periods of time. The Monkey can be clever, mischievous and manipulative when pursuing a love interest.
Monkeys are intense, sensual lovers. They can tease or charm anyone in a matter of seconds. They enjoy entertaining their lovers with their senses of humor and their ability to captivate a crowd. When the Monkey decides on a mate, it is likely to be forever.
THE MONKEY LOVE PARTNER
A Monkey’s best love interest is lighthearted and open-minded. He can’t be overly sensitive or the Monkey will lose interest.
PARTNERS IN LOVE
Common ground gets you on the right track.
If it works out, it’ll be a lot of fun.
You’ll drive each other crazy!
It won’t end well. Preserve your friendship.
You share similar points of view and a common understanding.
You make a great pair intellectually, but envy will drive you apart.
Better suited to be friends instead of lovers.
Your differences could unite you.
You can bring out the youth in each other. What a fun partnership!
Not an ideal romance.
You have a lot going for you.
Arguments bring you together and leave you sexually charged.
Love Partners at a Glance
Monkeys with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility
Rat terrific attraction ****
Ox you complement each other **
Tiger too much competition **
Rabbit don’t try it *
Dragon quite refreshing ****
Snake must learn to compromise **
Horse friendship, yes romance, no **
Sheep quite successful! ***
Monkey what a holiday! ****
Rooster way too choosy *
Dog happy and content ***
Pig vibrant and exciting ***
*dispute **keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
These are high-profile, popular people who enjoy the limelight. They like to have fun and wil do anything or try anything to avoid boredom.
These Monkeys like the high life and acquire material things for fun. One part stability and one part adventurous, it can be hard to be this Monkey’s partner.
These people are quick thinkers who can process and problem solve with ease. They have energy and lead an active lifestyle. They need someone to adore them in order to be happy.
Cancer gives the usually out and about Monkey a sense of domesticity. This Monkey enjoys a quieter life than most and treasures his time with his family.
These Monkeys need to be liked and supported. They thrive from attention and love to be head turners. Generally, these Monkeys are wonderful at showing off their talents and their beauty.
This Monkey is a perfectionist. He desires acute detail and is often obsessive about his work. He can pick up a new skill easily, partly due to his sharp intellect.
Libran Monkeys know exactly what to say to get what they want. They are sweet-talkers who can make a situation end up to their advantage. They are also smooth talkers, able to mediate any situation.
These Monkeys are quite amusing. They love to have fun and tackle adventurous things. However, the Scorpio can bring out a deviousness and a negative curiosity that can be troublesome for this Monkey.
This Monkey is lucky and carefree. He likes to think and act big. He will try and try again in order to succeed at what he wants to achieve.
This Monkey is generally more resolute and motivated than other Monkeys. He is a diligent employee who applies his talents to make his work easier.
A razor sharp mind gives this Monkey a colorful and vivacious personality. He is born with intense curiosity and an innate ability to problem solve.
These Moneys are clever and charismatic. They are cultured and sophisticated enjoy developing their God given talents. They are however, prone to making up stories to get out of trouble.