Chinese Horoscopes - The Monkey
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.
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
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 canít 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 individualís personality. Following
are features associated with the Sign of the Monkey.
Ninth in order,
Chinese nameóHOU, sign of imagination
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
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
WOOD MONKEY 1944
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
donít 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
HEALTH AND HABITAT
Monkeys believe being
sick is a waste of time. They donít 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
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 spectatorís 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
A Monkeyís 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 canít 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:
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
Water Metal Pigs Earth
Wood Water Dragons
Fire Wood Monkeys
Earth Fire Rats Wood
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.
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 donít like their
THE MONKEY ON
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 Monkeyís luck may encourage him to try his hand somewhere like
Las Vegas or Atlantic City.
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
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 donít 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 Monkeyís
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 itís appropriate.
Young Monkeys are full
of life. They are vivacious and colorful characters, curious about
everything in life. They canít 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.
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
Monkeys with Under the
same roof Compatibility Rating
Rat very affectionate
Ox happy and stable
Tiger differing points
of view *
Dragon get along quite
Snake cool and aloof
Horse clashes of
Sheep positive and fun
Rooster some conflicts
of interest **
Dog opposing ideals
Pig lots of affection
**some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
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
A Monkeyís best love
interest is lighthearted and open-minded. He canít be overly sensitive or
the Monkey will lose interest.
Common ground gets you
on the right track.
If it works out, itíll
be a lot of fun.
Youíll drive each
It wonít 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
You can bring out the
youth in each other. What a fun partnership!
Not an ideal
You have a lot going
Arguments bring you
together and leave you sexually charged.
Love Partners at a
Monkeys with Tips on
Ox you complement each
Tiger too much
Rabbit donít try it
Snake must learn to
Horse friendship, yes
romance, no **
Monkey what a holiday!
Rooster way too choosy
Dog happy and content
Pig vibrant and
working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
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 Monkeyís 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
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
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.