Quick wits and metal
dexterity are the Monkey's trademarks and Monkeys pride themselves on
being able to dance rings around everyone else. With their clever, alert
minds, Monkeys catch on quickly and process information in a trice. The
typical Monkey person is a bright as a button, nimble of foot and able
to accomplish almost any task - the more intricate and involved the
better. With their razor-sharp wits and huge sense of fun, Monkeys are
constantly seeking new experiences and fresh challenges to stimulate
Years of the Monkey
Ninth in the cycle, Monkey years follow
on from the Sheep and recur every twelfth year thereafter.
1920 1932 1944
1992 2004 2016
People born in the Year of Monkey share
specific characteristics that are common to all other Monkeys. To say that
someone is a Sheep is simply a shorthand way of describing that
:: Versatility :: Resourcefulness
of humor :: Mendacity Persuasiveness
:: Impudence Mischievousness
characteristics of the Monkey are shown in the panel above. Perhaps the
key to their personality is that Monkeys posses an irrepressible sense
of fun, seemingly from birth and delight in jokes, tricks and amusing
stories. But they can also be a bit mischievous - especially if they
ever get bored. Then they get that naughty glint in their eye and simply
have to go and stir something or someone up, just for the sheer fun of
it! This is done the Monkey takes a front-row seat and settles down to
enjoy the fireworks. What's more, it has to be said that the Monkey may
indulge in deceit - just for the pure fun of it - but he or she will
call it a trick and not expect you to mind. Curiously enough, you
probably won't mind, either.
people call it inquisitiveness. Others swear it's downright nosiness.
The Monkey will say that it is simply a healthy interest. But however we
label it, a Monkey always has an insatiable curiosity.
people are gifted with great mental powers but imagination, intuition
and sympathy are not first among them. Somehow, despite their
astonishing brightness, they seem always to take things literally and
cannot imagine what is it like to be in someone else's shoes.
Nevertheless, they are full of goodwill towards their slower fellows and
usually have plenty of friends and admirers. They are good at
problem-solving but are easily bored or distracted.
1920 & 1980
persuasive and highly ambitious, the Metal Monkey is lively, outwardly
warm and strongly passionate. In business this breed
is a complete success story because Metal Monkeys are determined and
prepared to put in a good deal of hard work in order to make it to the
top. These Monkeys have ambition and strong will and also tend to like
to go it alone. They have wisdom as well quick Monkeys wits and are
always fully prepared to apply themselves in order to achieve their
ambitions. In love their passionate nature reveals itself to the full
and they are also loyal, faithful and caring.
1932 & 1992
|Water adds a
strong measure of sensitivity to the Monkey nature which means that
these Monkeys can easily hurt. To protect themselves, they keep their
feelings hidden from others. In general, Water Monkeys keep a great deal
under their cloaks, hiding things from others and rarely letting on
about their plans. With their talents and qualities they can go one of
two ways: if they concentrate on what they are up to and channel their
objectives with patience, method and success and become original
trend-setters and an inspiration to all. If not however they will seem
fickle and indecisive and may prefer to meddle in other people's
business than to get on with their own.
1944 & 2004
|Wood Monkeys have the
typical Monkey acumen and sharpness in full measure and are blessed with
powers of logic, instinctive understanding of how things works and a
practical turn of mind. This gives them a talent for science but they
also have a gift for communicating and it is in the world of
communications, linguistics, computers and information technology that
they excel. It could be said that they have more integrity than most
other Monkeys and natural gift for dealing with people. This is useful
to them, as they can also be rather ambitious and they can swing their
way into the branches of ever higher trees through their diplomatic
dealings with others, combined with their hard work and application.
Year: 1956 & 2016
|Fire brings extra energy and
determination to the Monkeys. What stamina , what daring and what a
uniquely inventive mind the Fire Monkey possesses!. These people always
strive to gain the upper hand and like nothing better than a position at
the top of the tree. They also love making conquests among the opposite
sex and can be very fickle - just Monkey fun, of course but this does
not always get appreciated by those who take life and love more
seriously. At the same time, the Fire Monkey fells strongly about his or
her own aims and ambitions in all aspects of life. Fire Monkeys should
remember that there is a saying in the East: "The further up the
tree a Monkey goes, the more you see his bottom." If they use their
talents and vitality well, they can be highly successful, popular with
all and loyal to and loved by their chosen partner.
1908 & 1968
|Honest, serious, intelligent
and academically minded, Earth Monkeys like to go by the rule book. They
are calmer than others of their tribe and show concern for and kindness
to others. Emotionally reserved and controlled, they are less highly
strung than most Monkeys and altogether more dependable. They are honest
in all their dealings and completely devoted to the causes and people
they care for. Generally unselfish and reliable, they nevertheless have
an ego. They very much appreciate respect and may even be a bit
huffy if this is not handed out. They can be irritatingly law-abiding in
a most un-Monkey-like way. As partner they are kind and loyal, very
loving and deeply understanding.
Fleet of foot and nimble of mind,
Monkeys can also be fast and loose when it comes to sexual
relationships. In fact, of all the astrological Animal signs, this is
the one that has the greatest reputation for promiscuity. Certainly,
Monkeys can be flirtatious, especially to do with younger days; perhaps
this is something to do with boredom or the need for new experiences. Or
perhaps the Monkey sees it as a skill, like balancing act to have
several lovers and admirers going at the same time.
Monkeys have a sense of mischief, a
delight in breaking the rules, impishness and the ability to bend the
truth to their own advantage. There are even times when Monkey folk can
be unscrupulous, manipulative and clever at covering up their traces -
skills that they wouldn't balk at using in the pursuit of a lover!
As lovers Monkeys ca be passionate and
intense. They also know how to be a vamp and a tease. Monkeys knows how
to charm and allure, how to be funny and provocative, how to amuse and
entertain with their sparkling wit and ready repartee. Deeply sensual
and fantastically sexy, when the Monkey settles down, he or she is
likely to remain remarkably faithful and true.
Monkey Lover Partner
The ideal partner
for a Monkey is light at heart and quick of wit. Too much
sensitivity will bring the partner to grief and to much solemnity will
not suit the Monkey at all.
shared outlook and a common understanding equals love for you and your
this relationship works, life can be fun, fun, fun
likely to drive each other up the wall!
end in tears
think alike and understand each other perfectly - a combination destined
to be happy and successful
||Intellectually, you make a
great match. Emotionally, jealousy gets in the way
||A prickly combination,
better for friendship than for marriage
different people, but you could make a go of it by pooling your talents
||Brilliant rapport, even if
at times you behave like adolescents!
||Romantically, this could be
a bit of a damp squib
||Not a bad shot. With so much
desire to pull together, you have plenty going for you.
||Occasional strife heightens
the sexual tension between you
Monkey at Health
As far as the Monkey is concerned,
life is too short to be ill. With their indomitable spirit they tend to
keep diseases at bay and keep themselves fighting fit. Monkeys generally
seem to enjoy extraordinarily good health and if they are ever ill, usually
show amazing powers of recovery. If they succumb to any illness it is
likely to be to a nervous disorder or later in life, to heart or
circulatory conditions, due to the fast pace at which they lead their
lives. It would be a good idea for most Monkeys to channel a little more
of their energy into taking physical, rather than mental exercise.
Monkey at Home
Most Monkey people are
more suited to the hustle and bustle of the city than to the peace and
quiet of the country. They always like to be at the center of things,
feeling the pulse of life around them. Seeing people going past the door
or gathering in a city center will keep a Monkey amused for hours,
preferably situated up a hill, would be ideal. Sensible Monkeys use their
Monkey intelligence and energy on hobbies and their homes may even have
a special room that is devoted to a model railways, computer games,
dressmaking or whatever interesting pastime exercise those busy Monkey
Monkey at Work
Adaptability and a good
memory are the Monkey's stock-in-trade. Intelligent and astute, Monkeys
pick up skills in the twinkling of an eyes and then work out a way of
improving the task. If a job can be done in half the time for twice the
money, the Monkeys is sure to find the way to do it. Many Monkeys work
in the world of finance, where they love doing quick deals and the buzz
of the stock exchange floor, and many make excellent sales people, using
their communication skills.
|Monkey make Excellent
All those who are born
in the Year of Monkey share not only similar talents and inherent skills
but also the same kind of aims and ambitions in life.
:: Engineer :: Buyer
Writer :: Journalist :: Editor
Traffic controller :: Critics
director :: Croupier ::
trader :: Jeweler :: Sales rep
Whether Monkey benefit
from or constantly conflict with their business partners depends, as in
all relationships on whether their Animal signs are harmonious or
antagonistic to each other.
|Monkey ruled by ...
||Benefits from ...
||Is antagonistic to ...
each individual person is unique, Chinese astrologers are very precise
about which Animals have a general shared understanding and which have
characters that are antagonistic to one another.
Dragons & Rats
Friend - Snake
Enemy - Tigers
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