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
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
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.
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.
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
in order, Chinese nameóHOU, sign of imagination
responsible, humorous, witty, curious, clever, sneaky
IN YOUR ELEMENT
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.
METAL MONKEY 1920 AND 1980
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.
WATER MONKEY 1932 AND 1992
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.
MONKEY 1944 AND 2004
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.
FIRE MONKEY 1956 AND 2016
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.
EARTH MONKEY 1908 AND 1968
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 deserve.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
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.
HOME WITH THE MONKEY
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
MONKEY AT WORK
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
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
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
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.
ruled by Benefit From Are Antagonistic to
Earth Horses Fire Roosters
Metal Pigs Earth Sheep
Water Dragons Metal Tigers
Wood Monkeys Water Snakes
Fire Rats Wood Rabbits
activities and pleasures
Monkeys are born under the same Animal Sign they often share likes and
dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Monkey
Preference: Yellow and Gold
and Stones: Quartz Crystal, Aquamarine, Topaz, Agate
Gifts: Books, pens, mobile phone, a makeover, joke book,
and Pastimes: Playing an instrument, working a puzzle, karaoke,
Dislike: Being told to be quiet, not being the most popular,
people who donít like their jokes
MONKEY ON VACATION
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.
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.
Friends: Dragons and Rats
PARENTS AND BABIES
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.
INFANT AND CHILD
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.
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.
with Under the same roof Compatibility Rating
very affectionate relationship ****
happy and stable ***
differing points of view *
get along quite well ****
cool and aloof **
clashes of temperament **
positive and fun ***
quite compatible ****
some conflicts of interest **
opposing ideals *
lots of affection ****
struggle **some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
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.
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.
MONKEY LOVE PARTNER
Monkeyís best love interest is lighthearted and open-minded. He canít
be overly sensitive or the Monkey will lose interest.
ground gets you on the right track.
works out, itíll be a lot of fun.
drive each other crazy!
wonít end well. Preserve your friendship.
share similar points of view and a common understanding.
make a great pair intellectually, but envy will drive you apart.
suited to be friends instead of lovers.
differences could unite you.
can bring out the youth in each other. What a fun partnership!
an ideal romance.
have a lot going for you.
bring you together and leave you sexually charged.
Partners at a Glance
with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility
terrific attraction ****
you complement each other **
too much competition **
donít try it *
quite refreshing ****
must learn to compromise **
friendship, yes romance, no **
quite successful! ***
what a holiday! ****
way too choosy *
happy and content ***
vibrant and exciting ***
**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
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 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
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
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
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.