Years of the Monkey – 1908 – 1920 – 1932 – 1944 – 1956 — 1968 – 1980 – 1992 – 2004 – 2016 – 2028
Witty, amusing, and full of life, Monkeys are highly entertaining people
With one of the sharpest minds of all the Animal Signs, the clever quick-witted Monkey is able to dance rings around everyone else. Members of this group are bright, alert creatures, who are able to size up a situation in the twinkling of an eye, and comfortably adapt to any circumstance or company in which they find themselves.
Masters and mistresses of psychological penetration, they have an inborn understanding of what makes people tick. Of course this is a talent that comes in handy in their everyday social dealings, but it also enables them to manipulate people, and engineer situations to their own advantage. Charming, funny, and full of high jinks, there’s never a dull moment when a Monkey is around.
In life, Monkeys seek amusement. For them, monotony is a killer – so it’s a racy, pacy life they’re after – plenty of action, plenty of people, and plenty to entertain themselves with. It’s well known that Monkeys are mischievous, and because they are arch manipulators, they enjoy stirring up people and situations simply to see what happens next. For these people, life is too short to hang around digging deeply for facts. Instead, they want to take in a little of everything because they cannot bear to miss a single trick.
In their habitat, the noisy hubub of urban life thrills the Monkey, so these people are made for the hectic activities of the city. Even when they go on holiday, it’s the bright lights that draw them, and they are more likely to head for the excitement and buzz of Blackpool – or if travelling abroad the dizzy heights of New York – rather than the serenity of the countryside. At home, Monkey-born people are not the most domesticated of creatures, since housework is far too dull a business in their minds. However, with their wealth of general knowledge, they do make wonderfully stimulating parents. With many tricks up their sleeves and endless amusing stories on the tip of their tongues, Monkeys have very little trouble bridging the age gap.
It’s the razor-sharp mentality of the clever Monkey that enables these people to process all kinds of information in an instant and pick up a skill at a glance. Consequently, the members of this Sign can fit into, and make a success of almost any occupation that grabs their interest. Imaginative and insatiably curious, these inquisitive people are natural problem-solvers, who are constantly looking for new experiences and fresh challenges to stimulate their minds and their senses.
As friends and lovers – young at heart, and with youthful spirits maintained throughout their lives, Monkeys are fun to be with. More than anything, these people like to amuse and to be amused, so being in the company of like-minded people is essential for the members of this Sign. Perhaps this is why Monkeys have bulging address books filled with names of friends and aquaintances they can call on at the touch of a button. With their sparkling wit and talent for mimicry, Monkeys are in their element when entertaining a rapt audience. Even as lovers these people need variety, which means that when it comes to personal relationships, generally, they do not have a reputation for being faithful.
The Year Of The Monkey
A progressive, upbeat swing usually accompanies the year of the Monkey, with communications high on the agenda. But to succeed at this time, it is
essential to keep one’s wits honed, since a good deal of trickery is around.
Nothing in the Monkey year is straightforward, so plans must be double-checked
and extra insurances taken out for good measure.
* Rank – 9th in order
* Symbol of – Imagination
* Chinese Name – HOU
* Ruling Hour – 3pm – 4.59pm
* Colour – Yellow
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