Year of the Monkey
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
The Chinese Astrology Monkey Personality
Charming, charismatic and extremely inventive, Monkey people are most noted for their intelligence and clever genius in working out difficult problems for themselves and others.
Cheerful and energetic by nature, they attract many friends with their magnetic personality and innate tact and diplomacy which may dissolve into condescension at times. They are impatient when it comes to getting their way, but their anger cools quickly.
They are very intelligent and very clever. Because of their extraordinary nature and magnetic personality, they are always well-liked. The Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try. The monkey is quick. The monkey is funny. It is not likely for a monkey to mind his own business. The person born this year would be a loving parent. People born in these years tend to be quick witted, clever, and creative. They learn quickly and are good at solving problems
The Monkey symbolizes fun and versatility. They are likely to be unpredictable, witty, and charming, engineered to make the rest of us happy. They also have the potential to be competent, if not expert, at many and varied tasks. They also have a serious side and can be a formidable competitor in business or on the athletic field. Underneath their playful exterior is a real competitive streak and loads of self-confidence. They also are good at adapting to change or changing situations.
They tend to spend a lot of time in their head, even to the point of thinking too much. They could be quite clever, second only to the crafty Rat. They are naturally curious and develop a broad knowledge of many different subject areas. It helps that they’re perceptive and pick up on things that others miss. And, their cleverness extends to mind and body. And, they’re also a shrewd judge of character.
They can be unrealistically romantic and an over confident gambler. That’s understandable in a way given their quick mind allows them to make it through situations that foil others. Still, if they take enough risks, their gambling instincts could be their downfall.
Extremely curious and thirsty for knowledge, Monkeys are never happier than when absorbing facts and information and, possessed of a near photographic memory, usually retain all they have learned.
Their inventiveness in tackling thorny problems — with the greatest of ease — usually earns them well-deserved admiration and appreciation from business associates, friends and loved ones.
Loyal and devoted to friends, Monkeys are ardent and passionate in romance, but they may quickly lose interest in the object of their affection and seek out another. This general fickleness is also seen in their abandonment of projects if not allowed to immerse themselves in them immediately, and in their eating habits they usually prefer a quick snack during the day rather than sitting down to a full meal.
With their considerable talent and extraordinary originality, Monkeys may enjoy luck and in whatever career they choose, but usually excel as troubleshooters, scientists, researchers or inventors.
People born in the Year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the cycle. Clever, skillful, and flexible, they are remarkably inventive and original and can solve the most difficult problems with ease. There are few fields in which Monkey people wouldn’t be successful but they have a disconcerting habit of being too agreeable. They want to do things now, and if they cannot get started immediately, they become discouraged and sometimes leave their projects. Although good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Having common sense, Monkey people have a deep desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. Monkey people are strong willed but their anger cools quickly. They are most compatible with the Dragon and Rat No task is too great for the clever Monkeys. They master most anything. They have extremely charming manners that draw others. Monkeys solve difficult problems with ease. They are quick-witted, innovative, and they have total and intense belief in themselves. No one delights in their own accomplishments like the Monkeys. Enjoying themselves immensely, they try anything at least once!
Monkeys are intellectual and their memory is phenomenal. They recall the smallest details of everything they have seen, read, and heard. They must depend on that memory since they have an otherwise untidy mind. Monkeys are wizards with money. They are original, shrewd, and when they need to, they can fool anyone. There are a hundred and one fantastic schemes they want to try, and you can bet they make some of them work. Even when they take you in, it is hard to be angry with them, or begrudge them anything. They don’t care what opinions others have of them. They know they are lucky, and they also know they have the ability to change things when convenience calls. Monkeys are virtually unsinkable! When the odds are stacked against them, Monkeys know when to quit. Their timing is superb, and they will wait to try another time. If you try to trick Monkeys, they will probably catch you. They never make a move without a plan. They are great strategists. They can spot an opportunity in any form. They never miss a trick!
Monkeys are hard workers once they have a piece of the action. The bigger the piece, the better they do. Monkeys like to travel, and they want to do it first class. They need a certain amount of excitement in their lives.
The Monkey In Relationships
Of all the signs the Monkey is most adept at bringing joy into our lives. They thrive in social settings and are not beyond playing little games with the rest of us. It’s so much fun we line up to be done in again. They also are often witty and a good conversationalist, the person we truly want to be around at any party or social function.
Although Monkeys create a lot of joy in the world, they are unfortunately not as good at making themselves happy. Your partner may find that it takes a lot of work to do it for you, and that it takes only a little something to ruin it. You thus need a patient partner and one who is willing to work for your happiness. Finally it must be said the Monkey has a reputation for being a flirt and the most promiscuous of the 12 Chinese signs. Can’t let all that charm go to waste! Nevertheless, once you settle down and truly make a lifelong commitment, you are likely to be more faithful than most people are.
Monkeys must be careful in romance, although clear-sighted, they are very critical and lose interest in anyone they can’t consider their peer. They are vain and egotistical, but even that is to their advantage. Monkeys are always out in front!
Monkeys are compatible with : Dragon, Rat.
Famous people born in the Year of the Monkey: Julius Caesar, Daniel Craig, Bette Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betsy Ross, Diana Ross, Will Smith, Elizabeth Taylor, Harry S. Truman, Leonardo da Vinci, Alice Walker, Naomi Watts