The Monkey is born under the sign of fantasy. He/she is intelligent, eager to learn, well-read and usually likes school. He/she has above average linguistic skills and will pick up languages quickly and easily. His/her good memory enables him/her to be most convincing when debating over the facts. He/she is persuasive because he/she is a good talker. The fact that he/she debates in a friendly and self-assured manner makes him/her likable and easy to talk to. The Monkey excels at politics and public speaking and most people take to him/her instantly. He/she could sell a popsicle to an Eskimo and will be a success at any type of selling. He/she makes a good teacher and is good at any PR work.
The Monkey will seize any opportunity to make a quick gain . He/she does not want to plod toward his/her goals. He/she wants the goal, now, not later. Because of his/her intelligence he/she can be quite crafty, cunning and clever. It is this impatience that makes him/her act too quickly and colors his/her judgment, because before he/she realizes, he/she has done something dishonest and illegal. He/she has so much confidence in his/her own opinion that he/she will rarely listen to the advice of others. The end goal justifies the means , so the Monkey believes. He/she will give advice when asked but HE/SHE will not be asking for any. The crafty con-man/woman who is outsmarting his/her victim will be a Monkey.
The Monkey is a self-preservationist. He/she likes to think up a way out of the dilemma he/she has made for himself/herself. He/she will even help you think up a way out of your problem also, just for the sheer pleasure of problem solving. He/she is an original thinker who loves his/her freedom. If he/she feels that he/she is confined or hemmed- in he/she will become depressed and seek a way out. The wife/husband of a Monkey must give the level of independence that he/she requires, or else. Although the Monkey is not materialistic , he/she likes to spend money. He/she will easily spend on luxury items that he/she wants without any later regrets. He/she also can become very envious if someone else has got what he/she wants.
The Monkey should guard against hopping from one job or project to another. He/she lacks persistence and then later wonders why he/she is not more successful in life. To the Monkey, boredom is a sin . It becomes a paramount endeavor to avoid this plague of all plagues - boredom. He/she may seem erratic in his/her lifestyle but the Monkey simply hates monotony and will overturn his/her present life to avoid it. However the Monkey is intelligent and learns from his/her mistakes. He/she is also a good loser. When his/her plans go wrong, he/she will shrug his/her shoulders and mark it up to experience.
The Monkey loves to travel and to impress people. His/her ideal vacation would be to travel around cities in a white stretch limousine. He/she can see and be seen, and that's how he likes it. People are usually impressed by the Monkey anyway, without his/her efforts. They will be impressed by hi/her good looks, his/her self-confidence, and his/her sense of humor. He/she usually gets his/her own way because he/she is so impressive. People will also admire that beautiful head of hair. He/she will have plenty of admirers and followers who want to emulate his/her lively style and colorful life.
The Monkey likes variety in his/her love life and may change partners depending on that all important freedom issue. He/she must feel that he/she is the master of his/her fate . A relationship between two Monkeys will be a good one. They will assist and understand one another. The Rooster, Horse and Tiger will have no patience for the Monkey's tricks but the Ox, Rabbit, Snake and Dog will be fascinated by the Monkey. They will hang on his/her every word and try to emulate him/her. They will become his/her groupies. The Monkey himself/herself will like the Rat, Dragon, Pig and Goat because they are also out-going and sociable.
Your versatility and quick reactions make you suitable for a wide variety of jobs. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are intelligent, usually well read and often intellectual, and once you set yourself a target you rarely fail to achieve it. There are certain skills that you can acquire easily and these are the ones to concentrate on; you should know your limits and not gamble or speculate. In fact, most monkey people are good at assessing risks and have a keen sense of financial situations.
You rise to new challenges and hammer away at a problem until you find a solution. Even when a situation looks disheartening you explore all possible avenues until you find a promising opening. Your good organizational skills, combined with an astute and creative approach, are suited to work which involves investigation and speedy responses.
You are suited to a career in media finance, management, the police or public relations. You would also be a good designer, skilled manual worker, surveyor or planner.
You have natural intelligence, which enables you to watch what is happening, and then act accordingly. Even in conversation you are aware of what is going on around you, particularly if it affects you; you then make a mental note of what is said and done and store it away for future reference. You are lively company and a good listener, so others often share their sorrows or their good news. A secret is safe in your hands, and you are honest in your dealings. You like variety in your life and enjoy the company of others; most monkey people usually have an active social life. One of your strengths is you ability to adapt and respond to different situations, and when you are asked for advice it is well thought out.
Although you are generally trustworthy and unlikely to hurt someone out of spite, you do not let people escape if they behaved badly or damaged your reputation; indeed, it would be unwise for someone to cross you too many times. You have a wily nature and bide your time knowing that a good opportunity will come your way. Your determination to achieve what you want can make you appear vain or manipulative, so be careful that this does not damage your friendships. Sometimes it is wiser not to pursue your goal and simply let things pass.
Most people born in the Year of the Monkey have an excellent memory, and when others are fishing around for names or numbers you usually come up with the right answer. There is something in your openness and willingness to help people that allow them to forgive the more shrewd side of your character. You can be friendly and very alluring, which makes you a welcome addition to a party, but there is also a deeper, more tender side to your nature which is moved when you see someone in trouble.
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