A person born in the year of the monkey is intelligent, inventive and humorous. The Monkey is ambitious in matters of money, power and success. It is designed for innovation and solving difficult tasks and problems. Being a convincing optimist, highly intelligent and at the same time practical, the monkey will not waste time and resources on misplaced undertakings.
Monkeys are born strategists and are well regarded for their competence, versatility and charisma. Monkeys are social and easy to communicate with – monkeys love to talk. They are good conversational partners and can contribute to most discussions, as they are quick to learn new things and at the same time very reflective.
Monkeys can hold most jobs, but become a bit redundant if they only engage in routine work. In social life too, The Monkey wants to have fun, be active and be stimulated.
Monkeys love to party and can often be seen swinging from one group of friends to another. With their energetic, festive nature, they are popular in their circles. The great zest for life that The Monkey has means that it can be unstable in relationships and its limited self-control can lead it into problems with unrestrained use of food, alcohol, drugs and other abuse. However, when The Monkey has control over himself, his great zest for life and adventure will give him excitement and interesting experiences.
The Monkey’s motto can be said to be that “everything must be tried at least once”. In order to have a truly harmonious and good life, Monkeys must learn that the world does not always center only on them, and they must learn – sometimes – to put the needs of others in line with their own.
Your Chinese animals
You have four!
You have more than one Chinese animal. In fact, you have four! Your primary Chinese animal is from your birth year, but you also have an animal for your birth month as well as an animal for your birthday and your hour of birth.
YEAR OF BIRTH
The animal for your year of birth represents your outer self. How you are generally perceived and characterized. People born 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956 etc. are born in the year of the Monkey.
The animal of your birth month represents your inner | Your inner animal. How you perceive yourself and want to be perceived by others. If you were born in August, the 7th month (Shen), 6.8 – 5.9, you have the Monkey as your inner animal.
The animal for your birthday is your true animal. You will increasingly have the characteristics of this animal as you grow older. If you want to know what day you were born, you can find it here. The monkey’s day of the week is Sunday.
HOUR OF BIRTH
The animal in your time of birth represents your secret personality, personality traits that you have but hide from the outside world. These can be of both negative and positive nature. If you were born in the hours 15-17, you have the Monkey as your secret animal.
It means that what motivates you deep inside you is a great zest for life, “everything has to be tried at least once”. The monkey has an appetite for life and likes to spend freely on everything – food, drink, money, etc. So if you sometimes have a great desire to be stimulated and try skydiving or bungee jumping, it may be because your secret identity would like to be on the field.
Befriend your yearly animal!
The way to quickly benefit from Chinese Astrology is to remember that the greater degree of harmony, Yin-Yang that can be created in any situation – the greater degree of favorable fate, happiness and prosperity will come your way.
This means that you are aware of the position that will potentially bring the greatest progress, happiness, prosperity and luck to your Chinese animal. However, because this optimal position is assumed to be volatile in nature, it can be difficult to predict, let alone consciously and purposefully achieve and maintain.
Your navigation towards the optimal position is thus something that should often have your attention. The course must be continuously adjusted. The mindset of constantly striving towards the optimal state of harmony is a way of life.
To judge which action will take you in the direction of the optimal state of harmony, you get help from the Chinese animals.
You know your own Chinese animal and remember the two animals with which you are most in harmony, as well as the two animals with which you are least compatible. This applies to all people who cross your path – work-related, private, social etc. With certain types, you can easily create prosperity, friendship, respect and mutual joy. And then it’s about being aware of and promoting the presence of these people in your life.
This is how you get wisdom, joy and help from Chinese astrology. In the first instance, forget that you are associated with different animal signs, forget about complicated calculations, forget about everything you have to look up to remember!
Just find your Chinese year animal, get to know it a little, and you are already well on your way to attracting luck, wealth, love, good health, good mood and generally a long happy life.
Give it a try!