People born in the Chinese astrological Year of the Monkey are thought to be treated to the gift of great wit. When these individuals also have the Western influence of Leo in their birth sign they are believed to receive an extra large sense of the Monkey’s humor. These personalities seem to find lots of things comical and always appear to be smiling. The mischievous fun loving Monkey presence really loosens up the sometimes overly serious Lion. This mix of character traits creates people who have a very cheery disposition and have an ability to reflect their cheerfulness.
Leo Monkey Traits
A Leo Monkey personality is usually bursting with energy, enthusiasm, sociability and charm. They are usually quick thinkers who are decisive and can also be quite persuasive in their manner. These characters are not shy of hard work and enjoy the company of others around them for most of the time. The Leo Monkey is optimistic and direct in his or her approach to life and in their dealings with others. They are generous and kind like the Monkey and protective and reliable akin to the Lion, and will normally make very supportive partners. In relationships they take commitments and responsibilities rather seriously and can be deeply wounded by betrayal.
The Leo Monkey has an dependable and confident air but is neither bossy nor mean spirited. These are strong personalities who usually easily acquire their own way, but they do not present themselves as forceful or aggressive. A Leo with Monkey influences will use his communication skills and wittiness to win people over. These people are usually really skilled at making others see the funny side of life. They often do well in advisory or counseling roles as their humorous but sensible personality is perfect for communicating and helping people relax. Of all Leo’s this type is one of the most loveable and communicative of them all.
These individuals are ambitious and many of them will be inclined towards self employment or achieving promotion in their work life. A Leo Monkey has an wonderful imagination and a love of the arts and music. They tend to have lots of different interests enjoying creative hobbies, gardening, cooking or anything that produces nice things. Leo Monkey’s are drawn to anything different or intriguing as they are inquisitive and like to keep up to date on the latest gadgets. They can soon grow bored of things and always seem to be on the lookout for something new to spend their leisure time on.
Weak spots in the Leo Monkey sprightly personality sometimes appear when he or she gets too curious about something. If a Leo Monkey feels they are being kept in the dark about something and left out they can get very annoyed and upset. They have a tendency to greatly dislike being excluded from anything. These individual’s main weakness is that they are naturally nosy. They cannot help investigating and their immense nosiness can frequently be misconstrued as interfering. These Leo’s often get less inquisitorial as they get older.
Leo Monkey Compatibility (Love & Friendship)
Leo Monkeys usually have a large social circle. They are extremely sociable, love to go out and have fun, and also love playing practical jokes on their friends. It’s easy to see why more introverted signs find them annoying, but it is usually because others are jealous of the Leo Monkeys’s ability to enjoy their life at seemingly every moment. Friends and family truly adore members of this sign and though their energy can be impossible to keep up with, they are generally kind and caring individuals who genuinely want the best for those they are close to.
Members of this sign fall in love easily and often. They are led by their hearts, but are also easily hurt and offended by rejection. They simply cannot understand how everyone else cannot love their fun and quirky personality. Luckily they move on quickly, but will hold an everlasting grudge against those who have deeply and intentionally hurt them. Like their animal namesake, Leo Monkeys need time to mature before they find a lasting relationship that they can stick with. Those born under this Primal Zodiac sign would be wise to keep relationships light and easy until they are a bit older (late 20-s, early 30-s) before settling down.
Leo Monkey Business (Career & Goals)
Most people worry what their goofball Leo Monkey friend or relative is going to do for money. Sure, Leo Monkeys can be more successful than most in roles people expect them to play, such as actors or stand-up comedians, but they are also surprisingly good at taking charge of situations when they are deeply interested. “Deeply Interested” is the key phrase here. Surprisingly, they don’t have to be in the spotlight in order to find their work fulfilling.
Three particular careers fit this sign perfectly, depending on where each individuals interest lies. Leo Monkeys who like the entertainment business but want to play a role outside of acting make terrific film directors. Even as directors and producers of independent movies, this is a sign that excels in expressing their vast creative vision. For those who prefer an artistic career with a little more stability (yes, they also have a practical side), a career as an art dealer can be immensely satisfying. Not only do they appreciate art, but they also are natural salespeople who are great at sharing their excitement and passion with buyers.
The third, and perhaps most surprising, option is a career as a stockbroker. Leo Monkeys don’t love the minutiae of corporate finance, but they do love a challenging game - and what game has bigger risk and reward than the stock market? This sign has a natural instinct for understanding the human and emotional element behind stock fluctuations, and though they seem to play the game their own way, they often outperform peers with more prestigious education and experience.