Monkey — Chinese Zodiac
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: shen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Metal
Yin Yang: Yang
Auspicious Directions: north, northwest, west
Lucky Colors: white, golden, blue
Avoid Colors: red, black, grey, dark coffee
Lucky Numbers: 1, 8, 7
Avoid Numbers: 9, 2, 5
Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum
Associated Sun Sign: Leo
Personality of the Monkey
The monkey ranks ninth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the monkey are witty, intelligent and have a magnetic personality. Personality traits like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness make them very naughty. Monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like playing most of the time. Though they don’t have any bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt the feelings of others.
Those born in the year of the monkey are fast learners and crafty opportunists. They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of the monkeys, some on the other hand don’t trust their sly, restless and inquisitive nature.
Although they are clever and creative, monkeys can't always exhibit their talent properly. Monkeys like to take challenges and they prefer urban life to rural.
Strengths of the Monkey
There are more erratic geniuses in their character and life. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. They love moving about and sports. Being talented problem solvers, they are self-assured, sociable and innovative, with competent practical ability. They are even willing to put their own business aside to help others. They have strong desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. When communicating, they do not like to be controlled and have a strong desire to present themselves. They will show amazing creativity in their work.
Weaknesses of the Monkey
They are probably to be successful but they are sometimes agreeable. If they can get into something immediately, they will be discouraged. They are jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish and arrogant sometimes, and they tend to look down upon others. If they are not impatient and mouthy, they can gain more achievement.
Health of the Monkey
People born in the year of the monkey might have to spend more time doing their daily jobs. Therefore, monkey people need to remember to take a break to save their energy during their busy schedules. They want to experience the flavors of life. Usually, monkeys are very healthy creatures, partly due to their active lifestyles. If they do experience illness, it is usually of the nervous or circulatory system. Since monkey people will have more outdoor activities, they have to pay attention to safety while traveling or driving. As long as they care about their safety and health, they should be fine. Constantly being active is likely to be what helps monkeys remain in good health.
Career of the Monkey
When it comes to career, monkey people do work very hard. They can adapt to different working environments. Good career choices for monkeys are accounting and banking, science, engineering, stock market trading, air traffic control, dealing, film directing, jewelry, being a and sales representative.
Relationships of the Monkey
In relationships, monkeys are not very quick in settling down, for they are easy to be promiscuous and bored. However, once monkeys get a perfect partner, they commit to him/her in every possible way. Since monkeys love to talk and are sociable, they can be communicated with easily.