Chinese Zodiac Monkey (Leo)


Years Of The Monkey:

January 25, 1944 – February 12, 1945
February 12, 1956 – January 30, 1957
January 30, 1968 – February 16, 1969

February 16, 1980 – February 4, 1981
February 4, 1992 – January 22, 1993
January 22, 2004 – February 8, 2005

February 8, 2016 – January 27, 2017
January 26, 2028 – February 12, 2029
February 12, 2040 – February 28, 2041

Chinese Horoscope & Numerological Associations:

Western Zodiac: The associated zodiac sign is Leo star sign.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen is the earthly branch for the Chinese Monkey

Chinese Elements: Jin (Metal) corresponds to Monkey zodiac

Yin/Yang Orientation: Yang is the energy for the Monkeys

Lucky Herbs: Chrysanthemum is the lucky plant for the Monkey sign

Lucky Direction:West is the good direction for the Chinese zodiac monkey

Lucky Season: Autumn is the lucky season for the Monkey Chinese sign

Lucky Colors: White, Gold, Blue are auspicious Monkey colours

Unlucky Colors: Red, Black, Grey are unlucky Monkey colors

Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8 are lucky numbers for the Chinese Monkey sign

Unlucky Numbers: 2, 5, 9 are numbers to be avoided by the Monkey animal zodiac

Chinese Horoscope Monkey Compatibility:

The best compatible matches for the Chinese zodiac monkey are the Rat, Dragon, Snake while Tiger, Pig make bad companions.

Personality Traits:

The Chinese zodiac Monkey is the very vision of complexity. They are intensely cerebral people who are driven by their emotions. Given time to think ahead Monkey can see their way through a situation. But if on the spot, Monkey can be expected to react emotionally.

The Monkey sign is not concerned with their self-image, making them a bit of a wacky character, and all too often a bit of an unintentional clown. However, Monkeys may be confused on how to react in the face of others odd behaviours. They let other people be themselves and take their personalities as is. The Chinese Monkey people can approach a situation from an unattached, non-moralistic point of view. This allows them to be enthused by all new experiences and trains of thought.

Strengths:

The Chinese Monkey zodiac sign lives a life without fear of criticism or judgment. They care little for the opinions of others, and make no efforts to pass judgment on them either. After all, life is a series of new and exciting adventures, and the Monkey is driven by curiosity to explore all things.

The Monkeys are humble, their curiosity keeping them constantly aware that there are many things they simply do not know, and thank goodness for that! If they knew everything there’d be nothing more to explore, and what a dull life that would be. They survive some of life’s worst tragedies by being able to find the experiential value in an event, and therefore will always survive, to move on to the next experience.

Weaknesses:

Consistency is an utterly alien concept to the Chinese astrology Monkey sign. Everything must be new and shiny. Routine is something that is spiritual murder to them. If there is a chance of excitement, of random chance, of an experiential revelation, then the Monkey is all over it. This, unfortunately, makes gambling an addiction.

The Monkey traits show they have difficulty staying away from, the constant change that pulls them in. Monkey is not, unfortunately, a creature of pure openness. Instead, they will accept the opinions of others in public while keeping their private reservations to themselves. The Law is an optional element in their life. As far as their personal security is supported by it, it will be respected. Once that line is crossed, all legal aspects are purely optional.

Career:

The Chinese horoscope for the Monkey shows they are among the most diverse of people, carrying around a mountain of talents. But often they are not a master of any of them. They are very resourceful and creative, and always learning at every possible turn.

Consistency in the work place will lead to the death of a Monkey man or woman. They must be able to move freely within the world, within their work, or they will find themselves disheartened and without enthusiasm. Their love of new horizons sets them well at home within research and technology or anywhere where new discoveries can be made. Office politics are utterly beyond them. But it’s a sad Monkey that finds themselves entangled in its web.

Chinese Monkey As A Boss:

The Monkey personality  is rather a poor choice for being a leader. They are warm, open and can accept anyone, which will make them skillful at dealing with a mixed group of people. But they are far too inconsistent to be in charge of such a situation. Their utter dislike for following rules makes them even less suited for this position.

A Boss needs to be able to guide a group through to its goals, and the Monkey is poorly suited to driving people in a line. On the other hand, they will be decidedly good at personal relations. So those under their influence will, at the very least, find themselves with an agreeable leadership. The only time the Chinese Monkey is suited to be a boss, is if they are their own boss!

Chinese Monkey As A Co-Worker:

The Monkey zodiac person will fit well in a work-place. They will bring levity and brightness to a group, but do not necessarily work well in a group. In the right place, they can be an absolute asset to a team, pointing them in previously unconsidered directions and therefore letting them break new ground.

Keep the Monkey out of the routine. Instead allow them to have their reins and go in their own direction. They quickly get bored of a position. They should be moved about within the structure, always handed new tasks, with care taken to keep an eye to their focus. Once it wavers, give those born in the Monkey years something new to look at.

Money:

Money doesn’t drive the Chinese Monkey sign, adventure does. While Monkey may be able to make more than a living wage, it’s never going to be what makes them pursue a new venture. They are certainly able to make financial decisions, and their drive for innovation can indeed make them wealthy.

But in the end, it’s going to be the pursuit of new ground that’s going to keep the Monkeys moving forward, not financial gain. Gambling is always a problem for the Monkey. Just because every new hand or spin of the wheel is going to lead them on a new, if brief, adventure. So their relationship with money is going to be as chaotic as their day to day life.

Dating A Chinese Zodiac Monkey:

Dating a Chinese Monkey person guarantees that you will be taken on new adventures in your love life. Unfortunately, they are also inconsistent and wandering in love. This makes life hard as they also deeply desire love and hate being alone. Their attitude makes them very quick to fall in love. This makes it difficult for them to find stable love affairs.

The Monkey sign also has a problem with commitment without question. When their partner becomes serious, that’s when they will flee like mad. For them to be in a committed relationship what will require is someone as fun-loving and intelligent. Their companion must keep them on their toes and constantly surprise them. Most imperative to their love-life, however, is the friendship with their partner.

Love:

The Chinese zodiac Monkey is an inventive and playful lover who enjoys giving and receiving pleasure in equal measure. However, they are not as obsessed by it as some. Monkeys’ experiences mean that they desire the love of a partner, and mental and physical play are equally important.

Know that for a monkey, love will turn to play, to after-play, and all of it is the greatest game ever. They will be enthusiastic, and may very well take you into realms that make your mind-boggle. But it is another place that seriousness will never be a strong point in their relationships.