Temper of the Chinese Zodiac Ape / Monkey

The monkey is the 9th animal in the classic Chinese zodiac. In recent years the year of the monkey has fallen on 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, and 2004. In ancient China, the monkey symbolised intelligence. The monkey’s lucky numbers are 1, 7, and 8 and their lucky flower is the chrysanthemum.

People born in the year of the monkey are intelligent, witty and have a great personality. They are also known to be naughty, this is because they are curious, clever, and mischievousness. Although they don’t have any bad intentions they can often take their pranks too far which upsets others.

Monkeys are crafty, fast learners and opportunistic in their surroundings. They are interested in many things and needs a partner who are capable of keeping up with them. Some people really like the monkey’s eccentric behaviour, but others find it hard to trust them due to their inquisitive, sly and restless nature. Monkeys also tend to take longer than others doing their daily tasks and activities so they should allocate more time than others for these things.

Because of their active lifestyles, monkeys generally live very healthy lives, when illness does kick in, it is likely something to do with the circulatory or the nervous system. Monkeys do more outdoor activities than others, and should pay more attention to safety while driving or travelling. If the monkey remembers to be careful, they should be ok. The constant activity helps the monkey stay fit and healthy.

People born in the year of the monkey work very hard in their career. They are capable of adapting to any work environment. Some good careers for a monkey include: Film directing, sales representative, science studies, engineering, jewellery, banking, accounting and stock market trading.

Monkeys aren’t eager to settle down in relationships, because they get bored very easily and like trying new things. However, when a monkey finds their perfect partner they will fully commit to them in every way possible.. Communication is always easy when talking to a monkey.

For their love life, monkeys are most compatible with Rats and Dragons, and is least compatible with Tigers, Snakes and Pigs.