Year of the Monkey

Earthly Branch (animal):shen
Wu Xing (element):jin (metal)
Counterpart in Western Astrology:Leo

The Monkey: Work and Money

The Monkey is ambitious, imaginative and talented. He is able to work on multiple projects at the same time, with incredible speed. The Monkey is at his best when he has something new to deal with, when he confronts with projects that challenge his skills.

The Monkey is very skilled in business and negotiations. His enthusiasm is catching and mobilizes the people around. The Monkey succeeds rather easily in anything he does, but precisely this facile success becomes a problem: he gets too big for his boots, and becomes arrogant and mean to the others.

The Monkey cares for money because he thinks of it as a reference point for his own value. You will never see a Monkey work for free. He couldn't afford it, as a matter of fact, because he is used to spending, to offering a comfortable, luxurious life to his family. The Monkey likes giving expensive presents to his dear ones and he often spends much money on useless, unpractical presents, bought under the spur of the moment.

The Monkey doesn't know what putting money aside means, and he is sure that he will never be in need of anything. The truth is that the Monkey is also lucky.

The Monkey: Love Horoscope

The Monkey can't stand monotony and he needs passion, because it inflames his imagination.

The Monkey idealizes his partner and can't stand the fact that they are also human beings, with flaws and habits like any other person. On the other hand, he can't live alone, either.

The Monkey is an ageless adolescent, fanciful and keen on sentimental games. He's a master of seduction and breaks hearts with no remorse. In order to succeed, the Monkey makes use of his favorite weapons: cheerfulness, fantasy and slyness.

If you want to seduce a Monkey, you have to flatter him continuously, surprise him, laugh at his jokes and never yawn with boredom.

Monkey Compatibility in Chinese Astrology

The Monkey's ideal partners are the Rat and the Dragon, but he would better stay away from the Tiger.

Here are the Monkey's compatibilities with each animal in the Chinese zodiac:

Monkey-Rat Compatibility

The Monkey and the Rat have a lot in common: they think alike and they have the same overview on life. The physical attraction is mutual.

Monkey-Ox Compatibility

The Monkey and the Ox are two complementary characters. If they manage to build a relationship, they will both have an interesting and pleasant life.

Monkey-Tiger Compatibility

The Monkey doesn't belong next to a Tiger. It's such a difficult relationship that both of them will go crazy or come at each other.

Monkey-Rabbit Compatibility

When a Monkey meets a Rabbit, one of them will end up crying - and it won't be the Monkey.

Monkey-Dragon Compatibility

A profound relationship with deep feelings. The Monkey and the Dragon think alike and respect each other. They will enjoy happiness and accomplishments together.

Monkey-Snake Compatibility

In such a relationship, both the Monkey and the Snake will be preoccupied with hiding from each other. However, this exaggerated suspicion can be overcome if both are willing to be tolerant.

Monkey-Horse Compatibility

A classic case of good friends and nothing more. The Monkey and the Horse can be buddies, but living together is out of the question.

Monkey-Goat Compatibility

Although very different, the Monkey and the Goat can take advantage of each other's qualities and build an interesting relationship. They both need to communicate and to accept wise compromises.

Monkey-Monkey Compatibility

What can two Monkeys do together but have fun by fooling around in public? However, they will feel great.

Monkey-Rooster Compatibility

Hardly can there be any attraction between a Monkey and a Rooster. It wouldn't lead anywhere, anyway.

Monkey-Dog Compatibility

A relationship with high chances to work, because both the Monkey and the Dog want to be together. They will get along very well because they complete each other.

Monkey-Pig Compatibility

There is an irresistible sexual attraction between the Monkey and the Pig. The arguments or misunderstandings that might occur will only stir things up.

All Chinese Zodiac Signs