The Monkey is lively, likable and witty. Highly sociable, the Monkey is talkative and, as a fascinating
conversationalist, he attracts a wide circle of friends. People born under
this influence have an innately low boredom threshold. Inquisitive in the
extreme and forever believing that the grass is greener elsewhere, they need
to find continual stimulation to keep themselves interested and amused.
However, often Monkeys are too clever for their own good and can be mettlesome,
opportunistic, and unscrupulous to the point of being tricky and manipulative.
This is because Monkey types possess acute psychological perspicacity which
enables them to read people like books. In particular, women under the
Monkey influence can play rather subtle games with members of the opposite
sex. And although Monkeys give the impression of getting on fabulously with
everybody, this great rapport is often nothing but a ruse -- Monkeys are in
fact egotistical and selfish. They tend to be lazy, concentrating on small
matters while ignoring more important issues. They ignore obstacles,
finding them beneath their consideration.
Playful, even obliging
at times, the Monkey hides the poor opinion he has of others beneath his
apparent friendliness. He distrusts people born under any other sign and
considers himself to be superior to all of them. He has plenty of intelligence
and a fantastic ability to pull the wool over people's eyes. He is so artful
that he can even fool the Dragon -- who is strong, stubborn, and no fool
himself -- and resist the magnetism of the Tiger, whom he teases unmercifully.
Monkeys are highly adaptable
and versatile. Enthusiastic about everything, they spend their time broadening
their minds and are especially fascinated with art. They like refinement,
originality and luxury. Inventive and intelligent, those born in these years
can solve most problems quickly and skillfully, and are able to accomplish
much in business. Monkeys shamelessly acknowledge their attraction to money.
They quickly assimilate facts and figures, picking up new skills and
techniques almost instaneously. In business it is their opportunism coupled
with their keen competitive instinct that gives them an eye for that tiny
opening into which only Monkeys can insinuate themselves. Once they have
instilled themselves, it is their ability to turn their hands to anything
that will bring them ultimate success and, in many cases, even make their
The Monkey can succeed in
any profession. Politics, diplomacy, industry, trade -- none of them will
have any secrets from him. He can try anything and anything will work,
especially if he has been fortunate enough to have a higher education.
Though the renowned adaptability of the Monkey personality takes those born
under this sign into a variety of occupations, many will naturally gravitate
towards show business. This is because Monkey-born people have a compelling
need to be noticed. Unfortunately, because they are such audacious people
and care very little about their reputations, it does not matter much to
them whether the impression they create is one of pleasure or of shock. It
is simply a case of the more publicity they can generate around themselves,
the happier they are.
The first part of the Monkey's
life will be happy. The second will be upset and confused and his plans
will often miscarry. Once attaining a ripe old age, the Monkey will
increasingly enjoy a simple, everyday life.
The Exciting Monkey
Monkeys are clever, social,
witty people and these are the very qualities they will look for in their
relationships with others. Being the gregarious sort, they normally have a
wide circle of friends and acquaintances who provide them with the mental and
social stimulation that is so important to the Monkey's well-being. But the
natural curiosity and desire for new experiences that drives those born in
this year mean that, all too often, serious long-term relationships simply
don't provide enough excitement to maintain their interest. Monkeys revel in
the thrill of the new; consequently, short-term love affairs tend to suit
this group best.
Unfortunately, the Monkey is
unlikely to find a satisfactory lover, for he is not a stable personality.
Though he can be passionate, his critical sense and his clear-sightedness
combine to cool off his ardor all too quickly. Luckily his sense of humor
saves him from disaster. Mischievous rascals particularly through their
earlier years, they delight in stirring things up and then standing back to
watch the sparks fly. If there's the slightest hint of danger, intrigue, or
downright outrageous behavior attached, so much the better.
In love no other sign
produces more charming, amusing, and romantic companions than this one. Once
a Monkey does decide to settle down in a permanent relationship he or she will
make a splendidly stimulating partner. The Monkey's love life may tend to be
complicated, but he or she will assume family responsibilities with equanimity
and good humor. Whatever the sign of his marriage partner, the Monkey is likely
to have a lot of children.
The Monkey gets on splendidly
with the Rat, Dog, Dragon and Boar. He is avoided by the Tiger, whom he is
advised to treat with respect, and the Snake.
September is the month of the
Monkey. The time of the Monkey is from 3:00 p.m. to 4:59 p.m.; their
direction of orientation is west-southwest. The Monkey's color is gold.