Monkey - Chinese Zodiac Animal
- Lucky Colors: white, gold, blue
- Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8
- Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum
- Year of Birth: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best with: Rat or Dragon
Worst with: Tiger, Snake or Pig
2014 Predictions for the Monkey
Love: A challenging year for Monkeys. An up-and-down year for singles with opportunities soon lost, and a year in which couples need to be able to communicate well so as to avoid their own ups and downs. Constant vigilance needs to be maintained if relationships are not to deteriorate. This year, more than most, pay attention to your relationship.
Career: An average year. Do not try to hard, the signs are not auspicious, but – at the same time – do not be too cautious. They are not inauspicious either. Other people may be useful to you this year, so build upon those relationships you already have, and try to develop new ones. Take things slowly, but steadily, and all should be well.
Wealth: An unspectacular year for Monkeys; little to fear, little to cheer about. Keep a steady course; this is not your year for big investments, hurried decisions or high expectations. Give in to these and it will run against the stars and no good can come of it. Be conservative, and avoid opportunities that seem to promise more than is reasonable.
Health: Highly variable from Monkey to Monkey, 2014 should be fairly stable overall when it comes to health. Make sure you maintain a good balance between work and play and treat your body responsibly. The worst you are likely to suffer will be minor ailments. However, do not exert yourself, particularly in the working environment, and take care of your circulation, particularly if you have high blood pressure.
General Outlook: Though 2014 is set to start poorly, it will develop with ever-increasing benefits, so enter the year with caution and you will be rewarded. That is not to say rewards will come easily; there will be many obstacles, particularly in the path of any larger enterprise, so go carefully. A year for caution, but not anxiety.
Best Travel Destinations for the Money in 2014
For Monkeys, 2014 is not a difficult year. Wander where you will, see above for a selection of destinations. However,avoid the far east of the Far East. Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Ningbo and all other destinations in that area are out.