Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Chinese sign- the Monkey

If you were born in one of the years listed
below, your Chinese Astrology sign is
Feb. 2, 1908 - Jan. 21, 1909 Earth
Feb. 20, 1920 - Feb. 7, 1921 Metal
Feb. 6, 1932 - Jan. 25, 1933 Water
Jan. 25, 1944 - Feb. 12, 1945 Wood
Feb. 12, 1956 - Jan.30, 1957 Fire
Jan. 29, 1968 - Feb. 16, 1969 Earth
Feb. 16, 1980 - Feb. 4, 1981 Metal
Feb. 4, 1992 - Jan. 22, 1993 Water
Feb. 2, 2004 - Feb. 19, 2005 Wood

Of all the twelve signs in the cycle, this one produces people with the most extraordinary nature. The Monkey is mischievous, high-spirited, a joker, who is always full of fun--but he is devious with it. Although he's a sociable creature giving the impression that he gets on famously with everybody, the great rapport is often nothing but a ruse on the Monkey's part: he is in face egotistical and selfish.
Playful, likeable, even obliging at times, he hides the poor opinion he has of others beneath his apparent friendliness. But, to tell the truth, he distrusts people from under any other sign, and considers himself in consequence to be superior to any of them.
The Monkey, it must be amitted, is vain.
He is also something of an intellectual. He has a great thirst for knowledge. He will have ready read everything, seen everything, briefed himself on a great variety of things, and he will be absolutely up to date on everything that's going on in the world. Cultivated and well educated, he has such a fantastic memory that he can recall the tiniest details of everything he has seen, read or heard. This is just as well, for otherwise he has an untidy mind and he relies on this memory a great deal.
Inventive and original in the extreme, the Monkey can solve the most difficult problems with astonishing speed. But once he has decided on a course of action, he must start right away; if he can't, he loses interest and abandons the idea without even trying it.
The Monkey 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--he resist the magnetism of the Tiger, whom he teases unmercifully.
The Monkey, as diplomatic as he is sly, will always manage to extricate himself from the most difficult situations. Independent and selfish, nobody's going to put anything over on him! He'll be the one who chooses, thank you very much!
He has few scruples. He won't hesitate to stoop to a lie or some piece of double dealing when its necessary to further his cause. He will continue to be dishonest just as long as he is sure of getting away with it--for one of his characteristics is that he is very rarely caught out or found out. Certain Monkeys will stretch this elastic conscience of theirs to the point of stealing--and even if they are not all thieves, they are certainly all liars!
Whatever he does, though, he's so charming and so clever at making himself liked that we cannot bring ourselves to be cross with him.
In a nutshell, the Monkey is a opportunist. And he's right to be one, because his luck will bring him every opportunity. Despite his negative aspects--the vanity, the lying, the unscrupulousness--people will always seek him out for his intelligence an the sharpness of his wit. Skilful in enterprises of great scope, shrewd and sly in money matters, the Monkey will prove an admirable associate and collaborator in anything requiring a quick wit, clearsightedness, and perhaps a conscience that is fairly easy to satisfy!

He can succeed in any profession. Politics, diplomacy, industry, trade--none of them will have any secrets from him. He can try anything. Anything will work--above all he has been fortunate enough to have a higher education.

The Monkey has a good chance of becoming well known or famous, provided he is allowed to follow his chosen vocation. One thing only threatens his success: he must be careful not to open his mouth too wide. Even with his charm, he can still weary people by talking too much!

Despite a number of financial worries, the Monkey will in general enjoy good situations.

Romantically, though, he will not find happiness. Relations between the opposite sexes will be poor. With his exuberant character, the Monkey will fall easily in love--but he will as quickly tire of the object of his affections and look for another. Alas! He will never find the satisfactory one, and 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.
But his sense of humor saves him from disaster. Luckily for him, he knows more than anyone how to laugh at his own misfortunes and draw the necessary conclusions from them.


The Monkey makes a good partner for the Dragon, who can profit from his guile--while the Monkey in turn can make good use of the Dragon's strength. They can equally well go into business together (though the Monkey may always have the idea at the back of his mind that he might get the better of the deal).
The Monkey gets on well with the Rat, too. The Rat, fascinated by the Monkey's surface brilliance, will put up with all his nonsense and love him passionately all his life--even if it's a one-sided affair.
The Monkey makes fun of the Tiger, but he would be better advised to treat him with respect. Any partnership between them, whether in business or for pleasure, is bound to result in fireworks. The Monkey cannot stand violence--but to laugh at a thing doesn't mean you can't fall a victim to it. The Monkey risks being devoured!

Whatever the sign of his marriage partner, the Monkey is likely to have a lot of children.
The first part of his life will be happy. The second will be upset and confused and his plans will often miscarry. The third will be calm--but will suffer a solitary old age and die far from his family, perhaps accidentally.


It doesn't matter what (as long as the Monkey thinks its worth while taking the trouble). Genial speculator, or stockbroker, redoubtable businessman, famous writer, film-maker in fashion, "with-it" shopkeeper, subtle diplomat, shrewd politician, and also: irresistible crook and con-man.


The Metal Monkey - 1860, 1920, 1980
This is the fighting Monkey. Strong, sophisticated and independent, he will have an irrepressible urge for financial security. Carpable of making wise investments, this type of Monkey will prefer to run his own business or else earn money from outside work if he has a regular job. He is consistent and will be able to hold on to his savings if he doesn't speculate in risky ventures.
Metal makes him ardent and demonstrative in his affections. He will have high aspirations and may appear to be status-seeking or overdramatic at times in his behaviour.
Characterized by a lively disposition, the passionate Metal Monkey can be warm, positive and very convincing. He will sell you anything conceivable and his designs, if he is creative, will be both aesthetic and useful. The Metal Monkey could be an excellent trend-setter.
When he is negative, the analytical Metal Monkey can be exceedingly self-conscious and proud. His loyalties will be few and linked only to himself.
Hard-working and practical, he suns assistance from others and will be more than able to take care of his own interests.

WATER MONKEY --- 1872, 1932, 1992
This is a cooperative but speculative Monkey. "You scratch my back & I'll scratch yours" sort of person. Yet, in spite of his dignified and worldly appearance, this type of Monkey takes offense easier than other Monkeys. He will have a secretive although kind nature, and can be heft and patient in the pursuit of his objectives.
Water mated with his native signimparts to him a greater sense of purpose. But he will know not to be too direct or obvious in showing his intentions. He can compromise with grace and will know how to work around barriers rather than waste his time and energy in knocking them down.
The Water Monkey will have flair and originality; he motivates himself as well as others with his pleasant ways, and his ideas meet little resistance because of his ingenious way of introducing them. He will present things in their best possible light. He has a keen understanding of how human relationships function and will use this knowledge to achieve his ends.
When he decides to be negative, the Water Monkey can suffer from lack of direction. He vacillate and becomes in turn erractic, evasive and meddling.

WOOD MONKEY -- 1884, 1944, 2004
Good communications with others will be essential to this type of Monkey. But he will not like to pry into the affairs of those around him if possible, and prides himself on being able to keep his house and accounts in good order.
Although he is basically honorable and desirous of prestige, this Monkey will be restles and have a strong pioneering spirit. He is aware of everything that is going on around him and is very curious about new inventions or modes of thinking. The Wood element gives him an intuitive mind which will be able to foresee the course of events. He searches constantly for answers and will not take setbacks calmly.
While maintaining his own admirable standards, the Wood Monkey will strive constantly to elevate himself above his present station. He is always looking foward and never quite satisfied with what he has. On the lookout for greener pastures, thi stype of Monkey will leap at new challenges.
This resourceful person will establish order in whatever work he decides to take up. He is rarely given to exaggeration or speculation. Carefully, carefully, he whittles away the opposition bit by bit.

FIRE MONKEY -- 1896, 1956, 2016* (America was born in 1776 - year of the Fire Monkey)
An energetic, gesticulating Monkey, who will show traits of being a natural leader and innovator. He is self-assured and determined, expressive and truthful with his emotions and very interested in the opposite sex.
The Fire element will lend him great vitality, and he will have a tendence to dominate or teach those less aggressive than himself. He will possess a fertile imagination and shuld not let his ideas run away with him. He is inventive, but not always careful.
The Fire Monkey will have a powerful and constant drive to be on the top of his professionsla field. He is conpetitive to the extreme and will be capable of great jealously. His creativity is born of willpower, necessity and initiative, and these will enable him to upstage others and keep one step ahead of the game.
The Fire Monkey is the most forceful of all of the Monkeys. He relishes being in full control and can be opinionated, stubborn, and argumentative when he is negative. He is lucky in speculative ventures and he can correctly evaluate risks. But in spite of the bold and collected face he presents to the public, this type of Monkey hides morbid suspicions of how others may be deceiving him.

EARTH MONKEY -- 1908, 1968, 2028
A placid and reliable Monkey who may have a cool and collected nature. He is expansive and given to disinterested acts of charity. He quietly demands admiration and appreciation for his talents and services, and when this is not forthcoming, he can sulk and become insolent.
He is likely to be an intellectual and will be academically studious or very well read if he cannot pursue a higher education. Generally, he will be honest and straightforward and will achieve distinction through his thoroughness and devotion to duty.
The Earth Monkey will NOT be too fond of entertaining unless it is a necessity, but he will be genuinely kind and loving to those he cares for. Less concerned about his ego, he can devote himself unselfishly to the good of all. He will value his integrity and can even be overconscienctious about operating only within the law.


Earth: METAL
John Milton Federico Fellini
Paul Gauguin Walter Mattau
Lyndon B. Johnson Milton Berle
Joan Crawford
Bette Davis
Mary Hemingway
Nelson Rockefeller

Harry Truman Leonardo da Vinci
Eleanor Roosevelt Charles Dickens
Mick Jagger Queen Sirikit of Thailand
Edward Kennedy
Andrew Young

Duchess of Windsor

information taken from The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, by Theodora Lau


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