In the Chinese zodiac, there is a 12 year cycle with an animal to represent each year in the cycle. The monkey is ranked ninth in the cycle. The year of the monkey relates to any year that falls ninth in the 12 year cycle. Examples of years of the monkey include 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004. The next year of the monkey will be 2016.
"Monkeys", or anyone born in the years of the Monkey, are said to be cautious about their health, career, love lives and investments.
So just what is the year of the Monkey and what are horoscopes based on this year like?. What personal characteristics to people born in the Monkey year have?
Just like the monkey itself, people born in its years tend to be very witty and intelligent and have a charismatic personality. Other people are easily drawn to them. Curiosity, mischievousness and cleverness are traits that make Monkeys cheeky and naughty.
Because of their mischievous nature, Monkeys love practical jokes, but they sometimes unintentionally hurt other people's feelings. Their witty and intelligent nature allows them to be fast learners, and people who are quick to grab opportunities. Their intelligence also makes them interested in a wide number of things. This can be attributed to their curiosity too. Most people love the outgoing, fun and eccentric nature of Monkeys; however, not everyone trusts them. Some find their sly and inquisitive nature a cause for wariness.
Despite their intelligence and creativity, Monkeys are not good at expressing their various talents. Furthermore, Monkeys love challenges and are hence best suited for the fast paced lifestyle of urban areas as opposed to rural ones.
In general, Monkeys tend to be very healthy because of the active lifestyles they live. If a Monkey falls sick, their illness involves the nervous or circulatory system more often than not.
Monkeys may need to spend more time on their daily responsibilities, so they need to be constantly reminded to take a break every once in a while and reserve their energy.
Monkeys love outdoor activities and should exercise extreme caution while driving or traveling.
Monkeys are energetic, and this often translates to them being very hardworking. They are flexible and can easily adapt to changing work environments. The best career choices for Monkeys would be science, accounting, banking, stock market trading, engineering, film directing, salesmanship and air traffic control.
In relationships, Monkeys tend to take their time to settle down. This is because Monkeys tend to get bored very easily. This behavior or theirs ends when they find the right person. Once they find that person, they will commit to them in every way possible.
Monkeys are self-assured, versatile, sociable and innovative. They are thirsty for knowledge and have remarkable memories. They are assertive and no have no qualms about going after what they want in life.
Monkeys are known to be, at times, jealous, cunning, arrogant and selfish. They give up on something that does not prove to be a challenge to them. They are also very impatient and tend to look down on others.