The Monkey is well known for his sociability, and this is noted as one of his strongest personality traits in ancient Chinese Astrology. Individuals born in the Year of the Monkey are considered lucky and highly likely to be naturally very sociable. The typical Taurus personalities in Western Astrology are believed to possess realistic and friendly traits. The inclusion of the Monkey's sociableness with the stable self-controlled Taurus is a favorable one. It makes a Taurus Monkey highly informative, and in an extremely effective way. A Taurus Monkey is often the most communicative and outgoing of all conventional Taurus personalities.
The Taurus Monkey's skill at imparting information is coupled with a love of knowledge of all kinds. These are intelligent people who are quick to take in and understand facts and instructions. They undertake tasks with a positive attitude, and have good problem-solving abilities. In their work, a Taurus Monkey can utilize all these aptitudes, and they make conscientious workers. As they are usually up to date on the latest news and developments, they will often be the first to suggest new ideas within the work environment. Their friendliness and straightforward ways make them easy to approach and get along with.
A Taurus Monkey is also resourceful and imaginatively practical, and so will often have a creative interest or two. Many are keen on artistic endeavors and love to plan, design and make things. They are proud of their homes, and will generally be neighborly and community spirited. At home, they like to relax in comfortable surroundings, and are neither overly fussy about tidiness nor untidy themselves. The Taurus Monkey enjoys reading, and will often have their own little library of favorite books. Although they value their privacy, they will be welcoming and hospitable toward visitors. They make good hosts when family or friends are celebrating special occasions.
In personal relationships, the Taurus Monkey is usually immensely loving, expressive and faithful. Their persuasive communication skills assist them greatly in their interplay with partners. They are responsive, warm and do not often take much coaxing to open up emotionally. As they like to talk their way through situations, they are fairly easy to read, as this is how they seem to express themselves best. A Taurus Monkey will tend to say his feelings rather than demonstrate them. They need partners who are good listeners and will understand their verbal expressions of love and devotion.
Needing to impart news, facts and messages is an almost natural instinct for a Taurus Monkey. However, it can also be a weakness in their personality every now and then. This is because they can sometimes forget to think before they tell people things, and they can occasionally inadvertently upset them. A Taurus Monkey can sometimes let his or her words out before even thinking about the consequences. Life experiences often teach them to plan ahead and phrase their passed-on information more carefully. This weakness is more powerful in some of these characters than in others.