A Western sun sign of Virgo individuals’ traits of seriousness and the need for neatness and order are well known. When these characteristics are merged with those of the Monkey from Chinese astrology it all adds up to a much less fussy character. A Virgo Monkey remains meticulous, but he gains a much more lighthearted persona with a great sense of humor. These Virgos will often appear trouble free and show a positive front, and exude confidence even when things are not quite going their way. The Monkey's lively, cheerful influence seems to keep them distracted from the majority of negative thoughts and pessimism.
A Virgo Monkey is the least serious of all Virgos, but they are not usually irresponsible with it. They tend to have an even balance between sensible and carefree, and seem to be able to easily switch from one to the other. Virgo Monkeys are very adaptable and versatile, and can get along with most people. These personalities will be chatty at work, but often prefer a bit of peace to unwind first when they get home. They tolerate working for the financial necessity, but would much rather be doing something else. Some of these individuals will consider employment that allows more freedom to choose when and where they can work.
Relationships with the Virgo Monkey will generally be open, honest, loving and lots of fun. These people are generous with their affections and time and will expect partners to be as attentive as they are. These particular individuals need a lot of love and attention, but when given this is always returned in abundance. A Virgo Monkey will also want their chosen soulmates to be their best friends. Many of them tend to end up with people who they have known socially for many years beforehand. These personalities sometimes most value the friendship side of a personal relationship above any other aspects.
The happy-go-lucky Virgo Monkey tends to enjoy wide open spaces as opposed to small, crowded places. They like to get out and about and discover a little bit of the world beyond their doorsteps. These Virgos can be rather frivolous with their money, as they are occasionally prone to be extravagant. Once they acquire additional responsibilities they more often than not realize that they need to keep more control on their finances. A Virgo Monkeys living space will tend to fill with little clues to their heightened humorous temperaments. On their travels, they love to collect things that will remind them of a place and capture fun memories of the time spent there.
Weaknesses in the Virgo Monkey personality are few; they seem to cope with life quite well if they have adequate love. When they are feeling unloved, repudiated or faced with unfairness they can disclose a couple of detrimental traits. The Virgo Monkey can be twice as pessimistic as their usual optimism when upset, and can be extremely vocal. They are also likely to take things very personally and sometimes over-dramatize events to obtain the sympathy of others.