Chinese Astrology: Keng Shen year, meaning Monkey Climbing a Tree.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Monkey and Heavenly Stem Metal.
The Chinese horoscope sign of the Monkey is a mischievous one. People born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey are craft and clever. These people think quickly, and can act quickly as well when the need arises. Monkeys do like to think before they act, but their thoughts are like lightning so it can seem as though they are very impulsive.
People born under the Chinese sign of the Monkey often have short attention spans. Although they have high ambitions and are willing to work hard, they often get off track and then have trouble achieving their goals. Monkeys are easily distracted by new projects and new friends, and may leave old projects, friends, or relationships by the wayside to pursue new interests.
People born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Monkey are playful and enjoy jokes. Since their wit is so sharp, however, Monkeys may hurt other people without intending to. Don't expect an apology, however-Monkeys have too much pride and will expect people to stop being so sensitive, rather than make their jokes less offensive.
Monkeys also love tricks and practical jokes-so be careful if you are friends with a Monkey! Monkeys always seem to know every little secret about everyone, and they aren't always careful about keeping those secrets. People born as Monkeys under the Chinese Zodiac are usually healthy due to their high level of activity.
Truly, Monkeys can't stay still for very long, so that explains their high energy.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, every person's Chinese horoscope sign is also affected by one of five elements. The Monkey who is affected by Metal is even more persuasive than the average Monkey. If you are acquaintances with a Metal Monkey, you may find yourself helping him or her out quite often even if you didn't feel like it, and you may not be able to remember just how he or she convinced you to do so.
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey and tempered by Metal will have grand dreams and ambitions. Furthermore, this Metal Monkey is willing to use all of his or her imagination, creativity, and intellect to pursue these goals. Metal Monkeys will climb corporate and social ladders with ease to achieve their goals. Do not be surprised if a Metal Monkey has a silver tongue; these individuals know how to say the right thing at the right time.
A Metal Monkey gauges his or her employer well, and is always tactful, respectful, and polite to those in upper management. A Monkey will ingratiate himself or herself with his or her employer in order to secure his or her advancement.
Although people born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Monkey tend to be rather fickle in love, the Metal Monkey can be quite loyal to a partner. Monkeys are intense and passionate, and the Metal Monkey is no exception. You may find yourself swept off of your feet by this intelligent person.