Chinese Astrology: Jen Shen year, meaning Elegant Monkey.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Monkey and Heavenly Stem Water.
If you know someone who loves to play tricks and games, he or she is probably a monkey. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Chinese horoscope sign of the Monkey is meddlesome and mischievous. Monkey people are creative, and can dream up endless practical jokes and pranks. They love a challenge, especially if it is their wits that get the exercise.
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey may have the habit of being a little deceptive. With his or her superior intellect, a Monkey usually has no problems running in circles (mentally) around anyone else, and he or she cannot always resist the temptation to do so! This Chinese sign affects people who don't really hesitate to stretch the truth if it will get them out of trouble.
A Monkey has big dreams and plans. Some Monkeys will use their imagination and smarts to work hard towards achieving their aspirations and some will use their powers of persuasion to get others to work hard towards their dreams! Monkeys are so talented at getting what they want, and this Chinese Zodiac sign usually has quite a bit of sex appeal as well, which works in the Monkey's favour.
Monkeys can be quite romantic, and they tend to fall head over heels in love at the drop of a hat. The beginning of a relationship with someone born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Monkey will be intoxicating-full of romance and promise. It is advised to be careful, however, as Monkeys can be fickle in love.
They do not mean to break hearts, but Monkeys are easily distracted, and fall out of love as fast and as easily as they fall in.
There are five elements, according to the Chinese horoscope, and each element affects each sign. A Monkey affected by Water is different from Monkeys affected by other elements. Water is a sensitive element, and Water makes Monkeys quite sensitive and moody. A person born as a Water Monkey under the Chinese Zodiac is easily hurt by words and can be deeply wounded by small actions. These Water Monkeys do not always get along well with other Monkeys, because they are so sensitive to the jokes and pranks that are the trademark of the Monkey person.
Even though the Water Monkey can be hurt easily, it does not necessarily stop him or her from making the same kind of jokes to others! Although a Water Monkey often feels pain, he or she will cover it up and never let it show, except perhaps to the people he or she is closest to.
Water Monkeys share the skills of all Monkeys, and have a chance to be very successful. Their weak point is how distracted they can get. Water Monkeys are prone to getting caught up in petty gossip and drama, which can damage work relationships and be very distracting. A person born as a Water Monkey in the Chinese Zodiac may need help in order to stay focussed and succeed at his or her goals.