The Monkey - Compatible Star / Birth Signs

The Monkey (HOU)
Ruler of the hours 3pm to 5pm
Direction - West/Southwest
Season - Summer/August
Fixed element - Metal positive
Yin/Yang - Yang

The Monkey is highly compatible with:



The Monkey has a harmonious relationship with:




The Monkey has no conflict but needs to make an effort with:



The Monkey has a difficult relationship with:




The Goat has a turbulent relationship with:



Personality Traits:
People born under the year of the Monkey tend to be generally good at "mastering anything" they put their hands to, they are also successful.  This is possibly due to a combination of personality traits including: charm, cleverness, quit wittedness and their love of a challenge.  They are also crafty, competitive, envious and have a flexible character.  At times they are capable of great dishonesty, they can be both self-centered and narcissistic and can often have a superiority complex, believing themselves to be above others.  They always manage to give good reason for their deeds and with a total and unshakeable belief in themselves, they feel that they always know best and are seldom discouraged.  Although they have a complete lack of impartiality they do have good intellectual skill and good memories.  The monkey has an avid inquisitiveness but likes to find the easy way out of any problems.

The year of the Monkey: is one where absolutely anything and everything is possible, a year when things that appear impossible will succeed.  With all of this success around no-one will know what they are doing.  A haggling and shamming it year full of luck and one where no-one will accept no for answer.


The Fire Monkey - bossy, lively, creative, motivated by rivalry and sexual.

The Fire Monkey Years
12 Feb 1956 to 30 Jan 1957

The Wood Monkey - cautious, talkative, perceptive, motivated by honesty and restless.

The Wood Monkey Years
25 Jan 1944 to 12 Feb 1945
22 Jan 2004 to 8 Feb 2005

The Earth Monkey -  motivated by curiosity, good-natured, dependable, sullen, and methodical.

The Earth Monkey Years
2 Feb 1908 to 21 Jan 1909
30 Jan 1968 to 16 Feb 1969

The Metal Monkey - motivated by constancy, affectionate, self-reliant, stylish and sturdy.

The Metal Monkey Years
20 Feb 1920 to 7 Feb 1921
16 Feb 1980 to 4 Feb 1981

The Water Monkey - collaborative, elusive, clever, motivated by amiability and sensitive.

The Water Monkey Years
6 Feb 1932 to 25 Jan 1933
4 Feb 1992 to 22 Jan 1993

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Sources: Information from - Chinese Astrology - Collins Gem - HarperCollins Publishers, Westerhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 2QT - ISBN: 0 00 472515 8
Information about star sign meanings from: The Elfin Magical Diary 1995, Astrological & Psychic GuideAn Elfin Production � PO Box 684, Longridge, Preston. PR3 2LX


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