The monkey is the 9th animal of the Chinese zodiac. Do you know someone who monkeys around, is a prankster and sometimes plays tricks on you? Do you know someone with a monkey mind who cannot sit still?

Well, if the answer is yes… Then, you’ve fallen for the stereotype. Who wants to do that when you have your intelligence at your disposal?

The relationship that a monkey’s body has with its mind is a unique one. In the Chinese zodiac, the monkey is a symbol for wit, watchfulness and opportunism. If you’re born in the Year of the Monkey, you are deemed to be an intelligent, attentive and wise individual.

Monkeys possess exemplary powers of observation. They always carefully and critically observe their environment and situation. Why? They are largely foragers, but can also be hunters when necessary or when the need arises.

While patient by nature, they can be highly spontaneous when they have to be. They have the capacity to do what it takes to achieve their goals. As social animals, they can be a powerful symbol for leadership abilities as well as group work. People who are born in the Year of the Monkey have a tremendous capacity for both leadership and community service. You can count on them to be leaders that make a contribution to their group.

As many monkeys do change their social groups after a certain age, it is not uncommon to see people who are born in the year of the monkey move away or permanently depart from the community from which they originate. Whether they ‘take over’ leadership in the home or establish/join a new community away from home, they will ultimately and eventually end up in a leadership position. Difficulties with relationships with parents and siblings can occur if struggles for dominance takes place.

Since the group and the community are very important to those born in the Year of the Monkey, they are known to remain loyal and devoted to friends. While ardent and passionate about pursuing a cause, they can lose interest in the object of their affection if a group dynamic is not established. They may seek out different groups till they find a community where they can belong. This may come across as fickle, but in truth, the monkey person is looking to settle down for life and can take time in making that decision.

Where personal relationships are involved, they are fair-minded in their approach. You can count on them to remain committed and loyal once they’ve chosen their community. If the group dynamic proves to be unsatisfactory, the monkey person is known to abandon it entirely.

With their considerable talent and extraordinary originality, monkey people will undoubtedly enjoy luck and in whatever career and community they choose.

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