February 8th, 2016 marks the start of the Year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. What exactly does it mean if you are born during the Year of the Monkey? Traditionally, those who are born under a certain zodiac sign are thought to hold traits of that particular animal.
Monkey Personality Traits
The monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. If you were born in 1980, 1992, 2004, or 2016 (which would make you pretty young!) you are a monkey.
Those who are born in the Year of the Monkey are considered to be intelligent, quick-witted, mischievous, and versatile. They are also thought to be honest and sociable as well. Monkeys are a lot of fun to be around!
We all have darker sides of our personalities, and for the monkey that is represented by a tendency towards jealousy and sneakiness.
Those born under the sign of the monkey may be feeling particularly ambitious this year, especially in terms of career. Look out, though – this year may not be a good one to change jobs. Think about waiting it out until next year before you make any big decisions.
In terms of romance, 2016 is going to be a good year for the monkey. Your romantic relationships will be stable and happy; you just have to remember to be patient with your loved ones and not let minor disagreements derail you.
If you are a monkey born in 2004, you may be feeling a little rebellious this year. It might be worthwhile to think about putting some of that rebellious, frustrated energy towards getting exercise and keeping your body healthy.