April 6 - April 12, 2020
Houston, we have a problem. For the Monkey, the month of the Dragon is one of the most anticipated months of any lunar year, with its focus on adventure, travel, learning and discovery. This is a month for travelling, going on adventures and either for personal or traditional learning and study. However, for the first and hopefully the only time in our lifetime borders are closed, planes have stopped flying and schools and learning institutions have closed their doors. However, for the inventive and creative Monkey, that spirit of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure is still here but should be an easy fix. It is as if the technological advances of just the last decade have been preparing for this moment in time. A lot of what you need can be found online, while a sense of adventure can still be embraced from home or within your current limitations. Where there is a will there is always a way.
2020 - Year of the Rat
For the first three weeks of 2020 it has been business as usual, with nothing having changed. The month of the Ox kept you busy, as he often does at this time of year and the Year of the Pig was still putting the focus on home and family matters, as he has since the Year of the Pig began in February 2019. And then we reach 24th January and everything changes, with nothing the same after that and in a good way. This is the Chinese New Year and is much earlier in the year than we would normally expect and that will have implications just a few months later. In the meantime, the Chinese New Year ushers in the Year of the Rat, the year that you have been waiting for.
The Monkey and the Rat belong to the same ‘triad of affinity’, so in other words they are the best of friends, with everything flowing more freely and easily during the Year of the Rat. The only downside is that the Rat can make things so easy that you become complacent, but if that is your biggest problem, you don’t really have a problem. In addition, for the Monkey, the Year of the Rat is the most fun, playful and creative year in a 12 year lunar cycle, with its focus on matters of the heart and all things close to your heart. This could expand to include adventure, travel or learning opportunities during the month of the Dragon, from 24th March to 23rd April. I mentioned that having the Chinese New Year fall earlier in the year than it normally does would have implications, for this makes room for 13 New Moons in 2020 and that means we have a leap month, where the same month is repeated twice.
This year the leap month is the month of the Snake, which for the Monkey is the most competitive and professionally charged month of any lunar year. The first month of the Snake will run from 23rd April to 22nd May, only to begin a complete do over from 22nd May to 21st June. This will give this year a professional advantage that the Rat was never going to bring, giving you the best of both worlds. The only problem you will face is that the Rat will insist that you maintain a balance between work and play. Meanwhile, this will set you up for lucrative implications later in the year, especially from mid September to mid October.
About the Monkey
Fun, confident, energetic and a free-spirit, the Monkey is well-liked by friends and family. Being cunning and quick-witted, they are highly-capable of formulating original thoughts and ideas. They are fast learners and adapt well to various situations.
Monkeys are generally unconventional and often ignore rules. They can be devious and will sometimes bend the truth to get what they want or to help a friend, albeit within reasonable limits. Monkeys are clever and confident tricksters.
Monkeys are very intelligent and find it easy to influence others. Despite this, you will sometimes get confused and discouraged. But, conversely, you will always be enthusiastic and really go for whatever you want to achieve.
A Monkey often finds it difficult to commit to one person for they are popular with everyone. As vivacious as they are, they are challenged when it comes to displaying charm and affection towards their potential partner. However, once the relationship is established, Monkeys make wonderful partners.
Compatible: Rats & Monkeys