December 18 - December 24, 2017
While the final hours of the month of the Pig will give you a chance to tie up loose ends on the home front and deal with any home and family matters, you'll be hanging out for Monday's New Moon and the start of the month of the Rat. It is not just that for the Monkey, the month of the Rat is a fun, playful, romantic and creative month or that the Monkey and Rat are the best of friends and instead is a bit of both. There is something about the Rat that will always encourage you to take life less seriously, lighten up and have fun. Colours seem brighter and life just feels more fun and carefree when the Rat is in charge. With the much busier month of the Ox starting in January, this is a chance to enjoy the holiday period in between. No matter how busy life is, the Rat will help you find a balance between work and play.
2017 - Year of the Rooster
The Year of the Monkey may end on the 28th January but the Monkey’s influence will continue. If anything, the year immediately after the Year of the Monkey is often better than the Year of the Monkey itself, as the signs planted during your native year start to bear fruit.
The Year of the Monkey was not an isolated event, but the foundation year for a new 12 year lunar cycle. What was planted over the course of the last 12 months will continue to gestate, bear fruit and grow.
Over the coming years, many of the things that will transpire in your life can be traced back to the Year of the Monkey, the year that kicked off a new 12 year lunar cycle. This gives you permission to kick back a little, for often there are a lot of big moves during the Year of the Monkey, with the Monkey maneuvering you to where you need to be. You may have moved house, changed jobs, started a new relationship, ended a relationship, started a family.
Any major life events that happened over the last 12 months began under the Monkey’s rein. While life will continue and major life events will continue to unfold, those that began during the Year of the Monkey are pivotal to this new 12 year chapter. The Rooster brings a new energy, one that is now all about consolidating those new beginnings, as you work to cement, nurture and grow them. The Rooster is all about hard work and responsibility and the focus is on continuing to take responsibility for all the new beginnings over the past year. The Rooster will always be a lucrative year for you, so you can expect income growth and for money to flow more smoothly.
The Rooster does make you work for it, but with the month of the Ox ending just as the New Year begins, this shouldn’t be a problem. The month of the Ox is a busy and hard working month, a month that will always help you get a new professional year off the ground.
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