You will find the
Monkey in any walk of life or in any occupation. His distinguishing point is his
confidence, no matter what his countenance may be, shy, docile, suave or dignified.
His strength is his versatility. To accomplish his goals in life, which,
by the way is to be powerful, successful and rich, he knows how to wheedle his way into
the good books of those who are influential.
The Monkey does not use his wits just to survive, he uses his sharp wit
because he cannot help but do it and get the better of any one or any situation. It is
second nature to him. To those who know him, his attitude is distrusted and moves termed
as crafty. But to those he is spinning his magic on to get endless schemes, they are
absolutely charmed by him. He draws them in slowly - bit by bit, unaware till it is too
late or too embarrassing to resist.
With his keen memory and sense of self preservation the Monkey is not
easily snared or trapped. When cornered, leave it to him to find out his way of it. Do you
want him as your lawyer or accountant? Definitely yes! Especially if you are in a tight
spot. His mind is always one step ahead.
He has an instinctive way of reacting in any circumstances which is why
he is considered cunning. But his reactions are not premeditated like the Snake.
He is in character warm and natural. He is lively interesting and full
of jokes. People generally like him. In turn he is curious about everyone and everything
and enjoys company where his wit can be admired. There is no one the Monkey cannot win
over if he wants to.
To give him a challenge is the best way to gain his attention. If you
give in too easily, the Monkey will take what he wants and then move on, careless of your
feelings. But put up a fight, you would have got his attention. He does not like to loose.
He is highly speculative, the throw of the dice on the stock market
will all be exciting for him. Though quick gains are his passion, he may also have many
irons in the fire. If any one deal shows signs of failing, he will be out of it before it
does, unscrupulously leaving his partners carrying the baby, and, buying his shares at a
It is not that you cant trust a Monkey or associate with him in
business, but this cheeky little fellow is smart and quick - dont be complacent when
he is your partner or your employee and pit your wit against him if he is your opponent.
Dont take his guile and good humour at face value, hell play ping pong with
you if you let him.
Make him aware that you see past all the comradeship slick exterior and
you are no fool. He will then calm down, get to the point and you will have a great
partner or associate.