I’m not into Chinese horoscopes but there are interesting things in them that catches my attention. This year 2016, we will be celebrating the year of the Fire Monkey on the 8th of February. Just as I said, I’m not into Chinese horoscopes and definitely not born in the year of the primates but understanding and discovering some facts about it can undeniably blow your mind so here they are: The 10 facts in the year of the Monkey.

  1. The year of the monkey is the ninth symbol of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar, next to Goat and before Rooster.
  1. Chinese zodiacs have elements and Monkey is of the metal sign. In personality, people with this element are generally having a great deal of confidence and are resolute in their drive of success. No wonder why some famous personalities born under this sign are best on what they do like the Philippine politician Benigno Aquino Jr., the Hollywood star Will Smith, and even the wrestling superstar Triple H.
  1. You might be wondering why Channing Tatum acts in a manner that we don’t seem to comprehend easily because of his face that seemed to be straight forward or somewhat “emotionless”. Channing Tatum is born under the Metal Monkey Sign which explains why he can deliver his acts with same facial expression. He’s funny earlier, sexy seductive now, then and hunky action star later.alagad ng sining.jpg
  1. According to Chinese zodiac experts, zodiac signs have a specific time where they become active. Monkeys are active around 3pm to 5pm, this could be the reason why some of the persons born under this symbol that I know is very active and at their peak of their productivity.
  1. The months and seasons compatible for Year of the Monkey is autumn from August to the early week of November.
  1. If you’re born in the year of the monkey, then you might be asking yourself why you love to watch people. Most people born under the monkey sign have a past time to watch over people and some want it to experience it on a high flat form.alagad ng sining nga e.jpg
  1. People born under the year of the monkey are generally creative and inherently intellectual. They possess such character traits as curiosity, mischievous, and cleverness.
  1. In the ancient folklore, it is said that when the Golden king summoned and challenged different animals on earth by making them cross a giant river, the monkey came along with the sheep and rooster, helping each other to reach the King and therefore, was named to the ninth symbol of the Chinese zodiac. Nah… Could be just a monkey talk.
  1. The monkey sign, like other Chinese zodiacs, have five elements in order: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth.
  1. And the winner for the number of complaints I received with people under the monkey sign is non-other than…their EGO! Yes, most people complain about these people egoistic ideas and actions. They’re so independent, that they’re becoming stubborn and egoistic. So if you’re born under this symbol, you better open your mind for somebody’s thoughts and advises.monkey king.jpg

And there you have it, the 10 facts about the Year of the Monkey. I know that some of these facts were not entirely good and their origins are just fables from our ancestors, but look at the bright side and see for yourself. I haven’t met a person under this symbol who’s not clever at something. Whether we’re born with this symbol or not, we have to exercise our creativity like a monkey and learn how to be un-egoistic. And that is not just another monkey talk.


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