August 19 - August 25, 2019
The month of the Monkey is always going to be the most important month of any lunar year for you. This is a chance to push the 'reset' button as you embark on a new 12 year personal lunar cycle. The month of the Monkey is a month of new beginnings but it is less about what you can start and finish during this time and more about what you can start and then let play out. This is the first month of a 12 month lunar cycle, so is a time for starting new ventures, beginning new journeys and taking new steps in something that can take the next 12 months to play out. The Monkey can be tough on you, as he demands honesty and accountability. That is because the Monkey knows that if you are being true to yourself you can move forward in the right and most authentic direction. Stick your head in the sand now and you run the risk of starting on the wrong track.
2019 - Year of the Pig
Each new solar year takes you further into this current 12 year personal lunar cycle, taking you further away from the Year of the Monkey and into the journey proper. The Year of the Monkey ended two years ago and this was when you finished laying down the foundations for this current 12 year cycle.
During the Year of the Rooster, which followed on from the Monkey, you had a chance to start expanding on everything that you began or lay the foundations for. Then, during the Year of the Dog there was a chance to expand those ideas, spending more time in your head, formulating plans and making choices and decisions. What began as concepts during the Year of the Monkey, became more concrete during the Year of the Dog. The 12 year lunar cycle can be seen as the four seasons of a year, with the first three years seen as spring, where there is the promise of new life, the planting of seeds and the start of a new journey.
The next three years, which are the years of the Pig, Rat and Ox, are the summer years and the years when everything is in full growth. You are likely to see many of the things that have been ideas or concepts over the last three years start to become reality. This is when things get real and you are now in the process of making things happen. This can see you take on more responsibility and then instead of just talking about things, start walking the talk.
For the Monkey, the Pig also puts the focus on home and family matters and this is a big year for home, family and/or property matters in general. This is something that you cope with more than others do, for this is something that you can take on board, without letting it consume you. You do often need to take on more responsibility, either at home, at work or in other areas of your life, but the Monkey knows where to draw the line.
You will go right up to the line of where you need to take responsibility, but you are unlikely to cross the line to where you are also taking on responsibility for others. The Monkey is at heart a big kid and the playful side of your nature will be drawn towards the children in your orbit, making that side of family life especially rewarding.
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