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The Year of the Monkey

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People born in the Year of the Monkey are optimistic, funny and come up with many unique ideas. They are good problem-solvers.  

The monkey is a prominent and popular figure in Chinese culture, believed to symbolise luck, honour and wealth. For centuries, the monkey has featured in the blessing of young babies and is displayed at ports to wish sailors a safe journey. In ancient towns, monkeys were once carved into the posts where horses were tethered as it was thought to protect them from disease.

In the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West, which had its origins in folklore and legend, the Monkey King was a brave and rebellious character, reflecting the traits that are traditionally associated with the monkey in the Chinese zodiac.

Those born in the Year of the Monkey are thought to be energetic, quick-witted and sociable characters who often enjoy applying their appetite for knowledge to solving problems and creative pursuits.

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