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01-22-2004, 04:22 PM
Year of the Monkey. :)

01-22-2004, 04:28 PM
I think I was born in the Rat.

01-22-2004, 04:51 PM
Anybody got a link to the Chinese astrology thing?

01-22-2004, 04:54 PM
Does this help? http://www.new-year.co.uk/chinese/calendar.htm

01-22-2004, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the link Laura..

Rat 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996
Ox 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997
Tiger 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998
Rabbit 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999
Dragon 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000
Snake 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001
Horse 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002
Sheep 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003
Monkey 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004
Rooster 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005
Dog 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006
Boar 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007

The Influence of the Monkey Year on the Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

Rats are often people who like to hold onto things or people. The expression "pack rat" can often be applied to folks born in Rat years, because they are collectors at heart. They can be very social people as well. In 2004, the influence of the Monkey may upset Rats, as Monkey energy is far from conservative or safe. But Rats often learn to value the Monkey's humor in time.

Ox people are often strong, as their name suggests, in mind, body or both. They are often quiet, seemingly deep people who strive to preserve their dignity and work very hard to make things better for all. Patience and endurance are two of their strongest points. 2004's Monkey influence may be antithetical to the Ox's slow, steady work ethic. But Ox people know that Monkey means no harm, and can be quite good-natured.

These are powerful, dynamic people, and often natural leaders. Their dynamic personalities can be overwhelming to people born under quieter signs, but they can make a dramatic entrance, or teach us a thing or two about public speaking. In 2004, though, Tigers may find their naturally fiery energy may be tested by the wily ways of the Monkey, but could find themselves laughing despite everything and giving in to Monkey's playful ways.

Rabbits are often quiet by nature, and like to get their work done behind the scenes. They prefer to lead ordered and efficient lives. Their sensitivity and peaceful natures can bring profound but gradual change. In 2004, the energy of the Monkey could annoy Rabbits, who like to be comfortable above all else. But if they are flexible, they can learn important lessons by questioning and looking within.

These creatures may seem scary or fierce, but Dragons are often the most determined and generous people. They are thought to be very ambitious and confident. Nothing dampens their spirits. The Year of the Monkey could bring much harmony to Dragons, as they both admire charm and cleverness above all else, and can help one another reach their ultimate goals.

Though snakes may seem full of guile or deceit, their Chinese counterparts benefit from the calm, cool, and collected manner of the animal itself. These natives like to look before they leap, but personify the "ice water in the veins" of professional athletes. 2004's Monkey influence could be challenging for certain Snakes, as Monkeys love to tease and play spontaneously, while Snakes prefer to plan and calculate.

People born in the Year of the Horse may be characterized by an intense need for freedom. They are not normally happy being tied down or penned in, and need to know that there is space to roam. Since the Horse and Monkey have a friendly relationship, and never place limits on one another's freedom, the influence of 2004 is likely to be a fortunate one for this sign.

Monkey persons can be some of the best motivators and some of the biggest gamblers there are in the Chinese zodiac. They are playful, and take any criticism in stride. This year, Monkeys are likely to thrive under the influence of their own sign. Life may seem more harmonious than usual, and they may have a relaxed feeling of wellbeing. But they may have to rely on their own sense of duty and responsibility to get things done on time.

These natives are often found donating money to charitable organizations or volunteering their time. Their instincts are to protect themselves and others. Because of this, they can be the voice of reason in stressful times. 2004's Year of the Monkey may bring a reminder to Goat people that being a little more versatile, or taking a few more risks isn't going to hurt them.

Though Rooster people can sometimes be thought critical, they are usually just trying to establish more order and discipline. They are planners and organizers, and can be very intellectual. In social settings, the Rooster personality is likely to be the one leading lively discussions of current events. In 2004, the Monkey energy could rile the Rooster somewhat, but if they are flexible, and can establish a give and take relationship, they can learn a lot this year.

These people are often characterized by their extreme loyalty and sense of justice. Dogs may be somewhat suspicious, but are great judges of someone's character. 2004 brings harmonious companionship with the Monkey, and many fresh insights are possible for Dog natives by learning to go with the flow.

Pigs are often easy-going and popular with others. They are simple, solid people who can be counted on to help out in a jam. But in the Year of the Monkey, they may have to rub up against some unfamiliar energies that test their patience, because Monkey moves and thinks so much faster. Pigs are asked to let go of old ways this year.

01-22-2004, 05:14 PM
I was born in Year of the Dragon...I like that.
"The Year of the Monkey could bring much harmony to Dragons, as they both admire charm and cleverness above all else, and can help one another reach their ultimate goals.
That's me charming and clever.:D

01-22-2004, 06:46 PM
This is my year i am a Monkey !!!!!!!

Mr. Goat
01-22-2004, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by webgurl
This is my year i am a Monkey !!!!!!!

Spunky Monkey!

01-22-2004, 06:51 PM
I'm a Dog

Mr. Goat
01-22-2004, 06:56 PM
im a elephant

01-22-2004, 06:58 PM
im also a Dragon

01-22-2004, 07:04 PM
I'm a boar! Wooooo.. heh

01-22-2004, 07:31 PM
yep monkey year .

im a year of the ox . . im going to see the lion dance . peace