Monkey-sign people are known for being clever, so while you have five favourable and seven unfavorable months this year, you will still have plenty of opportunities. Knowing when and where to strike will take you far. Stay alert. Use your head. Think things through before you act. It's a Water year, and Metal is your fixed sign as a Monkey. Metal and Water are good for each other in Chinese astrology, so luck is going to be with you more than you might think this year!
Monkey ingenuity could be in demand in this, the Year of the Snake. Don't hold back, but be ready to tone it down a bit if your ideas are not well received initially. Timing is everything, so pay attention to everything that's going on around you. Hop on any chance you get to further your education. This year will be full of mental stimulation for you. Channel it and the rewards will be great!
Usually your love life is so-so in a Snake year, not good, not bad. Not really a good time for finding love or breaking up, just stay the course. If you see an opportunity to shift romance into a higher gear, go for it. You'd be wise to run as fast as you can whenever you see an argument arising. Instead, let the other person in on your own inside joke. Once you let them into your inner circle, fun times will come easily.