The Monkey and the Rooster have such different sensibilities that a smooth relationship between these two would be almost an anomaly. First off, both signs insist on being in control, but in quite different ways. The Rooster claims its dominion by nagging others into perfection. The Rooster sees the world in terms of details, all of which could stand some improvement. The Monkey, on the other hand, claims its position on top by being the loudest, taking the biggest risks and generally making itself very noticeable. The Rooster is likely to find the Monkey’s excesses to be just that — excessive — and the Monkey is likely to find the Rooster to be not much fun.
As lovers these two are a rather unlikely pair. They may connect in some social forum, as the Rooster likes to go out on the town and definitely responds to flattery; however, the honeymoon period for these two will probably be short-lived. Soon the Rooster will be nagging at the Monkey to stop partying so much, stop neglecting its health, stay in and get to bed early — and pick up its socks while it’s at it! The Monkey, a naturally curious and gregarious sign, may start spending less and less time with the Rooster if the Rooster gives in to this kind of behavior. For the Rooster, nagging is hard to resist in general, but will be especially so with the Monkey, a sign that the Rooster sees as vastly in need of improvement.
As business partners these two shouldn’t be surprised if epic power plays ensue. The most natural structure in the office would be for the Monkey to act as front person, satisfying that sign’s urge to be on top and utilizing its natural charm. The Rooster could rule more behind the scenes, putting its logical mind to use managing finances and keeping the Monkey from taking any truly unwise risks.
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