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Here’s a question: If 1981 was the year of the Rooster, but I was born in January of 1981 (before the Chinese New Year), does that make me a Monkey?  Or, is it possible, as in western astrology, to be on the cusp of something and share elements?

Let’s conduct an experiment.  Here is the forecast for both signs for 2010:

The Monkey Forecast for 2010 The Monkey’s energetic nature will resonate well with the energy of 2010 – but he will definitely need to pace himself or he will burn out! Changes on the job front could startle the Monkey near the beginning of the year, but by adapting and staying calm, he should weather any storm. It would be wise to take a well-earned break mid-year as all Monkies will be feeling the pressure that the Year of the Tiger is putting on them. Family expenses may very well increase this year and the wise Monkey will do a little bit of forward planning and budgeting to ensure a smooth passage through 2010. August to October will shine for romantic encounters and the unattached could possibly find the partner they’ve been searching for. July to November will be the best time to start making moves for any Monkey who wishes to change their job. All those born under the sign of the Monkey will appreciate the support they receive this year from loved ones and friends. Advice will be well-meaning and helpful – be sure to listen carefully.

The Rooster Forecast for 2010 The Year of the Tiger will have mixed fortunes for the Rooster, but by staying calm, observant and flexible, the Rooster will glide through 2010 coming out much wiser, stronger and with great success behind him. He will be in much demand for his sage advice and experience and, at work, this will come to the notice of his employer. Many Roosters will also decide to go back to college this year or completely change the direction of their career. Travel also features quite strongly with the Rooster seeking out adventure, fun and new places to visit. A word of caution: all Roosters must ensure that they don’t overdo things – exhaustion and a depleted immune system will result if proper rest isn’t taken. Home life will bring many joys and will be seen as a cosy sanctuary throughout the year. The Spring months and November and December will be excellent for intimate romantic encounters. March and July to October will be the optimum time for making career decisions or to change jobs.

I italicized the statements that were applicable to how my life actually went this year.  Results strongly indicate “cusp,” rather than a heavy leaning toward one or the other sign.

I have been working in the Non-Profit sector for the past few years, while attending college part-time to earn my Bachelor of Social Work.  My contract with the NGO I was working for expired at the end of March, and so I came home. I was on EI for two months and then offered a position with the local telecommunication company, which I negotiated to begin approximately 5 weeks after the anticipated birth of my son.  He came nearly a month early (May 30) and had to be delivered by emergency C-Section.  One week before I was meant to begin training, my father began suffering mini-strokes and was admitted to hospital.  It was recommended he undergo a surgery that is normally simple, but posed serious threats to him due to multiple complications.  The family doctor insisted that I come home.  My employer said that if I wasn’t back in the Territory in time to start training on the 13th of July (the day my father was scheduled for surgery), then I wouldn’t have a job when I did get back.  As I’m sure you guessed, I don’t currently work for the telecommunications company.  After spending a month down south helping my father during his convalescence, I returned to the Yukon, and am absolutely loving being at home with my baby.  My incredibly supportive husband insisted that I pursue my life-long dream of writing in any way I found inspirational, and so this fall I started up TheRPGrrl, became BellaOnline’s new Role-Playing Games Editor, and committed to write a children’s novel I’ve been stewing up during NaNoWriMo.  (Do you see the parallels?)

According to MoonSlipper, 2011 is supposed to be a good one for me, either way!

The Monkey The Monkey is playful, lively, fun and a quick thinker. They get bored very easily and find it hard to settle down to doing any one thing. The Monkey can also be vain and offhand. They are ambitious and usually very good with investing money. With their quick wit and wonderful sense of humour, they are a great party guest. The Monkey’s life will never be dull and predictable!

Forecast for 2011 The Monkey will find 2011 very much to his liking with plans and goals moving ahead smoothly and as anticipated. For Monkeys involved in creative work such as writing or art, this will be a particularly inspirational year and their work will be highly regarded. The Chinese Rabbit Year will offer some brilliant promotion opportunities and by being proactive and alert, the Monkey will reap the benefits. For those seeking work, attention to detail when applying for jobs will open up significant windows of opportunity. February, September and November should be outstanding months for their career. Friends and family will provide many happy and memorable occasions during 2011 and there may be one or two special celebrations. March to May and December will be very active socially for most Monkeys. For single Monkeys, there should be quite a few opportunities to meet someone special through outings with friends or at work. In addition, trips to art exhibitions, museums or other cultural venues will prove delightful for many Monkeys. The Chinese Year of the Rabbit would be an auspicious year for him to follow up on self improvement ideas he may have been considering for awhile. A fresh look at his fitness routine, diet and how he unwinds, could do him the world of good. 2011 will be the year for the Monkey to move forward, leaving any disappointments and regrets behind. It can be a most satisfying and enjoyable year for him. Interesting Monkey Facts: Best Hours: 3-5 pm ; Season: Summer ; Horoscope Colors: White, Violet, Green

The Rooster The Rooster is always popular, extravagant and creative. They can be brutally honest and generally like being showered with attention. They are wonderfully loyal friends and also give advice freely – whether they are asked for it or not! Family means the world to the Rooster and they are one of the most loyal signs in the Chinese zodiac.

Forecast for 2011 The Year of the Rabbit will be a much quieter year than 2010 for the Rooster. However, the Rooster will have to curb his natural exuberance and enthusiasm just a bit in 2011 and practice some patience and common sense. On the work front, it will be vital for the Rooster to work closely with his colleagues and practice his networking skills. This will stand to him during the months of March, April, November and December when unexpected developments happen . All the work he does now on the career front will pay dividends in 2012, the Chinese Year of the Dragon. The Rooster should also consider any opportunities he may have to study or for training. This would go extremely well for him and again benefit him greatly later on in the year. On the social and romantic side of life, this will be a much more settled and quiet year, which will be to many a Rooster’s liking. March, July and August look to be the most active on the social scene. A word of warning though – the Rooster must take care to temper his words with friends and not be too harsh. A quarrel or end of a close relationship could result. Financially, the Rooster may have a few home-related expenses this year with repairs, decorating and renovations. It would be wise to manage any project sensibly and shop around for the best deal; Chinese Rabbit years can be expensive for all signs. On the whole, 2011 looks like being a pleasurable and encouraging year for all Roosters. Interesting Rooster Facts: Best Hours: 5-7 pm ; Season: Autumn ; Horoscope Colors: Orange, Green


Well then!  Wish me luck!


eldamien says:

I was born ON February 5th, 1981, early in the morning, so I think I’m on the cusp also. I read the description for Monkey and that seems to describe me quite well, but I see a tiny bit of Rooster influence as well. I think I lean more towards Monkey though, beacuse I hate being showered with attention, I’m not a flamboyant dresser, and I generally like being left alone and working on projects alone. Also, my 2011 was a banner year, and even before reading that description I felt like 2011 was a year when I was putting away the past and old regrets, hurts, and what not.

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