Rabbit years are a tad too peaceful for the restless Monkey. That being said, this Year of the Metal Rabbit will bring the Monkey plenty of leisure time, which will definitely appeal to this fun-loving Chinese sign. Travel may be a big theme for Monkeys this year; destinations that are rife will cultural diversions are favored. As always, the Monkey will make lots of friends on every trip.
Health is tied to mobility in the Year of the Metal Rabbit. The more active Monkeys are, the more robust they will feel. Accidents can be a problem, so take care not to drive recklessly or overdo it at the gym. Gentle exercise like yoga, swimming and ta'i chi can slow the mental chatter that's always filling the Monkey's mind. 2011 is a time to meditate and reflect. That's not easy for the manic Monkey, but this year, inner peace can be achieved with practice.
This Year of the Rabbit affords Monkeys an opportunity to let go of old grudges and formulate new goals. Breaking off harmful relationships is key, whether they are romantic or familial. Counseling is favored for Monkeys that are plagued with unhappy memories of childhood. Unexplored avenues abound in the Year of the Metal Rabbit. Now that the future looks so bright, the Monkey can afford to leave the past behind, for once and for all.
Shopping will likely be a major theme for Monkeys this year. Fantastic bargains can be found at electronic and appliance stores. An interest in unusual, handmade items may prompt this sign to start collecting glass, pottery or basketwork. Anything that catches the Monkey's eye is often a good investment. The Year of the Rabbit heightens this Chinese sign's refinement and can result in some profitable investments.