Monkey - Pig Compatibility in Chinese Astrology

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At first glance, the Monkey and Pig seem to be rather incompatible as lovers, considering the many differences in their personality traits. And yet the two are also capable of having a successful relationship, should they consciously agree to allow their respective qualities to complement rather than undermine each other.

High points of a Monkey-Pig love match

The initial encounter between a Monkey man and a Pig woman is likely to introduce each to a set of qualities never experienced before. The Monkey will sweep the Pig off his/her feet with their verbal eloquence and their uncanny knack of reaching out to another through words. And the Pig in turn will bowl over the Monkey by their compassion, care and gentle beauty. Through the Pig, the Monkey will get a peek into a nature which is not only placid and charming but also capable of empathizing with the less fortunate – a quality which is barely known to the self-focused Monkey.

However the chief source of a successful Monkey and Pig union is likely to be the possibility of each complementing the other with their unique gifts. The Monkey will help his/her Pig partner to be more self-assured and confident. Because of the Monkey’s excellent communication skills, the Pig might find him/herself opening up and talking about their own needs, desires and dreams. For his/her part, the Pig is likely to anchor the relationship into commitment and devotion. The gentle, loving nature of the Pig will be able to forgive the many small transgressions of the Monkey who has a bit of the wandering eye.

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In a larger context the emotional intensity of the Pig will provide focus for the energy and enthusiasm of the Monkey. Also, Pigs work hard and have tremendous endurance; so a Pig will help his/her Monkey partner see their projects through until the end, which if left only to the Monkey may remain incomplete because of his/her short attention span. The Monkey in turn will be able to encourage the Pig to socialize more, sample varied interests and experiences and in general be more open to the joys of the world.

Challenges of a Monkey-Pig love match

Where the Monkey and Pig pair may have difficulty in pulling along is in the conflict of personalities. The Pig is an emotional being; they can be highly sentimental sometimes and attach great importance to feelings to the extent of becoming moody when not allowed to have their way. The Monkey on the other hand prefers to live on a more superficial level, sampling various experiences and events with the mind but refusing to get bogged down to the murky world of emotions and feelings. This basic difference can greatly affect romantic compatibility of this pair with the Monkey adopting a casual distance from emotional complexities while the Pig looks for deeper emotional connection in order to make the relationship more meaningful. Eventually it may compel the Monkey to move away since he/she does not like being overwhelmed by emotional expectations whereas the Pig might feel hurt at the inability of the former to offer emotional security.

Then again the two also share significant differences as far as values and life goals are concerned. Part of the Monkey’s social and material success comes from a quickness to take advantage of events, opportunities and even people around him/her. The Monkey would not hesitate to bend a few rules or emotionally manipulate people if it would serve his/her own ends. The Pig on the other hand is one of the most honest and compassionate signs of the Chinese zodiac and would never think of doing anything to hurt others. For this reason, the Pig is likely to disapprove of the way the Monkey manipulates others and also feel offended by the latter’s lack of scruples. The Monkey in his/her turn may perceive the Pig as foolishly idealistic who puts too much store by values and morals; he/she may even get quickly bored in a relationship with the Pig who may be too tame and naïve to hold the interest of the Monkey in the long run. In fact the female Pig thrives best in relationships where they are certain to be cared for and looked after. Or else they usually fall for wastrels who exploit their credulity and empathy for selfish gains. This over-trusting nature of the Pig might seem ridiculous to the male Monkey who is far more astute and economical with his affections when it comes to giving in a relationship.

Also the moody, solitary episodes of the Pig will be completely incomprehensible to the Monkey partner who treats any attack of the blues pretty much in the same way he/she handles other troublesome things in life - by going out with friends and having a good time. The Pig on the other hand is capable of feeling very deeply and the Monkey’s off-hand, casual words and actions might seem to the Pig hugely insensitive and end up being hurting him/her to the core.

In the end however, the Monkey and Pig partners will have to depend on the gift of their adaptability to better tune themselves to each other’s idiosyncrasies. The Pig will need to be more  self-assured and interesting while the Monkey will have to devote more exclusive time and attention to the Pig.