Balance: We often see The Monkey on 2 legs, symbolizing the balance we have got in our lives (or not). Is there something you are not letting go of? Are you working too hard? Is someone being unreasonable about something? Are you dealing with a breakup or passing?
Questions: Where do questions need to be asked or answered? Is someone asking questions about you? Where in your life is there a question mark that needs you to provide the answer?
Family: The Monkey can be a card about family and friends. It can signify a person or a situation that needs attention, sometimes long overdue. Time to talk?
Romance: The Monkey can be a card about romance and relationships. It is generally an optimistic card but is best used as guidance for existing arising issues.
The Monkey can signify a female who is playing games or close friend or relative needing support. It can also indicate a cheating partner or someone thinking of straying?
Upright Meanings: spiritual transformation, endings, change, transformation, unexpected change, new beginnings, failure, loss, letting go, transition, bad luck, death
A card that can refer to a death in the recent or distant past, it generally does not mean physical death. The Monkey usually signifies spiritual transformation and a time of change and new beginnings, not actual death! The transformation or change that The Monkey can bring can be difficult, unexpected, sudden or even traumatic but it will bring with it a new lease of life. Its best to try not to resist the change The Monkey brings as resisting it will only make the transition difficult and painful. Instead try to embrace the change as a fresh start. This major card can also signify the need to let go of old issues or beliefs when it appears in a spread. It may be telling you that you need to draw a line under the past in order to move forward in a positive direction. This transformation can be a bit of a shock to the system but ultimately it’s a positive one.
Reversed Meanings: immobility, death, fear of beginnings, repeating negative patterns, stagnation, resisting change, inability to move forward, slow changes, cheating
The Monkey reversed indicates that you are resisting a change that is necessary for you to move forward. Nothing new can begin while you are holding on to this old negative energy. The Monkey indicates that while you are finding it difficult to let go, once you do, new energy will come into your life to give you a new brighter beginning. The change The Monkey reversed brings is not something you can resist forever, if you keep holding onto the things you should be letting go of, the universe will find a way to push you on to your life path in its own way. The universe’s way of getting you to where you’re supposed to be, if you resist it, can be shocking and distressing. It’s much better to make you way to your correct path rather than getting a jolt that forces you onto it. At least if you make a decision to let go of old situations, old issues or relationships you will feel empowered that you made a decision to end what wasn’t working for you. When you think of the change you are resisting, ask yourself realistically is it going to make you feel worse than staying in your current situation indefinitely or could it possibly lead you to something amazing?