According to ancient legend, the Buddha, leaving the Earth, summoned all the animals to say goodbye to them, but to his call responded only 12 animals.
One of them was a Monkey, who according to the Eastern horoscope came the ninth to the meeting. She lingered for the reason that when the path of the animals going to meet the Buddha, blocked the river, she did not want to expose herself to unnecessary risk and attentively watched, and peered at companions that swam across the river.
And only when the monkey was convinced of the full safety of the crossing, she went into the river and swam across it with ease.
So after the Monkey entrenched symbol of ingenuity, dexterity and agility, but, people born in this year, inherited the characteristic qualities of this sign.