Ox Husband and Monkey Wife
Both are independent and free-thinking spirits. The catch is that they may not desire each other as much as they ought to. He is plain, studious and practical; she is pretty, complex and an egotist. Both are driven by success and money, but have different notions of how to achieve them. The Monkey is clever and not nearly so besieged by insecurity as the Ox, who may become quite oppressive when she takes his instructions lightly. If he flaunts his clout, she will laugh in his face, which will in turn infuriate him more. If either is thinking of subjugating the other they can think again.
Monkey Husband and Ox Wife
Both are too self-centred to form a comfortable union. He is outgoing, a thorough extrovert, while she is an introvert and is not very talkative. Undoubtedly, both have immensely positive facets to their natures but will hardly have the chance in the marriage to show them. He thinks he is superior to her and takes her for an insipid and unimaginative person. However, the straightforward Ox will not beat around the bush when sounding him off on his faults. They will each have to display a lot of self-control to build up a workable union.