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Chinese Zodiac - Monkey

Rank and Astrology Elements

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    Monkey ranks ninth position in the Chinese Zodiac. They are cheerful and energetic by nature and usually represent flexibility. People under the sign of the Monkey are wise, intelligent, confident, charismatic, loyal, inventive and have leadership. The weaknesses of the Monkeys are being egotistical, arrogant, crafty, restless and snobbish.

    Basic Astrology Elements
    Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen
    The Five Elements: Metal (Jin)
    Yin Yang: Yang ([Chinese philosophy] positive/active/male principle in nature)
    Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8; Avoid: 2, 5, 9
    Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum
    Lucky Colors: white, golden, blue; Avoid: red, black, grey, dark coffee

    Years of the Monkey

    Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
    02/06/1932 01/25/1933 Yang Water Ren Shen
    01/25/1944 02/12/1945 Yang Wood Jia Shen
    02/12/1956 01/30/1957 Yang Fire Bing Shen
    01/30/1968 02/16/1969 Yang Earth Wu Shen
    02/16/1980 02/04/1981 Yang Metal Geng Shen
    02/04/1992 01/22/1993 Yang Water Ren Shen
    01/22/2004 02/08/2005 Yang Wood Jia Shen
    02/08/2016 01/27/2017 Yang Fire Bing Shen
    01/26/2028 02/12/2029 Yang Earth Wu Shen
    The monkey is a kind of wise and flexible creature, looks like the human most. The biologist Charles Darwin has written in his book On the Origin of Species that Humans are evolved from apes. So, the monkey can be as clever as the humans to some extent. You can also get this from the Monkey King, the main character in one of the four famous Chinese novels - Journey to the West. By using his wisdom, the Monkey King defeats the evil spirits and ghosts, helping his companions finish the journey to the West successfully.
    The people born in the year of the monkey are of great intellects and skillful. They are usually good leaders. Quick and intelligent as they are, they can win prizes frequently from childhood, thus, often appreciated by parents and teachers. Besides, they are most in good physical conditions. Not only good in fortune when they are young, but also perfect after middle ages. As they are good at saving up money, they usually live lives without worrying about food and clothing.
    The people under the sign of the monkey are sometimes a bit quick-tempered. This may hinder them from getting success. So, they should learn to be patient to overcome. They also like to project themselves to attract others. As they have extraordinary ability to distinguish between things, they can always make good decisions. In their families, they are usually considerate and thoughtful.

    The monkey people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

    The Monkey people born in the morning usually treat others kindly and politely. They would not like to push themselves forward. When dealing with things, they are usually actively to round off their work. However, they regard their interests much more important than work. Sometimes, they may give up a good job in order to have more time on their hobbies. So, when finding jobs, they had better choose one that they are interested. However, like the monkey scampering in the trees in nature, the Monkey people are not steady. They are fond of social activities and circulate among many friends. Nevertheless, they have few bosom friends.
    The Monkey people born at noon give full play to their intelligent character trait. So they have sharp eyes and predictive power to view things accurately. The Monkey men are active, outgoing and proactive. They would like to try everything they want and can get good results. The Monkey women are mostly great mothers who are independent and good-tempered.
    The Monkey people born in the evening are honest, loyal to friends, zealous, well favored and always give alms to the poor. These make them get help from others more easily. They are the persons who will finish what they start. In work, they are faithful in the performance of their duties and can get appreciation by the supervisor. In fortune, they are late bloomers who suffer lot in their early youth and turn to be better from the middle ages. If they try to handle affairs more steadily when young, life can be smooth.

    The Monkey people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:

    Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Monkey.  
    Metal Monkey: 1920 (Feb. 20, 1920 - Feb. 7, 1921) and 1980 (Feb. 16, 1980 - Feb. 4, 1981)
    Water Monkey: 1932 (Feb. 6, 1932 - Jan. 25, 1933) and 1992 (Feb. 4, 1992 - Jan. 22, 1993)
    Fire Monkey: 1956 (Feb. 12, 1956 - Jan. 30, 1957) and 2016 (Feb. 8, 2016 - Jan. 27, 2017)
    Earth Monkey: 1968 (Jan. 30, 1968 - Feb. 16, 1969)
    Wood Monkey: 1994 (Jan. 25, 1944 - Feb. 12, 1945) and 2004 (Jan. 22, 2004 - Feb. 8, 2005)

    Best Birth Dates and Months for the Monkey

    The Monkeys born in the 1st, 5th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 25th, 26th or the 28th day are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the entire life.

    March, April, July and August are auspicious birth months for the Monkey people. 
    March: The Monkey people born in March are extremely intelligent. They are usually popular among others, have a bright future, and also marry well and happily.  
    April: With the birth month of April, the Monkey people usually could enjoy a glorious life. During their life, they can usually do things at their will and lucky to get help from others. There is no problem of food, clothing and health for them. 
    July: Born in July, the Monkey people usually could enjoy a safe, free and easy life. 
    August: The Monkeys born in August usually have boundless prospects. They could get great success in career. Besides, they have good moral character and usually could own a harmonious family.

    Note: The dates and months above are based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the corresponding day and month in western calendar.

    Compatibility with other Animals

    Zodiac Match


    Best Match: Rat, Dragon, Snake
    Worst Match: Tiger, Pig
    → Please click for more about Monkey Compatibility.

    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month:

    Birth Month of the Monkey Personality of the Monkey Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. practical with decisive action Sheep Tiger
    Feb. optimistic Snake Rat
    Mar. having wide interests Rat Sheep
    Apr. positive Rabbit Ox
    May. discontent with the present situation Snake Horse
    Jun. to hot and cold with others Sheep Ox
    Jul. eloquent Tiger Horse
    Aug. mannered; well-behaved Pig Tiger
    Sep. diffident; lacking self-confidence Horse Rabbit
    Oct. energetic and active Pig Any
    Nov. having progressive spirit Sheep Sheep
    Dec. fun-loving Rabbit Horse

    2017 Yearly Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2017 starting from January 28, 2017 and lasting to February 15, 2018.

    Overview: In the year of 2017, you people under the animal sign of Monkey finally can breathe a sigh of relief because you have had a difficult year in 2016 and bad luck in various aspects due to the fact of conflicting Tai Sui (the Grand Duke Jupiter), thus have consumed most of your energy. Fortunately, the situation will be improved in 2017 and your luck will change completely. Due to the blessing of the auspicious star Hongluan (红鸾), you will have significantly improved luck in a new year and Hongluan will bring you good luck in love relationship and benefit your luck with the benefactor in terms of career and wealth. Therefore, you should brace up to greet a new year with improved luck. For more about Monkey's luck in money, love, career and health, please click:
    Monkey Horoscope 2017 Predictions

    2017 Yearly Horoscope for Monkeys Born in Different Years
    Horoscope Forecast for the Monkey Born in 1968 (between January 30, 1968 and February 16, 1969)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Monkey Born in 1980 (between February 16, 1980 and February 4, 1981)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Monkey Born in 1992 (between February 4, 1992 and January 22, 1993)

    2017 Monthly Horoscope
    Find out what 2017 will be for the Monkeys in each month? Please click 2017 Monthly Horoscope Prediction for the Monkeys

    Ideal Jobs for the Monkey

    The Monkey people like the challenge. Therefore, those exciting, speculative and challenging jobs are fit to them. Jobs such as professional sportsmen, stockbrokers, lawyer etc. are ideal ones for them. Besides, jobs like actors, writers, journalists and diplomats could give more room for them to show their ability. In addition, the Monkey are suitable to work in the industries of construction, real estate, hardware, household electrical appliance, catering trade, software, site management, E-commerce, insurance, banking and more.

    Auspicious Chinese Names

    When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Monkey, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the characters of the Monkey, zodiac compatibility and Chinese five element theories. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Monkeys.
    Auspicious Chinese Names for the Monkey
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