Chinese Zodiac - Monkey

Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
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.
Chinese: 猴 (Hóu)
Earthly Branches: Shen (申)
Energy: Yang
Five Elements: Metal (Jin)

Lucky Things

Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum
Lucky Gemstone: Peridot
Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8
Lucky Colors: white, golden, blue
Lucky Directions: north, northwest, west
Best Match: Rat, Dragon, Snake

Unlucky Things

Unlucky Numbers: 2, 5, 9
Unlucky Colors: Red, Black, Grey
Unlucky Direction: South, Southeast
Worst Match: Tiger, Pig

2023 Chinese Horoscope For Monkey

Lucky Number: 4, 9
Lucky Color: White
People born under the Chinese zodiac animal sign of the Monkey will not have a very good financial fortune in 2023, but the financial fortune will not that bad

2023 Horoscope for Monkey

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

Personality of the Monkey

Monkey Man and Women Peronality Traits
Male Monkey Personality Female Monkey Personality
Monkey People's Personality by Five Elements
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)

Monkey People's Personality by Blood Types
Monkey People with Blood Type O Monkey People with Blood Type A Monkey People with Blood Type B Monkey People with Blood Type AB
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.
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Compatibility with other Animals

Each Chinese zodiac sign has compatible or incompatible signs according to their characteristics’ compatibility. If your find your signs are compatible, you could get along well in most cases. In opposite, you need to do more effort to be together harmoniously.

Following are the compatibility chart of the Monkey with other signs.

Best Match

Lively Pair

Worst Match

Best Birth Dates and Months for the Monkey

Monkey's Fate by Birth Time
The birth time of people plays a very important role in terms of whether the destiny is auspicious or not. People under the Monkey sign born in different time periods will have different characters and fate. Those who were born and will be born between 01:00AM - 03:00AM and 05:00AM - 07:00AM are the most auspicious.

Monkey's Fate by Birth Date
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.

Monkey's Fate by Birth Month
Best Birth Months: 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 here is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find your lunar birth date and month.

Monkey in Love

Those born in the year of Monkey attach great importance to love and hold an optimistic attitude towards things related to the relationship. Monkeys like to be free and hate being bound by others. Once they feel uncomfortable and are bound beyond the bottom line, they will run away immediately. How to Know a Monkey is in Love with You? Male Monkey's Attitude Towards Love Female Monkey's Attitude Towards Love

Careers for 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.
Ideal Jobs and Work Partners for Monkey
● Best Working Partners: Snake, Rat and Dragon
● Best Age to Start a Business for Monkey: Age 40 – 50
● Best Career Field for Monkey: Risk Investment
● Best Business to Do: Maternal and Infant Store, Toy Store
● Best Direction for Career: South and Southeast

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

Chinese Calendar

25三十/30 九月 (Sep) 26初壹/1 27初二/2 28初三/3 29初四/4 30初五/5 1初六/6
2初七/7 3初八/8 4初九/9 5初十/10 6十壹/11 7十二/12 8十三/13
9十四/14 10十五/15 11十六/16 12十七/17 13十八/18 14十九/19 15二十/20
16廿壹/21 17廿二/22 18廿三/23 19廿四/24 20廿五/25 21廿六/26 22廿七/27
23廿八/28 24廿九/29 十月 (Oct) 25初壹/1 26初二/2 27初三/3 28初四/4 29初五/5
30初六/6 31初七/7 1初八/8 2初九/9 3初十/10 4十壹/11 5十二/12

Lastest Questions and Answers

Renovation and Move in Dates (0 Reply ) Asked by M***y | 7/24/2022 6:44:00 AM

Hi. I am a female monkey (birthday 29th Sept 1992) and my husband's zodiac is sheep, birthday 2nd Jan 1992. Please advise the auspicious...

Wedding Date (1 Reply ) Asked by J***e | 6/20/2022 5:50:32 AM

Hi YCA, would like your recommendation for a wedding date for us between March to May 2023 please. Groom - Monkey, Bride - Dog. Parents zodiac are...

Sheep,or Monkey? (1 Reply ) Asked by T***e | 5/24/2022 10:25:25 PM

Is a person who's born on January 5,1992,a sheep,or monkey?

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I dreamt about two monkeys feeding me rice and vegetable. So it begins with, I was studying as my exams were near and hence my dad was feeding me....

Uncertainty (1 Reply ) Asked by M***n | 4/5/2022 4:46:02 PM

My mom had a dream I bought someone home after she told me not. I started making out with that person and then I turn into a monkey. And then I...