Chinese Zodiac - Monkey

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    Years of the Monkey

    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

    Monkey Horoscope

    Lucky Numbers: 9, 1, 5
    Lucky Colors: Khaki Green, Orange Red

    Monkey are blessed by two weak auspicious stars and harmed by three major inauspicious stars in 2018, thus have not so good luck in the year. It’s better to develop somewhere else in the year. Avoid visiting a patient and attending a funeral, or the negative energy will make your luck even worse.

    Yearly Horoscope for Monkey Born in Different Years

    1968 Monkey 1980 Monkey 1992 Monkey

    2018 Horoscope for Monkey

    Best Months: March, June, November, December
    Worst Months: April, May, July

    Monkey 2018 monthly horoscope

    Monthly Horoscope for Monkey


    Monkey will harm Tai Sui in 2019. Harming Tai Sui will cause an adverse effect to your interpersonal relationship and make you prone to disputes and have poor family relationship. What's more, you will be prone to lawsuits and crimes, so try not to make troubles. You can weaken the bad luck with happy events in the year.

    2019 Horoscope for Monkey

    View Monkey Horscope

    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. Please click for more about Monkey Personality Traits.

    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

    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

    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. → more about Monkey Compatibility.

    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.

    Best Birth Dates
    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.

    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 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.

    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.
    ● 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
    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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