Year of the Monkey

China Zodiac Animal - Monkey Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028...

The monkey is a clever, lively, and witty animal. Because of a lot of similarities to humans, the monkey is admired by people in many cultures and Chinese culture is no exception. In traditional Chinese culture, monkey has been considered a mascot to pray for the luck of official career as it pronounces the same with the Chinese character for “marquis (hou)” in ancient times. In some west areas of China, monkey is also believed to be able to protect little babies from evil spirits.

The most famous monkey in China is the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) born from a stone who is intelligent, brave, rebellious, and talented. Some similar personalities may present in people born in the Year of the Monkey, who tend to be lively, quick witted, righteous, brave, and humorous.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Jin (Metal)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Monkey
Your Chinese zodiac sign is de facto decided by the Chinese lunar calendar rather than the common Gregorian calendar. Here we offer you a quick way to check your zodiac sign. Input your birthdays into the “Find Your Chinese Zodiac” tool, you can directly get the result.

It is also available to glance over the following chart to learn about your zodiac sign and element.
Monkey Year Start End Element
1920 Feb.20,1920 Feb.7,1921 Metal
1932 Feb.6,1932 Jan.25,1933 Water
1944 Jan.25,1944 Feb.12,1945 Wood
1956 Feb.12,1956 Jan.30,1957 Fire
1968 Jan.30,1968 Feb.16,1969 Earth
1980 Feb.16,1980 Feb.4,1981 Metal
1992 Feb.4,1992 Jan.22,1993 Water
2004 Jan.22,2004 Feb.8,2005 Wood
2016 Feb.8,2016 Jan.27,2017 Fire
2028 Jan.26,2028 Feb.12,2029 Earth
Lucky Signs for People Born in the Monkey Year
Lucky Numbers and Colors of Monkey Lucky Flowers and Directions of Monkey

Lucky Things for Monkeys:

Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8 Lucky Colors: white, gold, blue Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum, alliums Lucky Directions: north, northwest, west

Things Should be Avoided:

Unlucky Numbers: 2, 5, 9 Unlucky Colors: red, black, grey, dark coffee Unlucky Direction:east
Personality: Monkeys are lively, clever, agile, competitive, and sociable
People with the Chinese zodiac monkey sign are born to have brilliant minds. They are not only intelligent, smart and always appreciated by teachers and parents throughout adolescence but also have strong bodies, all of which make them perform well in an organization and they tend to be excellent leaders than anyone else. At work, they show initiative and hold the courage to face new challenges. At life, they are helpful and humorous enough to be favored by people.

However, boasting may hinder them to make great success and they need more patience. Too many opportunistic behaviors may also affect others’ impressions on them. 
 
  • Strengths: Active, quick-witted, smart, humorous, sociable, capable, brave, just
  • Weaknesses: Braggart, tricky, opportunistic, impatient, vainglorious
  • Monkey Men: Humor is the biggest characteristic of men born in the Year of the Monkey, and they always bring a lot of fun to people surrounding them. Although looking like an immature person, they are good tempered and generous enough. Compared to other picky zodiac signs, they can be very tolerant of other’s shortcomings. The quick wit also makes them have a lot of ingenious ideas and they are also good at putting them into practice.
  • Monkey Women: The Monkey women are ambitious, optimistic, competitive, and very confident. They are sociable and communicative, winning a lot of friends. Their competence in career is also brilliant and help them make great progress at work. However, sometimes they may be over confident and too aggressive, which may irritate others.
  • Personality by Five Elements: Which Type of 'Monkey' Are You?
    People with Chinese zodiac Monkey sign present different characteristics because they were born in different years and have various elements. According to the traditional Chinese culture, the Five Elements can affect a lot in personality traits. See the following chart to learn about your type.
Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Monkey 1944, 2004 Steady, responsible, hardworking, holding a strong sense of teamwork.
Fire Monkey 1956, 2016 Intelligent, mature-minded, thoughtful, with strong adaptability.
Earth Monkey 1908, 1968 Earnest, considerate, principled, far-sighted and planned.
Metal Monkey 1920, 1980 Clever, sensible, talented, confident, but a little swanky.
Water Monkey 1932, 1992 Time-conscious, high-efficient, but sometimes lack of confidence.

  • Monkey’s Personality by Blood Types
    • Blood Type O: They are quick-witted and responsive. They are curious about everything and have a constant thirst for new knowledge. The easygoing trait helps them get a lot of friends, however, which also makes them hard to stand up for their principles.
    • Blood Type A: The Monkeys with blood type A are faithful and value personal feelings. They are just, honest and selfless, being scrupulous in separating public from private interests. Though sometimes slower than others, they are indeed reliable.
    • Blood Type B: They tend to be outgoing, straightforward, cheerful, and creative. They dare to express their opinions but never stubbornly stick to their guns. With a warm heart, they like to offer help to those in need.
    • Blood Type AB: Behaving in a decent manner, people with blood type AB and born in the Year of the Monkey are gentle and elegant. The rational personality may leave others an impression of indifference, but they are sensitive in the inner heart and have a strong self-esteem.
Love Compatibility of the Monkey
The Chinese zodiac signs can influence your love compatibility in some way. If you want to know the love compatibility between you and your partner, then input both of your names and birthdays to our “Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Test” tool, and you can get a quick and accurate result.
 
  • Best Matches: Ox, Rabbit
    The active Monkeys have a pretty high love compatibility with the steady Ox, as their characteristics are complementary and fit into each other, which can lead a harmonious relationship. On the contrary, the lively Rabbits have more common hobbies and personalities with the Monkey people. They two know well of each other and enjoy more fun when being together.
  • Bad Matches: Tiger, Pig
    As people born in the Year of the Monkey is of the metal element, when meeting the Tigers of the wood element, they just clash in elements. What’s more, they both want to take control of the relationship, which conducts more conflicts and makes it hard for them to maintain a long-term relationship. As for the Pigs, it may be hard for them to understand the Monkey people and they may be tired of each other in the end.
    Monkey's Compatibility with 12 Zodiac Animals
  • How to Build Relationships with the Monkey

As the Monkeys are smart and quick-witted, they are easily attracted by humorous and intelligent people. So try to develop more hobbies and broad interests so that you can have more common languages with the Monkeys. What’s more, people born in the Year of the Monkey appreciate mature and independent partners, who can manage the life skillfully. However, once you are in a love relationship with the Monkeys, they will not disappoint you. They have a talent for speaking love languages and good at creating a romantic atmosphere. However, they sometimes may fall deep in love and ignore other things like work and money.   

Jobs & Careers for Monkeys
  • Best Jobs: Linguists, diplomats, journalists, entertainers, businessmen, professional athletes, stockbrokers, detectives, lawyers, programmers…
As the lively Monkeys are full of energy, they can perform well in sports and entertainment industries, and thus professional athletes and entertainers are good jobs for them. With a strong logical thinking and competitive spirit, they are more likely to get great success in venture capital fields. It may be a good beginning from being stockbrokers. The Monkeys also love challenges and adventures, and want to experience new things. Their calm minds help a lot when dealing with complicated problems, therefore linguists, diplomats, journalists, detectives, and lawyers are also ideal jobs.
Health & Fitness Advice
Generally speaking, the Monkeys keep healthy since childhood. They love sports and often go outdoors to take adventures. The vigorous young monkeys are seldom beset by diseases. However, that doesn’t mean they need to note nothing. The overactivity may also bring some problems, especially accidents. So be careful when crossing the road and experiencing some extreme sports. Another health problem they need to pay attention to is diet. The Monkeys don’t care much about food and they often random match the foods. Sometimes they may even take medicine with Coca Cola. It is advised to eat healthy foods and keep a balanced diet to avoid gastrointestinal illness.
Monkey's Fortune in 2021
Monkey fortune in 2021 shows both positive and negative sides. Good news is that single people are likely to meet someone who fits their ideal type, while others may get married or keep enjoying their sweet married life. Nevertheless, in terms of career and wealth, it may be a somewhat challenging year. Monkey employees, both the new and the experienced, may feel stressed out when dealing with tricky tasks. Also, it is a little bit difficult for them to save money this year and they’d better limit expense. Lastly, no matter how busy they are, they cannot skip meals or exercise.
Monkey Luck in 2021
  • Career: Though Monkey workers may be faced with many daunting tasks this year, they can quickly adapt themselves to the stressful workload with their co-workers’ guidance. In addition, Monkey leaders should be able to embrace new ideas from their subordinates.
  • Wealth: Due to the various expenditures, they may not have too much savings at the end of this year. Furthermore, according to the Monkey fortune prediction in 2021, they are lacking in good luck in risky investments, so a thrifty life is a better choice for them.
  • Relationships: Luckily, Monkey people may find their perfect partners in 2021. The odds are in favor of them when they score a date or propose to their partners. Married people still feel thankful and hopeful every day.
  • Education: Monkey students may be under enormous peer pressure this year. They should better focus on their study plans instead of blindly emulate other schoolmates’ methods of learning.
  • Health: The fast-paced life may disturb Monkey people’s biological clock. However, they should try their best to have enough rest and exercise. Children and elderly people can boost their immunity system through having nutritious foods.
Famous People: Monkey Zodiac Eminent Personalities
Elizabeth Taylor (Actress): February 27, 1932, Water Monkey
Tom Hanks (Actor): July 9, 1956, Fire Monkey
Will Smith (Actor): September 25, 1968, Earth Monkey
Kim Kardashian (TV Personality & Model): October 21, 1980, Metal Monkey
Selena Gomez (Singer and Actress): July 22, 1992, Water Monkey
Zayn Malik (Singer-songwriter): January 12, 1993, Water Monkey
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- Last modified on May. 10, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Monkey
Asked by Cierra from UNITED STATES | May. 08, 2021 15:50Reply
Female Water Monkey 8/24/1992 8:40 pm
Hello, I love all things entertainment. What is the best career for me to pursue? Which way will I gain success? Also, will my love life improve? When will a life partner happen for me?
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Answered by Paisley | May. 10, 2021 00:42
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You should choose the career that you are interested in or familiar with. According to the prediction, May, July, September, November and December would be lucky months in love life.
Asked by Winnie from TANZANIA | Mar. 03, 2021 12:59Reply
Confused with predictions
Hi
I am a water monkey born in Jan 1992 and I am very addicted to horoscopes.

I have read several predictions (Western) and most say that this is my year. They agree with you that I will find love this year but they also say it's a prosperous and luck year for me. They said I can even invest. According to them my transit begins from Feb 2021 to June 2021.

Help understand on this because I really do want to open my own business
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Answered by Thomas | Mar. 07, 2021 23:25
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Based on the prediction, you can start your own business. In addition, you may also meet several lucky stars which can provide you some necessary help.
Asked by Wasige Lauryn from UGAND/KENYA | Feb. 12, 2021 00:31Reply
Will i Find love these year? Will my career become more competent? Will my spiritual life increase?
I have been single for a long time now, and i dont seem to like anyone that comes my way, its either they talk to much or i just dont have interest. Will I get some one? will we get married? Can you please describe the person? Thank you.
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Answered by Anita | Feb. 21, 2021 15:49
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Be confident! You can make great efforts to obtain successes in job. In addition, you can join in more social activities to make more friends. Then you would have a high possibility to fall in love with someone this year.
Asked by AP from UNITED STATES | Feb. 11, 2021 20:55Reply
My carrer and financial growth in 2021
I am a metal monkey born on 10 Sept 1980. I want to know my carrer and financial growth in 2021. Also please let me know about my health.
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Answered by Juanita | Feb. 21, 2021 15:48
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The overall situation would become stable this year. You would meet several achievements in career and wealth. And there is no big problem in your health.
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