Year of the Monkey

China Zodiac Animal - Monkey

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

The monkey is a clever animal. It is usually compared to a smart person. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), the dignified Chinese official title of marquis was pronounced 'Hou', the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. The animal was thereby bestowed with an auspicious meaning.

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

Years of the Monkey

Monkey Year Start End
1920 Feb.20,1920 Feb.7,1921
1932 Feb.6,1932 Jan.25,1933
1944 Jan.25,1944 Feb.12,1945
1956 Feb.12,1956 Jan.30,1957
1968 Jan.30,1968 Feb.16,1969
1980 Feb.16,1980 Feb.4,1981
1992 Feb.4,1992 Jan.22,1993
2004 Jan.22,2004 Feb.8,2005
2016 Feb.8,2016 Jan.27,2017
2028 Jan.26,2028 Feb.12,2029

Lucky Signs for People Born in Monkey Year:

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

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Monkey Lucky Flowers and Directions of Monkey
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 2, 5, 9
  • Unlucky Colors: red, black, grey, dark coffee
  • Unlucky Direction: east

The general image of people born in the Year of the Monkey is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.
  • Perfect Matches: Ox, Rabbit
    They seem like made for each other, having several similarities in personality and life. Both of them can tolerate everything of each other, as long as they have enough space and freedom. Their love lives are full of fun because they have a strong sense of curiosity to get to know each other. Usually, they share common attitudes and opinions about life.
  • Bad Matches: Tiger, Pig
    Holding different values and views, they don’t have many common topics in daily life. It’s difficult for them to communicate with patience and respect. Quarrels and conflicts will bring lots of negative influences to their relationship.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Linguist, diplomats, journalists, entertainers, businessmen, professional athletes, stockbrokers, detectives, lawyers, programmers…
  • Best Working Partners: Rat, Dragon & Snake
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 40-50
  • Best Career Fields:  a maternal shop, a toy store or a venture capital company
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Monkey
The overall luck in 2020 for people who born in the year of Monkey will be pretty good. In career, they will have golden chances to get promotions and higher salary this year. It is advised them to get on well with colleagues and leaders all the time. As for wealth, they should reduce their consumption and avoid being too extravagant. In love and relationship, single male Monkeys will attract the opposite sex on social occasions and may fall in love with someone.
Monkey Luck in 2020
Their individual characters are different when combine Chinese zodiac signs with the 12 western astrological signs, like brave Aries, steady Taurus, confident Gemini, imaginative Cancer, enthusiastic Leo, cautious Virgo, talented Libra, diligent Scorpio, honest Sagittarius, mysterious Capricorn, gentle Aquarius and generous Pisces.
  • Blood Type O: The honest and frank personality traits help them win high popularity among surrounding people.
  • Blood Type A: They are always full of passion towards work and study. Meanwhile, natural talents also enhance their charms.
  • Blood Type B: They are good at expressing their own opinions and communicating with others but not stubborn to reject others’ suggestions.
  • Blood Type AB: Performing in front of an audience is their favorite thing. They pursue benefit and efficiency but lack patience.

The Five Phases of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water subtly impact on the personality and performance of people with Chinese zodiac sign Monkey.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Monkey 1944, 2004 Holding lofty aspirations, active, responsible in tasks but some workaholic.
Fire Monkey 1956, 2016 Smart, passionate, adventurous, business-minded.
Earth Monkey 1908, 1968 Earnest and down-to-earth, industrious and frugal.
Metal Monkey 1920, 1980 Valiant, decisive, crafty, gifted with confidence and eloquence.
Water Monkey 1932, 1992 Having born leadership with great vitality but arrogance.

Monkey Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, George Gordon Byron, Yao Ming, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor,Truman, Alice Walker, Michael Douglas, Owen Wilson, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Julius Caesar, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betsy Ross, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gisele Bundchen, Kim Cattrell, Nick Carter, Patricia Arquette, Alyson Stoner, Christina Ricci, Cole Sprouse, Demi Lovato, Dylan Sprouse, Miley Cyrus, Mitchell Musso, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Empress Wu Zetian of China's Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)
- Last modified on Jan. 21, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Monkey
Asked by Mia from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 22, 2020 01:40Reply
Im wanting to leave my job in 2020
Hi there,

I’m deciding to leave my job this year and be my own boss. Will I be financially off or will I be making a mistake?
Answers (1)
Answered by poopfeast420 from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 22, 2020 15:17

Asked by Amanpreet Kaur from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 21, 2020 00:17Reply
Hi , I am Water Monkey 24.11.1992 born. Which field is good to start my career or further study?
Answers (2)
Answered by Eira from DENMARK | Jan. 21, 2020 19:08

Dear, you are suggested to choose a field that you are familiar with. You may also meet several lucky stars that can provide some necessary help. You should have more confidence about yourself.
Answered by liero420 from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 22, 2020 15:18

Asked by Maya | Jan. 20, 2020 22:02Reply
Water Monkey and Earth Horse for wedding this year?
Hi I am female cancer water monkey having relationship with pisces earth horse. We are planning to get married this June. Is it good year to have a wedding with him and is it my love compatible with him? We have 14 years age gap
Answers (1)
Answered by CHRISTINE from CN | Jan. 21, 2020 01:33

It is predicted that this year would be a good one for you to get married.
Asked by delacruz from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 20, 2020 08:53Reply
I was born on July 3, 1992 (Male monkey), I just wonder whether in this life
Do I have soulmate? What month is the best to find love?
Answers (3)
Answered by CHRISTINE from CN | Jan. 21, 2020 01:31

You would have a large chance to meet the soul mate this year. According to the prediction, April, June, September and December will be your auspicious months.
Answered by DELACRUZ from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 21, 2020 11:07

I'm planning to work abroad and take the exam, should I push it this year?
Answered by Christine | Jan. 21, 2020 18:32

Yes, it will be ok for you to push it this year.
Asked by RAAJJHESH KANAWADAY from INDIA | Jan. 13, 2020 01:00Reply
I am a earth monkey . Will I get a new job in 2020
My company is taken over by a new US MNC. Will my job survive or will I get a new job and when
Answers (1)
Answered by Sydnee from POLAND | Jan. 13, 2020 17:52

2020 will be a lucky year for you to find a new job. The prediction shows that April, May, June and August will be your auspicious months. Good luck!
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