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
Generally speaking, 2019 is a hard year for people born with Chinese zodiac Monkey. Although there will be opportunities in their careers, Monkey people would be hard to make use of them to get a promotion. Their body and emotional condition may suffer from time to time, so they need to keep calm and live a healthy life. Prohibition of alcohol is necessary in the whole year. The love luck may also go down, so they are suggested to have more patience and avoid arguing with their partners.
Monkey Luck in 2019
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.

Celebrities with Chinese Zodiac Monkey

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 Feb. 15, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Monkey
Asked by Kaye from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 11, 2019 08:54Reply
Born in 1992 (Water Monkey)
Im a water monkey. I experienced lots of mishaps and misfortunes early this year. what will i do to make it neutralized? My boyfriend is a fire rabbit, in which, the only one I got to consider myself lucky.
Answers (3)
Answered by Anne from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 13, 2019 19:36

I'm sorry but this year your fortune are still not very optimistic. You may suffer some challenges in career and great pressure may happen to you. Learn to relax and don't push yourself so hard. Good luck!
Answered by Suman from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 15, 2019 09:08

I am also water monkey and i also faced lots of mishap early this year. Can i fix my formal relationship in mid of this year?
Answered by Isobel from UK | Feb. 15, 2019 13:05

Asked by Jo-Lyn from CANADA | Feb. 06, 2019 09:46Reply
I was born June 22, 1944, female, and I'm wondering on a new move this year.
Answers (1)
Answered by Dave from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 12, 2019 21:49

In general, things are positive in love and family relationship. However, you may suffer some small diseases in the new year. All the best wishes to you!
Asked by Melissa from USA | Jan. 29, 2019 22:08Reply
Love and wealth. I am a metal monkey, born in 1980.
What does my wealth and relationship look like this coming year?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anne from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 30, 2019 19:12

Hi, things may not be very smooth in the new year, especially in career aspect. You may suffer a lot of challenges and it is not easy to deal with. Also, you need to spend more time with families. Good luck!
Asked by name too from CANADA | Jan. 17, 2019 08:45Reply
Business partnership Monkey+goat
Hello, I am a female fire goat (1967) and I am considering a limited business relationship with a male earth money (1968). Can it be a good match ? thank you!
Answers (2)
Answered by Liam from USA | Jan. 17, 2019 21:34

Yes, your match is good and you can work it out in business. Good luck!
Answered by Thank you! from CANADA | Jan. 21, 2019 07:50

thank you for your insight !
Asked by Jhks from SINGAPORE | Jan. 14, 2019 03:58Reply
My birthday is 18-2-1956. Should be fire monkey. Recently a psychic told me it's wood monkey. ??
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo from USA | Jan. 14, 2019 18:23

Hi, it should be fire monkey.
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