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 Mar. 27, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Monkey
Asked by Linda from MALAYSIA | Mar. 24, 2020 09:09Reply
Financial and career
Hi, I'm lady dog born on 20June is my financial amd career status this year as i always struggling in keep up with money especially savings. Thank u
Answers (1)
Answered by Audrey from POLAND | Mar. 27, 2020 20:04

Based on the prediction, there won't have many difficulties in your career. If you still work harder and harder, you would find several chances to get a promotion. As for wealth, you can save some money step by step. However, you are not advised to invest money on some fields. Otherwise, you may lose some money.
Asked by Bharat from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 20, 2020 09:53Reply
Metal Monkey who plans to setup his own business
I am a metal monkey born on 02-06-1980. I have always wanted to setup my own business but, somehow am feeling a greater urge now to do it. Should I go ‘all in’ on it or grow it as it comes.
Do I have any luck with tremendous wealth? as I almost spend everything that earn. Though, I have never made huge amounts but I Have had a comfortable life being a bit clumsy.
Answers (1)
Answered by Leslie from CANADA | Mar. 20, 2020 19:04

According to the prediction, you are suggested to make great efforts to set up your own business. You have enough abilities to make some successes in career. Just be brave and do the things you want.
Asked by Sara from OREGON | Mar. 15, 2020 16:55Reply
How do I find the unlucky colors and meanings of Monkey Sign?
Answers (1)
Answered by Donna from FINLAND | Mar. 15, 2020 19:24

Oh, here under are some unlucky elements for Monkey sign:
Unlucky Numbers: 2, 5, 9
Unlucky Colors: red, black, grey, dark coffee
Unlucky Direction: east
Asked by Sandra from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 31, 2020 13:56Reply
Is 2020 going to Successful and Healthy
I have spent years helping family but have not been able to put away enough for myself.
I have a business and trying to stay fit so I can continue to work and grow my own wealth for retirement.
Will 2020 be a good Year for Money and Health for me.
Im a Fire Monkey.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jacqueline from CANADA | Feb. 01, 2020 21:57

Oh, don't worry, Sandra. The overall situation would change into a better stage in 2020. You may earn some extra money from some investment fields. There is no big problem in your health.
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