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
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. The overall luck in 2020 for people who born in the year of Monkey is pretty good. In career, they have chance to get promotions and higher salary. 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 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.

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 Sep. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Monkey
Asked by Sophea from CAMBODIA | Sep. 03, 2019 03:11Reply
Hi, I born on 10 Aug 1989 and my husband on 08 November 1989, our married is quite a mess.
What should I do to improve our relationship and life goal since our sign are not good?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey from FRANCE | Sep. 04, 2019 20:59

Sophea, having more communications and showing more patience would be effective ways to improve your relationship. In addition, joining more social activities together on weekends is also a good way. Hope helpful!
Asked by C from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 28, 2019 06:13Reply
When should I move?
I'm a 1980 monkey. I have a chance to move to Canada in either 2020 or 2021. When would be the most auspicious times to make this move? Thank you for your guidance.
Answers (1)
Answered by John from FRANCE | Sep. 02, 2019 01:15

The prediction indicated that 2020 will be a lucky time for you to move to Canada.
Asked by Rowena Macalinao from USA | Jul. 30, 2019 13:02Reply
8/19/1968 woman and 2/28/1969 woman - COMPATIBLE OR A MESS??
I am a Pisces 2/28/1969 and I was in a relationship with a Leo Woman 8/19/1968. We got along for the first 2 years but now, she hates me. Within the four years we were together, she broke up with me 500+times. I dont understand what I did wrong. All I did was love her unconditionally,support her and help her get a better job. Now, we are in no contact. She broke up with me this past July 12th,2019 and I made it official. Will we ever get back together again? I feel she is my soulmate. I love her but I dont. Any advice?
Answers (1)
Answered by John from CANADA | Aug. 01, 2019 00:15

Well, you are suggested to look forward and start the new life. You can finally find your soul mate. Don't worry. Just have more patience.
Asked by Ashlin from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 18, 2019 20:54Reply
Mine female 13/01/1969 and his 11/11/1971
We dated 2 years and just got married 3 months, we argue as we both have different thinking and feel unhappy in this marriage. Can you please see if this will get better to happy married life and what needs to be done.
Answers (1)
Answered by Sadie from CANADA | Jun. 19, 2019 22:56

Well, in daily life, you two are suggested to show more understanding and patience to each other. Quarrels cannot solve the problems. In addition, you two can try to cultivate more common interests. Hope helpful!
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