Monkey (zodiac)

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The Monkey () is the ninth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Monkey is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol .

Years and the Five Elements

The three wise monkeys over the Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō, Japan
Monkey Statue at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Monkey", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[1]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
6 February 1932 25 January 1933 Water Monkey
25 January 1944 12 February 1945 Wood Monkey
12 February 1956 30 January 1957 Fire Monkey
30 January 1968 16 February 1969 Earth Monkey
16 February 1980 4 February 1981 Metal Monkey
4 February 1992 22 January 1993 Water Monkey
21 January 2004 8 February 2005 Wood Monkey
8 February 2016 27 January 2017 Fire Monkey
26 January 2028 12 February 2029 Earth Monkey
12 February 2040 31 January 2041 Metal Monkey

Chinese Zodiac Monkey

Sign Best Match Average No Match
Monkey Snake, Dragon, Rat Monkey, Rooster, Ox, Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Dog, Horse Tiger

Basic astrology elements

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen
The Five Elements: Metal (Jin)
Yin Yang: Yang
Lunar Month: Seventh
Lucky Numbers: 3, 7, 9; Avoid: 2, 5, 8
Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum
Lucky Colors: white, gold, blue; Avoid: red, black, gray, dark coffee
Season: Autumn


The Monkey
Fixed Element/Energy Hours ruled Positive traits Negative traits Health risks
Metal/Yang 03:00 – 04:59 pm (15:00 – 16:59) Intelligent, dignified, optimistic, romantic, sociable, quick-witted, confident, agile, motivator, curious, gregarious Egotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, deceptive, reckless, snobbish, suspicious, manipulative, restless Circulatory and heart troubles, prone to heart-attack, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety and panic issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, antisocial personality disorder, bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder

See also


  1. ^ "Year of the Monkey: Chinese Zodiac 2016, Personality, Horoscope, Love Compatibility". 
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