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Recent years of the Monkey: 2018, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956.
The Monkey is the ninth of 12 animals in the recurring 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. A Monkey year occurs every 12 years.
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In China, people born in a year of the Monkey are called "Monkeys". Usually, if you were born in a year matching the corresponding 12-year cycle, such as 1980, you're a Monkey. (Handy hint: AD Monkey years are multiples of 12: think "12 Monkeys".)
Zodiac years, however, are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting at Chinese New Year).
Therefore, if you were born in January or February, check below to see whether you're really a Monkey.
|Monkey Year||When||Type of Monkey|
|1932||February 6, 1932 – January 25, 1933||Water Monkey|
|1944||January 24, 1944 – February 12, 1945||Wood Monkey|
|1956||February 12, 1956 – January 30, 1957||Fire Monkey|
|1968||January 30, 1968 – February 16, 1969||Earth Monkey|
|1980||February 16, 1980 – February 4, 1981||Gold Monkey|
|1992||February 4, 1992 – January 22, 1993||Water Monkey|
|2004||January 22, 2004 – February 8, 2005||Wood Monkey|
|2016||February 8, 2016 – January 27, 2017||Fire Monkey|
|2028||January 26, 2028 – February 12, 2029||Earth Monkey|
People born in a year of the Monkey have magnetic personalities and are witty and intelligent. Personality traits like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness make them very naughty.
Monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like playing most of the time. Although they don't have bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt other people's feelings.
Monkeys are fast learners and crafty opportunists. They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, others don't trust their sly, restless, and inquisitive nature.
Although they are clever and creative, Monkeys can't always exhibit their talents properly. They like to accept challenges and prefer urban life to rural life.
In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with a Chinese zodiac animal sign and one of the Five Elements: Fire, Wood, Water, Gold (Metal), or Earth. Both the sign and the element of your birth year are said to affect your personality and destiny. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years:
|The Five Monkeys||Year of Birth||Character|
|Fire Monkey||2016, 1956||Ambitious and adventurous, but irritable|
|Wood Monkey||2004, 1944||Always ready to help others; compassionate, with strong self-esteem, but stubborn|
|Water Monkey||1992, 1932||Smart, quick-witted, fond of being in the limelight, but haughty|
|Gold Monkey||1980, 2040||Smart, quick-witted, and confident, but also irritable and stubborn|
|Earth Monkey||1968, 2028||Frank, optimistic, and fearless|
Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac takes into account the unique characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Monkey with other animals.
Monkeys work very hard in their careers. They can adapt well to different working environments.
Good career choices for Monkeys are: accounting and banking, science, engineering, stock market trading, air traffic control, film directing, jewelry, and sales.
Monkeys are not very quick to settle down into relationships, as they tend to be promiscuous and easily bored. Once Monkeys find the perfect partner, however, they commit to him/her in every possible way. Since Monkeys are sociable and love to talk, it's easy to relate to them.
Usually Monkeys are very healthy, partly due to their active lifestyles, and their drive to experience different flavors of life. If they do experience illness, it is usually of the nervous or circulatory system.
People born in a year of the Monkey often spend more time at work than average. To save energy, Monkeys need to remember to take breaks during their busy schedules.
Since Monkeys usually do more outdoor activities, they should pay special attention to safety; also while traveling or driving.
The year 2020 for Monkeys will be a year full of twists and turns, but they shouldn't be too worried. After making it through these trials they will become mature. Those born in a Monkey year should remember that persistence is what will matter most. Giving up easily will only bring trouble to their lives.
|Famous Monkey||Birth Date||Element|
|Leonardo da Vinci||15 April 1452||a Water Monkey|
|Tom Hanks||July 9, 1956||a Fire Monkey|
|Kylie Minogue||28 May, 1968||an Earth Monkey|
|Will Smith||September 15, 1968||an Earth Monkey|
|Justin Timberlake||January 31, 1981||a Gold Monkey|