Year Of The Monkey – Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese horoscopes for the Monkey Year show them to be mischievous and always up to some prank. They are considered to be a very lucky sign.

These Chinese animal signs occur in the same order in 12-year cycles. There are five Chinese elements namely Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth which influence the attributes of the zodiac signs. By combining with each of the twelve animals, a 60 year Chinese Zodiac cycle is created.

Year Of The Monkey : Dates

Wood Monkey:

25 January 1944 – 12 February 1945
22 January 2004 – 8 February 2005

Fire Monkey:

12 February 1956 – 30 January 1957
8 February 2016 – 27 January 2017

Earth Monkey:

30 January 1968 – 16 February 1969
26 January 2028 – 12 February 2029

Metal Monkey:

16 February 1980 – 4 February 1981

Water Monkey:

4 February 1992 – 22 January 1993

Personality Traits

People born in the Year of the Monkey are supposed to bring luck to bureaucracy. Hence their pictures are found in offices. They are very intelligent beings.

Positive Traits

Year of the Monkey people are highly resourceful in the jobs they undertake. They want to be on the move always and enjoy sports very much. They seek more and more information, and are endowed with outstanding memory. Monkeys give priority to be helpful to others over their own duties.

People of the Monkey Chinese sign are quite realistic, confident, inventive and sympathetic. They are experts in trouble shooting. They are sparkling, witty, multi-talented and adaptable. While expressing their view point, they do not like to be interrupted. 

Negative Traits

Monkey personality traits show they can be intolerant and ill mannered. They take up things very fast and they also get discouraged easily. They have a tendency to treat others with contempt. Monkeys can be arrogant, resentful, canny, distrustful and envious. By nature they are brilliant but highly unpredictable.

Influence of Elements

Characteristics of Year of the Monkey Animal Sign are influenced by the elements.

Metal Monkey

Metal Monkeys are extremely convincing and trick you to help them. They are highly ambitious and achieve their objectives using their intelligence and originality. They use their power of speech to reach the top in society and workplace. They are courteous, diplomatic and respectful to their seniors. They use these qualities to go up in corporate ladder. They are faithful to their love mates.

Water Monkey

Water Monkeys are temperamental and sensitive to others. They are easily upset by the mischievous and funny behavior of others, though they do not mind playing pranks on others. They are talented, but cannot maintain their focus for long. They indulge in spreading rumors which may spoil their friendship with colleagues.

Wood Monkey

Wood Monkeys are more versatile, and very realistic. They are meticulous and focused in their goals. They do not indulge in mischief with others which brings them lot of friends. They get along well with their colleagues in office, and respect their superiors. Those born in this Year of the Monkey are highly successful in their careers and reach top positions.

Fire Monkey

Fire Monkeys are more determined and focused, and are more likely to accomplish their goals. They find solutions to problems, and persist till they succeed in any venture they take up. These monkeys are extremely romantic and passionate. They care for their partners, and are willing to spend time and money on them. They make sure that their pranks will not hamper their progress in their jobs.

Earth Monkey

Earth Monkeys are steady and down-to-earth people. They are more peaceful and attentive enough to successfully complete their projects. They are more predictable, and have a highly romantic and committed relationship in love. Earth monkeys are reliable and loyal, and have a great chance of succeeding in life and their careers. 


People born in the Monkey years are highly dynamic creatures and are always on the move. This trait keeps them physically fit normally. They should try to relax in their busy daily routines. They should care for their protection while they undertake journeys or while behind wheels. They are sometimes prone to problems with the circulatory or nervous systems.


Year of the Monkey people get used to different working situations easily, and give their best to any profession they choose. Some of the suitable careers for Monkey are: Sales Representative, Banking, Counselor, Jewelry, Town Planner, Engineering, Film Direction, Air Traffic Control, Share Trading, Scientist, Journalist.


Year of the Monkey people are normally immoral and easily get tired of relationships. But they are highly devoted in partnership once they mange to get an ideal mate. The Chinese Monkeys are sociable, and verbally expressive. It is easy to strike a conversation with a monkey. 

Year Of The Monkey : Luck & Compatibility

  • Highly Compatible with Dragon, Rat
  • Should Avoid Tiger, Pig
  • Lucky Colors: Blue, White, Golden
  • Unlucky Colors: Black, Gray, Red
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8
  • Unlucky Numbers: 2, 5, 9
  • Lucky Flowers: Chrysanthemum
  • Lucky Directions: North, Northwest, West