Monkey in Chinese Zodiac

The Monkey is the ninth animal of the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the Jade Emperor decided to assign twelve animals to the Zodiac. The announcement went out to the entire land. The order of the animals would be determined by which one arrived at his palace first. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, and Goat were the first eight to arrive, and Monkey followed soon after.

Monkeys are intelligent, wise, playful, and restless. These individuals are also cheerful, full of energy, confident, and charismatic. They are great at making friends and entertaining others. Easily bored, they enjoy problem-solving and helping others in need. If they keep active, they stay healthy; a lazy Monkey is going to attract ill health and invite accidents.

The Exact Dates and Elements for the Years of the Monkey

DateElement
Jan 26, 2028 – Feb 12, 2029Earth
Feb 08, 2016 – Jan 27, 2017Fire
Jan 22, 2004 – Feb 08, 2005Wood
Feb 04, 1992 – Jan 22, 1993Water
Feb 16, 1980 – Feb 04, 1981Metal
Jan 30, 1968 – Feb 16, 1969Earth
Feb 12, 1956 – Jan 30, 1957Fire
Jan 25, 1944 – Feb 12, 1945       Wood

Lucky Signs for Rats in Chinese Zodiac

QualityPositiveNegative
Numbers1, 7, and 8, plus all numbers that have these digits, such as 178, 87 and 172, 5, and 9, along with numbers like 59, 259, 295, and others
Colorsblue, white, and goldgrey, black, and red
Flowerschrysanthemum 
DirectionNorth, Northwest 
Lunar Month7 
SeasonAutumn 
Western Zodiac MatchLeo 
Yin or YangYang, the active male principle of the universe, is characterized as male and creative and associated with heaven, heat, and light 
Hours of the Day3 pm to 5 pm 

Monkey Personality

This symbol of wisdom and flexibility has been appreciated since ancient times in cultures all over the world. Monkey people bring good luck and intellect to relationships and life situations, which sets them up for a life where they can find their place at an early age. Not only intelligent but also skillful, Monkeys can succeed at everything they do. They are great at entertaining others with their never-ending talents and easily become irreplaceable in their circles of friends. Generally, they live long and happy lives where they do not have to worry about financial problems, but they can fall prey to arrogance and selfishness.

Strengths

Being versatile, communicative, ambitious, sociable, smart, aggressive, determined, confident, strong, brave, courageous, gifted, and quick-minded.

Weaknesses

Being impatient, irresponsible, short-sighted, dependent, boastful, and vain.

Personality Based on the Five Elements

According to Chinese Astrology, every sign of the Chinese Zodiac has an elemental attribute corresponding to it: wood, water, metal, earth, and fire.

Wood Monkey

Born between Jan 25, 1944 – Feb 12, 1945, or Jan 22, 2004 – Feb 08, 2005, Wood Monkeys are lucky, passionate, smart, ambitious, and responsible. They are good at solving problems and taking leadership positions. Sometimes, they like showing off and being the center of attention.

Fire Monkey

People born between Feb 12, 1956 – Jan 30, 1957, or Feb 08, 2016 – Jan 27, 2017, are Fire Monkeys. These people are brave, creative, enthusiastic, talented, and they like being around friends. Because of their ambitious goals, they seem to have their head in the clouds and can get irritated easily when forced to deal with mundane concerns.

Earth Monkey

Individuals born between Jan 30, 1968 – Feb 16, 1969, or Jan 26, 2028 – Feb 12, 2029, are Earth Monkeys. These people are versatile, independent, strong, and practical. On the downside, they can be perceived as too focused on themselves.

Metal Monkey

Metal Monkeys were born between Feb 16, 1980 – Feb 04, 1981. They have a great sense of humor, are open-minded and confident, and like living their life with ease. Not accepting other people’s views and being impatient are among the things that can interfere with their success.

Water Monkey

If you were born between Feb 04, 1992 – Jan 22, 1993, then you are a Water Monkey. You have strong leadership abilities and are brave and decisive. You should keep in mind that speeding up things and being impatient might put you on the path to many failures.

Health for Monkey

Restless, full of energy and ambitious, Monkeys sometimes forget that their bodies have physical limitations. Even though generally they have great health because of their cheerful character, they should pay attention to how they feel and take time to rest after long hours of work or exhausting entertaining activities. Monkey people should not forget that their health is a long-term priority. Doing sports and spending time with family is what keeps their energy gauge full and productivity levels high.

Business and Career for Monkeys

Being ambitious, versatile, and creative gives Monkeys great career opportunities. Once they like something, a Monkey will never feel like they work too much and can give their all to their jobs, passions, and business. They love challenges; meeting them and overcoming them leads them down the path of success. They never stay long in one place and pursue the opportunities that come their way. And they can run their own business, work with a partner, or work for others. Ox and Rabbit make the best bosses, business partners, or co-workers.

Monkey Relationships with Other Signs

Monkeys are not fond of being lonely and like staying around people that know how to have fun and enjoy the moment. Having friends that they can talk to and share the good and bad moments of their life with is what makes them happiest. In their love life, Monkeys are gentile and care deeply about their partners, trying their best to make a romantic relationship positive and fun. They can be very experimental between the sheets and will do their best to please their partner. The Snake individual matches best with Ox and Rabbit; has okay relationships with Horse and Rooster, and struggles with Tiger and Pig.

Chinese Zodiac

  • Rat

    Rat

    1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  • Ox

    Ox

    1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  • Tiger

    Tiger

    1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  • Rabbit

    Rabbit

    1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
  • Dragon

    Dragon

    1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  • Snake

    Snake

    1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  • Horse

    Horse

    1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  • Goat

    Goat

    1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
  • Monkey

    Monkey

    1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
  • Rooster

    Rooster

    1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
  • Dog

    Dog

    1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Pig

    Pig

    1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031