Recent monkey years: 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956.
the monkey is the ninth of 12 animals in the recurring cycle of the Chinese zodiac of 12 years. 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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years of the zodiac monkey
in china, people born in a year of the monkey are called “monkeys”. Generally, if you were born in a year that coincides with the corresponding 12-year cycle, such as 1980, you are a monkey. (Helpful hint: the advertising monkeys’ years are multiples of 12: think “12 monkeys”.)
Zodiac years, however, are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting at Chinese New Year).
so if you were born in January or February, check below if you really are a monkey.
You can use our free Chinese zodiac sign calculator tool to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.
monkey personality: sharp, intelligent, but mischievous.
People born in a Year of the Monkey have magnetic personalities and are witty and intelligent. personality traits such as playfulness, curiosity and intelligence make them very mischievous.
monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like to play most of the time. Although they mean no harm, their pranks sometimes hurt other people’s feelings.
monkeys are quick learners and cunning opportunists. they have many interests and need partners who are able to stimulate them. while some like the eccentric nature of the monkeys, others do not trust their cunning, restless and inquisitive nature.
Although intelligent and creative, monkeys can’t always display their talents properly. they like to accept challenges and prefer urban life to rural life.
lucky things for people born in a year of the monkey
lucky things for monkeys:
- lucky numbers: 4 and 9
- lucky days: the 14th and 28th of any calendar month chinese polka dot
- lucky colors: white, blue, gold
- lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, crape myrtle
- lucky directions: north, northwest, west
- lucky months: the Chinese lunar months 8 and 12
unfortunate things for monkeys:
- unlucky numbers: 2 and 7
- unlucky colors: red, pink
- bad luck directions: south, southeast
- unlucky months: the Chinese lunar months 7 and 11
monkeys of wood, fire, earth, gold and water
In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with an animal sign of the Chinese zodiac 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 repeat every 60 years:
see monkeys of the Chinese zodiac of 5 elements: characters and destinies.
monkey love compatibility
The love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac takes into account the unique characteristics of each animal. only those whose characteristics match well with each other can be good partners. see below for monkey compatibility with other animals.
- better with: rat, dragon or dog
- worse with: ox or tiger
Do you want to know if he/she is compatible with you? use our zodiac love compatibility calculator below. or you can check in detail the love compatibility of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.
Chinese horoscope compatibility calculator
monkey horoscope for 2022
monkeys, don’t expect too much from 2022. it will take more work to achieve anything. To dispel bad luck, you might do something auspicious this year, like getting married, having a baby, or moving house.
read more about the monthly horoscope of the monkeys in 2022.
races best suited for monkeys
monkeys work very hard in their careers. they can adapt well to different work environments.
Good career options for monkeys are: accounting and banking, science, engineering, stock trading, air traffic control, film directing, jewelry, and sales.
how to build relationships with monkeys
monkeys are not very quick to settle down in relationships, as they tend to be promiscuous and get bored easily. however, once the monkeys find the perfect match, they commit to him/her in every possible way. Since monkeys are social and love to talk, it’s easy to bond with them.
how monkeys should stay healthy
Monkeys are generally very healthy, in part due to their active lifestyle and desire to experience different flavors of life. if they do experience disease, 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, the monkeys must remember to take breaks during their busy schedules.
since monkeys tend to do more outdoor activities, they should pay special attention to safety; also while traveling or driving.