Year of the Monkey
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.
Monkey’s Personality: Monkeys are sharp, smart, but naughty.
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.
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 Chinese lunar calendar month
- Lucky colors:white, blue, gold
- Lucky flowers:chrysanthemum, crape myrtle
- Lucky directions:north, northwest, west
- Lucky months:the 8th and 12th Chinese lunar months
Unlucky Things for Monkeys:
- Unlucky numbers:2 and 7
- Unlucky colors:red, pink
- Unlucky directions:south, southeast
- Unlucky months:the 7th and 11th Chinese lunar months
Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Monkeys
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:
Chinese Zodiac Love Compatibility
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.
- Best with:Ox or Rabbit
- Worst with:Tiger or Pig