Year of the Monkey (Chinese Zodiac): Personality, Fortune

🐵 Year of the Monkey: Men and women born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028 are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Monkey
By KarmaWeather - 28 June 2015
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The Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey's Chinese horoscope and meaning: exact birth dates and elements, characteristics and personality traits, love compatibility and zodiac lucky stones

In brief: The Chinese zodiac sign of the Monkey is an excellent speaker, while his inquisitive mind is always fresh and alert. The native of the 9th astrological sign of the Chinese zodiac has an agile personality and is never out of ideas. The Monkey also has a special talent for detecting events before they happen.

Despite his very useful pragmatic side, the Monkey is also in permanent agitation, the only way for him to feel alive and enjoy life on a daily basis.

📅 2022 Chinese zodiac predictions for the Year of the Monkey:

Year of the Monkey: Personality horoscope

In the business world, one would do well to be more attentive to what the Monkey has to say, his mind being always ready to find the solutions to solve the most complex situations. A person born during the year of the Monkey can indeed provide the best professional advice, on the condition that he feels respected, listened to and admired. If ever his word is put in doubt, the Monkey can instead turn into a manipulative and unscrupulous being.

In his love life, the Monkey's appetite and curiosity for new experiences can only bring him temporary satisfaction. Rather than the euphoria produced by the moment shared, the native of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Monkey, torn by his intense desire for freedom, will instead choose to take off. It is only in the second part of his life that the Monkey can finally find a better balance and stability within his home.

In business, having an indescribable love for money, the Monkey is constantly on the lookout for new ideas of enrichment. His self-confidence, charm, ingenuity and practical sense help him find creative and effective solutions to the majority of the problems he faces.

Some take the Monkey's assurance for arrogance. His opponents don't hesitate to try to turn around his passionate spirit against him. But the Monkey doesn't have a fragile mind and any attempt to harm his ego and slow him down is as much effort wasted.

The Monkey is a strategist with a friendly personality. When he decides it, he can, thanks to his charm and intelligence, convince and seduce even the worst of his enemies.

🐵 Which kind of Monkey are you?

Positive and negative personality traits of Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Monkeys

Year of the Monkey: The 5 types of Monkeys in Chinese astrology
Monkey Type Birth Year Characteristics (Man & Woman)
🌳 Wood Monkey 1944, 2004 Compassionate, tolerant, sociable, imaginative, complicated, unpredictable, playful, suspicious
🔥 Fire Monkey 1956, 2016 Extrovert, daring, agile, seductive, restless, impatient, boastful, alarmist
🗿 Earth Monkey 1968, 2028 Cerebral, curious, methodical, regular, greedy, capricious, irritable, manipulative
🛠 Metal Monkey 1920, 1980 Unconventional, persuasive, mischievous, independent, versatile, jealous, cunning, actor
💧 Water Monkey 1932, 1992 Clairvoyant, visionary, adaptable, intuitive, inconstant, thief, liar, dreamer

Also read the Monkey's combined personality horoscope with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Year of the Monkey's birth dates

🐵 Monkey calendar years

Years and elements of birth for the Chinese zodiac sign of the Monkey according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar:

Year of the Monkey: Birth Date Ranges
Birth Year Date range Chinese Year
1920 20/02/1920 - 07/02/1921 Yang Metal Monkey Year
1932 06/02/1932 - 25/01/1933 Yang Water Monkey Year
1944 25/01/1944 - 12/02/1945 Yang Wood Monkey Year
1956 12/02/1956 - 30/01/1957 Yang Fire Monkey Year
1968 30/01/1968 - 16/02/1969 Yang Earth Monkey Year
1980 16/02/1980 - 04/02/1981 Yang Metal Monkey Year
1992 04/02/1992 - 22/01/1993 Yang Water Monkey Year
2004 22/01/2004 - 08/02/2005 Yang Wood Monkey Year
2016 08/02/2016 - 27/01/2017 Yang Fire Monkey Year
2028 26/01/2028 - 12/02/2029 Yang Earth Monkey Year

Chinese zodiac Monkey's best jobs and careers

Comedian, actor, artist, musician, singer, diplomat, lawyer, attorney, real estate agent, art gallery dealer, photographer, painter, astrologer, craftsman, osteopath

Year of the Monkey: Fortune

Lucky Colors of the Monkey

Purple, black

Lucky Numbers of the Monkey

1, 5, 9

Monkey (zodiac) eminent personalities

Celebrities born in the Year of the Monkey

Leonardo da Vinci, Paul Gauguin, Caligula, Jacques Chirac, Ernesto Che Guevarra, Ban Ki-moon, Robert Mueller, Haruhiko Kuroda, Jennifer Aniston, Louise Bourgoin, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Macaulay Culkin, Dalida, Céline Dion, Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue, Sıla, Justin Timberlake, Channing Tatum, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Gosling, Ronaldhino, Steven Gerrard, Gisele Bundchen, Yao Ming, Ashanti, Chris Pine, Krystian Zimerman, Didier Deschamps, Neymar Jr., 6lack, Jin (BTS member)

Year of the Monkey: Love compatibility

The Monkey's Chinese zodiac compatibility triangle

The Monkey, the Rat and the Dragon are part of the first compatibility triangle of Chinese astrology. Indeed, the Monkey, ninth sign-animal of the zodiac in the Chinese calendar, gets along naturally with the Rat and the Dragon.

All 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese horoscope also have a secret friend: the Snake is the secret friend of the Monkey. However, also note that the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey is incompatible with the Tiger.

💖 Monkey compatibility horoscope

Today's Chinese Horoscope for the Monkey

KarmaWeather's Free Daily Monkey Horoscope offers unique and accurate predictions for the 9th Chinese zodiac sign. To better understand his Chinese daily horoscope, regardless of the specific interpretation of the consulted period of the current Chinese year, the Monkey must monitor the days and months governed by the energetic influence of the Tiger (in particular, avoid any trip, operation or signature of contract). On the other hand, the days of the Monkey, the Rat, the Dragon and the Snake are lucky days for the Monkey.

Year of the Monkey: Birthstones

Monkey Chinese zodiac lucky stones: Black noble opal, black tourmaline, cacholong, cat's eye, clear quartz, Dalmatian jasper, diamond, eudialyte, hawk's eye, gold, Herkimer diamond, moss agate, rainbow fluorite, selenite, septaria, starry obsidian, tiger Iron, white calcite, white noble opal, silver

Chinese Horoscope for Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Monkeys

Below, in accordance with the Chinese horoscope, you will find a detailed description of the personality and specificities of the 5 existing types of Monkey, which associate the terrestrial branch of the Monkey with the 5 Yang celestial trunks of WuXing and Feng Shui (Yang Wood, Yang Fire, Yang Earth, Yang Metal, Yang Water). Indeed, the Monkey being a Chinese astrological sign with Yang polarity, the elements of Nature to which he can be connected are always in their Yang form. Likewise, for each Monkey associated with his celestial trunk (Wood Monkey, Fire Monkey, Earth Monkey, Metal Monkey, Water Monkey), discover the pillar of destiny he is associated with and its meaning, in relation to its imaged destiny.

🌳 Wood Monkey

Characteristics: You’re a Wood Monkey if you’re born in 1944 or in 2004. In 2022, you’re 78 or 18 years old. Your lucky number is 21.

Personality: The influence of the Wood element of his year of birth makes the native of the Year of the Wood Monkey more of an aesthete, and a more flexible and altruistic person. He's a cheerful character, full of humor, who loves good wine and enjoys the company of his friends. The most prudent among the Monkeys, his professional success is very important to him. The Wood Monkey knows how to be discreet and not to mingle with situations that don't concern him directly. His neutrality in the face of the conflicts encountered in his existence is reinforced by his practical spirit, which always inspires him the perfect solutions to solve his problems.

Year of the Wood Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Wood Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil

Wood Monkey's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Water from wells and springs" (Yang)
Meaning of the Wood Monkey's birth pillar: Remarkable lucidity and altruism, taste for positive interactions and conflict resolution (sometimes to the detriment of his personal interests), strong ambition tempered by relative instability due to a permanent thirst for new explorations, difficulty accepting failure.

🐵🌳 Learn more about the Year of the Wood Monkey

🔥 Fire Monkey

Characteristics: You’re a Fire Monkey if you’re born in 1956 or 2016. In 2022, you’re 66 or 6 years old. Your lucky number is 33.

Personality: The person born in the Year of the Fire Monkey is the most energetic and the most assured among all the Monkeys. He has a strong natural charm, which helps him greatly to obtain the favors of others. Intelligent, pragmatic and skilled, the Fire Monkey derives its motivations from the image he projects of his own personal success. Very uncomfortable with old age, this type of Monkey will do anything to look younger. Innovative and focused on progress, the Fire Monkey has many ideas in his infancy that might never become reality, as long as he persists in wanting to do everything on his own. Furthermore, the Fire Monkey only accepts the help of others as long a he can dominate them thanks to his sharp analytical mind. Even though he remains very endearing and ready to compromise in love, the Fire Monkey has great difficulty in accepting betrayal. When he suffers a disappointment or a bad turn of life, the Fire Monkey can easily turn moody and become vindictive with his entourage.

Year of the Fire Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Fire Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil

Fire Monkey's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Fire at the foot of the mountain" (Yang)
Meaning of the Fire Monkey's birth pillar: Energy as intense as it is insatiable, natural gift for command, irresistible charisma embellished with a sure word and elegant gestures, tendency to approach all areas of life as if it were a permanent competition.

🐵🔥 Learn more about the Year of the Fire Monkey

🗿 Earth Monkey

Characteristics: You’re an Earth Monkey if you’re born in 1968 or 2028 (on Chinese New Year 2028, the next generation of Earth Monkeys will be born). In 2022, you’re 54 years old. Your lucky number is 45.

Personality: The native of the Year of the Earth Monkey is more discreet than his congeners. He's generally a scholar, and probably the most honest of the Monkeys, at least in appearance. The Earth Monkey is a very good speaker and a born seducer, who takes great care of his appearance. Gifted for trade, excellent negotiator, one can often find Monkeys in real estate, perfumery, luxury trade, wine, cruises, or in finance and banking. If the Earth Monkey can sometimes give the appearance of being disinterested, even generous, in reality he never loses sight of his personal interests. Like all Monkeys, the Earth Monkey always ends up recovering his investment in one way or another.

Year of the Earth Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Earth Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil

Earth Monkey's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The land of the great plains" (Yang)
Meaning of the Earth Monkey's birth pillar: Thirst for freedom and new horizons, calm but willingly authoritarian character, attraction to the intellectual trades, teaching and travel, easily lucky but also spendthrift for pleasure.

🐵🗿 Learn more about the Year of the Earth Monkey

🛠 Metal Monkey

Characteristics: You’re a Metal Monkey if you’re born in 1920 or 1980. In 2022, you’re 102 or 42 years old. Your lucky number is 57.

Personality: The person born in the Year of the Metal Monkey is intelligent, ambitious and determined. Proud and conscious of his many assets, the Metal Monkey also tends to lose his nerves easily, and even to abuse his strength if he has the opportunity. Rigorous and passionate in his work, he doesn't hesitate to be manipulative to achieve his goals more quickly. If the Metal Monkey can, like his fellows, succeed in all trades, he's also reputed to be a pioneer, a trendsetter and a discoverer of talents. He's a gold prospector in the literal and figurative sense, very at ease in the artistic professions, actor, graphic artist, illustrator, choreographer or contemporary artist.

Year of the Metal Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Metal Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil

Metal Monkey's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Pomegranate wood" (Yang)
Meaning of the Metal Monkey's birth pillar: Ferociously free and independent, always in action, ability to convince which lives up to an unbridled ambition, natural gift for artistic professions, ability to manage financial assets effectively, risk of arrogance and isolation in the event of misunderstanding.

🐵🛠 Learn more about the Year of the Metal Monkey

💧 Water Monkey

Characteristics: You’re a Water Monkey if you’re born in 1932 or 1992. In 2022, you’re 90 or 30 years old. Your lucky number is 9.

Personality: The native of the Year of the Water Monkey tends to take his dreams for realities. He's an eccentric and a creative, whose talent is only limited by his excessive emotionality and his immoderate taste for secrecy. Pleasant, refined and of elegant company, the Water Monkey tends to be less talkative than its fellows. He prefers to act in the shade to advance his interests and he never does anything for free. A service rendered is a service due.

Year of the Water Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Water Monkey's balancing stone and essential oil

Water Monkey's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Sword point steel" (Yang)
Meaning of the Water Monkey's birth pillar: Originality and insight, taste for cooperation as long as it can serve his personal objectives, obstinacy and great adaptability, possession of the talent necessary to achieve success in any chosen path, tendency to gentle manipulation of minds.

🐵💧 Learn more about the Year of the Water Monkey

Chinese zodiac sign of the Monkey

Main characteristics of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Monkeys

The Monkey of Chinese Astrology: Complete Infographic
Chinese horoscope of the Monkey
Chinese zodiac elements, Birth Years and Hours of the Chinese calendar, lucky directions, zodiacal compatibility, pillar of destiny and planet for natives of the Year of the Monkey

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