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Year of the Monkey – 9th Chinese Zodiac Animal

The Year of the Monkey is ninth in the 12-year cycle of animal years of the Chinese zodiac. Monkey years are …1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028… If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Monkey.

A myth says that the Jade Emperor held a competition and said the order of the 12- cycle animal signs would be decided by the order in which the zodiac animals arrived at his palace. Monkey came ninth.

Chinese Zodiac Years – Monkey Years

Years sharing the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years. The five elements are Metal (Gold), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. It is said that birth animal signs and elements decide people's characteristics.

Type of Monkey

Year of Birth


Fire Monkey

1908, 1968, and 2028

Fire Monkeys are full of energy so they set goals, which they repeatedly reach.

Earth Monkey

1920, 1980, and 2040

They put every effort in everything they do. Therefore, they get respect from others easily.

Metal Monkey

1932, 1992, and 2052

They are ambitious so success for them is easier than it is for other people. They are loyal to their employers and kind to their partners.

Water Monkey

1944, 2004, and 2064

Water Monkeys are sensitive so focus on their feelings.

Wood Monkey

1956, 2016, and 2076

Communication is the most extraordinary skill they have.

Monkey's Personality Traits

Positive Attributes:

People who were born in a Monkey year are versatile. They are often entertainers, inventors, and strategists. They have natural curiosity, so they like to explore. They often learn things quickly, enabling them to understand what is happening and then make a right decision.

They have confidence and flexible principles so they are content. Urban life is better than rural life for most Monkeys, which is convenient as they can proceed with their favorite pastime of people watching.

Negative Attributes:

As they are smart and full of energy, they are also masters of harmless practical jokes . Don’t be angry with their little jokes. Some Monkeys are also capricious, self-indulgent, immature, indifferent, and petty.

Monkey's Love Compatibility

Monkey's Love Compatibility

Best Match with Monkey: Ox, or Rabbit

Monkeys are able to cheer Rabbits up when they are feeling down. And Rabbits’ elegance attracts Monkey.

Ox is simple and persistent while Monkey is versatile and mischievous. They can complement the other. But Monkeys should be aware that sometimes their small tricks may hurt Oxen.

Worst Match with Monkey: Tiger, or Pig

The relationship between Monkey and Tiger can only end in arguments because they have clashing personalities.
It is difficult for Pigs and Monkeys to live together since they have different life goals and interests.

Lucky Things for Monkey for 2020

Lucky Things for Monkey

Monkeys’ Unlucky Things

  • Unlucky umbers: 2 and 5
  • Unlucky colors: red and pink
  • Unlucky direction: southeast

Monkey's Prediction for 2020

Overall Fortune

Monkey's Prediction for 2020

Prosperous Career and Ambitious Goals

2020 is a good year for Monkey s’ careers. Monkeys have a good chance to become well-known. They have a special sense that helps them to hammer away at a problem. Their intelligence and charm makes them successful.

However, if Monkeys want some breakthroughs in 2020, they should discipline themselves:

  • It is very important that Monkeys should concentrate on developing certain skills that will help them in their careers.
  • It is necessary for Monkeys to know their limits and avoid speculating.

Ideal jobs for Monkeys: councilor, therapist, entertainer , inventor , strategist, bus driver, nurse, occupational therapist, English teacher, stockbroker, writer, and journalist.

Finance — Making a Fortune Easily

Monkeys can make a fortune easily and the best months to do this will be the second and twelfth Chinese lunar months. Investment is a smart choice during these two months. Monkeys must not show off their wealth, even if making a great fortune.

However, they will also run out of money quickly and should try to control their spending. Making a budget before spending is helpful. Monkeys should also avoid gambling and speculating, which may cause them to lose everything they have gained. When lending money, they should be cautious.

Health — A Little Unfavorable

Minor illnesses may occur but taking regular exercise will help them to stay healthy. If elderly Monkeys develop a cough, they must go to a hospital. Monkeys will get irritated easily so should try to maintain a peaceful mind. They must be aware of traffic safety.

Relationships — Favorable

Their love or relationships will be favorable. Single Monkeys have a great chance of finding the right partner. Married people will be in a stable stage of their relationship with an active love life .

Monkeys are attracted by romantic people. At the beginning of a relationship, they are sensitive so they often act like a child and small mistakes will deter them. 

Male Monkeys in Love — Romantic, Responsible, and Gentle

Due to their optimistic trait, they win popularity among the opposite sex. Love is treasured in their eyes and they believe in soul mates. Male Monkeys respect the one they love. They are brave and will protect people.

Those who fall in love with male Monkeys will feel satisfied. If there is a quarrel, the Monkey will definitely repair the relationship. Monkeys are not only loyal partners but they can give up important things to make a relationship work if there is something wrong in the relationship.

However, they sometimes feel insecure about the future. Try to comfort them especially when they share their feelings. 

Female Monkeys in Love — Considerate , Patient, Honest, and Shy

Female Monkeys are patient so they listen.

They are often unwilling to express their affection . They are a bit conservative about relationships and marriage. They often miss good chances to find the right person because of their shyness. However, if a female Monkey becomes involved with the right person, they will value him.

Famous People Born in the Year of Monkey

Born in 1920

Pope John Paul II (Religious Leader)

Born in 1932

Robert Mundell (Economist); Elizabeth Taylor (Movie Actress)

Born in 1944

George Lucas (Director); Diana Ross (Soul Singer); Michael Douglas (Movie Actor )

Born in 1956

Tom Hanks (Movie Actor); Larry Bird (Basketball Player); David Copperfield (Magician)

Born in 1968

Daniel Craig (Movie Actor); Will Smith (Movie Actor); Celion Dion (Singer)

Born in 1980

Kim Kardashian (Reality Star); Shay Carl Butler (YouTube Star)

Born in 1992

Selena Gomez (Pop Singer); Miley Cyrus (Pop Singer)

Born in 2004

Mackenzie Ziegler (Dancer); Annie Grace (YouTube Star)

Some other celebrities

Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, David Bellamy, Jacqueline Bisset,  Johnny Cash, Joan Crawford, Timothy Dalton, Ian Fleming, Jerry Hall, Harry Houdini, Walter Matthau, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Perkins, Debbie Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Omar Sharif, Martin Shaw. 

People born in Monkey years are curious , mischievous , and clever . They have lucky and unlucky things. In 2020, Monkey people will be prosperous in career, make fortune easily, get irritated easily, and be favorable in love relationships. All these predictions, however, serve for reference only, just like western astrology.

Introduction to the 12 Animals

We list all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, if you want to check out the animal sign that your parents or your kids belong to:

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