Year of the Monkey

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.

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar, each zodiac animal's year comes around every 12 years. It traditionally begins with the Year of the Rat.

Monkey Years

In Chinese philosophy, there are five elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Years sharing the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

It is said that personal characteristics are associated with the birth of animal signs and elements. People born with different animal signs and elements will have different personalities.

Types of Monkey Years of Birth Personality Traits
Fire Monkey 1908, 1968, 2028 full of energy, emotional
Earth Monkey 1920, 1980, 2040 studious, popular among friends
Metal Monkey 1932, 1992, 2052 ground-breaking, ambitious, self-indulgent
Water Monkey 1944, 2004, 2064 sensitive, alert, petty
Wood Monkey 1956, 2016, 2076 talkative, warm-hearted

Monkey's Personality

People who were born in a Monkey year are versatile. They have a natural curiosity; they like to explore. Learning things quickly, enable Monkeys to understand what is happening and then make the right decision.

As Monkeys are smart and full of energy, they are also the master of harmless practical jokes. Some Monkeys are also capricious, self-indulgent, immature, and petty.

Monkey's Compatibility

Monkey’s Compatibility

Best Match with Monkey: Rat, Dragon

Rats and Monkeys are both intelligent and shrewd. They can complement the other, but sometimes their small tricks may hurt each other.

Couples that are formed from Dragons and Monkeys, complement and help the other in both work and life.

Worst Match with Monkey: Pig

It is difficult for Pigs and Monkeys to live together, only end in arguments because they have clashing personalities.

How to Get Luck for People Born in the Year of the Monkey?

Lucky Things for Monkey

Monkey's Lucky Things

  • Lucky Numbers: 4, 6
  • Lucky Colors: black, grey
  • Lucky Direction: south

Monkey's Unlucky Things

  • Unlucky Numbers: 2 and 5
  • Unlucky Colors: red and pink
  • Unlucky Direction: northwest

Monkey's 2021 Horoscope

Monkey's 2021 Horoscope

No matter how good or bad forecasts for Monkeys in 2021 are, or what type of Monkey you are, you don't need to take it too seriously. It is for reference only, just like western astrology.


Minor illnesses may occur, regular exercise will help. 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.


2021 is a good year for Monkeys' 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 make them successful.

It is important that Monkeys should concentrate on developing certain skills that will help them in their careers.


Monkeys can make a fortune this year. But do not show off the wealth, even if making a great fortune. Making a budget before spending is helpful. Monkeys should avoid gambling and speculating, which may cause them to lose everything they have gained. When lending money, they should be cautious.


In 2021, Monkeys' 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 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

Thanks to their optimistic trait, Monkeys always win popularity among the opposite sex. Love is treasured in their eyes and they believe in soul mates. Those who fall in love with male Monkeys will feel satisfied. 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

Female Monkeys are patient, they listen. However, they are usually 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. But if a female Monkey becomes involved with the right person, they will value him.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Monkey

  • Celine Dion (Canadian singer): born 30 March 1968
  • David Copperfield (American magician): born 16 September 1956
  • Michael Douglas (American actor): born 25 September 1944
  • Robert Mundell (Canadian economist): born 24 October 1932
  • Pope John Paul II (head of the Catholic Church): born 18 May 1920

Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

Listed below are all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, check out which animal sign you belong to and get lucky in 2021!

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