Year of the Monkey

The recent years of the monkey are 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944… If you were born in one of the years, your Chinese zodiac sign is the Monkey.

Monkey Years

The Chinese zodiac monkey years come every 12 years as a cycle.

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. The most recent Monkey year is 2028. It is the year of the earth monkey.

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar which is around one/two months later than the Gregorian calendar. The Chinese New Year marks the transition from one animal to the next.

Monkey Years Birth Dates Types of Monkey
2028 26 Jan 2028 to 12 Feb 2029 Earth Monkey
2016  8 Feb 2016 to 27 Jan 2017 Fire Monkey
2004  22 Jan 2004 to 8 Feb 2005 Wood Monkey
1992  4 Feb 1992 to 22 Jan 1993 Water Monkey
1980  16 Feb 1980 to 4 Feb 1981 Gold Monkey
1968  30 Jan 1968 to 16 Feb 1969 Earth Monkey
1956  12 Feb 1956 to 30 Jan 1957 Fire Monkey
1944  25 Jan 1944 to 12 Feb 1945 Wood Monkey

Use the Chinese Zodiac calculator below to find out your zodiac sign and element.

Monkey’s Personality

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

Monkeys are social people. Being talkative and full of energy, they are also the master of harmless practical jokes. They like to be in the limelight.

Some Monkeys are also capricious, self-indulgent, immature, and petty.

Female Monkey's Characteristics

Women born in the year of the monkey are patient, they listen. However, they are usually unwilling to express their affection. They are a bit conservative about relationships and marriage. Female Monkeys often miss good chances to find the right person because of their shyness. But if they are involved with the right person, they will value him.

Male Monkey's Characteristics

Thanks to their optimistic trait, men born in monkey years always win popularity among women. 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.

Five Elements of the Monkey

In Chinese elements theory, there are five elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. Each zodiac year is associated with an element. Years with the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

Chinese people believed 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.

Monkeys Birth Years Personality Traits
Earth Monkey 1928, 2028 smart, arrogant, ambitious
Fire Monkey 1956, 2016 quick-witted, vigorous, loyal to friends
Wood Monkey 1944, 2004 hard-working, warm-hearted, responsible,
Water Monkey 1932, 1992 confident, aggressive, smart
Gold Monkey 1920, 1980 emotional, humorous, talkative

Read more details on the Five Elements of Zodiac Monkey.

Monkey's Compatibility

People born in the year of the monkey are thought to be emotional and talkative. Although Monkeys always make jokes about others, most of the time they have no malice.

Monkey's Compatibility

Best Match with Monkey: Rat, Dragon

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

People under the monkey sign are ambitious, they need strong support. Dragon is confident and aggressive. Monkey people are compatible with dragon people, they can help each other in both work and life. They will become good friends and business partners.

Worst Match with Monkey: Pig

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

Monkey's 2022 Horoscope

No matter how good or bad predictions for Monkeys in 2022 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.

Monkey's Horoscope 2022

Monkey’s Health Prediction in 2022

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.

Monkey’s Career Predictions in 2022

2022 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.

Monkey’s Finance Fortune in 2022

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.

Monkey’s Relationship Prediction in 2022

Monkeys' relationships will be favorable. Single Monkeys have a great chance of finding the right partner at the end of this year. 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, small mistakes will deter them.

Read more on Monkey's Horoscope in 2022.

How to Get Lucky in 2022 for Monkey People?

Follow the lucky things and avoid these unlucky, it may help you have a smooth 2022.

Monkey's Lucky Things

Monkey's Lucky Things

Monkey's Unlucky Things

Famous People Born in the Year of the Monkey

Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

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