Year Of The Monkey – Chinese Zodiac Sign

Year of The Monkey – Getting To Know Chinese Sign Monkey

Are you born in the Year of the Monkey?

1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028 and so on…

The Chinese Zodiac, defined by the Chinese Lunar calendar, is represented by 12 animals. It follows a twelve-year cycle, where every year has a sign assigned. In this article, we look at the Chinese sign for those who are born under the year of the Monkey.

A ‘Monkey’ holds the ninth position in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Monkey, considered the Ancestors of Humans represents health, intelligence, and longevity.

The Monkeys have a charismatic and alluring personality. Like their celestial body, people born in this year are lively, mischievous, and amicable. They love to pull strings and play pranks on people. At the same time, they respect other people’s sentiments and feelings. Which makes them adorable and respectful in their surroundings.

These sharp-witted personages are full of self-confidence and quick learners. They are adaptive to different environments. They would work harder to achieve their ambitions or goals. Their creative mindset and commitments make them successful personal and professional life.

Year of Monkey and Elements

As per the Chinese Element Theory, each zodiac animal belongs to one of these five elements… Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water. Each of these elements appears once in every 60-year cycle.

A Fire Monkey, for example, appeared in 1956, followed by 2016, and it now will appear in 2076. The element and the zodiac sign of the birth year decide the fortunes and personality traits of individuals.

To know more illuminating facts about these five elements of the Monkey, we have penned down their characteristics below. We hope it will help you to understand them better:

  • A Wood Monkey – Year: 1944, 2004

The wood element represents compassion, zeal, and optimism. Most wooden monkeys usually have good communication and interpersonal skills. Which effortlessly makes them the center of attention. These people are kind and empathetic, and passionate to do something good for society.

These wooden monkeys are workaholics. They want their work to go according to the pattern they have planned. Any changes or variation in their flow of work makes them irritative and aggressive.

  • A Fire Monkey – Year: 1956, 2016

The fire element represents strength, matureness, and adaptability. The Fire Monkeys are adventurous and open-minded personalities. These Monkeys are ambitious and have big dreams for themselves in their lives. They won’t stop until they achieve their dreams. They are opportunists and certainly know when and how to strike a deal.

People born in these years are practical. Thus when it comes to making important decisions of life or work, they consult near and dear ones. Yet, they don’t come up with any backup plans. If their judgments backfire, they get very depressed and frustrated. Which sometimes makes them vulnerable or violate.

  • An Earth Monkey – Year: 1968, 2028

The earth element represents responsibility, empathy, and practicality. The Earth Monkeys are cheerful and desire to live their lives the right way. People born in these years are practical. They believe that only hardship and determination will help them overcome their difficulties. Also, they are more inclined towards their family and friends.

They are protective of their dearest ones. Sometimes, their conservative nature causes them to be overprotective. They do not make rational decisions, thus causing conflicts and arguments with them.

  • A Gold Monkey – Year: 1980, 2040

The gold (or metal) element represents independence, ambition, and courage. The gold (or metal) monkeys are disciplined and highly focused on their work. People born in these years are objective-oriented and set higher standards for themselves. Thus, one will find them working independently.

But, most of the golden monkeys lack communication skills. They do not like to talk much and keep things to themselves. They are very secretive, making others think of them to be cruel, insensitive, and stubborn.

  • A Water Monkey – Year:1992,2052

The water element represents diplomacy, observance, and creativity. The Water Monkeys love to read books and are full of creativity. They love to mingle with other people and pass sarcastic but sensible comments. At the same time, they are very observant and act according to their own comfort with other people.

Yet, these watery bodies inherit a self-indulgent nature. When it’s time for making an important decision related to their life, they mostly rely on their dearest ones to make the call on their behalf. Sometimes, they get carried away from their ambitions and seek pleasure in absurd things.

  • Numbers: 4 and 9
  • Days: the 14th and 28th of any month (As per the Chinese Lunar Calendar)
  • Colour: White, Blue, and Gold
  • Flowers: Chrysanthemum, Crape, and Myrtle
  • Directions: North, Northwest, and West
  • Numbers: 2 and 7
  • Colors: Red and Pink
  • Directions: South and Southeast

Final Thoughts

Monkeys are a whimsical sign who hates to age up. These pranksters are inconsistent, volatile, and highly influential people. Once you get to know them, one thing will surely get away from other’s life, and that is boredom. But, they are very secretive.

In a nutshell, they will always say they are an open book, but allow only specific pages or chapters of their life for others to read.

Aditya Dhanuka
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