Year of the Monkey - Personality, characteristics, traits and compatibility revealed

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If you are a Monkey in Chinese astrology you are born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028.

Years of the Monkey include: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028
Years of the Monkey include: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028

Traits and characteristics of the Monkey

People born in the Year of the Monkey are creative, intelligent, witty, sociable and driven. They have the ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently. They're rather curious creatures and have a great thirst for knowledge.


They're good storytellers and consequently like to be the centre of attention. They love challenges and tend to be good leaders.


Monkey people are cheeky, mischievousness and playful, they're the practical jokers of the Chinese zodiac.


Compatibility with the Monkey

The Monkey is most compatible with the Dragon and the Rat. The Dragon and the Monkey will get a long due to their lust for life and curious nature. They are both sociable and positive characters and their personalities will compliment one another.


5 Chinese Elements the Monkey can be paired with in Chinese astrology
  • Metal

  • Water

  • Wood

  • Fire

  • Earth




12 Western star signs the Monkey can be paired with:
  • Aries - ambitious, brave and unafraid

  • Taurus - stubborn, diligent and loyal

  • Gemini - impulsive, extroverts and clever

  • Cancer - sensitive, caring and dependable

  • Leo - fiery, confident and a leader

  • Virgo - humble, practical and kind

  • Libra - balanced, intelligent and friendly

  • Scorpio - deep, mysterious and passionate

  • Sagittarius - lovers of freedom, spontaneous and intellectual

  • Capricorn - ambitious, organized and goal-oriented

  • Aquarius - creative, intelligent and distant

  • Pisces - emotional, creative and sympathetic




The 12 Chinese animals in the zodiac:
  • Rat - tenacious, clever and good at problem solving

  • Ox - tough, patient and methodical

  • Tiger - Unpredictable confident and charming

  • Hare - kind, virtuous and worrisome

  • Dragon - magnetically social and love performing

  • Snake - intelligent, wise and alluring

  • Horse - independent, a free soul and energetic

  • Goat - gentle, kind-hearted and sensitive

  • Monkey - intelligent, witty and strong-willed

  • Rooster - deep-thinking, vain and ambitious

  • Dog - reliable, loyal and faithful

  • Pig - honest, genuine and friendly






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