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

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

Where to start with the Monkey - the cheeky, mischievous, and always entertaining member of the Chinese zodiac. These playful primates love nothing more than swinging from tree to tree, causing a bit of chaos along the way.


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

Monkeys are incredibly intelligent and resourceful, often using their wits and cunning to get out of tricky situations. They're also known for their quick thinking and adaptability, able to adjust to any situation that comes their way.


Don't let their lighthearted nature fool you - when it comes to their family and friends, Monkeys are fiercely protective. They'll do anything to keep their loved ones safe, even if it means getting into a bit of trouble themselves.

Monkeys also have a knack for entertaining others, using their natural charisma and charm to captivate any audience. You'll often find them telling jokes, performing tricks, or just being generally silly - anything to make others laugh.


Compatibility with the Monkey

In the Chinese zodiac, Monkeys are said to be compatible with Rats and Dragons, but should steer clear of Tigers. Apparently, these two just can't seem to see eye to eye - it's be a territorial thing!


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

There's the Monkey in all its playful glory. Whether you're a fellow Monkey, a friend, or just a curious onlooker, you can't help but be entertained by these clever, charismatic, and mischievous creatures.


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