Monkey (zodiac)

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The Monkey () is the ninth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Monkey is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol .

Monkey Statue at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo.

Years and the five elements[edit]

The three wise monkeys over the Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō, Japan.

Persons born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the Year of the Monkey, while also bearing its governing elemental sign (that is, Metal):[citation needed]

  • 2 February 1908 – 21 January 1909: Earth Monkey
  • 20 February 1920 – 7 February 1921: Metal Monkey
  • 6 February 1932 – 25 January 1933: Water Monkey
  • 25 January 1944 – 12 February 1945: Wood Monkey
  • 12 February 1956 – 30 January 1957: Fire Monkey
  • 30 January 1968 – 16 February 1969: Earth Monkey
  • 16 February 1980 – 4 February 1981: Metal Monkey
  • 4 February 1992 – 22 January 1993: Water Monkey
  • 22 January 2004 – 8 February 2005: Wood Monkey
  • 8 February 2016 – 27 January 2017: Fire Monkey
  • 26 January 2028 – 12 February 2029: Earth Monkey


The Monkey
Fixed Element/Energy Hours ruled Positive traits Negative traits Health risks Famous People
Metal/Yang 03:00 – 04:59 am (15:00 – 16:59) Intelligent, dignified, optimistic, romantic, sociable, quick-witted, confident, agile, motivator, curious, gregarious Egotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, deceptive, reckless, snobbish, stubborn, suspicious, manipulative, restless. Circulatory and heart troubles, prone to diabetes, arthritis, anxiety and panic issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, antisocial personality disorder, bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder Leonardo da Vinci, Benedictus Spinoza, Harry Truman, Bette Davis, Lyndon B. Johnson, Charles Sobhraj, Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, David Copperfield, Eleanor Roosevelt, Christina Aguilera, Gillian Anderson, Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston, Dana Delany, Esther Nawrocki,Tom Hanks, Tom Selleck, Patricia Arquette, Michael Douglas, Chelsea Clinton, Danny DeVito, Patti LaBelle, Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake, Jerry Hall, Glenn Gould, Elizabeth Taylor, Macaulay Culkin, Joe Nawrocki, Alexander von Roon

Basic Astrology Elements [1][edit]

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen
The Five Elements: Metal(Jin)
Yin Yang: Yang
Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8; Avoid: 2, 5, 9
Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum
Lucky Colors: white, golden, blue; Avoid: red, black, grey, dark coffee

See also[edit]