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 .

Years and the Five Elements[edit]

The three wise monkeys over the Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō, Japan
Monkey Statue at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Monkey", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[1]

Chinese Zodiac Monkey[edit]

Basic astrology elements[edit]

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen
The Five Elements: Metal (Jin)
Yin Yang: Yang
Lunar Month: Seventh
Lucky Numbers: 3, 7, 9; Avoid: 2, 5, 8
Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum
Lucky Colors: white, gold, blue; Avoid: red, black, gray, dark coffee


The Monkey
Fixed Element/Energy Positive traits Negative traits Health risks
Metal/Yang Intelligent, dignified, optimistic, romantic, sociable, quick-witted, confident, agile, motivator, curious, gregarious Egotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, deceptive, reckless, snobbish, suspicious, manipulative, restless Circulatory and heart troubles, prone to heart-attack, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety and panic issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, antisocial personality disorder, bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder

See also[edit]