Gregarious, intelligent and witty, monkeys are geniuses of the zodiac. Nothing is too hard for them and even if it is, they won't budge until they take a crack at it. They are inventive,
adore challenges and have a deep respect and understanding of knowledge. Monkeys like being in the thick of things - the bigger the better!
They are also immensely flexible and can easily save their hides through clever flattery, manoeuvrings and strategising. Confident to a fault, the seldom give
two hoots to the opinions of others. But monkeys are plotters and planners who exploit situations to their own advantage. hey also lose interest quickly if they are not the centre of attraction.
Monkeys are so self-absorbed and insecure, they don't trust easily and need to constantly better themselves in front of others. Petty matters somehow always become big issues with the monkey.
There are five types of Monkeys, each with different characteristics:
Type of Monkey
Year of Birth
Always ready to help others; compassionate, with strong self-esteem, but stubborn
Ambitious and adventurous, but irritable
Frank, optimistic, and fearless
Smart, quick-witted, and confident, but also irritable and stubborn
Smart, quick-witted, fond of being in the limelight, but haughty
Famous people born in the Year Of The Monkey:
Nelson Mandela, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Cash, Mel Gibson, Al Lopez, Albert Pujols, Alejandro Sanz, Andy Garcia, Arturo de Córdova,
Ashley Judd Celine Diion, Christina Aguilera, Christina Ricci, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Elizabeth Taylor, George Lucas, Jake Gyllenhall, Joan Allen, Jose
Clemente Orozco, Julius Ceasar, Katie Couric, Kim Cattrall, Leonardo da Vinci, Lucy Liu, Lupe Velez, Marc Anthony, Michael Douglas, Montel Williams, Omar
Sherif, President Harry S. Truman, Rachel Griffiths, Ricardo Montablan, Robert Rodriguez, Roberto Alomar, Sammy Sosa, Tito Guízar, Tom Hanks, Venus Williams, Walter Matthau, and Will Smith.
Health: People born in the year of the monkey might have to spend more time doing their daily jobs. Therefore, monkey people need to remember to take a break to save their energy during their busy schedules. They want to experience the flavors of life. Usually, monkeys are very healthy creatures, partly due to their active lifestyles. If they do experience illness, it is usually of the nervous or circulatory system. Since monkey people will have more outdoor activities, they have to pay attention to safety while traveling or driving. As long as they care about their safety and health, they should be fine. Constantly being active is likely to be what helps monkeys remain in good health.
When it comes to career, monkey people do work very hard. They can adapt to different working environments. Good career choices for monkeys are
accounting and banking, science, engineering, stock market trading, air traffic control, dealing, film directing, jewelry,
entertainer, counselor, therapist, writer, and sales representative.
They have lots of ideas and like to learn new things and can do well just about
anything. They need to learn understanding their own limits and avoid gambling
The Best Love Match:
Rat and Dragon
Monkey and Rat: Mutual interests and talents draw them to each other for a fun and loving relationship. They admire each other for their intelligence and creativity.
Monkey and Dragon: This is an exciting union. While the Dragon appreciates the Monkey's ingenuity, the Monkey admires the Dragon's courage and strength. It is worth to remember that the Monkey is the only Sign that can fool the Dragon.
Words of Caution:
The Monkey and the Tiger do not get along. Both are highly individualistic, they will have difficult times together.
North, Northwest, West
white, gold, blue
Chinese lunar months 8 and 12
the 14th and 28th of any Chinese lunar calendar month
The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese
believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on
personality, and destiny. The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:
The date of the Chinese New Year
is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar
is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and
in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first
day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's
Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around
the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In
the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year,
on a date between January 21 and February 21.