Monkey (zodiac)

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 2

Years and the Five Elements

Tokyo monkey statue
The Monkey statue at the Shinto shrine in Tokyo

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Monkey", while bearing the following elemental sign:[1][2]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
2 February 1908 21 January 1909 Earth Monkey
20 February 1920 8 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
12 February 2040 31 January 2041 Metal Monkey
1 February 2052 18 February 2053 Water Monkey
17 February 2064 4 February 2065 Wood Monkey
5 February 2076 23 January 2077 Fire Monkey
24 January 2088 9 February 2089 Earth Monkey
9 February 2100 28 January 2101 Metal Monkey


Sign Best Match Match No Match
Monkey Monkey, Dragon, Rat Snake, Rooster, Ox, Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Dog, Horse Tiger

Basic astrology elements

Earthly Branches: Shen
The Five Elements: Water
Yin Yang: Yang
Lunar Month: Seventh
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 7, 9; Avoid: 2, 5, 8
Lucky Colors: white, blue; Avoid: red, black, grey
Season: Autumn


  1. ^ "Year of the Monkey: Years, Personality, 2018 Horoscope, Love Compatibility, Lucky Elements". Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  2. ^ "Chinese Zodiac - Monkey". Your Chinese Astrology. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

Further reading

  • Peter So (2015). Kaori Working House, ed. Your Fate in 2016 - The Year of the Monkey. Translated by Jay Lowe. Forms Publications. ISBN 978-988-8325-85-6.
  • Neil Somerville (2015). Your Chinese Horoscope 2016: What the Year of the Monkey holds in store for you. 2015-02-22 (1st ed.). Thorsons/HarperCollins. ISBN 9780007588268.
  • Suzanne White (2015). 2016 New Astrology Horoscopes - Chinese and Western: Fire Monkey Year - Monthly Horoscopes for All Signs. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. p. 360. ISBN 9781517127749.
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Simians (Chinese poetry)

Simians of various sorts (including the monkey, gibbon, and other primates of real or mythological nature) are an important motif in Chinese poetry. Examples of simian imagery have an important place in Chinese poetry ranging from the Chu Ci poets through poets such as Li Bai, Wang Wei, Du Fu, and more. Various poetic concepts could be communicated by the inclusion of simian imagery in a poem, and the use of simian allusions can help provide key insights into the poems.

申 may refer to:

The ninth of the Earthly Branches

Monkey (zodiac), the ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac

Shēn (surname), a Chinese surname

Shin (Korean surname)

Abbreviation for Application for employment

Core Zodiac Members
Other Zodiac Members

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