The Monkey in Chinese Astrology

The Monkey in Chinese Astrology
People born in the years 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004 are considered the Monkey people according to Chinese Astrology.

According to the Chinese, the Monkey is smart and full of intrigue. People born under this sign are curious, like to observe and are good at solving problems. Monkey people are generally successful in every field they choose.


The most cheerful sign of the Chinese Zodiac is the Monkey. As with the Horse, the Monkey’s freedom is very important to him. They also dislike being under pressure and being led. Their ability to adapt is highly developed.
They are the master of problem solving with their analytical mind. They enjoy surprising those around them with their unique as well as being fascinated by their own minds. The Monkey thinks of himself as having a mission to teach everything he knows.

Sometimes you might see the inner child of the Monkey and this might lead you to a place where you can’t tell when they are serious and when not. Having an ‘against the rules and tradition’ nature, the Monkey is known as the marginal one. This feature ensures all attention is drawn to him wherever he is.


As the Monkey are active in their lives, it’s unlikely for them to get ill. They don’t like to be ill and see it as a waste of time. What they might experience is being nervous.


As we said before, the unusual way their minds work and being masterful problem solvers, they make good accountants, bankers, engineers, film directors and scientists.


Having a free-spirited nature, the Monkey can show unfaithfulness in their relationships. Their fundamental need for change and fear of commitment lead them to prefer to remain single or delay involvement in a relationship.

The Monkey According to the 5 Elements

We know that 5 Elements have influences on us in every aspect of life according to Chinese philosophy. You can use the table below to find out your element and continue reading about the characteristics of Monkey with the influences of the elements on them.

02.12.1956 – 01.30.1957 Fire
01.30.1968 – 02.16.1969 Earth
02.16.1980 – 02.04.1981 Metal
02.04.1992 – 01.22.1993 Water
01.23.2004 – 02.08.2005 Wood

The Fire Monkey

Compared to the other Monkeys, Fire Monkeys are more active and reckless. They are never afraid of taking risks in life, even though this kind of behaviour puts them in trouble. They are not quitters. They don’t stop until they get what they want.

The Earth Monkey

The Earth Monkeys educate themselves well. They are very picky, especially in their business life. Unlike the other Monkeys, they prefer a quiet and peaceful life. They are very generous with others. The Earth Monkeys take their friendships very seriously. It wouldn’t be wrong to trust them without any hesitation.

The Metal Monkey

Amongst the other Monkeys, they are the warriors. Their warriorship and dedication lead them to success. They know how to earn money and they are good at it. The Metal Monkey prefers to be the leader in their environment.

The Water Monkey

The Water Monkey has the pokerface. They are sensitive and don’t like to share or express their emotions or feelings around others. They get hurt easily.

The Wood Monkey

The most talkative and open-hearted Monkey is the Wood Monkey. Their way of financial management is outstanding. Mostly they are successful because they are hard-working. The Wood Monkey is good at the ‘art of dealing with people’.

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