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 .

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Years and the Five Elements

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The Three wise monkeys over the Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō, Japan
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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 dateEnd dateHeavenly branch
2 February 190821 January 1909 Earth Monkey
20 February 19207 February 1921 Metal Monkey
6 February 193225 January 1933 Water Monkey
25 January 194412 February 1945 Wood Monkey
12 February 195630 January 1957 Fire Monkey
30 January 196816 February 1969 Earth Monkey
16 February 19804 February 1981 Metal Monkey
4 February 199222 January 1993 Water Monkey
22 January 20048 February 2005 Wood Monkey
8 February 201627 January 2017 Fire Monkey
26 January 202812 February 2029 Earth Monkey
12 February 204031 January 2041 Metal Monkey
1 February 205218 February 2053 Water Monkey
17 February 20644 February 2065 Wood Monkey
5 February 207623 January 2077 Fire Monkey
24 January 20889 February 2089 Earth Monkey
9 February 210028 January 2101 Metal Monkey

Compatibility

SignBest Match/ Balance (1st Trine Group)MatchNo Match/ Rival-Enemy-Obstacle (Opposite Sign)
MonkeyMonkey, Rat, Dragon, Snake Rooster, Ox, Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Dog, Horse Tiger

Cycle: (Trine Group) Monkey needs Rat, Rat needs Dragon, Dragon needs Monkey; (Opposite Sign) but his rival opposes the Tiger.

Basic astrology elements

Earthly Branches:Shen
The Five Elements: Metal
Yin Yang:Yang
Lunar Month:Seventh
Lucky Numbers:1, 3, 4, 7, 8 ; Avoid: 2, 5, 9
Lucky Colors:white, blue; Avoid: red, black, grey
Season:Autumn

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References

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

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