The Monkey is the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. It belongs to the “metal” element among the Chinese five elements. The Monkey is an intelligent animal. Therefore, people born in the Year of the Monkey have very high intelligence, dexterity, insightful minds, making them suitable as leaders.

The Monkey hour refers to the time from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. At this moment, the monkeys love frolicking in the woods, and it is inevitable for people to be reminded of monkeys when they hear the noises.

Years of the Monkey

Lucky Things

Lucky Numbers : 1, 7, 8
Lucky Flowers : chrysanthemum
Lucky Colors : White, Golden, Blue

Personality of the Monkey


The Monkey has a strong learning ability, takes initiatives, is curious about new things, smart, quick-witted, full of ideas and is pro-active. These advantages are well reflected in Monkey’s work. Generally, it is easy for him to handle interpersonal relationships smoothly. As such, the management is willing to use the Monkey in businesses.


However, the Monkey needs to pay attention to the Chinese saying of “when there’s no Tiger in the mountains, the Monkey declares itself as the king”. Despite the ability to do things efficiently, the Monkey often lacks persistence and perseverance. To have the traits and charm of a leader, the Monkey needs to have an expert to guide him along and undergo a period of training and gaining experience. Hence, it is advisable for the Monkey to be practical, focus on goals set and not to give up halfway.

The Monkey and the Life Path Number

In Numerology, the birth date has significant influences on people’s life. In fact, a life path number can be derived from the sum total of the digits that make up your birth date. Your life path number together with your Chinese Zodiac sign can explore the real you. Here are the traits of the Ox in reacting to different Life Path Numbers.

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Life Path number
Outspoken and direct
Focus on and judge others based on appearance
Arrogant and uncompassionate
Like standing out from the crowd, and dislike obedience
Tactful, never offend others
Pushy and unassuming
Self-disciplined, possess a strong sense of responsibility
Steadfast and unyielding
Eccentric and talkative

The Compatibility of the Monkey with other Chinese Zodiac Animals

The Monkey Combines with the Western Zodiac Signs

In the laws of the universe, many areas will use the number “12” to divide some static systems. In the West, there are twelve constellations and in the East, there are twelve zodiac signs. Their difference lies in one goes with using a month as the unit of measurement, and the other uses a year for the unit of measurement. When the zodiac is combined with the constellations, it creates a unique character. The following is a character combination of the Monkey with the 12 zodiacal constellations.

Jan 20 - Feb 18Extreme introvert, calculating
Feb 19 - Mar 20An adventurous creator
Mar 21 - Apr 19Has a strong personality, grumpy
Apr 20 - May 20Will not hurt others, and full of charm
May 21 - Jun 20Energetic, likes to fantasize, loves innovation
Jun 21 - Jul 22Kind, does not violate others
Jul 23 - Aug 22Impatient, violent and strong
Aug 23 - Sep 22Workaholic, the most hard-working Monkey
Sep 23 - Oct 22Likes to joke, aims to bring happiness to people
Oct 23 - Nov 21Unscrupulous, full of bad ideas
Nov 22 - Dec 21Likes to fantasize, curious
Dec 22 - Jan 19Very smart and capable, meticulous