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The Year of the Monkey includes all people born in the years 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016. Every animal in the Chinese Zodiac has very different characteristics and traits. If you were born in one of these years, you'll want to know all of the Monkey's strengths.
In this article, we'll tell you all about the Monkey's characteristics, personality, and the compatibility of those born in the year of the Monkey with other Chinese zodiac animals. Besides, we tell you which signs you aren't compatible with.
In the Chinese Zodiac, those born in the year of the monkey have the gift of curiosity, and that takes them to places that nobody else can reach. They want to try and know everything in the world, and they feel anxious until they satisfy their desires. Their natural talents, like a privileged intelligence, great mental agility, and an enormous creative power take them wherever they wish.
People born under the sign of the Monkey tend to have a childish personality, but in a good sense: they are extremely naughty and sometimes act impulsively without thinking of the consequences. So, that makes them somewhat whimsical. They are always respected and loved, but they feel resentful whenever somebody doesn't do what they want.
People have to be careful with this sign, for the Monkey is somewhat evil. Their sharp intelligence and cold, calculating mind make them unreliable. Those born in the year of the Monkey are vindictive: they calculate their actions and meditate the consequences and attacks where it hurts the most. Also, they have a great capacity for adaptation.
On the other hand, the Monkey can be a hilarious friend. For them, life is like a game, and that's where their naughty and playful personality comes from. They know how to enjoy moments in good company, and spending time with them means laughter and fun. They're also very snoopy, and they like to gossip. If you are with them, you will always be aware of everything.
Their personality depends on the element that influences their sign:
The Monkey in the Chinese Zodiac born in the years ending in 0 or 1 is influenced by the Metal element and they are people with great business skills. They have an independent personality and winning is their aim. They always look for success with courage and do not rest until they achieve it. They are pragmatic and tireless workers.
A Chinese Zodiac Monkey influenced by the Water element (born in the years ended in 2 or 3) has another method for success: this person knows how to scrutinize the human soul. The Water Monkey listens and studies others' behaviors. Sometimes they don't do anything disinterestedly and they are even prone to betrayal. They are very sensitive, but they don't usually show it.
A person born in the year of the monkey in years ending in 4 or 5 is influenced by the Wood element, which gives them a very impulsive personality. They always need to go further and they will not hesitate to push anything that bothers them out of the way. However, they focus all their energy on safely and steadily completing their work rather than minding people's business.
Monkeys born in the years ending in 6 or 7 are influenced by the element of Fire, which is synonymous with leadership and creativity. Sometimes People born in the year of the Monkey need to put a brake on their abstraction and anchor themselves grounded. But their ambition and brilliance make them a natural leader who always achieves success thanks to their overflowing energy.
The Monkey sign influenced by the Earth element, i.e., people born in the years ending in 8 or 9, have a prudent, moderate spirit. Their playful and mischievous personality is balanced by an introspective depth that makes the Earth Monkey prefer being comfortable and at rest, with time to meditate. Unlike the other elements, this is a more altruistic and understanding Monkey.
The Monkey in the Chinese Zodiac usually has difficulties in establishing a stable relationship based on trust and loyalty. However, their eroticism and sensuality levels are high, and they are very skilled in the art of seduction. That is why they are extremely attractive, and it is easy to fall under their spell.
Their cold and calculating personality, non-negotiable independence, inflexibility, thirst for revenge and unpredictable reactions make them a challenge for a steady relationship. But when Monkeys fall in love they can find the source of their spiritual wealth in their relationship, and focus their abilities to achieve success and happiness in their love life.
Also, having a Monkey in your life guarantees prosperity. The Monkey is a tireless worker who can even handle two or three jobs at the same time because they are led by ambition. Thanks to their analytical capacity and intelligence, they are very resolute. They are good researchers, and they are also successful in the entertainment industry.
In spite of their independent personality, Chinese Zodiac Monkeys always need to have someone they can trust by their side. Their playful and mischievous personality and impulsive spirit often make them fall into excesses and vices. Monkeys are smokers, drinkers and like to party, and therefore always need someone prudent by their side to prevent them from throwing their life away.
The Monkey in the Chinese horoscope is compatible with the Dragon, the Rat, and the Rabbit.
Ambition bonds the Monkey with the Dragon. Also, the Dragon brings strength while the Monkey brings intelligence. Of course, they are a powerful couple, but where they do better together is in business.
Both the Monkey and the Rat are excellent guardians of the economy. Although it may be hard for the Monkey at first, the Rat will lead them to a quiet life in the warmth of home. Both will develop a sensual, pleasant and prosperous relationship.
The union between the Monkey and the Rabbit ensures a winning combination of intelligence and diplomacy. Some differences might come up at times, as they do not always share the same perspective, but the final goal will make them solve those obstacles in a pragmatic way.
The Snake, the Goat, and the Tiger are, on the other hand, signs with a very low compatibility with the Monkey.