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Zodiac Sign of the Monkey, Ninth of the Chinese Zodiac


Zodiac Elements

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: shen

Wu Xing (The Five Elements): metal

Yin Yang: yang

Auspicious Directions: north, northwest, west

Lucky Colors: white, golden, blue

Unlucky Colors: red, black, grey, dark coffee

Lucky Numbers: 1, 8, 7

Unlucky Numbers: 9, 2, 5

Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum

Best match: rat, dragon, snake

Avoid matching: tiger, pig



Occupying the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, cleverness, flexible and mischievousness. Always playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. Even though their intentions are always good, this desire to be a prankster has a tendency to create ill will and hurt feelings.


Although they are inherently intellectual and creative, Monkeys at times have trouble exhibiting these qualities. When that happens, they appear to others to be confused. But nothing could be further from the truth as Monkeys thrive on being challenged. Monkeys prefer urban life to rural, and their favorite pastime is people-watching.



There are more erratic geniuses in their character and life. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. They love moving about and sports. Being talented problem solvers, they are self-assured, sociable and innovative, with competent practical ability. They are even willing to put their own business aside to help others. They have strong desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. When communicating, they do not like to be controlled and have a strong desire to present themselves. They will show amazing creativity in their work.



They are probably to be successful but they are sometimes agreeable. If they can get into something immediately, they will be discouraged. They are jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish and arrogant sometimes, and they tend to look down upon others. If they are not impatient and mouthy, they can gain more achievement.



Believing that being sick is a waste of a valuable day, Monkeys very rarely feel ill. Their constantly active lifestyles are likely what helps Monkeys remain in good health. When Monkeys do become ill, such feelings are generally the result of feeling nervous.



When it comes to work, Monkeys can do just about anything. They adapt well to changing environments and they’re very intelligent. They work quickly, but they’ll frequently charge double for their services. Good career fields for Monkeys are accounting and banking. Other good careers for Monkeys include: scientist, engineer, stock market trader, air traffic controller, dealer, film director, jeweler and sales representative.



When it comes to relationships, Monkeys aren’t quick to settle down. In fact, Monkeys are easily bored. Monkeys will end this type of behavior once they pair up with the perfect partner. In fact, more often than not, they’ll commit to that person in every way for life.


Years of the Monkey










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