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Year of the Monkey
|2016 is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Monkey started from Feb. 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year) and will last to Jan. 27, 2017.|
Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028…
The monkey is a clever animal. It is usually compared to a smart person. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 – 476 BC), the dignified Chinese official title of marquis was pronounced ‘Hou’, the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. The animal was thereby bestowed with an auspicious meaning.
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Jin (Metal)
Yin Yang: Yang
Years of the Monkey
Lucky Signs for Monkey:
Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8
Lucky Colors: white, gold, blue
Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum, alliums
Lucky Directions: north, northwest, west
Things Should be Avoided:
- Unlucky Numbers: 2, 5, 9
- Unlucky Colors: red, black, grey, dark coffee
- Unlucky Direction: east
Personality of the Monkey
The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.
enthusiastic, self-assured, sociable, innovative
jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant
Love Compatibility of the Monkey
- Perfect Matches: Ox, Rabbit
They seem like made for each other, having several similarities in personality and life. Both of them can tolerate everything of each other, as long as they have enough space and freedom. Their love lives are full of fun because they have a strong sense of curiosity to get to know each other. Usually, they share common attitudes and opinions about life.
- Bad Matches: Tiger, Pig
Holding different values and views, they don’t have many common topics in daily life. It’s difficult for them to communicate with patience and respect. Quarrels and conflicts will bring lots of negative influences to their relationship.
Fortune in 2016
Monkey’s Personality by Western Astrology Signs
Monkey’s Personality by Blood Types
- Blood Type O: The honest and frank personality traits help them win high popularity among surrounding people.
- Blood Type A: They are always full of passion towards work and study. Meanwhile, natural talents also enhance their charms.
- Blood Type B: They are good at expressing their own opinions and communicating with others but not stubborn to reject others’ suggestions.
- Blood Type AB: Performing in front of an audience is their favorite thing. They pursue benefit and efficiency but lack patience.