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 .

Monkey Statue at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo.

Years and the five elements[edit]

The three wise monkeys over the Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō, Japan.

Persons born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the Year of the Monkey, while also bearing its governing elemental sign (that is, Metal):[citation needed]


The Monkey
Fixed Element/EnergyHours ruledPositive traitsNegative traitsHealth risksFamous People
Metal/Yang03:00 – 04:59 am (15:00 – 16:59)Intelligent, dignified, optimistic, romantic, sociable, quick-witted, confident, agile, motivator, gregariousEgotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, deceptive, reckless, snobbish, stubborn, suspicious, manipulative, restless.Circulatory and heart troubles, prone to diabetes, arthritis, anxiety and panic issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, antisocial personality disorder, bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorderCaligula, Harry Truman, Bette Davis, Lyndon B. Johnson, Charles Sobhraj, Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, David Copperfield, Eleanor Roosevelt, Christina Aguilera, Gillian Anderson, Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston, Dana Delany, Tom Hanks, Tom Selleck, Patricia Arquette, Michael Douglas, Chelsea Clinton, Danny DeVito, Patti LaBelle, Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake, Jerry Hall, Glenn Gould, Elizabeth Taylor, Macaulay Culkin

Basic Astrology Elements [1][edit]

Earthly Branch of Birth Year:Shen
The Five Elements:Metal(Jin)
Yin Yang:Yang
Lucky Numbers:1, 7, 8; Avoid: 2, 5, 9
Lucky Flowers:chrysanthemum
Lucky Colors:white, golden, blue; Avoid: red, black, grey, dark coffee

See also[edit]