Thursday Sep 28, 2023
Gui Mao Year, Xin You Month, Ji Chou Day

Year of the Monkey

猴 (Hóu)
year of the monkey

Monkey is a smart, frank and outspoken sign good at social activity. People born in the year of the Monkey are passionate, confident, versatile, coolheaded, shrewd and flexible. Mostly self-centered, they can play to the score and tend to make a showy display of their ability in youth. For them, perseverance is the secret of success. Monkeys are suggested to be contented and prudent, and use less high-flown words.

  • 猴 (Hóu)
  • Shen (申)
  • Yang
  • Metal (Jin)
  • Vairocana, The Great Illuminator
  • East
  • West
  • Northeast

Things that will bring monkey luck:

  • 1, 7, 8
  • white, golden, blue
  • north, northwest, west
  • chrysanthemum
  • Peridot

Things that monkey should avoid:

  • 2, 5, 9
  • Red, Black, Grey
  • South, Southeast

Monkey Years

Year When Stem-Branch Element Yin Yang
1932 Feb.6, 1932 – Jan.25, 1933 Gui Shen Water Yang
1944 Jan.24, 1944 – Feb.12, 1945 Jian Shen Wood Yang
1956 Feb.12, 1956 – Jan.30, 1957 Bing Shen Fire Yang
1968 Jan.30, 1968 – Feb.16, 1969 Wu Shen Earth Yang
1980 Feb.16, 1980 – Feb.4, 1981 Geng Shen Metal Yang
1992 Feb.4, 1992 – Jan.22, 1993 Ren Shen Water Yang
2004 Jan.22, 2004 – Feb.8, 2005 Jia Shen Wood Yang
2016 Feb.8, 2016 – Jan.27, 2017 Bing Shen Fire Yang
2028 Jan.26, 2028 – Feb.12, 2029 Wu Shen Earth Yang

Monkey Love Compatibility

Firm and persistent in love, Monkey people would try every means to win the love of someone once they have a crush. In a relationship, they tend to move their sweethearts and win the love with sincerity; they are absorbed in it and focus on the feeling. Their major problem in love relationship is that, they have too much expectation for romance and special love and miss those who really care about them in life.
  • Best with: Ox or Rabbit
  • Worst with: Tiger or Pig

Monkey in 2023


The Monkeys will have good career opportunities in 2023, which will be conducive to project cooperation, examination, assessment and performance improvement. In their business and career development, they will get the favor and support of the patrons.


The Monkeys will have a good interpersonal relationship and popularity in 2023. They will get to know friends of the opposite sex because of the care of elders and get a pleasant interaction with them. However, in relationship, they still need to take the initiative to fight for it and have more communications.


In 2023, the Monkeys will suffer physical and mental blows to a certain degree. A small number of them may need a long-term hospitalization to recuperate. In the year of “Chong Tai Sui” (Conflict with Tai Sui), the Monkeys should be conscious of their bad situation. They should eat and rest regularly, avoid drinking and smoking, and avoid frequent bars. Those who used to have chronic illnesses should go for regular medical checkups, instead of neglecting their health.


The financial luck of the Monkeys will be pretty good in 2023. They will obtain a certain fortune in sideline business because of project cooperation. They can benefit from the favor of their patrons, but they also need to fight for the opportunities.