Monkey

Born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Those born under the sign of the monkey are very intelligent, well-liked by everyone due to their magnetic personality, they will have success in any field they choose.

Usually erratic geniuses, they are remarkably inventive and original and can solve the most difficult problems with much ease. They have very clever wit.

The Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful of other people. The Monkey person is an inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual.

They can also sometimes be egotistical, vain, selfish, cunning, jealous, suspicious. The Monkey person is competitive and uses their guile, charm and self confidence to achieve their goals.

Virtues: Intelligent, Successful
Nature: Yang
Trine: 1st
Sign: Power
Hour: 3pm – 5pm
Organ: Urinary Bladder
Color: White/Silver
Element: Metal
Direction: West/Southwest
Season: Fall
Gemstone: Peridot
Outer Persona: Monkey
Inner Persona: Your Birth Month
Secret Persona: Your Time of Birth
Compatibility: Dragon and Rat
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 7, 16, 23, 34, 45 and 54.

Learn more about your Chinese Horoscope…

Yang Energy

Yang energy is related to light, sun, brightness, heaven, time, south, east and left. In ancient times when the daily cycle of night and day were noted, it was thought that day corresponded to yang and yin corresponded to night. Since one usually traveled and worked during the day, yang came to be associated with activity, while yin came to be associated with rest because at night, one rested.

Metal

Metal represents our mental activity such as intellect and the ability to reason, memory, thoughts, knowledge and comprehension. Metal governs organization, order, communication, the mind, setting limits, and protecting boundaries. It also rules new beginnings, friendship, clarity, and positive expression. The Metal personality is very good at making decisions and carrying them through.

Power Personality

People with primary POWER traits are natural leaders who are driven to identify goals and attain them. These self-assured personas quickly earn the respect of their friends, family, co-workers, customers and peers. The 5 defining POWER personality characteristics include: confidence, being goal-Oriented, influential as a leader, opinionated and decisive.

West/Southwest

Southwest is the inter-cardinal, direction halfway between the cardinal directions. This period of “waning” is very much a sentimental time for reflection. It is a time of patience and a time to seek deeper understanding of transitions. This period of more darkness, than light, should show us that our time is not unlimited and that making the best of the life we have been given is our Universal right and privilege.

1st Trine

The twelve Chinese Zodiac signs are divided into four categories of three signs each, known as Trines

The first trine consists of the Rat, Dragon, and Monkey. These three signs are intense and powerful individuals, capable of great good or great evil. They make great leaders, but the three may have different approaches.Frustrated when slowed down or delayed, these signs are ruled by highly potent energy and unpredictability. At their worst, Rats are ruthlessly power hungry, vindictive, and Malevolent. Dragons are inflexible megalomaniacs and dogmatists. Monkeys are destructive manipulators and hedonists. They are intelligent, magnanimous, charismatic, charming, authoritative, confident, eloquent and artistic. They can also be tyrannical, bombastic, prejudiced, deceitful, imperious and ruthless.

Sources: Shelly H. Wu. (2005). Chinese Astrology. Publisher: The Career Press, Inc. ISBN 1-56414-796-7

Your Inner Persona

The animal representing your birth month determines your “inner persona”; the person you wish you could be. This is the personality you long to express to the world, but have reservations being that type of personality.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on astrology so the month you were born in with the position of the sun in the sky, determines your more emotional persona, much like your moon sign. Another way of looking up more information about the month you were born in, click on the month of your birth under the grid below. Remember: your “secret animal” persona exemplifies many traits you wish you could show others..

Month of Birth
Chinese Zodiac Sign
Dec. 07 – Jan. 05 Rat
Jan. 06 – Feb. 03 Oxen
Feb. 04 – Mar. 05 Tiger
Mar. 06 – Apr. 04 Rabbit
Apr. 05 – May 04 Dragon
May 05 – June 05 Snake
June 06 – July 06 Horse
July 07 – Aug. 07 Sheep
Aug. 08 – Sept. 07 Monkey
Sept. 08 – Oct. 07 Rooster
Oct. 08 – Nov 07 Dog
Nov. 08 – Dec. 06 Pig/Boar

*** JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember.

Secret Persona

Based on your TIME OF BIRTH, your secret animal is thought to be a person’s “secret persona” or your truest representation, since this animal is determined by the smallest denominator: a person’s birth hour. This animal represents the person you are but, that you prevent the rest of the world from knowing about.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on astrology so those 2-hour increments of time coincide with the position of the sun in the sky, not the time on your local clock. Remember: The sun’s position isn’t lead by daylight savings time or Greenwich mean time so be sure you’re calculating your birth time accurately or you may end up with the wrong secret animal.

Time of Birth
Chinese Zodiac Sign
11:00pm-1:00am Rat
01:00-03:00 Oxen
03:00-05:00 Tiger
05:00-07:00 Rabbit
07:00-09:00 Dragon
09:00-11:00 Snake
11:00am-1:00pm Horse
1:00-3:00pm Sheep
3:00-5:00pm Monkey
5:00-7:00pm Rooster
7:00-9:00pm Dog
9:00-11:00pm Pig/Boar

Your Power Persona

People with primary POWER traits are natural leaders who are driven to identify goals and attain them. These self-assured personas quickly earn the respect of their friends, family, co-workers, customers and peers. The 5 defining POWER personality characteristics include:

1. Confident: A POWER personality usually does not fear the unknown and rarely doubts their ability to reach the finish line.

2. Goal-Oriented: Those with a POWER personality tend to be intensely focused on achievements. Their drive to succeed usually makes them ideal candidates for taking on large tasks and projects.

3. Influential: As leaders, POWER personalities are often looked to for answers and assistance, which usually provides them the opportunity to guide family, friends, customers and co-workers.

4. Opinionated: An individual with a POWER personality usually has strong beliefs. They are known for their candor and say what needs to be said. They are formidable debaters, negotiators and salespeople.

5. Decisive: POWER personalities are able to easily make decisions. They are known to quickly size up a situation and determine a course of action. They would have likely already set the path and started leading others down it.

The Five Personalities

In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality. The theory based on the Big Five factors is called the Five Factor Model(FFM). The Big Five factors are:

Openness: (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious). Appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. Openness reflects the degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety. Some disagreement remains about how to interpret the openness factor, which is sometimes called “intellect” rather than openness to experience.

Conscientiousness: (efficient/organized vs. easy-going/careless). A tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement; planned rather than spontaneous behavior; organized, and dependable.

Extroversion: (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved). Energy, positive emotions, urgency, assertiveness, sociability and the tendency to seek stimulation in the company of others, and talkativeness.

Agreeableness: (friendly/compassionate vs. cold/unkind). A tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others.

Neurotic: (sensitive/nervous vs. secure/confident). The tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression, or vulnerability. Neurotic also refers to the degree of emotional stability and impulse control, and is sometimes referred by its low pole – “emotional stability”.

The Big Five model is a comprehensive, empirical, data-driven research finding. Identifying the traits and structure of human personality has been one of the most fundamental goals in all of psychology. The five broad factors were discovered and defined by several independent sets of researchers. These researchers began by studying known personality traits and then factor-analyzing hundreds of measures of these traits (in self-report and questionnaire data, peer ratings, and objective measures from experimental settings) in order to find the underlying factors of personality.