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Each year in the Chinese Calendar is represented by one of 12 different animals. One of these is the Year of the Monkey and it is believed that people born in that year have certain characteristics.
The Chinese years do not run exactly alongside the Western calendar dates. The starting date of the Chinese New Year changes every year and usually begins in late January or early to Mid February.
The Year of the Monkey occurred approximately in - 1932 - 1944 - 1956 - 1968 - 1980 - 1992 - 2004 - 2016 - 2028, however to check exactly what Chinese year you were born in, try out Chinese Year Finder, especially if you were born in January or February.
The monkey is considered to be intelligent, sociable, witty and eccentric.
Although these people are trustworthy and unlikely to hurt someone out of spite, they would never let people escape if they have behaved badly or damaged a monkey's reputation. Their stamina and determination to achieve their main goals can make these people appear vain or manipulative.
People born under this sign should be careful so they do not damage their friendships. It is important to remember for these people that it would be wiser sometimes not to pursue their goals and simply let things pass.
Monkeys have flexible principles and serene self-confidence so they are completely content; but they usually manage to complicate the lives of others.
After yet another plan or project has gone wrong, they are seldom there to help clean up the disorder and confusion that they leave in their wake. Monkeys can handle that too; with their charm and persuasiveness they can make people believe that just knowing them is a privilege.
The Monkey is the most versatile sign of the Chinese zodiac. Such people are often inventors, plotters, entertainers and the creative geniuses behind anything ingenious, including mischief.
They have natural quick-wittedness which enables them to understand what is happening and then make a right decision. Even during a conversation a person born in this year is aware of what is going on around him/her, and then makes a mental note of who said what and stores it away for future reference.
In general, with their agile minds and multiple talents, monkey types can master any subject. They are reliable and honest people so that any secret is safe in their hands.
These people are also honest in their dealings and are very good at problem-solving: knowing how to listen closely and work out solutions at the same time.
Famous people born in The Year of Monkey include Elijah Wood - actor, Jennifer Aniston - actress, Rod Stewart - singer, Kylie Minogue - Australian singer and actress, Rudy Giuliani - former mayor of New York City, George Lucas - director, producer, John Williams - composer, Tom Hanks - actor and Carrie Fisher - actress.
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