Chinese Horoscope: What is a Wood Monkey and what year is it?

THERE are two types of people in this world – those who religiously read their horoscopes and the people who ignore star signs entirely.

But what about the Chinese zodiac? Repeating every 12 years, the animal cycle includes the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.

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Each of those can then be split into five elements – Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water.

So what exactly is the 'Wood Monkey' zodiac sign and what does it represent?

What year is the Wood Monkey?

The years of the Wood Money are 1944 and 2004.

It is a sub-component of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac. 

Each zodiac sign also has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water, which add more uniqueness to the sign.

Other years of the Monkey

Those born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016 are known as Monkeys in the Chinese zodiac.

Notable Wood Monkeys include Jerry Springer, Danny DeVito and the late Robert Kardashian.

Characteristics and personality traits of the Wood Monkey

Where's the party at? That could easily be the opening gambit of one of the most sociable animals in Chinese astrology.

Wood Monkeys love people, company, food, drink and any other decadent pastimes you care to mention.

They just want to be where the action is – 24/7.

You won't find this creature sitting on a mountain top in Nepal reading the teachings of the Dalai Lama, you'll find him underneath a table, grinning inanely, singing random songs out of tune.

They’re wonderful people and can brighten any room they enter.

They are perennially happy and don’t have a negative strand in their body.

Types of Monkey

Metal Monkey: Bright and good public speakers, jokers, not very popular but highly successful.

Earth Monkey: Cheerful and optimistic, are never afraid of difficulties, hardworking and easily able to enjoy things.

Wood Monkey: Energetic but lack confidence, they help their friends but need encouragement, can be workaholics but are successful. 

Fire Monkey: dreamers and goal-oriented, adventurous, hot-tempered and steady achievers. 


Monkeys are most compatible with the Snake, Rat or Dragon. 

They are least compatible with the Tiger and Pig.

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