Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!  I'm a dragon, so Monkeys seem a bit tame to me but every 12 years, your sign comes around and this year, we're celebrating the Year of the Monkey.

The next time we see a Monkey year will be 2028.  I hope that is also the next and last time I see that weird Monkey, Puppy, Baby commercial from Mt. Dew.

If you were born in the Year of the Monkey, you are:

  • Smart
  • Clever
  • Quick-Witted
  • Curious
  • Innovative
  • and. . . unlucky.  Sorry 'bout that.

But another level exists. . . . your element.  This is a FIRE MONKEY year. . . and I think that makes it a little cooler:

The Five Monkeys Born Character
Fire Monkey ... 2016, 1956, ... Ambitious and adventurous, but irritable
Wood Monkey ... 2004, 1944, ... Always ready to help others; compassionate, with strong self-esteem, but stubborn
Water Monkey ... 1992, 1932, ... Smart, quick-witted, fond of being in the limelight, but haughty
Gold Monkey ... 1980, 1920, ... Smart, quick-witted, and confident, but also irritable and stubborn
Earth Monkey ... 1968, 1908, ... Frank, optimistic, and fearless

If it is your year, you share it with some pretty awesome people like:  Leonardo da Vinci, Julius Caesar (um. . .unlucky), Charles Dickens, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Elizabeth Taylor, Eleanor Roosevelt and Nick Jonas.  Just a sample selection for you.

If you wan tot know more about YOUR Chinese Zodiac Symbol, check out this website.