CHINESE astrology is based on animals and how their characteristics embody the year you were born in.
The Earth Monkey represents those born in 1968.
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Earth Monkeys represent those born in 1968Credit: The Sun
What year is the Earth Monkey?
Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals including 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.
The Monkey is the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle and is also given to those born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016.
The Monkey is the ninth animal out of 12 in the zodiacCredit: The Sun
The Earth Monkey is a sub-component of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac.
Other years of the Monkey
Those born under the Monkey zodiac are witty, intelligent, and very curious.
They are mischievous and enjoy playing pranks on those around them.
Monkeys are quick to their feet and don’t let anyone tell them what to do, they’re always one step ahead.
Some notable Earth Monkeys are: Celine Dion and Hugh Jackman.
Celine Dion is an Earth Monkey in the Chinese zodiac
Hugh Jackman is an Earth Monkey in the zodiacCredit: Getty – Contributor
Characteristics and personalities of the Earth Monkey
Terrific, hugely entertaining and as genuine a heart as you’re likely to encounter.
The Earth Monkey is rock solid and so together.
Monkeys are incredibly smart and great at multi-tasking
These characters are brilliant multi-taskers, so well organized and proficient in everything they do.
They’re also very sociable. Their lust for life and generous nature never fails to entice.
Types of Monkeys
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.
Metal Monkeys are jokers and are successful in anything they doCredit: The Sun
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.
Water Monkey: Love attention, they are natural-born leaders but are also highly arrogant and know-it-alls.