Chinese Zodiac animals: What is a Water Monkey and what year is it? | The Sun
4th August 2022

THE Water Monkey in the Chinese zodiac identifies those born in 1932 and 1992.

It 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.

What year is the Water 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 Water Monkey identifies those born in 1932 and 1992. 

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.

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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 Water Monkeys are: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Nick Jonas.

Characteristics and personalities of the Water Monkey

Water Monkeys are born players. They just want to have fun, party, socialize, interact, banter, chill and to indulge in life's pleasures 24/7. 

The Water Monkey is arguably the happiest, sweetest, most charming of all Chinese combinations. 

They’re polite, well-mannered and don’t tend to do the wrong thing ever. 

Having said that, these signs can be very naughty – but they're so stupidly charming you'll forgive them for almost anything. 

Water Monkeys are creative sweeties.

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. 

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.

Other types of Zodiac animals combined with the water element

  • The Water Ox
  • The Water Tiger
  • The Water Rabbit
  • The Water Dragon
  • The Water Snake
  • The Water Horse
  • The Water Goat
  • The Water Rat
  • The Water Rooster
  • The Water Dog
  • The Water Pig

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