2016 is the year of the monkey. It will start from February 8, 2016 which is the Chinese New Year and last to January 27, 2017 according to Chinese Zodiac. The monkey is the 9th Chinese Zodiac Animal. The Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, cleverness and forever playful. Monkey is considered the master of practical jokes. The 12 Chinese Zodiac is the 12-year cycle of animals that starts from rat down to pig. The recent recorded years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028.
Elizabeth Taylor was born in the year of the monkey on February 27, 1932 and died on March 23, 2011. She was a famous British-American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian. She began as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. The American Film Institute named her the seventh greatest female screen legend in 1999. Source: Wikipedia
History tells that the first president who visited the People's Republic of China was the former President Richard Nixon in 1972. His visit was believed as an important step in formally normalizing relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China. When President Nixon arrived in China, he met a certain man Mr. Yu - a smart and clever person. The president asked the man the riddle said, "There are 12 items you can give to 1.2 billion Chinese. Do you know what they are?" Mr. Yu immediately answered, "Yes. They are the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals Mr. President, Sir ." And he named them one by one as listed below.
A person born under this Zodiac is regarded as bright, sociable, and highly ambitious, a true opportunist to reach his target. He is passionate and good to his sweetheart. Yet he likes to grumble and lavish money. Rat years include 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984,1996, 2008 and 2020.
A person born under this Zodiac is regarded as intelligent and self-confident, a natural-born leader who works systematically. He is responsible for his family. He believes in authority but sometimes too stubborn and traditional. Years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021.
Tiger's nature is rebellious and dynamic, a warrior and the center of attention. He is indomitable but considerate; affectionate but careless. A roaring success awaits him. Years of the Tiger include 1914, 1926, 1938,1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022.
Rabbit is peace-loving nature with impeccable manner and pursuit of a good life. He is intelligent in business with creative mind. But sometimes he is moody and indifferent. Years of rabbit include 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Dragon is full of vitality, self-assured and the master of success. He is somewhat proud and quick-tempered but always attractive. Years of the Dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024.
Snake is charming in personality and elegant in dress. He is a deeper thinker who likes to judge by intuition. He is fortunate in wealth throughout his life. Years of Snake include 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025...
Horse has the nature of being cheerful and popular with a happy outlook, independent, subjective and self-centered. And a person born in this Zodiac is good at handling wealth. Years of Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002,2014 and 2026.
Goat's nature is kind and helpful. He has artistic inclination that tends to be pessimistic. He is also indecisive and too passive, yet he has fantastic luck in his life. Years of the Goat include 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015.
A person born in the year of the monkey is clever and innovative. He is a fast learner with good memory. He knows social skills well but can be selfish and egoistic. He is also unbeatable in terms of talents and wealth. Years of the Monkey include: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028.
A person born under this Chinese Zodiac Animal Rooster has so many drama in life but he is a reputable person who works systematically. He is outspoken and loves to attract attention. He takes good care of his family and can handle money well. Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
A person born under this Zodiac has a deep sense of justice, loyalty and responsibility. He has a glib tongue, practical and realistic. He is also trustworthy and generous to people, one of the reasons why Dog is highly regarded as man's best friend. Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 and 2030.
A person born under this Zodiac Pig is diligent and hates quarrels. He is a perfect friend. But he is not deep in mind and rather materialistic. He is not good at handling money but fortune is always around him. Years of the Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031.
The Rat, Dragon and Monkey are said to be intelligent, magnanimous, charismatic, charming, authoritative, confident, eloquent and artistic, but can be manipulative, jealous, selfish, aggressive, vindictive or deceitful. The Ox, Snake and Rooster are said to be hard-working, modest, industrious, loyal, philosophical, patient, good-hearted and morally upright, but can also be self-righteous, egotistical, vain, judgmental, narrow-minded or petty.
The Tiger, Horse and Dog are said to be productive, enthusiastic, independent, engaging, dynamic, honorable, loyal and protective, but can also be rash, rebellious, quarrelsome, anxious, disagreeable or stubborn. The Rabbit, Goat and Pig are said to be caring, self-sacrificing, obliging, sensible, creative, empathetic, tactful and prudent, but can also be naive, pedantic, insecure, cunning, indecisive or pessimistic.
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