The Chinese calendar dates back centuries before the Julian calendar that we use today. It measures time based on the the astronomical movements of the Sun, Moon and stars, and is highly accurate.
The Monkey is lively, likable and witty. Highly sociable, the Monkey is talkative and, as a fascinating conversationalist, he attracts a wide circle of friends. Inquisitive in the extreme and forever believing that the grass is greener elsewhere, they need to find continual stimulation to keep themselves interested and amused.
Monkeys are highly adaptable and versatile. Enthusiastic about everything, they spend their time broadening their minds and are especially fascinated with art. They like refinement, originality and luxury. Inventive and intelligent, those born in these years can solve most problems quickly and skillfully, and are able to accomplish much in business.
The Monkey can succeed in any profession. Politics, diplomacy, industry, trade -- none of them will have any secrets from him. He can try anything and anything will work, especially if he has been fortunate enough to have a higher education.
Famous people like Will Smith, Julius Caesar, Lord Byron, Elizabeth Taylor, de Vinci, Harry S. Truman and Jennifer Anniston are signed under the monkey.