Scientists have correlated new findings that let us evaluate how the month we were born affects our personalities and growth. The results are rather important, especially if you’re a winter baby.
Monday’s child is full of grace, Tuesday’s child is fair of face. Remember that one? But what about April’s child, or June? December? Horoscopes are a guilty pleasure of many soul-searching individuals. But considering astrology was developed from the fundamental premise of gravitational pull and planets, it’s not a wholly accurate means of measuring one’s personality (even though astrology is scientifically-based).
It was thought that the day or month on which you were born had a profound effect on your personality and growth. So if you’re a Tauras, for example, then you’re known for being reliable, practical, ambitious and sensual. But now, scientists are compiling new data that suggests that the season which you were born has more significance and correlation to your personality than the day or month as previously thought.
So what does that mean? Tuesday’s children aren’t fair of face?! The results mean that scientists and doctors are able to determine a child’s health and personality outcome based on seasonal environments, i.e. a child born during a famine tend to be frailer and malnourished, while babies born during a boom tend to flourish, according to a recent report in Time Magazine. Seasonal viruses and illness – like the common cold and flu – also play a big role in foetal development as do the winter’s short days, long nights, and lack of sunshine. Unsurprisingly, spring and summertime babies are the happiest and healthiest whereas winter babies are most susceptible to depression, irritability, and illness. Below is a rough outline explaining your personality traits and the season you were born in based on recent research.
Spring: If you were born in March, April or May you’re generally very optimistic and find the light even in the darkest of situations. But it’s not all rosy in the garden as according to Time, “spring babies are also more susceptible clinical depression. Ground zero for the condition — according to a massive study of 58,000 subjects in the U.K. in 2012 — is among people born in May”.
Summer: Similar to spring, June, July and August babies are very happy due to light levels after birth, although it’s suggested that summer babies may carry characteristics of winter babies if your mother’s gestation period was in December, January or February. It’s also said that summer babies cycle rapidly between high and low moods.If you’re thinking that this is a warning sign bipolar disorder don’t fret because bipolar diagnoses are lowest among babies born in August according to Time.
Autumn: Autumn babies tend to have the best of both worlds: the shorter days haven’t yet begun and there is a bountiful supply of nutrients, and the winter illnesses have not yet descended. People born during autumn have low levels of depression but, with that being said, they do have a tendency to irritability.
Winter: Sadly, winter is the least attractive month to be born. Among the challenges facing people born in winter are higher levels of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, SAD and depression (we didn’t say this was going to be easy). It’s not all doom and gloom though because winter babies are less irritable than autumn babies and November babies have the lowest depression rates. What’s more, January and February are considered as the right months to be born if you want to be famous (or want a famous child) since those months correlate with creativity and imaginative problem-solving.
Of course, none of this really matters once you’re a happy and healthy human, right? But if there’s one thing we can take from this is the sheer importance of sunshine and vitamin D. Fancy a move to the Maldives, anyone?