Patrick Arundell Astrology

Astrology - Seasonal Birthdates

Science has been playing ‘catch-up’ with astrology as researchers have finally accepted that the time of year in which you were born does play a part in how your life may pan out.

This effect known as ‘birth-month variables’ covers everything from the type of career that could call you, your possible life expectancy, illnesses you could be more susceptible to, and your general character.

Using data from the UK Office for National Statistics experts have discovered that more physicists and professional sportspeople are born in September, in comparison to which February seems to favour the production of traffic wardens, with an above average number of medical doctors being born in January.

Professor Russell Forster, a circadian neuroscientist at Oxford University, has written in his book The Annual Rhythms that Enable Things to Survive and Thrive:

“….how long you live, how tall you are, how well you do at school and college, your body mass index as an adult, your blood pressure, your morning-versus-evening preference and how likely you are to develop a range of diseases are all correlated to some extent with the time of year in which you emerge from the womb”.

In terms of health there is no perfect month or season to be born, for example there are fewer asthmatics born in December but people born at this time are at a higher risk of Crohn’s disease (although you should remember that this data is statistical and cannot predict your health in either a positive or negative manner). Still, Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron and Simon Cowell could have something to smile about, as October babies tend to be the longest living of all - great for you Libra folk!

What about personality? Well, Dr. Daniel Rock, a neuroscientist at the University of Western Australia, has discovered that people born in late spring and early summer are more prone to impulsive behaviour than those born six months later. Now, as an Astrologer, I would just argue this is because they are born as an Aries or as a Gemini! 

In contrast November’s children tend to be more pensive, oddly, in recent years, there has also been a higher incidence of serial killers born in November. Umm, might be the odd not so kindly Scorpio?

So, if you are born in a February do the statistics really mean you are fated to be a narcoleptic traffic warden? No, but then you’re not guaranteed to join the two February born UK TV Dragon’s Den judges  - Meaden and Bannatyne (both Aquarian's) rolling in riches either.

I guess we just all have to live our lives our own way - and thank goodness for that! But if you want to know what really makes you tick, order a Personal Character Analysis Horoscope.

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