You’ve heard all about how astrology can predict everything from your personality, to your love life, to even your health. But can it predict your future?
A new study done by the Office of National Statistics thinks maybe. The study seemed to be able to “suggest” a child’s future career path, based on the correlations that appeared between each month and the likelihood of certain jobs.
But this isn’t some kind of horoscope nonsense. It actually comes down to the conditions of the baby while inside the womb (like the season or the mother’s exposure to sunlight). Neuroscientist Russell Foster explained,
“It seems absurd the month in which you are born can affect life chances, but how long you live, how tall you are, how well you do at school, your body mass index as an adult, 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.”
So does being born in a certain month mean you’ll have a certain job? Not necessarily, but the connections are there. Take a look and let us know if you ended up in one of the careers listed based on the month you were born.
The most common careers for January babies were to become a General Practitioner or a Debt Collector. But very few people born this month became Real Estate Agents.
Those born in February are more in tune with their right brain, what with the high amount of artists born this month, and a surprising lack of physicists. And if you aren’t particularly artistic, you might end up as a Traffic Cop, another common career for this month.
March has some of the coolest babies, with the likelihood of them growing up to become musicians. Pilots were another common career of those born in March.
A large majority of dictators were apparently born in April. But if it makes you feel better, April was shown to have a “fairly even spread” of career paths.
May is a popular month for those going into politics to be born. But you have a much lower chance of becoming a professional football player. Sorry.
Congratulations, June babies! Your birth month may just be the most successful; according to the study, June was a popular birthday for both CEOs and Nobel Prize Winners (so you better start studying!)
July babies like to work with their hands, so bricklayers is a common career, as is becoming an artist. Train drivers are also common among those born in July.
August is a popular birth month for The President of the United States–since both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton celebrate their birthdays this month. Otherwise, you can be a bricklayer again (apparently, many people are bricklayers).
In case you couldn’t tell yet, this study is not definite. It’s also not 100% conclusive, because September is lacking in a “most popular” job. But September babies were shown to receive the highest grades in school, so the world is your oyster.
Politics is your calling, October babies. Politicians were shown to be most popular in the fall, so if you were born in October, you might follow in the footsteps of two others: David Cameron and Margaret Thatcher.
Unfortunately, this study revealed that an overwhelming majority of serial killers were born in November. It’s important to point out that this should not be your goal career. Just saying.
December babies are most likely to become dentists. But another prevalent job for this month is pretty strange: most Messiahs were born at the end of the year. Good luck with that.
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