Each month has 30 days on an average and 12 such months make one year. Given the year in which a person is born, the probability of guessing his/her birth date right, is just 1 out of 365. No, we are not writing about how difficult it is to guess someone's birth date. Rather, we are going to tell you what your birthday says about you. For some, a birth date is just a date and month put together, while for others, it's an indicator of their personality.
Numerology it is, or astrology? Or does biology also have a role to play? First step; take your birth date, add the digits. To the sum, add the number your birth month denotes and there you have the magic number that supposedly tells you everything about your personality. Do you think your birthday can really tell everything about you?
Which Month were You Born in?
The month you were born in decides what your zodiac sign is. If you were born in January or February, specifically between January 21 and February 20 you belong to the zodiac sign Aquarius and you are trustworthy and truthful. If your birthday falls somewhere between February 21 and March 20, you belong to the zodiac sign Pisces and you are compassionate by nature. If your birth date lies between March 21 and April 20, you belong to the zodiac sign Aries and you are impulsive and short-tempered. If your birthday is anywhere between April 21 and May 20, you are a Taurus; you are passionate and loyal. You might lose your temper quickly but you do not take time to cool down. You are a Gemini if you were born in May or June, that is between May 21 and June 20. Being a Gemini, you are creative, outgoing and talkative.
Let's go to the second half of the year now. If your birthday falls between June 21 and July 20, you belong to the zodiac sign Cancer. You are calm and patient. If you celebrate your birthday sometime between July 21 and August 20, you are a Leo and you live life king-size! If you were born between August 21 and September 20, you belong to the horoscope sign Virgo. You are a perfectionist. If your birthday is anywhere between September 21 and October 20, your zodiac sign is Libra; you are balanced and thoughtful. Now come the last two months of the year. If your birthday is anywhere between October 21 and November 20, you belong to the zodiac sign Scorpio. You are intelligent and optimistic. If you celebrate your birthday between November 21 and December 20, you belong to Sagittarius. You like to accept challenges and you believe in learning from experience. If your birthday falls between December 21 and January 20, you are a Capricorn. You are active and enduring and can turn out to be an excellent businessman.
This article on personality characteristics of zodiac signs will give you a better understanding of how your birthday determines your zodiac sign and how zodiac signs have their own personality traits.
Which Date were You Born on?
Your birth date can say a lot about your personality. Add the digits in your birth date to know which number you belong to. And you will be surprised to know that there are certain traits in your personality that this number governs. The traits associated with any number hold true for all the birth dates, whose digits add up to that number.
Those born on the 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th of any month have similar traits like confidence, ambition, a hardworking nature and honesty.
Those whose birth date adds up to 2, are less confident, quite unpredictable and are day dreamers.
If you are number 3, you are dominating, ambitious and tough to deal with.
Those whose birth date adds up to 4 are cool-headed, patient, helpful and they love to splurge on things they like.
If you were born on the 5th, 14th or 23rd of any month, you belong to number 5. You have good communication skills and a business mind. 5 being the middle number, you get along with anyone easily.
Those born on the 6th, 15th or 24th of any month belong to number 6. They share qualities like intelligence, creativity, good looks and a caring nature.
Those with number 7 people are intelligent and possess great analytic skills. They are realistic, confident and place their family above everything else in life.
Those born on the 8th, 17th or 26th of any month are practical, good with statistics and numbers, are courageous, strong and ready to fight for justice and help others.
Number 9 is of those born on the 9th, 18th or 27th of any month. Number 9 people are influential and serve as a source of inspiration for many. They have high aims and are ready to work hard to achieve what they want to. They are compassionate and trustworthy.
Which Season were You Born in?
Research shows that those born during the summer months are different in certain aspects, from those born in winter. A study conducted on mice to study the seasonal imprinting of biological clocks in mammals was published in Nature Neuroscience. The study concluded that the season one is born in does impact his personality. The experiment was conducted on mice, wherein, they were raised from birth to weaning in artificial summer and winter cycles. Half of them were maintained in the same cycle after weaning while half of them were shifted to the opposite cycle for the next 28 days. On attaining maturity, they were placed in constant darkness. It was found that the biological clocks of summer-born mice remained stable even after shifting them to winter cycles, whereas biological clocks of winter-born mice varied widely when placed in a summer light cycle. The study said that the day-night cycles one is exposed to, before birth, during the developmental stages of his brain, may affect the individual's personality. The study found that the gene clocks in winter-born mice were slower in comparison to mice born in the summer cycle. The same if applied to humans can explain why people born during winter have a greater risk of certain neurological disorders. It's the way day-night and season cycles affect our biological clock and brain activity. Research says that the season one is born in, affects his biological clock permanently and that babies born in summer grow up to be more active and optimistic individuals and have brighter personalities.
A Little about the Ways to Read Birth Dates
Using Playing Cards
This method uses a matrix of birth dates and birth months. The matrix has 12 columns (12 months) and 31 rows (31, the maximum number of days in a month). Playing cards are elements of this 31x12 matrix. A playing card is designated to every birth date (combination of date and month). Each card represents certain qualities and personality traits that individuals belonging to that playing card are considered to have. (This matrix method can be found on thecardsoflife).
It associates birth dates with zodiac signs, whereby an individual belongs to one of the zodiac signs depending on when he was born. While Western astrology considers the birth date and month, Indian astrology also takes one's time of birth into account. Based on the birth time, a horoscope is made, based on which predictions of one's future can be made. A horoscope is a chart that represents the position of various planets at the time of one's birth. It is fairly unique to each individual and is believe to have an influence on one's entire life.
It associates an individual with a certain number between 1 and 9. It is determined by the addition of all the numbers in one's birth date (comprising the date, month and year). There are certain traits associated with each number that a person belonging to it is believed to possess.
Using the Kabalarian Philosophy
Developed by Alfred J Parker, the Kabalarian philosophy combines the Eastern and Western philosophical concepts and states that the goal of human life is to become one with the Conscious plane. According to this philosophy, an individual's physical body is the means by which conscious forces of life are expressed. The Kabalarian philosophy gives importance to following a moderate vegetarian diet, maintaining physical fitness and achieving control on one's emotions. According to this philosophy, one's time of birth has a direct effect on the quality of one's inner strength and also reveals the purpose of one's living. The purpose is referred to as one's birthpath. The birthpath is determined by adding the digits in one's birth date (including date, month and 4-digit year) and each number has a set of qualities and personality traits associated with it. Individuals with that number as their birthpath are believed to possess the qualities that the number is associated with. The number is also used to define the purpose of one's life.
After looking at this, you know how your date and time of birth can actually determine your personality. But then, do people celebrating their birthdays on the same date necessarily resemble in nature? Do people born on the same date but in different years have similar personalities? Does the period they grew up in, not make a difference? People who belong to the same number or the same zodiac sign may have some traits in common. But their birthdays can't say everything about their personalities. Your personality is more a derivative of the time and way in which you were brought up. It's the reflection of your approach towards living.