January is the month when everyone makes resolutions and starts fresh. But for babies born in January, it's all brand-new!
People born before January 20 are Capricorns, while people born toward the end of January have the sign of Aquarius. Capricorns are known to be very independent, disciplined, and organized, often making strong leaders. Aquarians tend to be very in touch with their emotions and have strong humanitarian instincts.
The weather in January is often cold and dark, but these colorful flowers can help lift the spirits! Carnations come in many different colors to convey different meanings, while the snowdrop is typically associated with hope and beauty.
A 2015 study revealed that people born in January and February tended to show higher levels of creativity and imaginative problem-solving, according to TIME.
Most people think garnets are always red, but the precious stone can actually come in a variety of colors. Better yet, garnets are said to symbolize peace, prosperity, and health. January babies who wear the stone can look forward to "eternal happiness, health, and wealth," according to some legends.
Plenty of accomplished politicians and celebrities have January birthdays, including Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, Kate Middleton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.
According to the Journal of Interdisciplinary Cycle Research, males born in the second half of January are 2.3 times more likely to marry women born in late October. But before he gets down on one knee, he should probably note that January is also reportedly the most common month for people to divorce. Yikes!
The two most common career paths for people born in January are general practitioners or accountants. Alternately, very few people born in January become real estate agents.
A Columbia University study found that there is a relationship between low levels of sunlight in the late stages of pregnancy and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. "For example, babies born between December and March in New York City had an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes due to the lower light levels in the city across the deep winter months," reads this article about the study.
Although they're born in the first month of the year, 1 is not the luckiest number for Capricorns and Aquarians. Instead, they share the lucky numbers 4 (like a four-leaf clover!) and 22.
Kids with birthdays in January often end up being a little bit older than the rest of their classmates, making them a bit wiser too. The advantage extends to athletics as well, where kids who are slightly older than their opponents tend to perform better.