Winter babies rejoice, this is the dawning of the age of Aquarius! A new study conducted by The Journal of Social Sciences has revealed that people born in the first two months of the year are more likely to become rich and famous than those born in any other.
How could scientists possibly know this, you ask? Well, the study took a random selection of people from all backgrounds and careers throughout history and found that those with the zodiac sign Aquarius were most often associated with wealth and fame. The random sample included celebrities, sports stars, politicians and scientists. The study found that the majority of them were either born in January or February - for the biggest stars, the specific date range is between January 20 and February 18.
If your birthday falls within this time period you could be joining the ranks of greats like Jennifer Aniston, Michael Jordan, Bob Marley, and Oprah! This might sound ridiculous, but the results remained the same even after the sample group was increased. Starting at 100, the random sample was increased to 200 and then raised again to 300. The results stayed the same, showing the same correlation between star sign and success.
An article published in Vice Broadly claims that Aquarians are "deep thinking people who embrace the weird and unique."
"They have a strong desire for independence and to stand out in a crowd, but they're also undeniably good at creating communities and cultivating friendships." Aquarians are also described as being "rebels".
Whilst a lot of doubt is cast on the scientific validity of astrology, it does have some backing. Back in 2004, Oxford University statistician Dr Percy Seymour published The Scientific Proof of Astrology. In his book, he wrote: " The whole solar system is playing a symphony on the Earth’s magnetic field. We are all genetically tuned to receive a different set of melodies from this symphony." This got a lot of negative feedback from the scientific community, but who can say if Dr Seymour is right or wrong?
Certain illnesses have also been attributed to particular star signs. An example of this is Aries - people born between March 21 and April 19 - are often described as being "hot-headed", and are more likely to suffer from migraines, stress, and insomnia than their counterparts.
Possible suggestions as to why those born in the early months go on to great success include the idea that they don't run as hot as those born in the warmer months. This would perhaps make them better natured and less irritable than their fellow colleagues and therefore help with their success.
It's not just the red carpet Aquarius babies have to look forward to - further studies have found that those born in January and February are more likely to become GPs and CEOs. But if you're longing for the spotlight and you're not an Aquarius baby, do not worry. Studies have also found that those born later in the year are more likely to become artists, so get your pencils out and get practicing!