I've never really been a believer in horoscopes.
I know, coming from a Pagan that's pretty rich, but there you have it. I've always looked at them in the same way I look at fortune cookies ... fun, but not something I'm going to be basing any major life decisions on.
Still, I might just have to eat my words if this study [link] is anything to go on. Scientists are saying that there might be a connection between what month you were born in and what sort of diseases and conditions you're susceptible to.
And we're not just talking about one crackpot in a labcoat who surveyed fifty people and called it a day, there are over 200 studies dating back to the 1920's that all support the theory. I have to admit my first reaction when I read the article was to scoff, but when I thought about it from a scientific perspective it does make a strange kind of sense. Different conditions, different climates, different temperatures, I suppose they must all have some sort of an impact on an unborn child.
You poor people who were born in April ... I'm so sorry. You definitely come out worse on this particular survey. Of the fifteen different categories, you guys are susceptible to eleven of them. But on the plus side, at least you miss out on Alzheimers, Down's Syndrome, Epilepsy and Schizophrenia, so that's nice I suppose. In comparison, if you're born in September, October or November you only have one category to worry about.
I'm a May baby, so I seem to fare better than some of the other months. I rarely drink so alcohol abuse is unlikely, and autism and childhood diabetes are already off the table. I suppose I'm still in the running for eating disorders, glaucoma, and Parkinson's Disease, but I'm pretty optimistic of my chances.
As for the personality disorders ... no comment.