Introduction to the August Baby
August is the third month of summer, and like July, it originally bore a different name before being renamed for one of the great Roman emperors, Augustus. Augustus had several military triumphs in August. It was the month that he expanded the empire by conquering Egypt. Babies born this month have some interesting facts associated with their birth month.
History of August
August is celebrated as a harvest month in the pagan festival of Lughnasadh. It is also International Beer Day (not great for your baby‚ but fun when he or she grows up!), Independence Day in several countries and a month marked many important events that ended World War II. The middle week of August is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, a beautiful event that lights up the night skies with falling stars.
August Consistently Records the Highest Number of Births Annually
August frequently takes the crown for the month with the most births yearly! What's the reason behind this? It's hard to pinpoint exactly, but considering that August babies are usually conceived in November/December, it's plausible that this birth surge can be attributed to aspiring parents seeking closeness during the chilly, shorter days of these months. Additionally, the absence of significant holidays in August could play a role (c-sections and inductions are often not planned around major festivities such as Christmas and New Year).
Peridot and Onyx are An August Baby's Birthstones
The birthstones for this month are the peridot and the onyx. Peridot relates to health and wealth and allows users to fend off negative emotions by enabling a deeper understanding of relationships. Traditional remedies have been used to cleanse the heart and open the heart chakra. Onyx is a grounding stone that centers and calms the mind, reducing emotional energy. It promotes reticence and self-control.
Babies with an August Birth Month Share these Notable Days
While August doesn't host any prominent holidays, it boasts over 1,500 national days that honor an extensive range of things. Take a look at some of these enjoyable days to earmark on your calendar:
National Coloring Book Day (2nd Day of August)
National Root Beer Float Day (6th Day of August)
National Water Balloon Day (7th Day of August)
National S’mores Day (10th Day of August)
National Tell A Joke Day (16th Day of August)
National Power Rangers Day (28th Day of August)
National Beach Day (31st Day of August)
August Babies have two Birth Flowers
The birth flowers for August are the gladiolus and the poppy. The gladiolus represents the strength of character and takes its name from the Latin word for sword. This means another August connection to ancient Rome and martial power. Poppies bear a more ominous interpretation of sleep and death‚ but also of resurrection. They remind us that everything changes and that the coming months will bring autumn and winter but that spring will come again. As with every growing child, your new son or daughter will go through ups and downs.
August Babies' Horoscope Sign is Leo or Virgo
Babies born in August are either Leos or Virgos. Leos are fiery and passionate, and they like to lead. They have a strong sense of justice and can be opinionated and stubborn. Virgos are analytical, practical, and logical. They tend to be organized, neat, reliable, and kind-hearted.
More About Leo Babies
August babies born before August 22 are Leo. You are a fire sign and a natural leader who is generous to others and wants to provide and lead. You can help others, especially if they are willing to follow your lead. You may struggle with anger should others seem unappreciative of your efforts, and you will need to check that trait to lead others successfully carefully. You probably will do best in relationships and workplaces where you can make most of the decisions. Famous Leos include Bill Clinton (August 19) and Jacqueline Kennedy (July 28).
More About Virgo Babies
You are a Virgo if you are born between August 23 and September 22. You are a mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury. Virgos tend to be reliable hard workers who are committed to their tasks. Virgos excel in meeting the highest mark in work and relationships but can be overly critical of others. Virgos favor constancy and stability, so if your baby is a Virgo, ensure you provide a stable home for him or her to grow up in. Famous Virgos have included Mother Teresa (August 27) and Michael Jackson (August 29).
Famous People Born in August
Several well-known personalities born in August who could potentially have the same birthday as your endearing summer-born youngster are Jason Momoa, Viola Davis, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Keke Palmer, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis, Steve Carell, Taika Waititi, Bo Burnham, Andrew Garfield, Hayden Panettiere, Ava DuVernay, Kristen Wiig, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Yeoh, and Demi Lovato, among others.
Personality Traits Around August Babies
As we have already established, August babies have various qualities and traits. They are leaders, ambitious, independent, and creative. Additionally, they tend to be diplomatic and strong-willed as well as kind-hearted. These qualities will make for an exciting journey in life, so take the opportunity to nurture your baby’s ambition from the start.
August Babies Are Likely to be the Changemakers
August is a month associated with change, growth, and accomplishment. If your child is born in this month, he or she may grow to change the world and others. From politicians to philanthropists, the possibilities are endless. Use this opportunity to raise your August baby in an environment encourages growth and positive change.
August Babies are Presidential
August is a month with a long association with rulers and presidents. August babies seem to inherently possess numerous leadership qualities such as charm, boldness, and faithfulness, making it unsurprising that they often emerge as pioneers. Presidents such as Barack Obama, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Clinton, Franklin D Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon were all born in August. Could your little one be next in line?
August Babies are Very Lucky
August-born babies are not just brimming with energy and vitality. Still, their enthusiasm for life might be why studies suggest that individuals born in August tend to perceive themselves as luckier than those born in other months. Particular research discovered that kids born in the summer months, including August, were more likely to consider themselves fortunate. That's quite a positive perspective to have in life.
August Babies are Larger and will be Taller as Adults
In a study conducted in the UK, where scientists explored the relationship between health and the season of birth, it was observed that babies born during the summer months (June, July, and August) generally had a greater birth weight than those born in other months. Moreover, individuals born in the summer tended to have a taller adult stature! Experts theorize that this phenomenon might be linked to their mothers' vitamin D exposure through sunlight during the second trimester of pregnancy.
Summary About August Born Children
August-born babies are known for their strong personalities, leadership qualities, and luck. They often demonstrate ambition and creativity early on and can be diplomatic yet strong-willed. In addition, August babies tend to have a greater birth weight than those born in other months, as well as potentially taller stature as adults due to the mother’s exposure to sunlight during pregnancy. With a few developmental nudges, your August-born baby could grow to be a leader, revolutionary, or president. That's quite the legacy to start.
While there may be trends or patterns that emerge, each person is unique and should not be judged or generalized based on their month of birth.
So, welcome your August kids into the world with open arms and give him or her all the love and support necessary for their inevitable success!
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