The month you were born in carries more meaning than just which birthstone you’re assigned. A new study on ScienceDaily claims that there could be a link between when you entered this world and its impact on your mood.


The Atlantic reports that a professor in Budapest surveyed 366 students about different temperaments they experience and found that the development of some mood disorders is impacted by the time of year one was born in. The study was presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology recently.

Students weighed in on statements like “My mood often changes for no reason,” and “I love to tackle new projects, even if risky,” and “I complain a lot.” From there, connections were made between their birthdays and answers.

Let’s dive into the specifics, as outlined by The Atlantic.









There are a number of factors that can impact a woman’s pregnancy depending on the time of year she’s expecting — think about it. Sunlight exposure and which types of food are available and in season are examples that could potentially be contributing factors.

Moral of the story? You’re not doomed by your birth month at all. There will likely be more research on this claim in the future, which we hope will result in more concrete evidence, but in the meantime, focus on maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle and your moods will reflect that.

Do you believe that birth month can affect your mood? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.