Or, if you are up to it, dive in and learn numerology ; become a professional numerologist and perhaps start a numerology business. All rights reserved. Select Your Birthday and learn about yourself! Birthday number 1: You are a pioneer, a gambler, and an initiator Learn more Birthday number 2: You are very sensitive, intuitive, and diplomatic Birthday number 3: You have a highly-developed creative talent Birthday number 4: You are a hard worker and a conscientious person Birthday number 5: You love change, travel and adventure Birthday number 6: You are the caretaker and family-oriented Birthday number 7: You possess a highly-developed mind Birthday number 8: You have a talent for business, and a good sense of money Birthday number 9: You are broad-minded, idealistic, and compassionate Birthday number You are highly ambitious and yearn for independence Birthday number You are idealistic and possess a great deal of intuition Birthday number You possess a high degree of artistic talent Birthday number You have a great love of family, tradition, and community Birthday number You easily become bored and need change Birthday number You have an off-beat sense of humor and a gift for languages Birthday number You are driven to understand the unseen world Birthday number Your approach to business is original, creative, and daring Birthday number You are capable of organizing and inspiring others Birthday number You are highly determined and yearn for independence Birthday number You are highly sensitive and very impressionable Birthday number You have a social gift.
You get along well with others Birthday number You are an organizer, or builder of an institution or business Birthday number For you, life is an adventure, to be lived to the fullest Polar bears look for mates during late spring and early summer and give birth to cubs between December and January. But what about humans?
After all, humans have sex throughout the year, without worrying whether their babies will have enough food to survive the winter. This heat map created by Visme , based on the latest UN data on live births , reveals a surprising link not only between peak birth months and seasons, but also between peak birth months and latitude which is the distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees :. Do you notice a consistent pattern across high-latitude countries in the Northern hemisphere?
The months with the greatest average number of births per day are July, August and September. As you move down the list of countries, ordered from highest to lowest latitude, you can clearly observe that the peak birth months shift farther and farther to the right, occurring later in the year.
At the bottom of the list are the countries in the Southern hemisphere, which register the highest average number of births per day occurring between March and May. When this data is translated into dates of conception, using a week gestation period, we also see that the peak time for baby making is October in high-latitude countries such as Russia, Norway, Finland and Denmark, as seen in the graphic below made with Visme.
According to this same data, December is another peak conception month in a large percentage of countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Japan. While it is easy to attribute this to the long-held assumption that colder temperatures lead us to find warmth in physical intimacy, possible scientific explanations are a bit more complex.
For reasons that are not totally understood, these are the perfect conditions for conception , either because they stimulate sperm production or ovulation--or a combination of both. The findings of other studies have also been consistent with the insights gleaned from this heat map. For example, a comprehensive analysis of human birth seasonality published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B concluded that peak birth months occur later in the year the farther south you travel , as clearly seen in the graph below.
Image Source. Boer Deng, in her article for Slate , also did the math and concluded that countries in northern latitudes were conceiving babies more often during the fall, while those farther south were doing so during the winter, which is also somewhat consistent with our findings.
All this seems to indicate that there is a confluence of factors, both environmental and biological, at work here and that, in the end, we may not be able to pinpoint one exact reason why these patterns exist. What we can know for sure is that even though it appears humans may have a quasi-mating season, it is not really a true one as women are receptive to sex year-round and ovulate every 28 days , not annually.
Unlike other animals, humans have concealed ovulation because they don't show any outward sign of biological fertility, which is still a mystery to scientists. To create the heat map above, we filtered the latest UN data on live births by month to obtain figures between and which is the time period with the greatest amount of data for all countries listed. In order to account for differences in the number of days in each calendar month, we then calculated the average number of live births per day in each month and ranked every month of the year relative to each other.
For example, for the United States, the average number of live births per day for each month was calculated.
Each month was then ranked relative to each other in terms of the average number of live births per day, from highest to lowest. Since the month of September registered the greatest average number of births per day for this time period, it was assigned a ranking of 1; August exhibited the second highest total, and so received a ranking of 2; and so on.
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The heat map was then created using a color scale corresponding to the rank value of each month, from 1 to This way, the color-coded visualization would allow for easy comparisons across countries and hemispheres. Otherwise, the vast disparities between live birth numbers from one country to another would generate a color scale too broad in scope that would not allow for quick visual comparisons by viewers. What are your thoughts on these conception and birth trends?
Do you think other external factors besides climate and season are involved? Let me know in the comments section below! Fascinating and definitely fun! Otherwise I love it! Thanks for your thoughtful analysis and visualization. Thanks for the feedback! Overall trend is more or less the same. This is a personal observation — I have been collecting examples in the last several years but for a statistical study one would need access to big data of both births and family relations.
Could it be that some genotypes favor their own mating season? Is this related to culture and social relations?
Just currious…. Interesting hypothesis, Anastas. Have you published something on this topic yet? No, my studies are in a totally different field. This is just an observation without a statistical backing. I pay attention to this fact whenever I see another confirmation but it may be also a classic case of confirmation bias :. That is why I am wondering which public source I can tap into for the relevant data. UK is September; people want their kids to be older when they start school because they get an advantage by a few more months development prior to first attending.
This is a problem when you miss the September date by one day and become the youngest, and thus most disadvantaged. Lots of social factors play into this.
India is the second most populous country and largest diversified country. This is an interesting study. The study can be flipped around to give an insight on the possibility of the time people are having sex most. The seasons and festival in the countries can possibly offer additional information. Thanks for the suggestion, Jimmy.