As the last month of the year, December ushers in so many celebrations and festivities that birthdays are often overshadowed. But that doesn’t make December birthday celebrants any less special.
December birthdays are considered the rarest and most cheerful. It is also that time of the year when the blessings of a new season hang loosely in the air, so kids born during this month are extra blessed.
Here, you are going to find out a lot more about the people whose birthday is in December, including their Zodiac sign, personality traits, and fun facts.
December Zodiac Sign
People born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. Those whose birthdays fall between December 1 and 21 belong to the Sagittarius Zodiac. And those from December 22 till the end of the month are members of the Capricorn Zodiac.
As the dominant sign in the month of December, Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance.
Sagittarians are wisdom-seeking, intuitive, and truthful people who tend to see the bigger picture in everything.
The Sagittarius symbol is represented by the archer pointing a bow and arrow toward the sky. This mythological creature is half-horse and half-human with a deep-rooted desire for change.
The second sign in December is the Capricorn. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign ruled by Saturn.
The Capricorn symbol is represented by a Sea-Goat — a half-goat, half-fish symbol which reflects the complicated dual personality of Capricorns.
One end of the sign grants Capricorns their ambitious, determined, and hardworking nature, whereas the other end makes them full-fledged pessimists who do not expect much from life.
Together, these two Zodiacs make up the personalities of December-borns. We have picked a few of their shared personalities and how their month of birth influences these.
December Born Personality
People born in December are quite brainy and tend to rely more on logic than on emotions.
Their life is an endless search for truth and knowledge which is why they have a knack for reading and traveling as these are some of the ways through which they can encounter new things and enter other realms.
December-borns are not knowledge hoarders; whatever discovery they make, they are ever willing and ready to share with others, this makes them good teachers and storytellers.
They keep really good friends because venturing off offers them an enormous opportunity to meet different kinds of people and the privilege to retain whomever they feel is worth keeping.
December folks have a lot of interesting things going on in their life, sprinkled with a personality that everyone wants to be around.
December Birthday Traits
There is more about the people born in December than meets the eye. As much as they are one of the best people to have in one’s corner, there are quite a number of traits that can have someone reconsidering.
But the good thing is that everyone has their shortcomings and the more we communicate it, the more room we create for change and adjustments.
Positive December People Traits
Their love for truth makes them one of the most honest and transparent people. December-borns will always stick with what is true no matter how hard or painful it may sound. They are known to offer their honest opinions when consulted, without looking at feelings or reactions.
They make very loyal friends and can be trusted at all times. It is difficult to let go of a friendship with December folks because there is barely anyone as authentic and trustworthy as they are.
December people like to stay organized and often associate the state of their minds and even their environments with their ability to think. They like to keep things in place (people are not exempted) at all times.
December-borns set their standards from the onset and start working around those. And if you think these standards are anything short of high, then you must be kidding.
They are super ambitious and hardworking; keeping their heads high and their eyes focused. They are very independent people who like to be in charge of their own lives.
Negative December People Traits
When their honesty reaches an extreme, they become tactless. December-borns don’t look at anyone in the face when sharing their honest takes. They are fond of hurting feelings and going blithely on their way, (although there may be a fix most of the time because they are still good people).
People born in December usually have problems keeping up with their friends; they are so excited about the future that they fail to enjoy the present. Once they meet someone new, they will struggle to catch up with the old ones in their lives.
December Birthday Facts
How much do you know about this special birth month? Below are 7 incredible facts about people born in December.
1) December birthstones are all blue
December babies have three gorgeous blue stones to choose from; zircon, tanzanite, and turquoise.
Turquoise, the most prominent of the trio, is often thought of as a love charm and is believed to bring its wearer luck and good fortune.
Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise are also the zodiac birthstone for December-born Sagittarius as well as Capricorn zodiac sign.
2) December have two birth flowers
There are two flowers representing the December birth month, the narcissus and the holly.
The narcissus comes in a range, but December is specifically represented by the Paperwhite, which grows in winter, and is said to symbolize winter’s end and new beginnings — perfect for the start of the New Year.
Holly, on the other hand, symbolizes wishes for domestic happiness.
3) They are less likely to contract diseases
Research conducted by the Columbia University Department of Medicine studies the correlation between birth month and disease and found that those born in December are at no major disadvantage when it comes to contracting diseases. They are not at any advantage either.
4) They are less irritable
Researchers from Hungary who studied 400 people and matched their personality type to the time of year they were born found that while people born during winter are more prone to depression and pessimistic attitudes, they generally have fewer mood swings and temper tantrums.
5) They are early risers
Research has found that people born in December are more likely to go to bed early and wake up early. This might probably have to do with being born during one of the year’s darkest months.
6) They are likely to be good at sports
According to a study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, children born in December (as well as October and November) are more physically fit and athletic than those born in other months of the year.
The reason is thought to be that a lot of autumn and winter moms got a lot of vitamin D while pregnant, which meant stronger bones and muscles for their babies.
7) They are likely to live longer
It seems December babies are going to last longer on earth than the rest of us. According to a study published in the Journal of Aging Research, kids with December birthdays are more likely to live to the ripe age of 105. A lot of candles to blow and cakes to eat.
Relationships and Challenges
In relationships, December-borns can be incredibly loyal and passionate. They may not necessarily commit from the onset but with the time, they will start to get comfortable around their partners, and fond of them too.
They are adventurous in nature and want relationships where they will have the freedom to explore as much as their spirit yearns — a plus if their partners are also into it!
People born in December are generous and kind and are also known to be very faithful in their relationships.
A U.K research reported in the Journal of Family Health found a statistical link between birth month and certain professions. And from the study, it appears that December-borns are more likely to become dentists.
December Lucky Numbers
The lucky numbers for people born in December are 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 21, and 30.
Famous December Birthdays
Here is the list of famous people born in December. The list includes musicians, scientists, politicians, and celebrities.
- Frank Sinatra – Iconic American singer and actor, “Ol’ Blue Eyes” (Born: December 12, 1915)
- Jane Austen – Renowned English novelist, authored “Pride and Prejudice” (Born: December 16, 1775)
- Walt Disney – Co-founder of Disney, pioneer in animation (Born: December 5, 1901)
- Taylor Swift – Grammy-winning singer-songwriter (Born: December 13, 1989)
- Steven Spielberg – Acclaimed American filmmaker (Born: December 18, 1946)
- Noam Chomsky – Influential American linguist, philosopher, and cognitive scientist (Born: December 7, 1928)
- Sia – Australian singer-songwriter and pop sensation (Born: December 18, 1975)
- John Milton – English poet renowned for “Paradise Lost” (Born: December 9, 1608)
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