Thursday, August 23

Get Born On March 23 To Be a Great Olympian Or Sports Person

Aries or Ram free clip art March 23

"I daresay you haven't had much practice,"
said the Queen ...
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast."

I've never believed those horoscopes that you read in newspapers and magazines - unless they forecast something good! But in saying that I have noticed how some people born under certain sun signs do have similar traits.

What made me think of this again was a small newspaper cutting I clipped recently following the Olympic Games. This is what was said - but I'd better add that this was in a UK paper and therefore biased to us Brits.

"I'm not a great believer in star-signs but wonder what to make of the fact that Roger Banister (the first man to run a four-minute mile), Olympians Steve Redgrave, Chris Hoy and Mo Farrah, as well as British speed record breaker Donald Campbell all share the same Aries birthday of March 23."

I wondered, therefore, if March 23rd is a good day to be born if you want to be a sports star. So I went to Wikipedia to see some famous births for that date.  There are 73 listed births from 1960 onwards and 41 of these are famous worldwide sports people - 56%!

Okay, Wikipedia is far from perfect for many reasons but it's an impressive statistic. Okay - again - it's nothing scientific and many will say is therefore meaningless.

But, whatever, when we observe people there does seem to be varying categories. How often have we said that so-and-so looks like someone else. If this is down purely to star signs is debatable but sometimes, even though I have minimum knowledge of the subject, I will pick out someone as a typical Leo, Aries and so on.

In the 70s someone gave me Linda Goodman's Sun Signs. I still have the book and flitted through the Aries section, applicable to someone born on March 23rd. I read:

"... his Mars horns are hard, and tough to crack ... His metal is iron and its unbeatable strength gives him nine times as many lives to live as others; nine times as many chances of winning the battle."

And those are surely the requirements of an Olympian or top sports person - and, being able to believe in 'impossible things before breakfast' of course.

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  1. Interesting post. There was a French statistician who wrote a book about athletes and certain astrological configurations in a natal chart. And he started out as a skeptic.

  2. So, if this all is a reasonable theory, then there should be tons of athletes born under that sign.

    Mike, did you check other dates under Aries? I think I'll look into that myself.

    Scott McMan

  3. I totally believe this. I have had total strangers ask me if I'm a Gemini. I must be pretty obvious ;)

  4. Linda Goodman's Sun Signs - does everyone have a copy? I have my own thoughts on horoscopes, however when I meet someone who is wishy-washy in their decisions, I know they are a Pisces.

    Nice quote from Carroll.

    1. Anonymous19:19

      Oh come on, it's the Libra's who can't make a decision, lol! We Pisces are all about making tentative decisions, lol.