All About Your May Baby

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Looking to sources from astrology and the farmer's almanac to scientific research, here are some of the characteristics attributed to May babies.

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In the Northern hemisphere, May is embodied by spring. The name is believed to be derived from Maia, a goddess of fertility. It is also a welcome recognition for moms everywhere, when Mother's Day rolls around.

It's a good thing to be born in May, as those with this birth month consider themselves to be extra lucky, according to research.

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The birthstone for May is emerald, which “is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.”

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May's birth flower is the lily of the valley, “which signifies sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness.”

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The zodiac signs for April babies are Taurus (until May 20) and Taurus (May 21 forward).

  • Taurus – Symbolized by the bull, they are generous but can also be stubborn. They tend to be loving, patient, and practical, and are loyal listeners and good teachers.
  • Gemini – Symbolized by the twins, their dual nature is shown in their sign. While they may be prone to mood swings, they are also imaginative, generous, and affectionate.
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Famous May birthdays include David Beckham, Audrey Hepburn, Mark Zuckerberg, and Tina Fey.

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All About Your May Baby

Sara McTigue is a secret agent, cupcake chef, award winning author, photographer, and PTA mom. At least, that is how things look in her mind. When she isn’t testing the bounds of her imagination, she is a mom to three amazing and hilariously funny children, wife to a charming and handsome man, and thoroughly addicted to reading. With a BS in English Education and an MA in English Literature, words – and their ability to shape our lives and thoughts – are an everyday fascination. Af ... More

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