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January 31 Zodiac: What Your Child’s Birthday Means

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January 31 Zodiac: What Your Child’s Birthday Means

What is My Child's Zodiac?

If your child was born on January 31st, their zodiac sign is Aquarius, the Sun Sign of anyone born between January 20 and February 18. Anyone born within a day or so of these dates is considered “on the cusp” of Capricorn or Pisces. This means they could potentially share traits with these signs. Because a January 31 zodiac falls in the middle, a child born on this date will likely be full Aquarian. They won't share traits of another sign.

Even though the dates for Aquarius begin in January, Aquarius is actually the 11th sign in the zodiac. (Aries, which begins in the middle of March, is considered the first.) Aquarius is said to be ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus. Let's take a look at everything you need to know about your January 31st baby!

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A January 31st baby will likely have full Aquarian leanings, rather than sharing traits with other signs.


Personality Traits of a January 31 Baby

Aquarius is an air sign, despite its name meaning “water bearer” in Latin. In ancient times, the Aquarian birthing period coincided with the season of rains and flood in the Middle East. Air signs are thought to be forces of nature, masterful communicators, and powerful people, capable of bringing about great change. On the other hand, they can also be as capricious as the wind.
Aquarians are deep, progressive thinkers. They tend to be independent children, but will enjoy engaging verbally, as they are born communicators. As they get older, they will likely care about humanity as a whole. However, they may shy away from deep personal connections. This is because they have their heads in the clouds, thinking of loftier goals. Additionally, they do not like to compromise on issues that are important to them. Still, they tend to be good friends and enjoy conversation that goes beyond the banal and into more meaty topics. They are risk takers and willing to fight for what they believe in.

Famous People with a January 31 Birthday

There are quite a large number of famous people who were born on January 31, both living and deceased. This list spans many careers and includes actors and actresses, singers and musicians, composers, and even famous athletes. The late comedienne Carol Channing was born on this date, along with former boy band singer Justin Timberlake. Others include composers Franz Schubert and Philip Glass, and professional wrestler Bret “the Hitman” Hart. Many famous actors and actresses were born on the 31st of January including actresses Minnie Driver, Kelly Lynch, Kerry Washington, and Portia de Rossi. Additionally, Anthony LaPaglia, Bobby Moynihan, Jonathan Banks, and Glynn Turman were January 31st babies. Major League Baseball has had at least two January 31st birthdays. These include the late great baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, as well as retired baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan. These are only a few of the famous people born on this auspicious date of January 31.

Compatibility of a January 31 Birthday

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Libra is the most compatible with Aquarius, with few drawbacks, if they can deal with emotions honestly.


As with many things related to the zodiac and astrological signs, the signs which tend to be most romantically compatible with an Aquarius is a widely debated topic. That said, most sources agree that an Aquarius will be very compatible with a Sagittarius romantically, though both signs may stray from labeling the relationship. Some say Leo is a great match with a January 31st baby, while others say it would be just a so-so pairing.

An Aquarius is also said to have high compatibility with an Aries, a Gemini, and even another Aquarius, though the Aquarian tendency to run from emotions can bring double trouble when they try to pair with one another. Libra is perhaps the most compatible with Aquarius, with few drawbacks, if they can deal with emotions honestly. This is a struggle for both signs, particularly for Aquarius. But if they can pull it off, it should be a great match.

Will My January 31 Baby Be Successful?

The Aquarius power to bring change combined with a love of thought-provoking subjects and passion for humanitarian causes means a child born on January 31 will have excellent and varied career options. An Aquarius might enjoy a successful career in some area of medicine or other fields wherein they help people directly. They might also be good with computers and technology. Their skill with words and joy for meeting new people might set them up well for a career that involves both, such as working for a non-profit or something in the field of journalism.

Aquarius is a sign that is good at out-of-the-box ideas, and that means whatever field they go into, they will bring a lot to the table. As long as they can rein in their air sign's dreamier qualities, and keep their feet mostly on the ground, they are likely to go far no matter what path they choose. A child born on January 31 is almost certain to take the world by storm.

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