Fun Facts about September Born Babies

Due in September Tee Shirt
Due in September Tee Shirt
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September is the 9th month of the year and marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and the start of spring in the Southern hemisphere. Here are some fun facts about babies born in September.

The equinox (Mabon (autumn) or Ostara (spring) in the pagan wheel of the year) falls between the 21st and 24th. It is a wonderful time to have a child and can be a magical birth month in either hemisphere. Autumn is a time of change; as colorful leaves fall from the trees, refreshing breezes stir the still, hot air of summer, promising possibility. Spring is also a time of change and carries with it the seeds of renewal and new life. The name September comes from the Latin septem for seven, since this was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. September is a time for fun; the American football season begins in September, and September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  (I’m not kidding!)

September has several birth flowers, the forget-me-not, the morning glory, and the aster. Forget-me-not represents love and memories, aster represents love as well, and morning glory represents unrequited love. These are all very passionate flowers. The birth stone for the month is the sapphire. Sapphire is usually envisioned as a blue stone but also comes in green, pink, purple, and clear. The blue sapphire in particular represents clarity of thought, intuition, and peacefulness. In traditional medicine it is used to treat fevers and reduce inflammation. Black sapphire is seen as a grounding and protecting stone. Sapphire reduces anxiety and procrastination and gives the wearer luck. So to sum up, the birth flowers and stone for September represent both passionate emotion and clarified thought.

The zodiac signs for September include Virgo (August 23-September 22) and Libra (September 23-October 22). Virgo is a mutable earth sign which is ruled by the planet Mercury. Virgos are well known for their industrious, reliable natures. If a Virgo is given a task, as a child or as an adult, he or she will work toward completion and excellence of that task. Virgos seek the same excellence in their interpersonal relationships as they do in their work and studies, but do tend toward being more critical of other people than they are of themselves. What do Virgos look for in others? Virgos seek stability, and this is true in the workplace and in the home as well. If your baby is a Virgo, it will be your job to provide a stable environment as he or she grows up. When your child becomes an adult, that stability will be carried on to his or her own home. A couple of famous Virgos include Mother Theresa (August 27) and Michael Jackson (August 29).

If your newborn is a Libra, he or she will have very clear ideas of what is right or wrong, and will seek for balance in interpersonal relationships. Libras work toward harmony at home and at work, and are very interested in the people around them. If you have a Libra child, make sure to remember that he or she may not express everything in the interest of preserving the peace—so you should take extra care that he or she is truly happy. Famous Libras include John Lennon (October 9) and Truman Capote (September 30). Both Virgos and Libras are very harmonious signs, so you can look forward to a balanced and personable child!  I hope you have enjoyed reading this month’s baby fun facts.

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