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Born September 12th? Your Sign is Virgo

by Lucas Vanderlinden Were you born on September 12? If so, then according to Western astrology, your zodiac sign is Virgo, the sign of the Virgin. This means that when you were born, the Sun...


Were you born on September 12? If so, then according to Western astrology, your zodiac sign is Virgo, the sign of the Virgin. This means that when you were born, the Sun was in the stars that make up the constellation known as Virgo. Learn the basics of your horoscope below.

Virgo Overview

Virgo is known as कन्य​ (kanya) in Sanskrit, or "virgin." Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. This includes Symbol, Planetary Ruler, Element, Nature, and Gender. The general makeup of the Virgo sign is below:

  • Sign of the Virgin. Virgo natives are intelligent and resourceful. They may experience conflicting feelings and desires in life.
  • Ruled by Mercury. Mercury is the planet of thought, the nervous system, communication, and literature. Mercurial individuals are hard to predict. Their minds move so quickly that others have a hard time keeping up.
  • An earth sign. Those with a Virgo moon are dexterous, thoughtful, and practical.
  • A dual sign. Persons born under this sign are adaptable and multi-talented.
  • A feminine sign. This makes the native receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.
  • Virgo's preferred gemstone is emerald. Virgos can also benefit from green tourmaline and peridot.

Traits of the Sun in Virgo

In Western Astrology, also known as Tropical astrology, a person's sign is determined by the position of the Sun. If you were born on September 12, then you're considered a Virgo according to most people in the Western world.

The influence of the Sun in a birth chart will change depending on which house it is located in, its relative position in relation to other planets, as well as other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native whose Sun is in Virgo:

  • You have a strong memory. Ruled by Mercury, Virgo brings ample mental strength. You pay attention to the events in your life and do not easily forget the people who have helped you, or those who have done you wrong.
  • You enjoy serving others. You have a natural inclination to serve others, especially people in religious, spiritual, or charitable positions. Service is a major part of your personal spirituality.
  • You are skilled in science and the arts. Mercury also brings artistic gifts. You are knowledgeable and talented in writing, calligraphy, art, and mathematics. And your strong memory enables you to learn almost anything.
  • You have feminine features. As a feminine sign, Virgo is recognized by soft features. You may not have much physical or mental stamina, but you excel in empathy and emotional intelligence.
  • You can be shy. You prefer to be in the background and do not like receiving too much attention for your work. You have a hard time asserting yourself in personal relationships and in the workplace.

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Virgo Careers

Virgos are multi-talented individuals who can succeed in a number of different professions. However, they generally prefer to take up a helper role and are rarely found in the driver's seat.

Recommended careers: Virgos do well in careers involving hard facts, data, and anything service-related. They can make good mathematicians, scientists, linguists, architects, or researchers. Their literary and scholastic talent can make them excellent teachers, writers, or journalists.

Careers to avoid: Roles involving a high degree of leadership would likely not suit a Virgo. For example, CEOs, principals, or deans. Virgos are also dispassionate by nature. This means they may want to avoid roles that require a high level of empathy, such as a career in counseling, coaching, or childcare.

Virgo Mantras

A mantra is a short phrase that uplifts and cleanses our mind, heart, and consciousness. Most suffering takes place only within the mind, and by practicing mantra meditation, we can experience total relief from all suffering and negativity.

Virgos can especially benefit by meditating with the following mantra:

ॐ बुद्धदेवाय नमः Om buddha-devaya namaha

The Vedas contain many mantras that are effective for different people according to their particular situation. However, some mantras are universal. The following maha-mantra, or "super mantra," is beneficial for people born in any zodiac sign:

हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

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Famous Birthdays on September 12th

  • Paul Walker
  • RM
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Yang Mi
  • Louis C.K
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Yao Ming
  • Kadim Al Sahir
  • Ben Mckenzie
  • Barry White
  • Mylene Farmer
  • Kelsea Balterini
  • Michel Drucker
  • Silvia Pinal
  • Alfie Allen
  • Elisabetta Canalis
  • Jesse Owens
  • Greg Gutfeld
  • Jessica Seinfeld

Events in History on September 12th

  • 2020: US Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka of Japan wins her second US title
  • 2012: Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester
  • 2011: US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his first US title; beats Rafael Nadal
  • 2007: Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.
  • 2007: Shinzō Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.
  • 2005: Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL
  • 2004: US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer of Switzerland wins first US title
  • 1992: Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space
  • 1992: Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest match in US Open history
  • 1978: Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba
  • 1976: US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jimmy Connors wins his second US title
  • 1975: Pink Floyd releases their ninth album "Wish You Were Here"
  • 1974: Coup overthrows Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie on Ethiopia's national day
  • 1966: US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maria Bueno of Brazil beats American Nancy Richey
  • 1960: John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1958: Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor
  • 1958: US Supreme Court orders the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate
  • 1948: Indian Army Invades the State of Hyderabad a day after Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah passes away
  • 1919: Adolf Hitler joins the obscure German Worker's Party as its seventh member
  • 1792: Court martial begins for instigators of the mutiny on the Bounty

Learn About the Zodiac

Learn more about your Zodiac Sign by checking out our complete guide on Virgo. You can also learn about the signs of your friends and family!

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Discover Your Nakshatra

In Vedic astrology, the nakshatra is used to determine many important aspects of your life and personality. We have developed a free nakshatra calculator you can use to look up your nakshatra.

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