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Born on September 21st? Your Sign is Virgo

by Lucas Vanderlinden Were you born on September 21? 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...


by Lucas Vanderlinden

Were you born on September 21? 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 make-up 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 21, 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.

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 to be 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 which 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)

Famous Birthdays on September 21st

  • Shinzo Abe
  • Stephen King
  • Bill Murray
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Jason Derulo
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Faith Hill
  • Maggie Grace
  • Luke Wilson
  • Nicole Richie
  • Christian Serratos
  • Fumi Nikaido
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Abby Lee Miller
  • Ryan Guzm
  • Cheryl Hines
  • Karry Wang
  • Wale
  • Alfonso Ribeiro
  • Nancy Travis

Events in History on September 21st

  • 2021: World leaders address climate change at the UN
  • 2020: WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus says countries representing 2/3 of the world’s population have joined its COVAX vaccine-distribution initiative to deliver 2 billion doses by end 2021
  • 2017: Discovery of the first brainless animal that sleeps
  • 2016: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research
  • 2008: 60th Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win
  • 2008: President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25
  • 2007: "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released
  • 2007: George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 2003: 55th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win
  • 1993: Melissa Etheridge releases her breakthrough second album "Yes I Am", featuring the single "I'm the Only One"
  • 1990: Reports that US refinery problems will lead to a loss in capacity and aggressive remarks by Saddam Hussein send crude prices to new highs
  • 1988: Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville, New Jersey home
  • 1985: American CIA case officer Edward Lee Howard flees to Russia after being identified as a KGB agent
  • 1985: Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • 1976: Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973: Jackson Pollock's painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000
  • 1955: In his last fight, undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano KOs light heavyweight Archie Moore in the 9th round at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1950: George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of the United States
  • 1939: Reinhard Heydrich meets in Berlin to discuss the final solution of Jews
  • 1938: British politician Winston Churchill condemns Germany’s Adolf Hitler’s annexation of Czechoslovakia

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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