As the seasons change and autumn approaches, it's time to take a closer look at what makes September a unique and special month. In this post, we'll discover the history of September's name, celebrate the traits of September-born people, and give you a few options of how to spoil a September friend or family member.
The Origin of the Name
September, the ninth month in our modern calendar, carries an interesting historical origin. Its name can be traced back to the Latin word "septem," meaning "seven." Originally, it was the seventh month in the Roman calendar until the addition of January and February way back around 713-673 BC. Today, it stands as a reminder of its ancient position.
The star signs associated with September are Virgo and Libra, as the transition between these two signs occurs during the month.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
September Born - Traits and Qualities
So what makes September people so special? They have several wonderful characteristics for a start! The characteristics associated with people born in September are based on astrological and personality traits attributed to their birth month or zodiac sign (Virgo and Libra).
Diplomacy and Charm: Thanks to the influence of the Libra zodiac sign, September babies are known for their charm and diplomacy. They're excellent at maintaining harmonious relationships and often act as peacemakers.
Intellectual Curiosity: Some September-born individuals are thought to have a natural curiosity and a love for learning, which can lead them to engage in intellectual pursuits.
Charitable and Caring: Known for their big hearts, September-born individuals are often compassionate and generous, always ready to lend a helping hand.
Desire for Balance: Those influenced by the Libra zodiac sign may indeed seek balance and harmony in various aspects of their lives, including relationships.
Nature Lovers: Born in the transition from summer to autumn, they often have a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature, enjoying outdoor activities and the changing seasons.
Do these characteristics sound familiar to someone you know with a September birthday?
Birthday Gift Ideas
If you are looking for a thoughtful gift for those celebrating September birthdays, here's a few ideas:
Sapphire Jewellery: Bit of a pricey option, sapphire being the 2nd most expensive gem after diamonds, but consider a stunning piece of sapphire jewellery for your loved one. Sapphire is the birthstone of September and symbolises wisdom and nobility - and calm and inner peace.
Cosy Blankets: As the weather cools down, a soft and warm blanket from can provide comfort and style. It just so happens that Jin Designs has a selection of cosy blankets - See the Blankets for inspiration.
Nature-Inspired Homeware: These make lovely gifts for nature-loving September-born friends and family. Discover the Woodland Collection or Gifts for Bird Lovers. Bring the animals in nature from the outside in.
Donate to a charity: If your friend or family member has a charity close to their heart, a kind and thoughtful gesture would be to make a donation for them. Consider the gift of giving back on a September birthday by donating to a charity of their choice.
Fitness Gear: For those on a fitness journey, consider fitness gear or accessories related to their personal training - or even the gift of a personal training session. Help them to get on track with their fitness goals.
September is a month of transition, filled with unique personalities. Whether you're celebrating a September birthday or simply appreciating the beauty of the season, let this special month warm your heart. May your September be filled with joy, love, and spotting a hedgehog or two!