Were you born on August 31st? 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 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 August 31st, 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.
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.
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.
The Vedic wisdom texts offer many different mantras, powerful and sacred sound vibrations, that are customized for each individual depending on their unique, personal circumstances.
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 August 31
- Eric Zemmour
- Richard Gere
- Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud
- Katherina Tikhonova
- Tsai Tng Wen
- Chris Tucker
- Jeff Hardy
- Van Morrison
- Maria Montessouri
- Sara Ramirez
- Rania Al Abdullah
- Joe Budden
- James Coburn
- Jung Kyung Ho
- David Ospina
- Masashi Tashiro
- Mickie James
- Mabel Matiz
- Hannah Graaf
Events in History on August 31
- 2021: 36-year old Cristiano Ronaldo is confirmed as a Manchester United player for a second time
- 2016: Brazilian Senate votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, removing her from office
- 2015: President Obama officially re-designates Alaska’s Mt. McKinley as Denali, its native American name
- 2009: The Walt Disney Company announces it will acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion
- 2005: 62nd Venice Film Festival: “Brokeback Mountain” directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion
- 2004: Barbara Pierce Bush gives a speech to the Republican Convention
- 1999: Dino Ciccarelli retires from the NHL
- 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris
- 1994: Pentium computer beats world chess champ Garry Kasparov
- 1991: William H. Webster ends term as 14th director of CIA
- 1987: Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video premieres on CBS TV
- 1985: Ángel Cordero Jr. becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100m
- 1971: Beatle John Lennon leaves England for the final time, moving to New York City
- 1957: Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain
- 1948: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee
- 1945: The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies
- 1935: FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents
- 1924: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m
- 1897: Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope [kinetographic camera], a device which produces moving pictures
- 1897: British General Kitchener’s army occupies Berber, North of Khartoum
- 1745: Jacobite Rising
- 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle, Scotland
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