Were you born on September 17? 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 September 17, 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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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 September 17th
- Narendra Modi
- Billy the kid
- Alexander Ovechkin
- John Ritter
- Hank Willia
- Kyle Chandler
- Phil Jackson
- Bobby Lee
- Adriana Karembeu
- Mia Talerico
- Sam Esmail
- Anne Nakamura
- Fatima Bernardes
- Jim Rohn
- Ryo Ishikawa
- Joe Bastianich
- Rasheed Wallace
Events in History on September 17th
- 2012: Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s DNA in a torn condom
- 2005: Diana DeGarmo receives the Horizon Award at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony
- 2003: Billy Corgan presents his poetry at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Rubloff Auditorium
- 2001: Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson’s disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem
- 2000: Dan Marino’s #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins
- 1987: Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child
- 1984: Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs
- 1984: Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, succeeding John Turner
- 1983: Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st winner of African American descent
- 1980: Polish workers under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa found the Solidarity movement at the Gdańsk Shipyard
- 1976: Ringo Starr releases album “Ringo’s Rotogravure”
- 1954: “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding is published by Faber and Faber in London
- 1953: Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
- 1947: Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
- 1944: British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US
- 1940: Adolf Hitler indefinitely postpones Operation Sealion, the planned German invasion of Great Britain /li>
- 1938: British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich
- 1912: Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles
- 1835: Charles Darwins lands on Chatham in Galapagos archipelago
- 1789: William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn
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 a used to determine many important aspects of a your life and personality. We have developed a free nakshatra calculator you can use to look up your nakshatra.