Thanks for visiting Sewanee’s Multifaith Calendar! Created as a project of the Interfaith Advisory Council, this resource is meant to help our campus community know about some of the diverse religious and ethical holidays celebrated by members of the Sewanee community. Use it as you plan programming and schedule events, or to learn about the rich religious diversity that exists at Sewanee.

Though we’ve made every effort to be inclusive, this calendar is not exhaustive; we focused primarily on major holidays identified by practitioners of the traditions represented on campus. If we’ve missed something you’d like to see included, or if you see something you’d like to have corrected, please email Cassie Meyer, Director of Dialogue Across Difference Programs.

If you would like to observe an important religious or ethical holiday, but are struggling to find the resources to do so on campus, please email Cassie Meyer, Director of Dialogue Across Difference Programs and the University Chaplain, the Rev. Peter Gray. We want to work with you to help the Mountain feel like a religious and spiritual home for all.

September 2021

9/4-11 Jain: Paryushana, also known as the Festival of Forgiveness, lasts either eight or ten days and is a time of intensive study, reflection, and purification. It culminates with a day focused on confession and asking for forgiveness.


9/6-8 Jewish: Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown, and begins the Jewish New Year and the Days of Awe, a period of reflection on the past year and the year to come.


9/11 Coptic Orthodox Christian: Nayrouz (Coptic New Year) begins the new year for the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt.


9/15-16 Jewish: Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins at sundown on the 27th and ends at sundown on the 28th. A day of fasting and repentance, Yom Kippur marks the end of the Days of Awe or Days of Repentance, and is the holiest day in Judaism.


9/20-27 Jewish: Sukkot, or the Festival of Booths, begins at sundown on 9/20 and goes until 9/27. It is celebrated by the building of sukkot (sing. sukkah; outdoor shelters covered with greenery) as a commemoration of the autumnal harvest.


9/20 – 10/6 Hindu: Pitra Paksha is a 16 day holiday where many Hindus observe an all-vegetarian diet while also offering food to those in need.


9/21 – Various: Zhongqiu Jie (China), Chuseok (Korea), Tết Trung Thu (Vietnam) or Sampeah Preah Khae (Cambodia) is a harvest festival celebrated in much of East Asia and Southeast Asia. Traditions include viewing the full moon with family, eating moon cakes, reunions, and boat races.


9/21- 9/22 Pagan and Wiccan: Modron/Mabon (Autumnal Equinox) begins at sundown; sabbat is observed on the autumnal equinox. It is the first harvest holiday.


9/27-28 Muslim: Arba‘een, observed by Shi’a Muslims, begins at sundown and marks the end of the 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of Islam’s prophet Muhammad.


9/28-29 Jewish: Simchat Torah marks the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings and the beginning of the new cycle.


From The Old Farmers Almanac

What happens in the month of September? It’s a little for everyone: the last days of summer and the first days of fall. See September holidays, advice, recipes, fun facts, and trivia below.

September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). This is the time to gather up the rest of the harvest and prepare for the winter months.

There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember—
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dye the flowers of September!

—Mary Howitt (1799-1888)


September’s name comes from the Latin word septem, meaning “seven.” This month had originally been the seventh month of the early Roman calendar.


  • September 6—the first Monday in September—is Labor Day. Canadians also observe Labour Day.
  • September 6 is also Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish holiday that marks the beginning of the new year.
  • September 11 is Patriot Day, held in honor and remembrance of those who died in the September 11 attacks of 2001. This year marks the 20th anniversary of September 11.
  • September 12 is Grandparents Day. Honor your grandparents today—and every day!
  • September 15 is Yom Kippur, the holiest holiday in the Jewish calendar.
  • September 17 is Constitution Day. This day celebrates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, which occurred on September 17, 1787 (just five years prior to the founding of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, believe it or not!).
  • September 21 is recognized as the annual International Day of Peace. Observances range from a moment of silence at noon to events such as peace walks, concerts, and volunteering in the community.
  • September 22 marks the start of fall! This year’s Autumnal Equinox occurs at 3:20 P.M. EDT on Wednesday, September 22. At this time, there are approximately equal hours of daylight and darkness.
  • September 29 is Michaelmas. Michaelmas is an ancient Celtic “Quarter Day” which marked the end of the harvesting season and was steeped in folklore.

“Just for Fun” Days

Have fun with these strange celebrations in September!

  • September is National Happy Cat Month
  • September 8: National Hug Your Hound Day
  • September 13: Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • September 24: National Punctuation Day


Mid-Autumn Festival: September 20–21, 2021

Also known as the Moon Festival, this holiday has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years and is said to be the second largest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. Observed on the 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, it can occur in either September or early October in the Gregorian calendar.

This autumn festival occurs during the full Moon nearest the fall equinox, which is traditionally said to be the brightest and roundest. Local festivities might involve brightly colored lanterns, dances, games, and other entertainments. Families and friends celebrate into the evening to give thanks for the harvest and for being together, offering each other wishes for happiness and long life and remembering loved ones who live far away.

Celebrants may make offerings to the Moon goddess Chang’e or share traditional mooncakes by moonlight. These round pastries, which symbolize the full Moon and reunion, are often filled with red bean or lotus seed paste surrounding a salted egg yolk in the center.

September Zodiac

September’s zodiac signs are Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) and Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22). Find out your zodiac profile!

See the Best Days to do things this month.


Full Harvest Moon

September’s full moon, the Harvest Moon, reaches peak illumination on Monday, September 20, at 7:54 P.M. EDT. Read more about September’s Full Moon!

Moon Phases for September

New Moon: September 6, 8:52 P.M. EDT
First Quarter: September 13, 4:41 P.M. EDT
Full Moon: September 20, 7:54 P.M. EDT
Last Quarter: September 28, 9:58 P.M. EDT
See more about Moon Phases.

Check out our Sky Watch for the month’s best night sky events.


We like to think of September as the month of apples, as apple-picking becomes a common weekend pastime. Here are a few recipes for this fruit of the season:

Wondering which kind of apples to use in your dish? See the Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider & More to find out!

For more fall recipes, use our Recipe Search.


The garden may be winding down, but there’s still plenty left to do!

See more gardening jobs for September.


If you’re planning on baking some apple pies, try consulting our Best Apples for Baking article.

Do you still have herbs left over? If so, use them to make your own herbal remedies.

Try this fun fall craft using apples: Apple Heads.

Help out the birds this coming winter by preparing some bird food for them.


  • Heavy September rains bring drought.
  • September dries up ditches or breaks down bridges.
  • September blow soft, till the fruit’s in the loft.
  • Married in September’s golden glow, smooth and serene your life will go.
  • If the storms of September clear off warm, the storms of the following winter will be warm.
  • Fair on September 1st, fair for the month.


September’s birth flowers are the aster and the morning glory. The aster signifies powerful love, and the China aster expresses variety or afterthought in the language of flowers. The morning glory symbolizes affection. It can also mean coquetry, affectation, or bonds in the language of flowers. Find out more about September’s birth flowers and the language of flowers.


The September birthstone is the sapphire, which was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning.

  • Sapphire is a form of corundum that is typically blue, a color caused by tiny bits of iron and titanium; the vivid, medium blues are more valuable than lighter or darker forms. Due to various trace elements, sapphires also appear in other colors. Those with red colors are called rubies.
  • Sapphires were thought to encourage divine wisdom and protection. They symbolized purity, truth, trust, and loyalty. Some believed that if they were placed in a jar with a snake, the snake would die.
  • The sapphire, along with the related ruby, are the second-hardest natural gemstones, with only the diamond being harder.

Find out more about September’s birthstone.


September 12: Choices

On this day in 1962, President John F. Kennedy went to Rice University in Houston, Texas, to make a speech justifying his proposed $5.4 billion space program. He had called on Congress in the previous year to fund a massive project to put a man on the Moon and bring him home safely before the end of the decade. Toward that end, he asked his vice president, Lyndon Johnson, to make it happen. Johnson, a Texan, was happy to oblige.

The plan was to establish a Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, upon land that had been made available by Rice University (which had received it from Humble Oil and Refining Company). If that happened, federal money would flow to that city and to Rice, a university distinguished for its scholarship, if not for its football. In football, the University of Texas was king, although Rice gamely played Texas every year.

Kennedy challenged 35,000 listeners, sweltering in the Rice football stadium, to think big: “But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, Why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?” he asked. Then he added another impossible goal, one he had jotted in the margin only minutes earlier: “Why does Rice play Texas?”

The line drew a huge laugh and added a touch of humor and humility to the soaring rhetoric. His speech continued, soon issuing the now famous lines, “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard … .”

Kennedy eventually got his moonshot, although he did not live to see Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moonwalk. And, three years after the speech, in 1965, Rice beat Texas. It would be 28 years before that happened again.


September Full Moon Names and More

Harvest Moon

From Time and Date

The Full Moon closest to the September equinox is called the Harvest Moon, and it is either in September or October.

The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon nearest the September equinox, which occurs around September 22.

Most years, the Harvest Moon is in September, but around every three years, it is in October.

Full Moon Names

Harvest Moon is the most famous of all the Full Moon names. Some sources claim the name originates from ancient Native American tradition. Others point out that Harvest month was recorded as early as in the 700s in both Anglo-Saxon and Old High German languages.

In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.

From Europe and America

For millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons. Many of these names are very similar or identical.

Today, we use many of these ancient month names as Full Moon names. A common explanation is that Colonial Americans adopted many of the Native American names and incorporated them into the modern calendar.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac famously publishes a list of Full Moon names, and we have chosen to use these as the main Full Moon names. However, it seems that a combination of Native American, Anglo-Saxon, and Germanic month names gave birth to the Full Moon names we use today.

Named After Crops

The most common Native American names for the September Full Moon is Full Corn Moon and Barley Moon, and these names do not vary with the equinox. The October Full Moon was called Hunters Moon, Blood Moon, and Sanguine Moon by different Native tribes. However, this is not to be confused with a total lunar eclipse, also known as a Blood Moon, due to the reddish color the Moon takes on during a total eclipse.

When the Julian calendar was introduced in 45 BCE, the Latin month names became more common. The earlier Pagan and Native American month names have since been reintroduced as Full Moon names, particularly by various Farmer’s Almanacs in the United States.

Short Time Between Moonrises

Regardless of where the name originated, the astronomical significance of the Harvest Moon is the same all over the Northern Hemisphere. The Full Moon closest to the September equinox is astronomically special because the time between one moonrise to the next becomes shorter around this time.

Typically, the Moon rises on average 50 minutes later every day in a lunar month, which is the time it takes the Moon to travel through all the Moon phases. However, for a few days around the Harvest Moon, the Moon rises less than 50 minutes later than the day before.

In the old days, the early moonrise for a few days around the equinox meant that farmers could work and harvest their crops for a longer time in the evenings.

Opposite Seasons

The reverse effect occurs in the Southern Hemisphere, where the astronomical seasons are opposite, and the September equinox is the vernal equinox. Here, the Moon rises more than 50 minutes later than on the previous day around the Harvest Moon. People in the Southern Hemisphere experience the Harvest Moon effect around the March equinox instead.

Harvest Moon in Culture

The September equinox coincides with many cultural events, religious observances, and customs around the world. For example, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a harvest festival also celebrated in Vietnam, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

In the US, there are many Harvest Moon festivals with farmers markets, beer- and wine-tasting, craft fairs, concerts, and entertainment. Harvest Moon is also the name of a popular computer game, as well as a 1992 album and song by Canadian musician Neil Young.

Pagan Holidays September 2021

As the leaves shift their colors to store food for the coming winter, we too must store our own energy for the darkness ahead. Take time to enjoy the changing of the season by spending time in nature.

6: New Moon at 7:51 pm

20: Full Moon – Harvest Moon at 7:55 pm

21: International Day of Peace

22: Mabon 38 – autumn equinox
(Southern Hemisphere: Ostara – the spring equinox)

September 1st Daily Divination Journal


Today’s tarot card come from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck.

From TarotX

Nine Of Wands

The Nine of Wands shows the fatigue. The wounded man grabbed a stick as if he were defending. He fought in the battle and won. As we can see on the card, he was protected by a wall which made of eight sticks. It seemed like he was tired and exhausted but was ready to fight again. In his eyes, there is a firm look as if he must definitely overcome the last challenge to win. This man stood up for what he believed in and held them tight in his hands.

Menu of Contents


From The Rune Site – Medieval Runes of Health and Magick


Sound: “oe” as the sound in “er”
Stands for: Our Planet (Mother Earth)
Magick/Healing use: Helps to reincorporate human actions with the world.

Witch’s Rune


Rings: bonding, alliance, marriage, teams, family

This witches rune indicates an issue, be it good or bad, with family, co-workers, friends, etc. Bonding on different levels is also the message.


From Ogham Symbol Gallery


Luis corresponds to the letter L in the alphabet, and is associated with the Rowan tree. This symbol represents insight, protection and blessings.

The Rowan tree has often been associated with protection against enchantment and magic. Rowan sticks were often used to carve protective charms on, and hung over a door to prevent evil spirits from entering. The berries, when split in half, reveal a small pentagram inside. The Rowan indicates protection, as well as knowledge and insight about what is taking place in your surroundings.

Luis Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Keep your awareness high, and go with your intuition when it comes to the people and events in your life. Trust your judgment, and don’t allow yourself to be lulled into a false sense of security.

Magical Aspects: Keep yourself true to your spirituality, staying grounded even in times of doubt. This will help protect you from that which might bring you emotional, physical or spiritual harm.


From – Numerology


If your life path number is 8, you are motivated, hardworking and you get things done. You love budgeting and you are always on top of your finances. You save for retirement and you are a homeowner, not a renter. You read the economy well – you would make a great investment advisor, funds manager, or a CFO. Your methodical and numerical thinking has to be put aside when it comes to love. In love, one plus one can make just one – that is if you believe in soul mates! You may have an intellectual bent and you may be a bit stubborn, but if you can let go, love will find you. You are one to maintain relationships. If the digits of a date add up to the number 9, that day or time is wonderful grounds for working on the mathematics and the logic behind what you want. Make plans and to-do lists.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

From Uni Guide – Cardinal


Cardinal meanings and symbolism include friendship, flair, home, love and devotion, good luck, music, and messages from angels. There are three species of cardinals and their native range spans from North America to the northern part of South America. So, these distinctive birds are favorites among people of diverse cultures, many of whom wonder what they symbolize. In this post, you’ll learn about cardinal meanings and symbolism, cardinal mythology and folklore, the cardinal spirit animal, and more.

September 1st Daily Correspondence Digest

Daily Horoscope

Click here for Georgia Nicols’ Daily Horoscopes 

Moon Alert

After 1:30 AM EDT today there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

It will please you today to cocoon at home if you can do so. You want to relax among familiar surroundings. Or perhaps, you want to ponder the past or have meaningful discussions with family members? A conversation with a female relative could be significant.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

In discussion with others today, you want to make a point of connecting with them in a real, genuine way. You want to feel that there something meaningful going back and forth between the two of you. This is why you don’t want to waste time on superficial chitchat.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You might have some moneymaking ideas today, especially pertaining to a family business. However, in financial matters including shopping, be aware that you are more likely to make choices based on your emotions rather than logic or reasoning.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which will definitely make you more emotional than usual. You will notice that your feelings are heightened, even reactionary. But the good news is that your luck will be slightly better than all the other 11 signs. Bonus!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today the Moon is “hiding” in your chart, which means that you too, might want to hide or withdraw from the busyness of the world around you. You will welcome some time to cogitate, meditate and do some serious navel gazing – preferably with some fun finger food.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Conversation with a female acquaintance could be important to you today. In fact, the exchange might be important for both of you. In particular, this is a good day to share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone and then discuss which goals are doable.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

People notice you more than usual today. In fact, some will be discussing personal details about your private life. (It’s just what’s happening.) Be aware of this in case you have to do some damage control. Hey, you’re a great schmoozer with wonderful diplomatic skills.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today your sense of adventure is triggered, which is why you will love a chance to travel or do something different. You need a change of scenery. You also want the stimulation of learning something new and unusual. What can you do to satisfy this urge? Do something different.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You certainly look great in the eyes of others at this time. With this knowledge, be aware that today is a good day to tie up loose details about inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance issues. If necessary, doors will open for you!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today the Moon is in the sign that is directly opposite from your sign, which means that you have to go more than halfway to accommodate others. This simply requires patience and cooperation. But if you do this, you will come out ahead of the game. It’s a win-win.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Accept the fact that you might have to perform a service for someone today or work on their behalf. Very likely, you will get a sense of gratification from doing a good job and helping someone. You might also be focused on a health issue today.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a lovely, playful day! Take a long lunch or better yet, play hooky! Look for opportunities to express your creative talents. Enjoy participating in or watching sports events as well as playful activities with kids. Romance will blossom!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer, actress performer Zendaya (1996) shares your birthday today. You are refined and graceful; and yet, you are also courageous, bold and forthright. You speak your mind, especially because you are intelligent and interested in many things. You are often self-employed. Take care of yourself this year because you will need to be a resource for others and help them in some way. You might give yourself a makeover this year.


Birthday Horoscope

Zodiac Sign Is Virgo

SEPTEMBER 1 birthday horoscope predicts that you are especially quiet and conservative. Additionally, you are practical and can be very interesting. You want more than anything to be loved. You love to be with people who appreciate your good nature.

On the other hand, the September 1st birthday personality can be unsympathetic, and you are likely to pass judgment on others. Self-reliant, you manage to contribute more than your share of the work.

If today is your birthday, you are always willing to lend a hand to your neighbor or to anyone for that matter. For this reason, you may be employed in the medical field or something that fits your humanitarian personality.

The September 1st birthday people are cheerful, smart and curious individuals. You can focus and tend to be a person who likes to do things properly. Thus, this Virgo may be self-employed because of this. You are a stickler for what bears your name and reputation.

The September 1 horoscope shows that you have great ideas and insights. It is possible that you find it hard to ask the opinion of others or for help although you’d make a great teacher. You need to have patience if you wish to spread your knowledge.

Friends and family say that you are great at organizing events. Ironically, you seem to have a lot of “friends.” If you were born on this day, it is suggested that you never meet a stranger. In your quest to find love, you are content to wait for your soul mate.

The September 1 zodiac compatibility analysis shows that you feel that true love will not be complicated but rather compliment you, and make up for your weaknesses. You want to be sure before making that commitment, so the likelihood of a long engagement is great.

As a parent, you will probably teach your children the same values and morals that you were brought up on. You’ll make a great parent, someone who is understanding and sympathetic to a child.

The September 1st astrology predicts that you are willing to walk on coals for your partners. It’s possible that you may feel that you don’t deserve the kind of love you dream about. This kind of thinking is nothing more than a sign of low self-esteem or a lack of self-confidence.

Those born today on September 1, may not enjoy sex or you may not view it as an inborn desire. You may have problems expressing your feelings, but you certainly can be irritating. Perhaps you need to come to terms with this, as it may be the cause of you losing someone that you care about.

The September 1st birthday meanings show that you are articulate individuals. You have awesome verbal skills. It is very easy for you to secure employment in radio or as a speaker.

You set high standards for yourself, and you do your best and nothing less. This Virgo birthday person is likely to dress for success every day. People born under this zodiac sign are good with stretching a dollar or investing it and making a profit.

This September 1 birthday personality are people who take care of themselves. You watch what you eat and exercise, but somehow, you doubt yourself. You don’t feel that you are doing enough to ensure your health.

This Virgo should rest, however. Find ways to relax so you can sleep through the night. Perhaps working out before going to bed or reading a good book will take your mind off daily stresses.

The 1 September zodiac characteristics traits also show that you are neat people. You work hard and take care of your family. Virgo makes friends easily and treats people the same. Additionally, you like helping people. It gives you great pleasure to instill the same values in your children.

You will probably save for your retirement, as you are “lucky” in money. Your diet is good, and you like to work out but find it hard to relax. It is suggested that you take a road trip to the woods or to the beach for a quick get-a-way.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On September 1

Gloria Estefan, Jada Fire, Barry Gibb, Ricky Horror, Rocky Marciano, Dr. Phil McGraw, Conway Twitty

See: Famous Celebrities Born On September 1

This Day That Year – September 1 In History

1752 – Philadelphia gets the Liberty Bell
1878 – Emma Nutt from Boston is the first female telephone operator
1918 – WWI ends the baseball season
1922 – Billiards replaces the word “pool” in NYC

September 1 Kanya Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
September 1 Chinese Zodiac ROOSTER

September 1 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is the Mercury that symbolizes an unemotional demeanor, good logic, and excellent everyday communication.

September 1 Birthday Symbols

The Virgin Is The Symbol For The Virgo Zodiac Sign

September 1 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Magician. This card symbolizes great skills, talent, and proficiency in your field. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Disks and King of Pentacles

September 1 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: This will be a steady, stable and understanding love match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign LibraThis is a relationship that has its share of hardships and unequal temperaments.

See Also:

September 1 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for your ability to be a leader filled with passion, ambition, and determination.
Number 9 – This number symbolizes a compassionate and generous personality, always worried about others.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For September 1 Birthday

Orange: This color signifies the color of communication, curiosity, adventure and new experiences.
Blue: This is a color that stands for stability, steadfastness, relaxation, and perseverance.

Lucky Days For September Birthday

Sunday – This day ruled by the Sun helps you relax and is a good day to work on your personal goals.
Wednesday – This day ruled by Mercury is a great day to complete tasks that involve interaction with people.

September 1 Birthstone Sapphire

Sapphire gemstone is known to be good for travel-related purposes and cleansing of mind, body, and soul.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On September 1st

An artist drawing set for the Virgo man and a cosmetic case for the woman. The September 1 birthday horoscope predicts that you love gifts that are practical yet elegant at the same time.

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase 


You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born. 

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Visit the September 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on September 1 has an illumination of 30%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On September 1 the Moon is 24.12 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Custom Planetary Positions


If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

 To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date

Northern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

September 01, 2021
08:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:09 Virgo 36
Moon:07 Cancer 19
Mercury:03 Libra 39
Venus:19 Libra 32
Mars:21 Virgo 32
Jupiter:25 Aquarius 35 Rx
Saturn:08 Aquarius 05 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 08 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 36 Rx
True Lunar Node:06 Gemini 07 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:05 Gemini 57 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):05 Gemini 02

Chiron:12 Aries 00 Rx

Ceres:08 Gemini 11
Pallas:20 Pisces 57 Rx
Juno:10 Sagittarius 39
Vesta:20 Libra 33
Eris:24 Aries 38 Rx


Southern Hemisphere 

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

2 September 2021
05:00 am GMT 3:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:09 Virgo 57
Moon:11 Cancer 53
Mercury:04 Libra 09
Venus:19 Libra 59
Mars:21 Virgo 46
Jupiter:25 Aquarius 32 Rx
Saturn:08 Aquarius 04 Rx
Uranus:14 Taurus 43 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 07 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 35 Rx
True Lunar Node:06 Gemini 05 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:05 Gemini 56 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):05 Gemini 05
Chiron:11 Aries 59 Rx
Ceres:08 Gemini 15
Pallas:20 Pisces 51 Rx
Juno:10 Sagittarius 42
Vesta:20 Libra 44
Eris:24 Aries 38 Rx



Planet – Mercury

Spells/Magic – communication, creativity, astrology, healing, wisdom, legal, divination, study.

Magical aspects: the conscious mind, study, travel, divination, and wisdom. This is the best day to engage in anything dealing with communication.

Oils – Bayberry, Clover,Lavender,Lemongrass,sandalwood

trees and plants- aspen tree, bergamot , clover, dill, fennel , fern , parsley , mint, marjoram , lavender , lily of the valley , mace, horehound,sage

Stones – Agate, blue lace agate, fire opal, tormaline

Colours – purple, magenta, silver

Metal – Tin/Lead

Energy Type – Male

Dieties – Dedicated to the Teutonic god Woden or Odin, an aspect of the “All-Father” god of knowledge wisdom enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes.

Wednesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Wisdom, Healing, Communication, Intelligence, Memory, Education, Correspondence, Phone Calls, Computers, Messages, Students, Merchants, Editing, Writing, Advertising, Signing Contracts, Siblings, Neighbours, Kin, Accounting, Clarks, Critics, Music, Editors, Journalists, Visual Arts, Hiring Employees, Learning Languages, Placing Ads, Visiting Friends, Legal Appointments and Astrology.

September 2021 Chinese Monthly Horoscope For All Zodiac Signs

The Lunar month of September will be fortunate in the areas of profession, health, and finances.
Career prospects will be challenging and stressful. Rat professionals are able to overcome the obstacles and succeed in their projects. This will result in promotions and salary hikes.
Relationships will be tricky and there will be problems due to minor differences of opinion. Peace and happiness can be ensured by sorting out the problems as and when they arise diplomatically.

Read Full 2021 Rat Yearly Prediction

The lunar month of September will be lucky for Ox individuals in most areas of life. There will be problems in the areas of affections and relationships.
Career will be quite hectic. They can relax by socializing with friends. This will also help them to sort out any confusion with their social contacts.
Relationships will be problematic and there may be some backbiting by friends and relatives.
Health can be improved by resorting to sports and fitness programs. Involving family members will help to restore harmony in the family environment.

Read Full 2021 Ox Chinese Zodiac

Professionals will take up some difficult tasks this month. There is a possibility that this may lead to a stressful situation. However, Tigers with their professional expertise and experience will be able to succeed in completing the projects.
Students should face their examinations with confidence and preparation if they have to succeed.
Maintenance of good health should be given a priority this month. A good fitness routine coupled with a healthy diet will help.
There will be conflicts in relationships with friends and family members. All the problems should be resolved promptly.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Tiger Prediction

September will be a propitious month with fortune favoring the various aspects of life.
The family environment will be cordial with harmony prevailing between members. There will not be any serious differences of opinion or conflicts between members.
Students pursuing their academic activities will be successful in their examinations. Many of them will be awarded rewards for their excellence.
Professionals should make steady progress in their projects, foretells the 2021 September Rabbit horoscope.
Social activities should be restricted to avoid any serious conflicts with friends.

Read Full 2021 Yearly Rabbit Astrology

Dragon professionals should focus on their career advancement this month. They should strive to improve their professional skills. Maintaining good relationships with colleagues is important for success.
The sore point this month will be a bad relationship with their spouses. There may be problems due to the inadequate incomes from their career activities. This will lead to serious conflicts in the relationship. The differences may be irreconcilable. The only alternative will be to end the partnership and have peace of mind.

Read Full 2021 Dragon Zodiac

Snakes can expect a fabulous month of September. All the areas of life will be zooming and there will be hardly any problems.
Career progress will be excellent. Finances will get very good returns from investments, forecasts the 2021 September Chinese horoscope.
The general temperament will be optimistic in the absence of any stress. They should use this time to make future plans. They should be clear about their activities and their expectations about the coming days.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Snake Fortune

The month promises good prospects for career-oriented people. Juniors will have good opportunities to enhance their capabilities with the help of seniors. Senior people will do exceedingly well in executing their projects. This will lead to promotions and salary increases.
Love and relationships will be the bad spot this month. There will be serious conflicts with their spouses on minor issues. The whole environment will be vitiated. The only way the partnership will survive is with good communication and compromises from both the partners. If that is not possible, separation is the only solution.

Read Full 2021 Horse Luck Predictions

September promises to be a wonderful month for Sheep individuals.
Career people will have no problem with their professional responsibilities and will make good progress.
Students will do well in their studies and their relationship with other students will be harmonious.
Finances will be superb and there will be plenty of money coming from investments and savings. Businessmen will get good returns from their ventures. This will particularly help senior people.
The busy schedule of Sheep individuals may affect their health badly. They should find time to relax and maintain their well-being.

Read Full 2021 Sheep Chinese Predictions

The month of September will prove to be a profitable month for the Monkeys.
Professionals will see good career growth and there will be financial rewards attached to this success.
As there is hardly any stress from their occupations, there will be enough free time on their hands. This can be used for socializing with old friends. A family vacation will also improve happiness. There will be plenty of parties and get-togethers.
They should be careful about their food intake. Any excess will affect their physical fitness. They should follow a good exercise program with a restrictive diet schedule to maintain their health.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Chinese Monkey Zodiac

September 2021 promises to be a tremendous month for Rooster individuals. There will be money from unexpected sources and inheritances.
Singles will be able to find their love mates and will lead a happy love life.
Marital life will be blissful with plenty of communication and sharing of precious quality time.
They will maintain their fitness by rigorously following a strict fitness and diet routine.
Professionals should be vigilant in their career responsibilities and try to accomplish their targets successfully.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Rooster Forecasts

Financially September will prove to be lucky for Dog people. They may get money from unexpected sources as well as from their career progress.
Singles will find their love mates in social gatherings.
Students will face a rough time in their studies. They fail to make good progress. They should not hesitate to seek the guidance of seniors and experts. Also, they should also pay more attention in specializing in the subjects they have already learnt.
Health will be problematic for senior Dogs. Chronic diseases are likely to show up again. Prompt medical help will alleviate the problems.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Dog Chinese Zodiac

September 2021 will prove to be lucky for single persons in the area of relationships. There will be many opportunities for forming love partnerships and pregnancies. Friends and family members may take the lead in finding ideal partners. Pigs may take their own time in deciding. But in the end, everything will be hunky and dory.
Career prospects and financial income will not face any problems.
Health requires regular fitness and diet schedules for the boars.

Read Full 2021 Pig Prediction

September 2021 Horoscope For All Zodiac Signs

Sunsigns.Org’s are pleased to offer September 2021 monthly horoscopes. This is also a time for happiness and enjoying with family and friends. September Horoscope 2021 gives forecasts of the actions for the 12 zodiacs and the influence of the Mercury retrograde. This will give you an idea about the prospects for career, money, love, family relationships, health, travel, and education.

Married people are looking for excellence in their partners. Singles will find love during leisure trips. Family affairs can be volatile and children may have problems in their academic activities. Health will not pose any problems. Profession and business activities will find the going tough.

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Married life is made enjoyable through novel methods of love and making babies. Singles may have problems in deciding on their love relationships. Children will thrive in their activities. Health will be exceptional without any hazards. Career prospects are excellent with monetary rewards and promotions.
Click here to read full September 2021 Taurus Horoscope

Married life will be enjoyable with the support of your spouse in solving challenges. The month is not very favorable for singles in love matters. Travel activities are very beneficial. Health conditions may deteriorate. Family affairs will be difficult. Career and finance offer very little hope.
Click here to read full September 2021 Gemini Horoscope

Marital life will be marked by loyalty and passion. Singles should get into love partnerships after fully understanding their partners. Children will have no problem with their academic activities. Health prospects are wonderful. Businessmen and professionals will face hurdles in their activities.
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Life with your spouse will be congenial and there will be a good understanding of the marriage. The family environment will be cheerful, and children will do well in their studies. Health condition will be blissful. Career professionals will advance in their careers. Business prospects are highly profitable.
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Married couples will have no reason to complain this month. Single persons will have many opportunities for getting into love partnerships. Health prospects are fabulous. Family and children will not have a propitious month. Business people and career professionals will have to wait for a better period.
Click here to read full September 2021 Virgo Horoscope

Life with your spouse will be congenial and there will be a good understanding of the marriage. The family environment will be cheerful, and children will do well in their studies. Health condition will be blissful. Career professionals will advance in their careers. Business prospects are highly profitable.
Click here to read full September 2021 Libra Horoscope

Married life will be delightful with a few compromises. Single persons will find love during the last week of the month. Family finances will enhance happiness in the environment of the family. Career professionals can hope to advance in their jobs. Health will be fantastic. Businessmen can start new ventures.
Click here to read full September 2021 Scorpio Horoscope

Married life will be turbulent during the first fortnight. Planetary support is available for singles to forge love alliances. Family surroundings will be full of peace and harmony. Health will be wonderful without any chronic ailments. Businessmen will prosper with the help of their contacts. Career growth will be good.
Click here to read full September 2021 Sagittarius Horoscope

Marriage will become harmonious during the second fortnight. Singles can get love mates during the third week. The family may face turbulent times. Planets will favor you with excellent health. Career prospects will face hurdles. Businessmen will get opportunities to expand their activities.
Click here to read full September 2021 Capricorn Horoscope

Married life will be full of love and harmony. Single persons can find love in their friendship circle. Children will do well in their studies. Fabulous health will make your disposition optimistic. Professionals can advance their careers with support from friends and contacts. Travel engagements may not be beneficial.
Click here to read full September 2021 Aquarius Horoscope

Good communication will result in enjoyable marital happiness. Singles can charm the opposite sex into love alliances. The family environment will be a little difficult. Health can be maintained through regular fitness programs. Businessmen may fail to make headway. Career prospects are rewarding.

Click here to read full September 2021 Pisces Horoscope