Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Morn...

I swear it was just August 1st about a week ago. I think someone has life's timekeeper in fast-forward mode! This month got off to a bit of a rough start when I got up this morning and received a phone call from my 6 month pregnant daughter asking whether she should go to the ER or wait until her OB's office opened in a short while since she was covered in hives from head to toe and her throat was beginning to swell too. Needless to say, I spent the day babysitting my grandgirls while mommy was sleeping off the Benadryl and other meds they gave her to help with whatever it was she was reacting to. (We're thinking it might have been a spider bite!) Hopefully the rest of the month will be much more "normal"! In keeping with my custom of ushering in the months by sharing a bit of trivia about the new month with you, here are my facts and folklore about this month named in honor of its position as the seventh month of the ancient Roman calendar! (Art Print, 8x10, September Fairy. Lady of Sapphire from sarambutcher on Etsy)

September is one of the four months of the Gregorian calendar that has exactly 30 days. Coincidentally, September begins on the same day of the week as December every year.

The deep blue Sapphire is both the modern and traditional birthstone for the month of September. Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection. They also believed that Sapphires were protective against envy, and even against poisoning. The Sapphire is second only to the Diamond in hardness, making it a durable gemstone for setting into jewelry. A gift of Sapphire represents sincerity and faithfulness. (Sapphires in Gold Filled Hoop Vermeil from KGeddesCreations)

The aster and morning glory share the honor of being September's birth flowers !

Charming Botanicals -- September Morning Glory and Aster Table Runner Pattern from reezehanson

Do you share a September birthday with any of these famous September born people?

September arrives in the sign of Virgo, giving way to the seventh sign of the zodiac cycle - Libra, the sign of the Scales - on September 23 2010 at 3:09 AM (GMT).

The Native American names for the full Moon this month are the Full Corn Moon, Moon When The Calves Grow Hair, Mulberry Moon, or Nut Moon, depending on the locale of the tribe. The full moon occurs on September 4th.

Month-long celebrations for September include World Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, National Honey Month, National Mushroom Month, Cable TV Month, National Piano Month, and National Grandparent's Month - among so many others! Major holidays that fall during this month are Labor Day - 6th (US), Father's Day -5th (AU/NZ), Patriot's Day -11th (US), Rosh Hashanah -18th to the 20th. (Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Awareness - Digital Collage Sheets - 1 inch Circle Tiles from WillowBranchGraphics)

The angel for the month of September is Uriel, who is the "Angel of Repentance". This angel confronts the souls of those who have erred or strayed from their spiritual path. He represent clear thinking and is also the most easy going and funniest of the archangels. (Heart-shaped plate, Uriel from DragonflyMagic)

September's trees are the weeping willow, lime and olive. The symbolism of the weeping willow includes magic, healing, inner vision and dreams..

The Wild Birds Unlimited bird of the month for September 2010 is the American Robin.

According to the Chinese agricultural calendar, September is the month of the Chicken.

There are so many more interesting facts, legends and folklore surrounding the month of September, but I'm hoping you've enjoyed the few that I've shared with you!

I'd like to say thank you to the featured shops for the display of their items to illustrate my post. Please be sure to visit them all, as well as the other great Etsy shops that are featuring September related items!

2 comments:

Candles by Nature said...

"Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection."
What a beautiful concept, it really puts those clear blue skies in a new perspective!

Stripey Underpants said...

That is a neat concept. Thanks for featuring my heart-shaped plate here on here on your great web page. I had to look up the various angels and their symbolic meanings when I was painting the plates, and came across one site that said Uriel was an angel of enlightenment and spiritual thinking. It's kind of hard to depict that in an image, but I think it turned out pretty good.

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