As summer fades and autumn starts to nudge its way in, September ushers in a season of change. Derived from the Latin word ‘septem’, meaning seven, as it was the seventh month in the ancient Roman calendar, September is a month of transition. The air grows cooler, leaves begin to turn, and routines resume as students head back to school. It’s a month known for harvests and the spectacular moon closest to the autumn equinox, famously known as the Harvest Moon.
The stunning Sapphire, September’s birthstone, is cherished for its vibrant, celestial blues. Symbolizing wisdom, virtue, and good fortune, Sapphire is believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represents dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith, purity, and wisdom. Its intense blue is said to bring inner peace and stave off negative thoughts.
The Radiance of
September: Its Flower(s)
The September flower, Aster, is known for its vibrant colors and star-shaped blooms. With its lush texture, it symbolizes love, charm, and patience. The Aster is often used to adorn autumn gardens and is cherished for its ability to bloom abundantly when most summer flowers have finished their season.
- September 4: “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) – Reflecting the spirit of Labor Day.
- September 16: “We should not be the same person the day after Yom Kippur that we were the day before Yom Kippur. We should be moving ahead, higher and higher, year by year.” (Rabbi Marc D. Angel) – Contemplating the essence of Yom Kippur.
- September 21: “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) – Celebrating the ideals of International Day of Peace.
Poetic Breezes: The Month of
- September 4: “Labor weaves the world, / In every stitch, a story, / Our strength’s tapestry.”
- September 16: “Atone, hearts become light, / Yom Kippur’s reflective night, / In forgiveness, delight.”
- September 21: “Gentle whispers speak, / Of a world where peace may peak, / Harmony, we seek.”
September On This Day
Memorable Footprints: On This Day for the month of
- September 2, 1945: The formal surrender of Japan in World War II took place aboard the USS Missouri, marking the end of the war.
- September 8, 1966: The original Star Trek series premiered on NBC, becoming a cultural phenomenon and spawning numerous offshoots.
- September 15, 2008: Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history, signaling the height of the global financial crisis.
Autumn's Herald: A Symphony of
September brings the whisper of the fall, As Sapphire skies in twilight enthral. Aster blooms in vibrant array, Welcoming Autumn in its own way.
Labor, celebrated with honor and might, On Yom Kippur, we find contrite’s light. The International Day of Peace rings true, Its ideal, in our hearts anew.
September, you are Autumn’s herald, Of change and transition, stories are told. A symphony of hues and mellow light, Under your Sapphire skies, we unite