September 1 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility and More

Written by August Croft
Updated: July 7, 2023
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What are some common personality traits of a September 1 zodiac sign? If you were born on September 1st or anytime from August 23rd to roughly September 22nd depending on the calendar year, you are a Virgo. This earth sign likely brings many personality traits into your life, but what are the roots of these traits and what other influences might you have if you were born on September 1st? 

Virgos unite: this article is all about you! From your ruling planets to any other associations that might be involved with your particular birthday, we are here to discuss everything about Virgos born on September 1st. Let’s get started and dive into this mutable earth sign and all of the beauty it has to offer now. 

September 1 Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Virgos are often associated with the harvest, and they are an earth sign that always reaps what has been sown. 

With a mutable modality and connections to the element of Earth as well as the planet Mercury, Virgos are people born as summer ends and fall begins. They are the sixth sign on the astrological wheel, preceded by Leos at the height of summer and Libras at the dawning of fall and harvest time. Virgos are often associated with the harvest, and they are an earth sign that always reaps what has been sown. 

Each astrological sign makes up 30° of the astrological wheel, but did you know that this slice can be further broken up into 10° increments? These smaller portions found within each sun sign bring you more insights into your personality and may even give you a secondary planet that influences your motivations, way of being, and fears. But what about someone born on September 1st? 

If you are a Virgo born on September 1st, you either belong to the Virgo decan or the Capricorn decan. But what exactly are decans? Let’s take a closer look! 

Decans of Virgo

We can break down the 30° that any particular sun sign takes up on the astrological wheel into smaller increments, known as decans. These decans are partially ruled by other signs found under the same element as your sun sign. for example, all of the decans of Virgo are ruled by earth signs, bringing you additional planetary influence depending on when you were born. 

Here’s how the decans of Virgo breakdown, depending on the calendar year in which you were born:

  • Virgo decan, roughly from August 22nd to September 1st: ruled by Mercury and the most hyper-present Virgo personality.
  • Capricorn decan, roughly from September 2nd to September 11th: ruled by Saturn.
  • Taurus decan, roughly September 12th to September 22nd: ruled by Venus.

As you can see, having a September 1st birthday may make it tricky for you to determine which decan you belong to. It will depend on the specific year in which you were born as to when the season of Virgo begins and ends. However, for the sake of this article, we will say that Virgos born on September 1st belong to the Virgo decan, which means you don’t have a secondary planet to influence your personality and are primarily ruled by Mercury! 

September 1 Zodiac: Ruling Planets

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Mercury brings a high level of intelligence to any Virgo, as well as a certain level of anxiety if things are not going the way a Virgo expects.

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To understand astrology, you first must understand the planets associated with all of the zodiac signs. A September 1 zodiac is ruled by Mercury through and through, which is a planet known for communication, intelligence, curiosity, and modes of travel. Virgo personalities make a lot of sense when you consider the influence that Mercury may have upon them. 

Associated with the god Mercury or Hermes, the planet Mercury represents efficiency, particularly in communication and messages. Hermes is also associated with grain harvest and abundance, something that naturally ties in with the time of year that Virgos are born. Moreover, Mercury is a planet of adaptability and intellectual pursuits as well as clear and forthright communication methods. 

Mercury brings a high level of intelligence to any Virgo, as well as a certain level of anxiety if things are not going the way a Virgo expects. Thankfully, the flexibility and mutability of the average Virgo make it easy for them to anticipate not only changes but difficult situations as a whole. This is a prepared sign who has already analyzed their options, capable of making a choice swiftly and gratefully. 

Given that a September 1st Virgo is born during the first decan of Virgo, they do not have any other major planetary influences. Mercury is the sole influence of someone born on this particular day, which means that the Virgo personality is hyper-present in your life. We will touch on some of these personality traits in a moment, but let’s take a look at some other potential associations for the sun sign of Virgo now. 

September 1: Numerology and Other Associations

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Given the selfless nature of the average Virgo, having a birthday of September 1st may help you combat troubles that an average Virgo runs into.

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Virgos are the sixth sign of the zodiac, which places them halfway on the astrological wheel. In numerology, the number six is largely associated with healing, compassion, and care. All of these traits go hand in hand with the average Virgo, a sign well-known for its caretaking abilities and occasionally fussy personalities when it comes to taking care of those they love. 

This is a sign that knows how important hard work is, particularly for the people in their lives. While this can often get a Virgo into trouble should they overextend themselves, it is rare for this sign to view this as a problem or a concern. Helping people is often what a Virgo thinks of first. 

If you were born on September 1st, acknowledging the number one is also important when it comes to potential associations and personality influences on yourself. Given the selfless nature of the average Virgo, having a birthday of September 1st may help you combat troubles that an average Virgo runs into. Which is to say: the number one makes you think of “number one” more than average, so it is likely that you are a Virgo who thinks of themself in tandem with others.

A September 1st Virgo likely has a bit more intuition and insight into themselves, capable of using their confident natures to help others but not overextend their own selves or health. While the number one likely won’t make the average Virgo too selfish, it’s important to remember that asking others for help may be necessary, something that Virgos struggle with no matter when they were born! 

September 1 Zodiac: Personality Traits

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A September 1st Virgo understands inherently their place in the world, with enough confidence to seek out what they want and use their confidence to help those in their lives that need it most.

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The mutable modality of the average Virgo helps this earth sign maintain a flexible life as well as the ability to multitask. Virgos are incredibly hard workers, as all earth signs are, but their inherent flexibility and go-with-the-flow attitude help them avoid the stubbornness that is often associated with this element in particular. Plus, Virgos understand inherently how important it is to help others, a task that inherently needs flexibility rather than rigidity. 

A Virgo is constantly optimizing within. They have incredibly high expectations for themselves, but these expectations rarely extend to the people in their lives. A September 1st Virgo understands inherently their place in the world, with enough confidence to seek out what they want and use their confidence to help those in their lives that need it most. 

Besides their analytical and intellectual natures, Virgos are known for their mutability and execution skills when it comes to the workplace. A Virgo can take on just about any task or job and accomplish it before swiftly moving on to the next thing, which can help this sign grow more well-rounded and patient with others. It is easy for a Virgo to come across as judgmental, but it is only because they want to see you at your very best, a vision that a Virgo has for each and every person in their life. 

Strengths and Weaknesses of September 1 Virgo

More than anything else, a September 1st Virgo will be extremely self-reliant. This is a personality trait that is already associated with Virgos, as most Earth signs hate asking for help. There is a resilience and a durability to all Earth signs, and Virgos hate inconveniencing anyone, even for the smallest task. This is especially true for a Virgo born on September 1st, as the number one influences them to take on things solo, whether they feel confident about it or not. 

In all of this, there are a number of strengths and weaknesses. While a Virgo makes a fantastic coworker and friend, they truly need help taking a break and stepping back before they overextend themselves. It is easy to take advantage of a Virgo, as they are a truly persistent and open sign, a problem solver of other people’s problems first before their own. 

Virgos can also be emotionally distant, capable of intellectualizing just about all of their feelings. A Virgo is nothing but practical, especially a Virgo born on September 1st. Often, emotions are not viewed as practical things to the average Virgo, which may lead to the neglect of their emotional climate and is one of the primary causes for a Virgo’s anxious and nagging nature. 

September 1 Zodiac: Career and Passions

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More than anything else, a September 1st Virgo will be extremely self-reliant.

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Given their inherent proclivities toward hard work and a job well done, Virgos do well in a number of careers and are passionate about a great number of things. Their mutability makes them capable of working in a variety of positions, though Virgos tend to avoid the spotlight. This is not a sign who needs constant praise for their hard work, as their hard work is a necessity in their eyes. 

However, it is also easy for a Virgo to be taken advantage of for this reason. Choosing a career that helps them feel satisfied and appreciated without too much attention may be a difficult line to walk. Being self-employed may help combat this, or a Virgo may feel the most satisfied working in a variety of fields and careers throughout their lifetime. Helping others is also an inherent interest of Virgo, whether it be a simple customer service position or something more involved.

Here are some potential careers and interests for a Virgo born on September 1st:

  • Middle management in a variety of fields
  • Self-employed positions
  • Nursing or caretaking work
  • Research-related endeavors
  • Technical writing or editing work
  • Chef or baker
  • Teacher or counselor  

September 1 Zodiac in Relationships

Virgos spend a lot of time in their heads, which can be both good and bad in a romantic relationship. Highly intellectual, a Virgo born on September 1st will want to be with someone who understands rational thinking, big ideas, and the importance of knowledge. However, so much intellectualization tends to mean that the average Virgo has difficulty expressing their feelings, especially when it could mean upsetting the person that they are with. 

One of the primary issues found within the average Virgo is the notion that they are never enough. Perfectionism and negative self-talk go hand in hand with Virgos, but hopefully a Virgo born on September 1st recognizes the importance of the self and self-care. This may be a Virgo who brings a bit more confidence into a relationship, even though they likely still believe that they are imperfect and therefore unlovable. 

Virgos are also often attracted to people who give them a problem to solve. While fixing your partner is never a good idea in any relationship, Virgos inherently see patterns and solutions to people’s problems, whether this be childhood traumas or the way someone brushes their teeth. So long as they are with someone who values them and takes care of them when necessary, Virgos make loyal and lifelong partners. 

Compatibility for September 1 Zodiacs

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Highly intellectual, a Virgo born on September 1st will want to be with someone who understands rational thinking, big ideas, and the importance of knowledge.


Many signs struggle with Virgos because of their hidden emotional climates and their high expectations. It can take a long time for a Virgo to feel compatible with someone romantically, but this is often a byproduct of their attempts to protect their heart. Virgos hate the notion of waste in any form, and this can include time wasted on someone who doesn’t understand or even value them. 

A Virgo will often find themselves attracted to people who are interesting, in potentially unconventional ways. They are constantly curious about the inner workings of people, and they do not form superficial attractions based on looks or careers alone. While this is a sign that struggles to plumb their own emotional depths, Virgos love seeing their partner be vulnerable and open with them. This is one of the best ways to reassure a potentially insecure Virgo in a relationship. 

Thankfully, a Virgo born on September 1st likely has a better vocabulary when it comes to expressing their own individuality compared to other Virgos. This may be a Virgo who is more emotionally in tune and capable of being a confident individual in a relationship. While a September 1st Virgo will still take care of you and bring you soup when you’re sick, they are unlikely to mask their true selves in order to help you feel more comfortable in a relationship. 

Matches for September 1 Zodiac

When it comes to some potential romantic matches for Virgos, particularly a September 1st Virgo,  it will depend on the full birth charts of both parties involved. However, here are some other sun signs that tend to match up well with the average Virgo sun:

  • Taurus. Another earth sign, Taurus individuals inherently understand and appreciate the attention to detail that a Virgo brings to their everyday life. A Taurus will likely bring a passion and sense of luxury into a relationship with a Virgo, something that may help this practical sign to loosen up and enjoy life before it passes them by. 
  • Scorpio. Depth is associated with Scorpios more than any other adjective, and a Virgo will see this intensity immediately. A fixed water sign, Scorpios are capable of having long and beautiful conversations with Virgos, given their mutual interests in intellectual pursuits and the unknown. Plus, Scorpios know how to protect Virgos and will enjoy the confidence a September 1 zodiac exhibits in particular.
  • Pisces. Opposite Virgo on the astrological wheel, Pisces are a mutable water sign. They have a similar go-with-the-flow attitude as Virgo, but they are more in tune with their emotions and may help a Virgo open up in this way. There is an inherent attraction between these two signs given that they are opposites, but the average Pisces may prod a Virgo to open up sooner than they are ready. 

Historical Figures and Celebrities born on September 1st

  • Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Rocky Marciano
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Barry Gibb
  • Yvonne De Carlo
  • Boyd Holbrook
  • Jungkook
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Conway Twitty
  • Carlos Sainz Jr.
  • Ruud Gullit
  • Coyote Peterson

Important Events That Occurred on September 1st

  • On September 1, 2004, a tragedy occurred in Beslan, North Ossetia when 350 people and children were killed in a massacre by Chechen rebels. The hostage situation lasted for three days before Russian troops took action to end it.
  • Fourteen years earlier, on the same day, the wreckage of the Titanic was located in the North Atlantic Ocean by a French-American expedition group.
  • Additionally, on the same day in 1979, Pioneer 11 made its closest approach to Saturn, and NASA lost contact with it a few weeks later.
  • In 1952, parts of Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea were published in Life magazine, and within a few days, 5 million copies were sold.
  • Finally, on September 1, 1914, Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon known to exist, died at the Cincinnati Zoo making them extinct.

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August Croft is a writer at A-Z Animals where their primary focus is on astrology, symbolism, and gardening. August has been writing a variety of content for over 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater from Southern Oregon University, which they earned in 2014. They are currently working toward a professional certification in astrology and chart reading. A resident of Oregon, August enjoys playwriting, craft beer, and cooking seasonal recipes for their friends and high school sweetheart.

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