SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONES

September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian calendar and the seventh month of the Roman calendar. The Romans called the month Septimus, which means seventh.

In the neopagan Wheel of the Year, 23rd September is the festival of Mabon in the Northern Hemisphere. Mabon marks the time of the Autumn Equinox when day and night are equal in length. As the nights grow longer we must face the darkness and its mysteries. This is a time for wistful reflection on the transience of life - a time of rest after labour, the balance of light and dark and completion of harvest in preparation for Samhain.

Traditional birthstone: Sapphire
Modern birthstones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Peridot, Sodalite