Efficiency tends to be high when the Sun is in earthy Virgo, which it occupies until September 22. This is a sign that's excellent for training and skill development. Learning to focus on tasks to achieve the highest levels of efficiency is an excellent way to advance professional interests now. True, recognition may not come immediately, but putting in the time and effort now will increase chances for future career advancement.
Virgo's brainy ruling planet Mercury starts the month in its home sign, which also sharpens minds. But details may be fuzzy on September 1, when the speedy messenger planet opposes dreamy, drifty Neptune. This can be helpful for being imaginative and discussing a tough issue with a delicate touch, but facts may be incorrect and conversations cloudy at this time.
Fortunately, the month's first full work week gets off to a very productive start with a powerful alignment of assertive Mars and potent Pluto on September 3, as clever Mercury makes positive aspects to this strong-willed pair on the September 4-5. Social skills and creativity get a boost with artistic Venus' shift into expressive Leo on September 6.
The Virgo New Moon on September 15 signals the need to focus on critical tasks instead of spreading ourselves too thin. Once again, refining current skills or developing new ones is recommended in this precision-oriented sign.