September begins with two key planets in your 12th House of Privacy. Verbal Mercury's presence there until September 9 could make it harder for your messages to be heard. This is, however, a good period of time for working behind the scenes to quietly smooth out disagreements and complete unfinished tasks.
The Sun will be in Virgo and your 12th house until September 22, which can also slow obvious progress on the job. But, again, being a good colleague and supporting those who are struggling may not get you attention now but can build helpful long-term alliances.
Mercury's September 9 passage into your sign, though, can provide you with a fresh perspective and a clear voice for expressing your ideas. The solar shift into gracious Libra on September 22 will then empower and embolden you to be more direct in selling yourself and gaining attention. Before then, however, your gracious ruling planet Venus dives into deep Scorpio and your 2nd House of Income on September 10. This is an excellent time to reassess your finances, resources and abilities. Scorpio often rewards us for squeezing out ideas or tasks that drain time and effort that keep you from taking on more profitable activities. Saying "no" to projects that don't inspire you makes space for more rewarding work.
Venus joins strict Saturn on September 18 when you might feel less love and approval than you'd like, but which gives you a very clear picture of what needs to be done to repair relationships and advance your professional interests.
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