You're eager to show others how competent you are with the bright Sun in your efficient sign and your 1st House of Self until September 22. Thankfully, you can express yourself clearly with your ruling planet, Mercury, also in precise Virgo until September 9. The problem is that sometimes you might as well be pushing a boulder up a steep hill, while at other times circumstances move so quickly you can't keep up with them.
A number of awkward quincunxes throughout the month -- on September 2, 3, 11, 20, and 25 -- make it difficult to find your groove and sustain a steady pace of progress. But positive aspects to beneficial Jupiter in your 11th House of Goals on September 7, 21, and 26 suggest that your current efforts will pay off if you worry less about your day-to-day accomplishments and just focus on your ultimate destination.
The analytical Virgo New Moon on September 5 lands in your 1st house, and its supportive sextile from effusive Jupiter gives you an extra boost of energy. However, the Moon's anxious quincunx with irrepressible Uranus in your 8th House of Shared Resources can trigger an unexpected disagreement with a close friend or business partner.
Mercury's entry into fair-minded Libra and your 2nd House of Self-Worth on September 9 enables you to discuss your needs objectively and make compromises without lowering your self-esteem.
Your attention shifts toward the needs of others on September 19, when the empathetic Pisces Full Moon brightens your 7th House of Partnerships. The Sun's shift into diplomatic Libra and your 2nd House of Values marks the Autumn Equinox on September 22, reminding you to be fair and gentle when you criticize yourself or others.
Keep in Mind this Month
Although it may feel as if you're spending a lot of time putting out fires, you're actually making more progress than you realize.
Key Dates for Virgo
SUPER NOVA DAYS
September 5-9: Cool Your Jets
Focus your attention on practical matters during the earthy Virgo New Moon on September 5. Your precise concentration fades, your horizons expand, and you begin to entertain alternative strategies on September 7, as the Sun sextiles visionary Jupiter in your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes. Rational thinking gives way to a rising tide of desires on September 8, when sensual Venus forms a creative quintile with provocative Pluto. You might try to restore emotional balance when Mercury enters objective Libra on September 9, but hot Mars' stressful square to cold Saturn forces you to slam on the brakes. You haven't run into a wall -- this is simply a reminder for you to pay attention to external conditions and not just your inner needs.
September 16-19: No Escape
Your thoughts are unconstrained by reason when quicksilver Mercury opposes electric Uranus on September 16 and squares effervescent Jupiter on September 19. But you still may feel isolated or undeserving of love on September 18 when receptive Venus joins doubting Saturn in your 3rd House of Communication. You may have to control your feelings, but you still must deal with other people's emotional dramas precipitated by the hypersensitive Pisces Full Moon on September 19, illuminating your 7th House of Companions.