- Mercury reenters Virgo
- Sun in Virgo trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn: 16 degrees
- Venus in Leo inconjunct Pluto Rx in Capricorn: 16 degrees
Mercury returns to Virgo after a retrograde sojourn in Leo. Mercury first entered Virgo on July 25th, so its return may refer to an issue from that date. But now, you've got all the information or the final answer. You've reviewed the facts, asked the pertinent questions and dealt with delays. You can be assured of increased productivity or a solution, if you apply what you've learned.
Sun/Pluto can help you out with an intensified focus on doing it correctly. Empowerment occurs through improvement, even if the upgrades seem like small beans. Don't look for anything dramatic. Rather, pay attention to work ethic and efficiency. By now you probably know what you have to do - this aspect offers you the power to do it in the best way possible.
One spot of tension is the discordant contact between Venus and Pluto. What you want (Venus) will not mesh with today's events. The desire for love or appreciation will intensify, but it will be based on insecurity. Or, a beautiful outcome/creation may not manifest as anticipated. There's something precious worth considering, but don't let it distract you from the unglamorous work.
Rather than trying to manipulate with weird dramatics or indirect cries for attention, keep your nose down and focus on the essentials. You won't get immediate applause for your work, but it will carry you further. And eventually, you'll receive that love or appreciation based on your proven excellence.
What you want can be yours, but there are no shortcuts.