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Mercury retrograde is famous for introducing snafus and glitches, which is why astrologers caution against conducting important business while this planet is moving backward in the sky. Conventional wisdom says that nothing good will come of it, and for the most part, conventional wisdom is right — especially if you're one of those people who likes things upfront and formulaic. However, if your mind is of a more inventive bent, then you will discover that obstacles — rather than barring your way — actually contain clues that will give you the inside track to where you want to go. Just make sure to be savvy enough to not take anything at face value and to ask the right questions. Mercury will be retrograde from Feb. 6 to Feb. 28.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 - Dec. 20)
You saw the signs days ago, when your phone calls stopped being returned and the date kept being pushed back. Usually, you would just give this person space, but the fact that you're so close to signing is worrisome. Truth to tell, this deal could go south. Mercury's retrograde on Feb. 6 and a repeat square to Saturn on Feb. 18 don't bode well. If things do unravel, then count yourself lucky that you're finding out now rather than later. Otherwise, you would have been left holding a very empty and expensive bag.