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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.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17)
Get ready for another round of number crunching when you learn that you will be falling short of projections. It's not a huge drop, but it's enough to send you into a tailspin on Feb. 6. What's troubling is the fact that you may react by swinging too far in the opposite direction. You don't want to cut costs to the extent that you inhibit the new growth that's going on with your company. There's a way to be both innovative and fiscally responsible, and that's the creative challenge, if you think about it.