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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.
PISCES (Feb. 18 - March 19)
Mercury retrograde usually plays havoc with people's business savvy, but it will have the opposite effect on you. Your intuitive hunches will be heightened over the next few weeks. This will come in handy for getting a bead on a potential client or talking a nervous customer down off the ledge. Where you could run into trouble, however, is in reading too much between the lines. Remember to respect people's private business. You don't want to get so caught up in motivations and backstories that you give them more importance than they deserve.