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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.
GEMINI (May 20 - June 19)
You're playing for high stakes. A lot is riding on a certain decision or negotiation, and you'll want to lock things in ASAP. Unfortunately, Mercury turns retrograde on Feb. 6 and then moves backward into the previous zodiac sign. Translation? This portends several return trips to the drawing board. This will make you want to throw up your hands in frustration — but don't do it. You need to stay focused and to work with every demand that will be made. Do this, and on March 26, you will emerge with more than you hoped for.