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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.
LEO (July 22 - Aug. 21)
You won a prized position fair and square, but as with most matters in the workplace, there are political ramifications — and sometimes, they can work against you. You won't like learning that what was awarded to you may be revoked on Feb. 6. If that happens, then don't fight it, because a supervisor or client will fight it for you. What's at issue may be a question of seniority or something behind the scenes like paying back a favor. Let things unfold organically. If you don't immediately get what was promised to you, then you will soon.