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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.
VIRGO (Aug. 22 - Sept. 21)
You need to stop getting down on yourself. You may not realize this, but self-criticism can be very self-absorbed and counterproductive. You're so fixated on what's wrong that you can't ask the important questions like how to make things right. You were born under a zodiac sign that prides herself on having a student's curiosity and an insatiable desire to learn. You need to bring more of that into what's going on in the workplace. Show that you're open to others' input and you will improve your job performance immensely.