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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.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22 - Nov. 20)
It's no fun watching your numbers fall in the opinion polls. Thankfully, you were born under a zodiac sign that's expert at hiding her emotions. You never allow people to see you sweat — not even your loved ones. Nevertheless, your stomach is probably tied in knots as you pilot the desired changes past those co-workers who stand to lose if you get your way. The good news is that you will be vindicated in early March. The not-so-good news? Things will get even more tense next week.