Weekly horoscopes: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)

Mercury retrogrades are famous for gumming up the works of your everyday life. Anything that normally runs smoothly becomes more puzzling, frustrating and tedious during the time that this planet is moving backwards in the sky. Yet it’s because things won’t go as expected that Mercury retrogrades are also famous for getting you to reexamine situations you always assumed would never change. The Mercury/Uranus sextile on Jan. 27 shows you a different way to handle a familiar problem, and it’s this fresh take on matters that will allow you to find your way out of that winding maze.

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