Weekly horoscopes: Jan. 18–24
It looks like you'll be revisiting a situation with your tail tucked between your legs on Jan. 20. The first time that Mercury squared Uranus and conjoined Pluto (Dec. 19–20), you had your dander up. Someone had pushed you too far and you snapped. You felt completely justified telling this person off and in the most colorful language possible. You would have gotten away with it, too, if Mercury hadn't turned retrograde. A retrograde always signals a round 2, which means that circumstances will conspire in such a way that you will have to see this person again. What makes matters worse is that he or she now has something you want or desperately need. Go ahead and apologize. It's the only way out of that corner you painted yourself into.