Aquarius (January 21st to February 18th)
With a Mercury retrograde, you have a chance to follow up on finding the similari-ties I alluded to last week. I think the better word is kinship and what’s familiar. Generally, this is a time when many of the issues, alliances and fractures that you may have endured at the beginning of the year are changing—alliances fracturing, fractures mending or maybe the same ol’ ish from last January and February. What’s different, though, is you. This retrograde is all about giving you perspective and a jump on action you’ll need to take at the close of the year. Last month you were gathering info because you were hungry for what’s new. Starting this week, you’re in review mode, especially on the career front. Lay low in the cut without feeling like you have to do much.

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