Aquarius (January 21st to February 18th)
This Thursday, Mercury retrogrades. Though this a major planetary event to happen during your birthday season, this is not cause for alarm. When a planet retrogrades, it appears to move backwards from the Earth’s perspective. How we experience that retrograde depends on the planet. In Mercury’s case, we might as well exchange the word retrograde for renegade since that’s how anything related to communication and travel will appear to behave. Fortunately for you, as one of the chief rebel signs, you know how to wrangle in renegades.  If you feel particularly stuck for ideas, then you can check in here. But, otherwise, it would be best to lay as low as a birthday guy or gal can. It’ll also help to scramble how you regularly keep in touch with folks. For instance, if you always text, make a phone call.

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