Upheavals in communications — for 21 days three times a year — mark retrograde.
Business is subject to crises and backsliding, but this is not an omen of disaster. Clean up dangling projects and gather more data, to be applied when Mercury is again direct in motion. Mercury is retrograde from Feb. 13 to March 8. For a personal reading, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
An area of intensely focused work is not commanding adequate remuneration. Yet what you are doing is profound. Don’t feel slighted. Consider this your community service. Be proud.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Don’t weaken this period of professional results by attempting the jobs of others. It’s unwise to service the servants. Constant change produces shaky confidence. Be flexible until a solution unfolds. Collect data.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You will have to assume responsibility for something you do not believe in. Your skill in seeing all sides will produce a result — eventually. How can you miss them if you don’t go away? Drop out to rejuvenate.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Behind-the-scenes meetings with administrators flash the light at the end of the tunnel, but machination and power plays lie ahead. Refusal to join the movement is wise; much more data is needed for your approval.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
It’s a pie-in-the-sky scheme — or it may be a blinding vision of your professional future. You decide. Partners are preoccupied with their own growth; retreat to your dreams and gather your spiritual power.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Health is finally on an upswing, and you are capable of more focus. The sharpening of goals of close partners provides a fortunate trickle-down that uplifts you. Be sharp in public. Eyes are upon you. Shine.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Able to accomplish much behind the scenes, you still long for that personal adoration that is fuel. Beware the mental sin of wanting what you can’t have, wasting time, and draining energy. Withdraw.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Partners have dramatic incidents that are none of your business. Participation would distract you from important research. Community involvement brings information breakthroughs. Get out there.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Time to upgrade your image; new associates should behold a new you. Certain vendors must be replaced. Do a pros-and-cons list and you will know where to make the cuts. The void creates space for the qualified.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Apply your tried-and-true philosophies to a cloudy matter, and answers will be revealed. Short trips secure new foundations. Act graciously; listen to all input. The most annoying has merit. Be cool and egalitarian.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
There is no security on the domestic front. Close ones are caught up in personal drama. Ignore it and get in the streets, where there is much to do. Chair meetings and save judgments for now. Your skills are cohesive.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Spiritual strength will contribute to dogged progress in these nebulous weeks. Depend only on your ability to accomplish a lot of work without immediate gratification. Personal effort is rewarded in early spring.