How thoughtless of Mercury to turn retrograde just as we are returning to normal life after the holidays. Whether it’s log-jams on the highway or communication breakdowns at the office, the week ahead requires ingenuity and patience. The plus factor about a Mercurial go-slow is that it gives you time to think. Over the next three weeks you may want to reverse a decision you made and someone else could reach a different opinion, so don’t feel frustrated if you cannot get to square one immediately. There is also an advantage in maintaining a low profile at the moment, and even if people do their best to involve you in a heated discussion, keep your distance.