With Mercury retrograde in Aquarius since January 21, life has been harder to explain than that New Kids On the Block reunion tour and as off-point as the Super Bowl dance moves of Katy Perry’s left shark. But, things are looking up this week, stargazers. On Wednesday, the messenger planet does a 180, flipping back into direct motion and unscrambling signals. The coast is clearing, making it safe to price out computers, mobile gadgets, cars, and other technical toys. One caveat: The shadow of Mercury retrograde will linger until March 4, so waiting a little longer to buy might be wise. Valentine’s Day will be a reverse mullet, if you will: party in the front, business in the back. So, save the more serious declarations of love for after sunset.
Illustrated by Lynnie Zulu