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The right words are at your fingertips when Mercury forms a trine to Mars on Jan. 24. That's because Mars quickens the mental wheels when it exerts a positive influence on Mercury, the planet of communication, negotiation and wheeling and dealing. This is the perfect day to ask for a raise, make a pitch or sweet-talk that tightwad into opening up his wallet and peeling off a few big bills. It's also ideal for taking tests, exams or quizzes because you will experience near-perfect recall. The only thing to watch out for is pretending to know things that you don't. Make an overblown claim or try to bluff your way out of an awkward situation and you will be found out.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18)
You need to be out and about this week because you will benefit enormously from a chance encounter or an introduction to a friend of a friend. A rare Mercury/Mars trine on Jan. 24 shows you connecting to the very person who can help you get what you want. Don't expect anything right away. If anything, the conversation will be unremarkable. Nevertheless, you are planting seeds that will bear fruit in late June or early July. This is when you will connect to the love of your life or the opportunity of a lifetime.