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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.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17)
Keep in mind that this week's heavy Saturn energy will emphasize all of the shortcomings, near misses and desirable prizes that still remain achingly out of reach. It's the nature of Saturn to dwell on the negative rather than the positive — especially when Saturn squares Mercury, the planet of the mind, on Jan. 25. But this is not the entire picture. You have accomplished more than you know, and there's more praise and appreciation to come. These are things that you will see and recognize for yourself after Feb. 11.