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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.
PISCES (Feb. 18 - March 19)
There's no such thing as a dumb question. This is something that will hit home this week as you sit listening to an expert render his opinion. Something about what he says just won't sit right, and you'll want to push for specifics. It's unlikely that you'll get them, and you should seek a second opinion. Mercury in that part of your solar horoscope that pertains to secrets shows that there's more going on than meets the eye. Your pursuit of the truth will nip a future problem in the bud.