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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.
TAURUS (April 19 - May 19)
This is the time of year when you like to measure how far you've come versus how far you've yet to go to reach your goals. But instead of looking down the road, you may want to study what's going on now. The conflicts you've experienced with a boss or parent are more than just a clash of personalities. You and he are not in sync, and it would be a good idea to address this sooner rather than later. The fact that you're even broaching the subject automatically wins you points.