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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.
VIRGO (Aug. 22 - Sept. 21)
Heed that instinct of yours to contact a relative or friend on Jan. 23. It looks like this person has been struggling with an intensely personal issue — something that she has been trying to keep under wraps. This could pertain to money worries, relationship woes or the simple dread of getting out of bed. In any case, just hearing your voice will work wonders. You may not be able to solve the problem, but you will make her feel like she can get a fresh start on a new day.