Inquisitive Mercury makes a conjunction to outgoing Mars today. This could be a great time to launch a research project or test an intriguing theory. Good ideas may be more important than good looks. The best way to attract favorable attention is through stimulating conversation and impressive presentations. When faced with opposition, don't be afraid to get a little aggressive. Worthy ideas need passionate cheerleaders. Refuse to let mediocre plans win the day. Impulsive decisions can pay off well. It is probably better to take action than deliberate endlessly over choices, especially for people born under the signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Looking ahead, the expressive Sun will make a conjunction to brainy Mercury. Making a public presentation or going on a job interview could prove successful. If it's your birthday today, the year ahead could provide you with exciting opportunities to showcase your knowledge and develop great ideas. Writing a book, launching a blog or winning a court case are all possibilities.