Mercury's Last Libra Day

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Before we had the scientific tools to discover that an ice age had changed our planet, it was taught in school that dinosaurs died because mammals came along and ate their food. Our species so craves knowledge that we'll create reasons and stories when answers don't exist. The last day of Mercury in Libra may provide examples of this.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may find that the best thing you can do for a person is to back off and give plenty of room for that person to solve the problem independent of you. It will probably be harder than stepping in and fixing things, though.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Hope is an essential ingredient in any good plan. If you find that you can't get behind the deal, that your attitude and heart just aren't in the right place, figure out what you have to do to put hope into the equation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're determined to finish the job, but it's more than that. This ultra-focused state of mind borders on obsession. Remember to take breaks. It will help you maintain a healthy perspective.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're just trying to solve a problem. It's not your fault that the fixing of it causes other problems. It's because the issue is at a deeper level than you thought. Instead of treating symptoms, go to the root.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Though you can be social, a favorite friend, the consummate host and an excellent all-around entertainer, you can also be the world's most content hermit. In fact, you'll be that today for a time.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you know what's appropriate and can fit into a situation easily by being that version of yourself, life feels comfortable. When that stops being the case, you'll have a choice to make about whether or not it's worth it to pretend.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You got to this place by answering a calling, following an inkling or obeying an intuition. But this is a crossroads in the journey in which research, logic and thoughtful argument will serve you very well. Take it to the committee.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You worry about loved ones just as, in the past, people have worried for you. You didn't like being on the receiving end of it, and neither will they. Knowing when and what to keep to yourself will be key.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're in charge of your own story. Cast yourself as the hero, and find a way to play out the action that highlights your many capabilities and your determination to overcome adversity.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The more responsibility you assume the more power you have. However, at some point, you have to ask how much power you really want. More is not always better.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Talk to someone you don't know. The freshness of finding a communication rhythm with a stranger will bring its own kind of thrill. And it's not every day you get to make a first impression.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may never jibe with some people as smoothly as you do your best friends. Yet don't let this stop you from trying to connect. There are still many pleasant interactions to be had if you give them a chance.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 16). The friends you make over the next three months will lead you to lifestyle upgrades. You'll learn a new side of your work in November. At the start of 2018, there's a chance to help family do something important for the next generation. A hobby turns into something more, bonding hearts in the process. Leo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 19, 2, 22 and 44.

TURN THE DOWNSIDE OF YOUR SIGN INTO AN ASSET: Each sign has strengths and weaknesses, and often they are the very same qualities. Childishness is a quality that is a part of the ARIES personality at any age. The ram is the firstborn child of the zodiac, and Aries natives often remain a bit naive, no matter what they know of the world. They are also impulsive and impatient. Aries can make the most of these qualities by using them to get out of bad situations and into more fulfilling ones. Whereas a more patient person will wait around to see whether a situation gets better, Aries is the first to spring up and move on, believing that something better is out there for those bold enough to start over.

TAURUS is known for being stubborn. No one can get a Taurus to change. Change has to be internally motivated. No one can alter the mind of a Taurus; it's a decision that only the Taurus can make. No one can motivate a Taurus. Taurus is self-motivated. Taurus can make the most of this stubbornness by choosing worthy goals that will take a long time to accomplish. Taurus will keep going after all the others have given up and will eventually be the victorious last one standing.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: John Mayer, whose reputation as a player extends to much more than guitars, recently tweeted about spending "an inordinate amount of time per day wondering if Nicki Minaj would like" him or not. A flirty response from the rap queen offered some hope. Mayer was born when the sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto were all in Venus-ruled Libra, the sign on a constant quest for loveliness.

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