Horoscopes: Oct. 16, 2017

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You'll limit your chance to advance if you are difficult to get along with. Expect someone to sound a grievance. Respect the complaint and do your best to take care of your responsibilities. Self-improvement is featured.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Put your current work and life situation in perspective. Don't feel pressured to make a change if you aren't ready. You have more options than you realize. Gather information, pick up additional skills and focus on what you want to achieve.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Channel your energy into activities that require physical endurance. It will ward off stress as well as any arguments that erupt due to emotional tension between you and someone you love. Aim to solve problems, not make them worse.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make changes at home that will add to your comfort. Socializing and networking can lead to opportunities, but may also cause anxiety. Only agree to the projects or pursuits that are easy for you to deal with.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Hold off on making any moves that might influence your relationship with your lover, a sibling or a friend. Look for a positive way to resolve issues peacefully. Change can be good, but it has to be for the right reasons.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Gear up and get things done. Set your goals and don't look back. An emotional matter is best put on hold until you feel you have all the facts. A partnership will falter if you act on an assumption.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't feel the need to follow the crowd or get involved in an unpredictable situation regarding partners, joint ventures or anything that could end up costing you emotionally, financially or legally. Taking a practical approach will pay off.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Formulate your plans carefully and go over every detail before you jump into something risky. Precision, knowledge and facts will help you avoid being lured into a deal that sounds good but has hidden flaws.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't get overly excited or upset by what others are doing. Separate from the crowd and focus on what is in your own best interest. Before helping someone else, take care of your own responsibilities. Take care of your health.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are right to question everything if you want to get things right. Your curiosity will serve you well and help you avoid a mistake that could be costly financially or emotionally. Avoid people who waffle or tend to be erratic.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Relationships will need extra attention. You can bring about positive changes if you use your intelligence to find the best way to utilize your skills. An investment looks promising and could result in a financial gain. Romance is encouraged.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Question your relationships. Weed out poor influences. Not everyone will be happy with the choices you make, but if you feel stronger, safer or better off, then you've done what's best and right for you.