AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
That's a difficult question. It's on the same level as why are we here? The answer would most likely depend on ones belief structure. Being raised a Christian I know from that belief the first mortals, supposedly, lived in perfect happiness with no worries and no cares till they gained "knowledge" as the saying ignorance is bliss may come from but anyway they realized different things like well for one modesty and became for lack of a better word afraid or uncomfortable at showing their own nakedness which before hadn't bothered them. In this religion the animals which now try to eat us (lions, tiger, bears, oh my) didn't care about eating them and were peaceful but they were cast out of their paradise and the animals started I'm sure wanting to eat humans. I'm also sure that getting thrown out of paradise, having large ferocious animals want to eat you, being the only two people on a likely harsh planet, etc... filled them with fear and that emotion has trickled down into every human. Getting to a scientific type answer if humans didn't have fear, which is part of a survival instinct, we would all be dead. I mean if I didn't fear getting burned or pain in general I'd jump into a bonfire. Fear is part of a human or animals instincts and survival part of their brains as we fear pain, death, etc.., which keeps us alive. An example would be I'm not afraid of the dark I'm afraid of what might be in the dark with the intent or possibility of hurting or killing me.
Many humans I find fear things they do not understand or that is more powerful than them. As NimirRaj said, something lurking in the dark would be the predator, hunting. I am starting to get it now... but, is there any possible way one can control or even stop fear from taking over him/her?
Many people learn to face fears such as fear of heights, but fearing the unknown would be as it is unknown impossible to face. I would assume things such as meditation and learning to calm ones mind would help and fears such as fears of animals like snakes, which is a common fear, can be faced by touching them, being around them, and it could help learning why things happen such as learning why a snake bites. What I mean is understanding your fear, why you fear it, and of course what to do if your in a situation you fear could help. Theyre so many fears in the world it's impossible to know how to deal with them all and some are so strong they're considered psychological.
The military trains fear control by having recruits train through similar situations (it's hard to be scared of a situation you've already easily handled in the past) and by teaching proficiency (it's also hard to be scared of a situation you know all about).
I would therefore suggest looking into military training in the pursuit of fearlessness. Educational military publications are available cheap at military surplus stores and many of them are free on sites like scribd. There are also several documentaries on the subject and I personally suggest a Discovery Channel show called Making The Cut which is all about the training and testing for US special forces divisions (Army rangers, Marine recon, etc.). One of the most striking fear-based tests I've seen is an Army ranger test in which you must nonchalantly walk on a 2-by-4 plank around 50 feet in the air (over water for safety). You don't just need to walk the length of the plank, you very specifically must walk it like it's no big deal - the objective being to appear calm and unfazed in order to best inspire and lead your fellow soldiers.