STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Tuesday, 30 June 2009 27 Intheright-handpicture,Ellehasanextrawatch,hershoelacesare orange,thegapinherleggingsiscovered,shehasmorehairoverher sunglassesandoneofthebikepedalsismissing Disillusioning as what youve discovered about one particular individual may be, dont allow it overshadow the connection between you. The real difficulty is that youve had them on a pedestal. Recognising that they have problems and obvious struggles with certain issues could actually improve your relationship. Others may seem reluctant to say much, with a strategy to be secretive about certain potentially important facts. But whats far more likely is that theyre short of information themselves. Instead of wondering what theyre up to, ask them. Youll be amazed at the frank response that youll get. Youll rarely just stick to a plan out of stubbornness. But those youre associated with arent nearly as happy about allowing certain exciting arrangements to evolve, which is creating serious problems. So at the moment your biggest challenge may be convincing them to explore new ideas, and then to make those changes. Usually you waste no time on ideas that are unlikely to go anywhere. Now, however, youre drawn to concepts that seem impractical but still fascinate you. They should. The events in question are just beginning to unfold, and within days youll see how they could go on to reshape your life. Obviously, taking a tough line with certain already uptight individuals isnt going to be easy. However, they arent nearly as overwrought as they appear to be. Its just that theyve discovered it allows them to get their way, and often without much effort on their part. Stand up to them and they will give in to you immediately. As much as youd like to support those who seem to be struggling, theyre increasingly uncooperative. Thats because theyd rather suffer than find a way to deal with the changes theyre facing. Theres no disputing their affection for turning simple problems into serious dramas. As an Earth sign, youve a powerful instinct about whats practical and what isnt. Yet the changes that are currently sweeping through your life and those of others are so extensive that you cant assess them as you would do normally. This means youve no choice but to give everything a try. Dont make the mistake of thinking that explaining whats good about an arrangement now and saving the problems for later is a wise strategy. It isnt. Others know far more than you realise. Instead, ensure that every single fact is outlined, and in precise detail, and use that as a basis for any further discussions. It may seem as if those with whom youre now discussing plans for the future are being contentious. Actually, the problem is that their perspective is different from yours. Ask them to explain their thinking. What you learn wont just be informative, you could discover theyre right. You may not yet be fully aware of the degree to which the coming weeks developments will alter the foundation of long-standing arrangements. Unsettling as these events could seem initially, theyll prompt you to review the way youve been doing things and so lead to long-overdue and highly beneficial changes. Youre currently dealing with somebody who promises you the Earth, then produces little but excuses. This isnt the first time that youve been disappointed by the individual in question. But youre about to fall into the same trap again. Their charms may be seductive but be warned, this leopard hasnt changed its spots. Answer:David-bear-cam(footballerDavidBeckham) No 583 ACROSS 3. Policeman (9) 8. Kiln (4) 9. Companion (9) 10. Gain (6) 11. Gather (5) 14. Sum (5) 15. Ogle (4) 16. Goes out (5) 18. Not one (4) 20. Informs (5) 21. Grumble surlily (5) 24. Unmarried (6) 25. Compel (9) 26. At one time (4) 27. Rash (9) DOWN 1. Able (9) 2. Disgusting (9) 4. Eject (4) 5. Backless seat (5) 6. Creature (6) 7. Tardy (4) 9. Passage (5) 11. Broil (5) 12. Careless (9) 13. Thrived (9) 17. Tarnish (5) 19. Rubber (6) 22. Earth (5) 23. Shape (4) 24. Portent (4) Yesterdays solution No 582 Across 1 Iran; 3 Precious; 8 Site; 9 Unfasten; 11 Accumulation; 13 Coeval; 14 Income; 17 Effervescent; 20 Horrible; 21 Damp; 22 Extolled; 23 Mere. Down 1 Instance; 2 Article; 4 Rankle; 5 Craftiness; 6 Outdo; 7 Send; 10 Immaterial; 12 Sextuple; 15 Overawe; 16 Evolve; 18 First; 19 Shoe.Answers tomorrow STARSShelley von Strunckel Forecasts whats in the stars for you For your weekly in-depth forecast, call the number next to your star sign Aries Call 0906 650 5430 21 March-19 April Taurus Call 0906 650 5431 20 April-20 May Gemini Call 0906 650 5432 21 May-20 June Cancer Call 0906 650 5433 21 June-22 July Leo Call 0906 650 5434 23 July-22 August Virgo Call 0906 650 5435 23 August-22 September Libra Call 0906 650 5436 23 September-22 October Scorpio Call 0906 650 5437 23 October-21 November Sagittarius Call 0906 650 5438 22 November-21 December Capricorn Call 0906 650 5439 22 December-19 January Aquarius Call 0906 650 5440 20 January-18 February Pisces Call 0906 650 5441 19 February-20 March Libra Call 0906 650 5436 23 September-22 October Jonty Clark LiteCrossword Splitpersonality Can you work out the name of the famous person from these pictures? Tensions in close emotional relationships are never fun. However, those youre facing now arent just passing issues. Theyre part of the cycle of growth triggered by this months two eclipses, next week and on 22 July. Tackle these with an inquisitive attitude and willingness to learn. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of model Elle Macpherson. Answers below Scribblepad ARIES 0906 8336 504 TAURUS 0906 8336 505 GEMINI 0906 8336 506 CANCER 0906 8336 507 LEO 0906 8336 508 VIRGO 0906 8336 509 LIBRA 0906 8336 510 SCORPIO 0906 8336 511 SAGITTARIUS 0906 8336 512 CAPRICORN 0906 8336 501 AQUARIUS 0906 8336 502 PISCES 0906 8336 503 Foryourmonthlyforecastcall: Calls cost 60p per minute. The astro-line horoscopes are updated every Friday Live Astrology: Now you can speak to one of Shelleys professional astrologers live. Call 09064 001016* for a one-to-one consultation with Britains finest astrologers. Or send a text with any question you may need guidance with. 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