IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 32 Wednesday, 8 July 2009 London Lite Intheright-handpicture,oneofAmandassleevesislonger,thereisan extraredpatchonherdress,sheiswearingaring,partofhershoestrap ismissingandanAinthebackgroundisupsidedown Be cautious about seemingly civilised discussions with certain rather cynical individuals. These exchanges may seem polite, but actually their objective is to undermine your confidence about achieving long cherished goals. They say theyre only being realistic. In fact, theyre revealing their true nature. Giving up on something you care about is bad enough. But youve also made a fuss over your intentions, which means others might think you didnt make a proper effort. Actually, theyre wrestling with similar dilemmas themselves, so theyll know exactly what youre struggling with. Those youre close to, at work or at home, didnt exactly seize the initiative in certain arrangements they said they cared about passionately. They havent ignored your advice so much as theyve debated more than you would. However, with Mars moving to accent them early next week, theyll soon make up for lost time. For every step you take forward, you must inevitably leave some element of the past behind. Dwell on whats disappearing now, and youll turn whats actually a time of rebirth into one thats about loss. Instead, let go gracefully and youll enjoy each day of this exciting period. The planet of charm, Venus, is already accenting love and the joys of life. Once its joined by the lively Mars, in a few days time, the pace will pick up even further. Youll have both the energy and the determination to turn what have been long cherished plans into a lasting part of your life. Youve known for ages that youd have to tackle certain tricky issues involving family, but havent known how to raise them. Unexpectedly, events have done that for you. While you could try to minimise these, now that everything is out in the open you may as well take advantage. Once you understand that Julys developments are about the new and often entirely unexpected, youll stop struggling with its twists and turns. Actually, whether its whats coming your way or the events currently influencing others, youre better off simply going with the flow. Others are advising you to take a subtle approach with those who are known to be contentious. However, you cant help but think that the more direct you are, the better it would be. Youre right. Ideally, however, youll wait until the forthright Marss move into Gemini, this weekend, gives your courage an extra boost. Few things are more disheartening than seeing plans youve worked hard to organise fall apart. However, the events currently taking place are hugely promising. So much so that the temporary disarray youre facing will be more than justified by the potential of whats now coming your way. Being generous by nature, you enjoy doing what you can for others. However, not everybody has the same philosophy. In fact, one individual has been shockingly underhand in their approach to joint arrangements. This is typical of them, which means you must safeguard your own interests. They certainly wont. Its unlikely youll welcome the changes triggered by Julys two eclipses. Theyre not only disrupting once- stable elements of your life, but far too many decisions are in the hands of others. Or so it seems. Discuss developments frankly with them, and youll realise theyre wrestling with changes just as much as you are. Answer:jaw-jam-hill-tonne(actorGeorgeHamilton) No 589 ACROSS 7. Remonstrance (13) 8. Abridges (8) 9. Assert (4) 10. Additional building (6) 12. End (6) 14. Meal (6) 16. Hark (6) 18. Demonstrate (4) 20. Drug (8) 22. Book of information (13) DOWN 1. Swap (8) 2. Prescribed series (6) 3. Inflamed eyelid (4) 4. Rapturous (8) 5. Stress (6) 6. Solitary (4) 11. Involve (8) 13. Definite (8) 15. Ever (6) 17. Purloined (6) 19. Suspend (4) 21. Mature (4) Yesterdays solution No 588 Across 1 Quit; 8 Inimitable; 9 Man-eater; 10 Dark; 12 Silver; 14 Enable; 15 Sinner; 17 Preach; 18 Brag; 19 Jeremiad; 21 Correction; 22 Deep. Down 2 Unfamiliar; 3 Tire; 4 Bitter; 5 Fierce; 6 Hardware; 7 Peak; 11 Reluctance; 13 Vinegary; 16 Reject; 17 Permit; 18 Back; 20 Mend.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? Loyalty may be a virtue, but not when youre sticking with somebody whose attitude towards you isnt nearly as honourable. Recent antics have caused serious problems. Yet you continue making excuses for them. Once you acknowledge theyre out of line, youll know what to do. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actress Amanda Seyfried. 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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