STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Tuesday, 14 July 2009 27 Intheright-handpicture,Lisasnecklaceismissing,theflapatthe bottomofherdressissmaller,aspotismissingfromherbag,oneshoe iscoveringhertoesandthereisanextrastriponthefloor Nobody would disagree with the wisdom of planning. At the moment, however, it could actually complicate matters. Between last weeks lunar eclipse and the eclipsed new moon, next week, both of which are about far-reaching changes, this is no time to try to organise anything. The more flexible your thinking, the better. Tempting as it is to stick to familiar arrangements, at least until you know more about the nature and extent of certain changes, it isnt possible. While you may be able to retain some elements, circumstances will give you little option but to start altering how you do things. It has taken until now for you to understand the full potential of the ideas or offers that accompanied last weeks encounter between your ruler Jupiter and the planet of transformation, Neptune. As long as these are still taking shape, haste will achieve nothing. Be patient and allow events to unfold in their own time. The problem isnt the exciting new ideas you are currently dealing with. Its that the more time you invest in these, the less youll have for existing arrangements. Pressing as upcoming projects are, you must first weed out any activities and objectives that could hold you back. Others deal with stress by working out solutions on their own. However, as an Aquarius, youve a network of friends, colleagues and allies with whom you usually discuss your concerns. Now that this, too, is changing, youre feeling isolated. Challenging as it is, youll begin to draw on resources you didnt know you had. The meeting between the planet of growth and expansion, Jupiter, and your ruler Neptune last week is bound to have raised as many questions as it brought opportunities. Since you cannot know which is the most worthwhile, explore each, then make decisions based on what you learn. Now that you have had a chance to learn more about the exciting, if alarmingly sudden, developments over the past week or so, you are feeling increasingly positive about them. In fact, youre preparing to give them a try. Just as well, since it would appear that they are here to stay. Jupiters recent stunning alliance with Neptune triggered potentially life-changing opportunities. The problem is that because these appeared as the result of rather philosophical discussions, you wont necessarily have recognised them for what they were. Its only now, a week later, that youre realising their promise. You are involved in one or two obligations that are just plain unfair. Now both Venus and the forthright Mars have moved to accent such matters, its time to acknowledge and deal with them. Because disentangling yourself is bound to be challenging, the sooner you begin, the better. At first it may appear that certain individuals to whom youve given a helping hand are ungrateful, or at least the swiftness with which they alter arrangements could make it seem that way. But dont be concerned. Things are indeed moving swiftly, so much that they havent had a chance to tell anybody whats happening. Youve always encouraged others to take the initiative. Still, youre also the one who explores new ideas and organises things, so much so that you have become accustomed to making plans. Now certain individuals are finally adopting a more active role. While youre thrilled, you could feel almost as if youve lost your job. Answer:burr-law-scone-e(ItalianPresidentSilvioBerlusconi) No 593 ACROSS 1. Vend (4) 3. Ripeness (8) 9. Insult (7) 10. Lethal (5) 11. Censorious (12) 13. Modern (6) 15. Abrupt (6) 17. Type of biscuit (5,7) 20. Boredom (5) 21. Flap on aircraft wing (7) 22. Meant (8) 23. At one time (4) DOWN 1. Defames (9) 2. Elevates (5) 4. Dress (6) 5. Inauspicious (12) 6. Chanted (7) 7. Bawl (4) 8. Recompense (12) 12. Way in (8) 14. Small crown (7) 16. Abrade (6) 18. Moslem bible (5) 19. Abominable snowman (4) Yesterdays solution No 592 Across 6 Vehicle; 7 Utter; 9 Taint; 10 Deliver; 12 Fraudulence; 14 Hairdresser; 18 Tripper; 19 Bogus; 21 Scant; 22 Acquire. Down 1 Regal; 2 Winner; 3 Old; 4 Strive; 5 Beseech; 8 Request; 11 Quarrel; 13 Caprice; 15 Repine; 16 Exodus; 17 Hurry; 20 Act.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? A good idea is still worthwhile even if it could lead to disruptive changes in everyones arrangements. Actually, judging by the current planetary set-up, some form of disarray is inevitable, so you may as well benefit from the excitement promised by these intriguing developments. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of model Lisa Snowdon. 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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