STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Friday, 17 July 2009 29 Intheright-handpicture,Evannasribbonbraceletisblue,shehasextra stripesonherbodiceandismissingstripesfromthebottomofherskirt, herstrapisofftheshoulderandpartofthebarrierismissing. When certain potential changes in elements of your working life or domestic set-up were first raised a few weeks ago, you didnt take them seriously. They seemed unworkable, or something for the distant future. Now, however, time seems to be speeding up, so much so that they could take place far sooner than you expected. You may never know if others intended to cause problems, or if their errors were genuine mistakes. What is sure is that now you must deal with the resulting chaos. Dont tackle it alone. Ask for their help. Theyre perfectly capable, and eager to atone for the inconvenience they caused. If you havent already begun the process of reorganising the way in which you use your resources, your money and even your time, you soon will. Begin now, so that when next weeks eclipse throws everything into disarray, youll be more than ready to deal with the sudden alterations youll have to make. No sign has a better understanding of the importance of planning. Yet this can sometimes be your downfall, especially during periods like this of intense and unexpected developments. Dont stop making plans, just ensure that they are flexible enough to ride out changes as they appear. Little is more exasperating than struggling to organise plans, only to discover that because of changes in the situations youre dealing with, they must be substantially altered. Once you begin, however, youll spot things you could have done better, and will be relieved you had this chance to make improvements. During a less fast-paced period, you would probably be wise to try to include every detail in the plans youre making. But now theres little point. Instead, focus on the big picture, since with so much changing, the actual circumstances are evolving, and with each passing day. Lately, even the most straightforward events have needed reorganisation several times. Enough that youre now beginning to regard even the simplest of arrangements as tentative. Actually, thats the ideal approach to a period that is as disruptive as it will prove to be rewarding. Generally you dont think of yourself as self- sacrificing. But there are one or two individuals who you find it nearly impossible to refuse. Certain recent demands took things too far, enough that you can no longer make excuses for these arrangements. Better yet, youve now found the courage to tell them just that. Ordinarily, dwelling on the negative can be a real downer. Now, however, the more aware you are of problems and, in particular, what you want changed, the better prepared youll be to respond to sudden shifts in circumstance, and that will give you an opportunity to do just that. Only now are you beginning to recognise the potential of recent offers. Initially you thought that they were as intriguing as they were clever, but deeply impractical. However, as youve learned more about the situations in question, youve come to realise that they could be exactly the breakthrough youve been looking for. Youve been doing a real juggling act. Exciting as developments are, between last weeks lunar eclipse and the equally powerful eclipsed new moon next week, its exhausting. And theres another eclipse due in early August. Still, disruptive as events may be, the breakthroughs are worth several more weeks of chaos. Answer:jonh-e-math-hiss(singerJohnnyMathis) No 596 ACROSS 1. Spineless (12) 7. Power (5) 8. To doubt (5) 9. Mine (3) 10. Designer of buildings (9) 11. Deny (6) 12. Strain (6) 15. Serviceable (9) 17. Bother (3) 18. Porcelain (5) 19. Guide (5) 21. Clearly (12) DOWN 1. Greenness (12) 2. Equip (3) 3. Tempt (6) 4. Necessary (9) 5. In that place (5) 6. Incomprehensibly (12) 7. Subject (5) 10. Link (9) 13. Characteristic (5) 14. Banish (6) 16. Pretend (5) 20. Loiter (3) Yesterdays solution No 595 Across 4 Languor; 8 Meagre; 9 Qualify; 10 Little; 11 Assent; 12 Turncoat; 18 Irritate; 20 Famous; 21 Afraid; 22 Disdain; 23 Prison; 24 Bearing. Down 1 Emulate; 2 Mastery; 3 Frolic; 5 Adulator; 6 Galosh; 7 Offend; 13 Omission; 14 Malaise; 15 Leading; 16 Malice; 17 Wonder; 19 Inform.Answers on Monday 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 Live Astrology: Now you can speak to one of Shelleys professional astrologers live. 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The franker such discussions are, the better youll understand what they want. If its your birthday at the weekend... SATURDAY Dramatic shake-ups are leading to all sorts of revelations. Many are revealing that your suspicions about certain situations were correct. SUNDAY Exciting as developments are, theyre unlikely to be what youve been hoping for. These could seem hugely disruptive, but will ultimately be rewarding. MONDAY You tune into more subtle developments far better than most. Be particularly conscious of this now, since these could become the springboard for plans or activities that will grow in significance. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actress Evanna Lynch. 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