STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Tuesday, 21 July 2009 27 Intheright-handpicture,Madonnasthumbisnolongervisible,herhair iscoveringhereye,oneofherbootsislonger,arowoflightsismissing frombeneaththechairandthereisanextralever Youve been struggling to find a way to say an uncompromising no without upsetting others. The issue isnt the words you use, but the conviction with which you approach the situation. Once youre sure youve got right on your side, those worries about what to say will simply vanish, and the words will come. Only recently, you wouldnt have even considered making any kind of alterations. But now youve had a change of heart. You fear others might regard this as weak. Actually, theyve known all along that things werent working as they stand, and will be thrilled with the decision youve made. Ordinarily, youd be wise to stick to the plans youve already made, especially as youve invested a great deal of time and effort in them. But things have changed since you first conceived of these, and even more than you realise. Its only once you begin the process of reorganisation that youll discover just how much. Living with tensions in close relationships, personal or otherwise, is never easy. But you felt that was better than raising issues you feared would cause disruption. By next weeks solar eclipse, however, those very issues are bound to come out, so you may as well tackle them now. Little in life is more challenging to deal with and resolve than ill-defined doubts. If you knew what was bothering you, at least youd know the nature of what youre up against. Actually, the process of delving into and clarifying the issues in question is as important as the actual solution that, ultimately, you will achieve. Certain individuals could give up a promising plan in favour of another without worrying about upsetting others. You couldnt operate like this. But what you can do is discuss the situation frankly. Youll be surprised how supportive those involved can be, even if changes will inconvenience them. Because the current eclipse accents new ideas, it seems that youve really no choice but to explore various unappealing or impractical options. However, by the next eclipse, in two weeks, not only will your perspective have changed, you could already be making them a part of your life. At first, every single occasion you spent with certain entertaining individuals was uniquely pleasurable. Recently, though, youve begun to realise that these discussions always focus on them. Youve been there as an increasingly unappreciative audience. Enough that now youre finding other things to do with your time. As a Cancerian, you have a capacity for courage, even in the face of extremely challenging situations. Ironically, however, this comes into play more when youre defending others than when youre looking after your own interests. You and what you want to achieve must now come first. Sooner or later youll have to talk through certain increasingly troublesome issues. The only problem is, the friends or colleagues involved seem convinced these are their responsibility. This makes such discussions all the more urgent. The longer you wait, the more sure theyll be that youre happy for them to take over. Few things in life are more difficult than watching those you care about wrestle with tough decisions and being unable to help them. But theyve made it clear that they want to deal with these on their own, and you must respect that desire. Still, remain nearby, so if youre needed, you can be there instantly. Answer:mic-hull-mac-inn-tyre(comedianMichaelMcIntyre) No 598 ACROSS 1. Immaculate (8) 5. Disable (4) 9. Performs (4) 10. Artists paint boards (8) 11. Droll (5) 12. Protection (7) 13. Makeshift (5,3,5) 18. Correct answer (8) 19. Defeat (4) 20. Exhausted (7) 21. Truck (5) 22. Resound (4) 23. Correctly (8) DOWN 2. Small flute (7) 3. Trying (7) 4. Permanent rule (8,5) 6. Feeler (7) 7. Dominance (7) 8. Young cow (6) 13. Remainder (7) 14. Let loose (7) 15. Detesting (6) 16. Clasp (7) 17. Plunder (7) Yesterdays solution No 597 Across 1 Repast; 4 Danger; 9 Circumference; 10 Precede; 11 Nurse; 12 Edict; 14 Dealt; 18 Occur; 18 Lucerne; 21 Filing cabinet; 22 Direct; 23 Invoke. Down 1 Recipe; 2 Perpendicular; 3 Sauce; 5 Arrange; 6 General Franco; 7 Reeled; 8 Offer; 13 Chronic; 15 Doffed; 16 Slack; 17 Gentle; 20 Cabin.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? Decisions have become increasingly pressing. Only recently, youd have been relieved to settle on a single plan. But with so many options, youre now wondering whether you shouldnt try to keep things flexible. This is wise, as itll ensure youre able to accommodate the coming weeks changes. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of singer Madonna. 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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