Intheright-handpicture,Risnsthumbhasmoved,herbaghasfewer straps,hernecklaceissmaller,lessofhersleeveisvisibleandalogohas beenremovedbyherleftleg A new and exciting idea is worth considering, even if it has appeared at the worst possible moment. Disruptive as the changes involved would be, something of this nature has been on your mind for quite a while anyway. The developments youre currently dealing with are giving you good reason to accelerate the process. Caring passionately is one thing, and theres no doubt of your feelings for a particular plan or individual. In fact, those around you have been hearing about nothing else for ages. Now that youre dealing with the facts, however, you might find you have to make some compromises. Initially you regarded the events triggered by Julys two eclipses, which called your attention to certain imbalances in your life, as a nuisance. But what youve discovered since has made you grateful that you learned about these before they turned into serious problems. Now, however, its time to take action. Sometimes disagreements are just a matter of differing viewpoints. However, the issues that are now under discussion are of considerably greater significance. Take time to get to the bottom of the issues in question and, at least with a little persistence, you could finally settle them for good. Theres a fine line between being discreet, which you long ago realised was necessary in certain situations, and being secretive. Others are pretending that the situation in question simply doesnt exist. While this may avoid awkward issues now, somewhere down the line it will make things considerably more complicated. Its taken several days for you to recognise that what seemed a simple difference of opinion was actually a far more serious clash about certain fundamental issues. Others were no more aware of this growing gulf than you. But now you know that it exists, frank discussions have become urgent. With the sun joining the inquisitive Mercury in accenting domestic issues, youll want to discuss certain persistent problems frankly. Youre convinced theres no solution. But youll be amazed what others come up with. Some ideas are so worthwhile youll adopt them right away. You may not be known for being stubborn. But there are one or two areas in which youve steadfastly refused even to discuss potential changes. Now you are discovering just how unwise this was. Embarrassing as admitting you were wrong may be, you must. Others will understand. Theyll also be greatly relieved. For the past few weeks youve avoided confronting others, mostly because you thought it would all end in tears. But now events give you little choice. Those concerned know theyre in the wrong, and are actually waiting for you to draw the line. The tougher that you are now, the better itll be. Now that your ruler the sun has joined the ideas planet Mercury in Leo, you can ask the questions necessary to clear up certain increasingly confusing issues. While this process may be more complex than you anticipated, once youre finally in possession of all the facts, coming up with the right decisions will be easy. The essential art of allowing one thing to go so you can concentrate on another is a skill youve never quite mastered. Now, however, destiny seems to be determined to help you develop this ability. Once you relinquish certain plans, in fact, youll realise you can devote your full attention to those that really matter. Answer:Nelson-riddle(AmericanbandleaderNelsonRiddle) No 599 ACROSS 1. Book-keeping (11) 9. Ennui (7) 10. Less wet (5) 11. Prickle (5) 12. Outermost (7) 13. Innumerable (6) 15. Landed property (6) 18. Towing vehicle (7) 20. Forebode (5) 22. Meeting-place (5) 23. Subtle discrimination (7) 24. Fraternity (11) DOWN 2. Freight (5) 3. Defining position in series (7) 4. Figure (6) 5. Examine accounts (5) 6. Wild fancy (7) 7. Hindering (11) 8. Liberal (4-7) 14. Coach (7) 16. Trusty (7) 17. Small amount (6) 19. Handle (5) 21. Plaster of Paris (5) Yesterdays solution No 598 Across 1 Spotless; 5 Maim; 9 Acts; 10 Palettes; 11 Comic; 12 Defence; 13 Rough and ready; 18 Solution; 19 Best; 20 Drained; 21 Wagon; 22 Echo; 23 Properly. Down 2 Piccolo; 3 Testing; 4 Standing order; 6 Antenna; 7 Mastery; 8 Heifer; 13 Residue; 14 Unleash; 15 Hating; 16 Embrace; 17 Despoil. 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