IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 32 Thursday, 23 July 2009 London Lite Intheright-handpicture,oneofNatashasbootsislonger,thefigures onherT-shirthavebeenseparated,thereismoreredonherT-shirt,her T-shirtislongerandafigureinthebackgroundismissing Unlikely as it currently seems, with your ruler Venus superbly aspecting the fortunate Jupiter and Neptune, planet of transformation, in less than a week, stunning opportunities are on their way. Knowing that, between now and then, explore your options, but dont make any commitments you cant disentangle yourself from. When you discussed others objections to your plans, you were determined not to be put off. But now youre beginning to see how right they were. Backing down from your uncompromising position may be difficult, but as they were worried, theyll be both understanding and relieved. You fit as much as you can into every hour of the day. This means you often accomplish more than others. But it can also mean you disappoint those to whom youve made promises. While they may have been sympathetic in the past, their feelings were hurt, and you need to make it up with them sooner rather than later. Usually when others are being unreasonable, you regard their attitude as nothing but the result of a bad mood. Now, however, the issue in question is a very real one. While getting to the bottom of it wont be easy, once you do, youll be glad you did and, ultimately, so will they. When you first offered to give a hand to individuals youre close to, the problem involved was simple enough that you felt able to handle it easily. Since then, things have become considerably more complicated, yet youve said nothing. If you dont speak up now you could face much more serious difficulties later. The best way to deal with minor issues concerning certain individuals is to behave as if theyve already been resolved. While that may not be the case, at least youll be in the best frame of mind to sort them out effectively, especially those that others refuse even to acknowledge. Making a plan is one thing. But with so much in transition, sticking to even the simplest of arrangements is another matter. While ordinarily youd regard frequent changes as a waste of time, its not only wise now, it means youll be up-to-date with developments as they happen. Facts may be facts. But when it comes to taking certain pivotal decisions, you owe it to yourself to pay as much attention to what your instincts are telling you as to those seemingly solid and dependable facts. With the second in the current series of eclipses having recently shaken things up, changes are inevitable. Find a balance between looking after your own interests and remaining open to the unexpected and youll make the best of the exciting but unsettling week highlighted by the Cancer solar eclipse. Disruptive as these events are, theyll turn out to be life-changing breakthroughs. Most Leos enjoy a good challenge. So much, in fact, that youll sometimes see testing situations as a game and, when facing problems, refuse to give up because youd feel as if youre letting others win. But if you carry on your present course youll only be compounding your losses. The sooner you withdraw, the better. Hopefully the past months dramatic and frequent shifts in both circumstances and in your plans taught you something useful. Ensure the arrangements youre currently organising are flexible, so that when the coming weeks unexpected twists shake things up, youll make changes without any problem at all. Answer:on-oar-black-man(actressHonorBlackman) No 600 ACROSS 1. Helps (4) 3. Scatter (8) 8. Sort (4) 9. Beginning (8) 11. Orders (12) 13. Essence (6) 14. Eraser (6) 17. Sweat (12) 20. Dexterously (8) 21. Irritation (4) 22. Pleases (8) 23. Minus (4) DOWN 1. Achieved (8) 2. Lay down (7) 4. Whole (6) 5. Special (10) 6. Rule (5) 7. Brink (4) 10. Objecting (10) 12. Ditches (8) 15. Fragile (7) 16. Requisitioned quarters (6) 18. Incorporate as member (5) 19. Attack (4) Yesterdays solution No 599 Across 1 Accountancy; 9 Boredom; 10 Drier; 11 Thorn; 12 Extreme; 13 Untold; 15 Estate; 18 Tractor; 20 Augur; 22 Venue; 23 Finesse; 24 Brotherhood. 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Deal with these one at a time and you can reorganise things or make whatever adjustments the situation warrants. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of singer Natasha Khan. 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 And if its your birthday... Actor Daniel Radcliffe marks his 20th birthday today BEING generous is second nature to you. Ironically, when the tables are turned and it is others who are doing the giving, it is a different matter. However, now that circumstances are dictating events, you allow them to do exactly that and youll adapt to their attentions, far more swiftly than youd have anticipated.