STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Tuesday, 28 July 2009 27 Intheright-handpicture,Annasheadisnolongertilted,ashoestrapis missing,someleavesonherdresshavemoved,theshoulderstrapis thinnerandElleandStylehavebeenswappedinthebackground Often youll take a long time making decisions. This is because, as a Libra, you need to weigh up your options before you feel confident about reaching a lasting conclusion. Now, however, you must also bide your time until circumstances are right. And with the constant changes, that could mean waiting until next week. Since the sun reached the crucial mid-heaven angle of your chart last week, discussions have focused on alterations in your way of living or working. While some would be welcome, decisions are in others hands. Still, if left to you, those changes would be as minimal as possible. Being a fire sign and somebody who thinks and acts swiftly, youre enjoying the challenge of this weeks sudden changes. But others are struggling. Discuss their concerns frankly. This will help you understand their reasoning and, more importantly, you can explain why youre feeling so optimistic about the future. Listen to every idea and suggestion that comes your way. The circumstances youre dealing with are in transition, which means that what once made sense no longer does. Similarly, options that only recently youd have seen as impractical could fit in perfectly with new developments. Any plans youre currently discussing are sufficiently complex that arrangements are bound to require several conversations. Time-consuming as this may be, each stage offers not only an opportunity to get things organised, it will also give you a chance to learn about what others are thinking and, more importantly, why. The problem isnt what youre thinking or planning. Its that you havent adequately explained what you have in mind to those who are a vital part of the decision-making process. But once you go over your vision of the future therell be an instant improvement in their attitude. Some of what youre facing is as unfair as it is unexpected. Still, when you come to look back, youll realise those developments that caused you the greatest despair actually freed you. Instead of the ongoing uphill battle youve been facing, things will proceed with uncanny ease. Watching plans you care about evaporate is more than disheartening, it makes you wonder why you bother trying. Intense as these feelings of disappointment may be, this is such a remarkable period that within a very short time something wonderful will appear from nowhere, and give your spirits a much-needed boost. Dont let the complicated practical or financial dilemmas youre facing overwhelm you. Try brainstorming instead. Once you get together with others to discuss various options, youll realise that with a little ingenuity, even seemingly impossible obstacles can be easily surmounted. When you first heard about changes in elements of your daily routine, you were annoyed. However, youve realised these werent just necessary, theyre overdue. This has got you thinking about other situations in which similar changes could be undertaken. While theyd be disruptive, theyre just as necessary. While those closest to you have understood the reason youve been so absorbed in activities of considerable importance, their patience is running out. Now, however, certain developments are well-timed. Take advantage of the opportunity they provide to show how much you care, and youll probably be forgiven. Answer:boar-rice-car-loaf(actorBorisKarloff) No 603 ACROSS 7. Occur (6) 8. Civil (6) 10. Defame (7) 11. Spectacle (5) 12. Dregs (4) 13. Rend (5) 17. Centre (5) 18. Recognise (4) 22. Lessen (5) 23. Strain (7) 24. Contend (6) 25. Smoke-stack (6) DOWN 1. Pare (7) 2. Clothing (7) 3. Started (5) 4. Idolize (7) 5. Dull (5) 6. Pier (5) 9. Hopeless (9) 14. Upbraid (7) 15. Very old (7) 16. Sparkle (7) 19. Consecrate (5) 20. Throng (5) 21. Revoke (5) Yesterdays solution No 602 Across 1 Occur; 4 Besides; 8 Traitor; 9 Gusto; 10 Free; 11 Merchant; 13 Chew; 14 Stet; 16 Continue; 17 Prop; 20 Inert; 21 Uncover; 22 Entreat; 23 Ended. Down 1 Out of practice; 2 Chase; 3 Rate; 4 Barter; 5 Sagacity; 6 Distant; 7 Short-tempered; 12 Belittle; 13 Conceit; 15 August; 18 Roved; 19 Ache.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? The inquisitive side of your nature is one of your greatest assets. It means youre up to date on events and new ideas. Normally, youd happily discuss these with anyone. Now, however, you must be wary. Certain individuals could misunderstand, then blame you when things go wrong. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actress Anna Friel. 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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