IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 34 Friday, 31 July 2009 London Lite Intheright-handpicture,Rebeccasdressisslightlylonger,thebowis smaller,shehasanextrashoestrap,herpendantismissingandastrip ofthecarpethaschangedcolour Having come up with every excuse in the book for avoiding one particularly upsetting topic, you must now discuss it. Obviously youre worried. But youre in for a surprise. The moment you start the conversation, youll realise the mood of others has changed dramatically, and theyll happily talk things over. Clearly, making financial agreements without being sure whats involved is unwise. Yet that seems to be exactly what circumstances are demanding of you. Just declare your intentions, but dont make an actual commitment. This will give others the confidence to take things further. You seem to think that, in spite of the intriguing options that recently came your way, you should also keep faltering ones afloat. These arent just distracting you, they are part of the past and must be treated as such. The sooner you recognise this and let them go, the more swiftly you can concentrate on the future. A month ago, when certain far-reaching changes were first suggested, you thought them intriguing, but improbable. Since then, things have moved on, so much that these could soon become part of your life. Remember this when you are considering other arrangements that are equally unlikely. Respecting the views of others is one thing. But allowing certain individuals to be so dismissive of your thinking or philosophy is another matter entirely. Waste no time trying to win them over. Simply make it clear that just as youre gracious about their opinions, you expect them to be equally respectful of yours. You dont want to upset others by taking a tough line. Theyre already struggling and you worry this would only make things worse. But actually, somebody needs to be blunt, and as youre capable of being forthright yet sensitive, the necessary home truths had best come from you. In less than a week the third and final eclipse of the current series of life-changing astrological events will be over. Before then, you can expect more of the same recent uncertainty. Afterwards, however, the puzzle pieces will begin to form a recognisable image of your future. Even at your most imaginative, there are difficult facts that cant, and should not, be ignored. These involve practical matters and situations concerning long-standing obligations. While things may be in transition, you must discuss changes at every step, or risk causing problems both for yourself and others. With the planet of courage, Mars, currently accenting the most strategic angle of your chart, its time to face certain unfair situations. When you first got involved in these, everything was above board. Since then, others have reorganised arrangements to suit themselves, not you. Dont mistake remaining in certain long-standing commitments with loyalty or courage. At other times, or in other situations, that might be the case. However, with the actual circumstances on which these were based changing, battling for the status quo will achieve nothing. The sooner you move on, the better it will be. When others absolutely refused even to discuss certain new ideas, you assumed that was the end of it. But circumstances have changed and, as a result, so has their attitude towards the situation in question. Bring it up again, but as if youd never mentioned it before. Its likely youll get a far more positive reaction. Answer:frayed-e-myrrh-curry(singerFreddieMercury) No 606 ACROSS 1. Stumble (4) 8. Hateful (10) 9. Lively (8) 10. Way out (4) 12. Infrequent (6) 14. Not liable (6) 15. Tarry (6) 17. Habit (6) 18. Inform (4) 19. Almanac (8) 21. Deal out (10) 22. Profound (4) DOWN 2. Relative (10) 3. Couple (4) 4. Glass vessel (6) 5. Centre (6) 6. Lax (8) 7. Despatched (4) 11. Unlikely (10) 13. Control (8) 16. Shrink back (6) 17. Hue (6) 18. Neat (4) 20. Want (4) Yesterdays solution No 605 Across 7 Curve; 8 Trolley; 9 Indulge; 10 Elver; 12 Aristocrat; 15 Triviality; 18 Label; 19 Tempter; 21 Control; 22 Dread. Down 1 Occidental; 2 Grade; 3 Well; 4 Stress; 5 Foremost; 6 Slavery; 11 Retrograde; 13 Raillery; 14 Disband; 16 Little; 17 Steer; 20 Mode.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. 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. Text LITE (space) plus your date of birth and question to 87776.** Our gifted astrologers will send back an answer. Services are for entertainment only. *Calls cost 1.50 per min from BT landlines. Service open Mon-Sun 9am- midnight. All calls are recorded and regulated by ICSTIS. You must be 18 or over. Readings are for guidance only. **Text service available across all networks. Each message received costs 1.50 plus normal network charges. Helpline: 0845 270 8302. Service provided by Telecom Express Ltd, W1B 2AG. Splitpersonality Can you work out the name of the famous person from these pictures? Potential clashes need to be discussed frankly. You may have been avoiding the issues for good reason. But the actual problems in question need to be openly acknowledged. Difficult as these exchanges could be initially, youll be amazed how swiftly youre able to clear the air. If its your birthday at the weekend... SATURDAY You sometimes complain that you do most of the giving. But you prefer it that way. As great a struggle as allowing others to spoil you may be, it offers a valuable lesson. SUNDAY Analysing practical matters may not sound thrilling. However, once you recognise the exciting ideas and opportunities, youll be more enthusiastic. MONDAY Youve brushed aside offers of assistance with plans. That may be because youre so absorbed that you hadnt understood the significance of this. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actress Rebecca Ryan. 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