STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Tuesday, 4 August 2009 27 Intheright-handpicture,Laurensdressislonger,partofhershoelaceis missing,thereisanextraredbeadonhernecklace,herhairiscoveringher eye,andaPrizeandMercuryhaveswappedplacesinthebackground From your perspective, progress isnt worthwhile if its at the cost of close friendships or relationships. You fear that the radical changes currently in the air will put too much pressure on others. While this may prove to be the case, ask them and youll be surprised how eager they are to give even far-out options a try. Most regard long-range planning as essential. But while that may be true during other less chaotic periods, with two eclipses having shaken things up during July, and another taking place this week, it would be wise to regard even the simplest of plans as tentative. This lets you accommodate any changes. This is one of those strange times when previously frustrating obstacles could actually be doing you a favour. In forcing you to slow your pace, theyre giving you a chance to consider various ideas and options that previously hadnt caught your eye. What you learn could substantially alter your thinking and perspective. Because you think things through carefully, when you differ with others about arrangements youre usually the one proved to be right. In the current eclipse, however, even your painstaking and thorough approach hasnt been enough. Expect changes, many of them very surprising indeed. Obviously, youll be at the centre of the shake-ups triggered by the Aquarius lunar eclipse, but those around you are also riding out shifting circumstances. Discussing these will be informative. And you can inspire each other by talking over events as they arise, and exploring ways to take advantage of changes. Disruptive as the developments taking place may be, they prove that every cloud has a silver lining. You have been given the perfect excuse to extricate yourself from certain commitments that you were manipulated into making. Take advantage of this opportunity to break away, and take it now. As this weeks eclipsed full moon accents elements to do with both work and lifestyle, unexpected changes are likely. Initially, these might seem disastrous. But within a very short time youll feel confident enough to be able to make alterations that, only days before, youd been dreading. Eventually youll have to make it clear to certain people that youre not prepared to go along with ideas that you disagree with. While youve expressed your thoughts, theyve regarded them as nothing more than your opinion. The longer you wait, the more difficult altering their perspective on your views will be. In the past you havent counted the funds youve spent on certain individuals or the time youve invested in supporting them. But this weeks eclipse marks a turning point, especially when it comes to unequal relationships like this. Changes are long overdue, and its time to make them. You dont think of yourself as a stubborn person. Yet youre clinging to certain elements of your life with far more ferocity than they merit. You fear if you let these go, there will be nothing left to replace them. There is. But it involves a leap of faith -- you wont discover what it is until youve the courage to say farewell to the old. Unexpected revelations have recently forced others to acknowledge they werent entirely honest about their actions or intentions. But so far they havent been forthcoming about what they actually did. Obviously, you want to know more. Ask, but then back off. The less you say, the greater the likelihood theyll confess. Answer:jay-rain-r(criticJayRayner) No 608 ACROSS 6. Advance (7) 7. Body of troops (5) 9. Employ (3) 10. Cancellation (9) 12. Theory (11) 15. Introductory (11) 17. Perilous (9) 19. Fresh (3) 21. Set free (5) 22. Shake (7) DOWN 1. Attire (5) 2. Perform (3) 3. Average (4) 4. Sleeping room (9) 5. Belief (7) 8. Morose (6) 11. Express regret (9) 13. Photographic device (6) 14. Maker (7) 16. Trifling (5) 18. Incite (4) 20. Pig-pen (3) Yesterdays solution No 607 Across 7 Overstatement; 8 Pretence; 9 Ease; 10 Siesta; 12 Greedy; 14 Infant; 16 Humble; 18 Plot; 20 Navigate; 22 Contemplation. Down 1 Aversion; 2 Gratis; 3 Stun; 4 Strength; 5 Impede; 6 Onus; 11 Autonomy; 13 Dilation; 15 Astute; 17 Mighty; 19 Loot; 21 Vile.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? Recent frank exchanges had you worried that others would be upset. However, to your relief, the reverse is true. Before, there were inescapable feelings of tension. But now that everybody has put their cards on the table, the moods more relaxed and the resulting discussions far more extensive. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of presenter Lauren Laverne. 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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