STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN Intheright-handpicture,Tarajishairsticksoutfurther,thereisanextra figureonherdress,shehasonlyonebracelet,herdressissmallerbyher arm,thereisanextrafigureinthebackground Confronting others is never pleasant. But its particularly stressful now, because youre conscious theyre already wrestling with difficult problems and dont want to add to the burden. Actually, your issues can wait. Focus on understanding their origin, and youll find you can resolve many of them yourself. Having been born under the most observant of the twelve signs, you rarely miss a thing. Yet youve completely ignored certain pivotal issues. Judging by Mars clash with the down-to-earth Saturn in a few days time, events will force you to deal with any of these youve overlooked. Occasionally breakthroughs come as the result of clever thinking and persistence. However, those that are heading your way between now and mid-August are the result of nothing less than good fortune. True, you must agree to any offers or ideas. But if you do that, you can safely leave the rest up to a benevolent destiny. One particular individual is being highly critical. While youve long since learned not to take their words to heart, theyre undermining everyones confidence, yet are unaware of it. Telling them will require tact as, ironically, theyre hyper-sensitive to criticism themselves. Sooner or later youre going to have to explain to those whove become part of your daily life that changes in your routine mean that, inevitably, your relationship will also have to change. Obviously, youre dreading this. You neednt. Theyve been observing events in your life and understand things cant stay the same. Dont let the fact that others objections to certain new ideas arent fully formed stop you from taking them seriously. Ask them to explain their concerns. The resulting discussions will be lively and, more importantly, may prove informative for you and help shape their thinking. Recent confrontations were so intense that you wondered how youd get through them. And you doubted youd ever have anything more to do with those involved. Now, only days later, you realise how much they cleared the air and how much closer you feel to the individuals in question. Somebodys convinced you owe them an apology. They think you should have explained more about certain plans or informed them about various options. While its true you didnt let them know what was happening, they also didnt enquire. Apologise anyway, but make it clear that next time you expect them to do the asking. When you agreed to certain arrangements they seemed fair and above-board. Its only now that youre realising how much others had organised things to favour their own interests. Demand this be remedied. This is no time for a subtle approach. The more forthright you are, the better. Now that youve had a chance to reflect on the rather sudden changes triggered by the recent eclipse, youre seeing things differently. In fact, youre realising that certain arrangements youve struggled to keep in place must not only evolve, but that in maintaining the status quo, you were actually preventing progress. Avoid the mistake of thinking that you have all the answers. True, you may already have asked some questions and feel youre well informed. But things are moving swiftly, so much that each day theres something new to learn. Focus on updating yourself, otherwise you could find yourself out of the loop. Answer:law-toy-r-jack-sun(celebrityLaToyaJackson) No 611 ACROSS 1. Quote (4) 3. Crusade (8) 9. Harmful (7) 10. Morning reception (5) 11. Ingrained habit (6,6) 13. Foreign (6) 15. Anew (6) 17. Irrational belief (12) 20. Distort (5) 21. Raise (7) 22. Maim (8) 23. Exceedingly (4) DOWN 1. Box (8) 2. Poisonous (5) 4. Agree (6) 5. Lowest RAF commission (5-7) 6. Upside down (7) 7. Requirement (4) 8. Agreeing by chance (12) 12. Stormy (8) 14. Eye-specialist (7) 16. Declare (6) 18. Angry (5) 19. Separate particular (4) Yesterdays solution No 610 Across 6 Appoint; 7 Minor; 9 Later; 10 Cushion; 12 Wooden spoon; 14 Part company; 18 Cavalry; 19 Amass; 21 Acted; 22 Ordered. Down 1 Speak; 2 Bolero; 3 End; 4 Bishop; 5 Solomon; 8 Turnips; 11 Adjourn; 13 Balance; 15 Travel; 16 Number; 17 Askew; 20 Art.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? In making decisions about the future, timing is as important as the options youre considering. While some are already clear, others will only surface later this month. Focus on deciding what must go, so that when youre ready to undertake those changes, nothing can hold you back. If its your birthday at the weekend... SATURDAY Your instinct for drama has served you well, but it also means youre sometimes unaware of more subtle ideas and joys. Taking things at a slower pace could prove to be a learning experience. SUNDAY Some obstacles are meant to be surmounted as swiftly as possible. However, those youre facing now are more about what you can learn from others. MONDAY One of your virtues, as a Leo, is your generous spirit. But this sometimes means you can be too forgiving, make it clear what you expect of others. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actress Taraji P. Henson. 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 London Lite Friday, 7 August 2009 29 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html