STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Monday, 10 August 2009 27 Intheright-handpicture,Bonniestrouserlegislonger,hershoeis missingastrap,hercardiganisshorterononeside,thezippullis missingfromherpurseandthecobblebyherfeetisdarker Others have observed that you sometimes take things too much to heart. Only now do you understand what they mean. Recent clashes were causing you concern. Then you talked them over with the individuals involved and learned, first, how little they cared and second, that youd taken their words far too seriously. Tempting as it is to swear that youll never allow others to dictate decisions that really should be yours to make, keep an open mind. Their attitude may be annoying and their manner fairly heavy handed. But theyre far better informed than you, and, because of that, are worth listening to. Usually youd just cleverly sidestep restrictive rules or unreasonable regulations. But now youre urged to explore and discuss legitimate ways to deal with them. What you learn in the process wont just enable you to handle these, youll gain valuable insight about yourself and the reason such situations so annoy you. The events that were triggered by the potent Capricorn eclipsed full moon in early July began a cycle of questioning and review. Youve dealt with the surface issues. Now youre focusing on sorting out certain much more complex matters which previously you thought youd just have to live with. Ordinarily youd easily strike an accord with others about joint plans, even if various details remained to be ironed out. At the moment, however, theyre in such a contentious mood that any agreement seems very unlikely. Give them time. By the weeks close, both their mood and circumstances will be much more agreeable. We all know there are some people who are serial complainers. No matter what the situation, theyll find something to be unhappy about. While others pay no attention to their moaning, you take it seriously. Difficult as ignoring them may be initially, youll soon find it as easy as others do. The differences of opinion that youre currently contending with in several areas of your life are the result of the confusion caused by recent dramatic changes. While others are aware of their influence, youre not. The sooner you star to learn about these developments, the easier it will be. You are by no means stubborn. However, there have been one or two situations recently in which your refusal even to consider new ideas has shocked you just as much as its surprised others. Obviously, youd like to overcome this. Be patient. Within a week events will be sure to force you out of this rigid thinking pattern. What you dont say can be as influential as what you do, so youve carefully avoided certain potentially upsetting topics. But now others are insisting on discussing these frankly. Actually, theyre wise to persist, as misunderstandings that could prove exceedingly troublesome come to light. Youre feeling uncertain about various elements of your life, but thats as it should be. Next weeks Leo new moon ends one cycle and begins another. The questions on which youre currently reflecting are part of a process of review. This helps clarify what must go and, just as important, what you want to have more of. This is a week when seemingly unimportant exchanges could turn into seriously worthwhile conversations. Consequently, youll want to be attentive to the direction that discussions take. And if they appear promising, then ensure you listen carefully to others ideas, and express your own as clearly as possible. Answer:seal-ear-hymn-ray(actressCeliaImrie) No 612 ACROSS 1. Sleight of hand (11) 9. Employ (3) 10. Transact (9) 11. Takes off (5) 13. Tarnished (7) 14. Scream (6) 16. Stress (6) 18. Performer (7) 19. Purchaser (5) 20. Abandon (4,5) 21. Fish (3) 22. January 1st (3,5,3) DOWN 2. Sheep (3) 3. Sea-eagles (5) 4. Summary (6) 5. Sailor (7) 6. Fancied (9) 7. Get far ahead of (11) 8. Starring part (7,4) 12. Anticipation (9) 15. Rapture (7) 17. Part of the eye (6) 19. Consecrate (5) 21. Epoch (3) Fridays solution No 611 Across: 1 Cite; 3 Campaign; 9 Noxious; 10 Levee; 11 Second nature; 13 Exotic; 15 Afresh; 17 Superstition; 20 Twist; 21 Elevate; 22 Mutilate; 23 Very. Down: 1 Canister; 2 Toxic; 4 Assent; 5 Pilot-officer; 6 Inverse; 7 Need; 8 Coincidental; 12 Thundery; 14 Oculist; 16 Assert; 18 Irate; 19 Item.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? Youve inherited some arrangements that werent properly thought out when they were organised. Now that theyve got worse, its time for you to make some changes. While this may require that you first engage in a few tactful discussions, the results will more than justify the effort required. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actress Bonnie Wright. 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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