STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Monday, 17 August 2009 25 Intheright-handpictureTamsinsnecklaceissmaller,thenecklineof herdressisshorter,sheiswearinganextrabracelet,agoldlineis missingfromherdress,andthedoorhandlenexttoherhasmoved Discussing potential changes in your work or lifestyle is one thing. But debates have been continuing for so long that youre even further away from a decision than ever. So youll be grateful for the decisive Marss move to accent such matters early next week. This should provide you with the courage necessary to take a stand. No sign has a better sense of timing and strategy than you, Scorpio. While youve been intrigued by recent alluring offers, your instincts are rightly telling you to play it cool. Others are encouraging you to respond swiftly. But youre right to wait, as what looks good now will soon get even better. Because you tend not to take clashes with others too much to heart, you dont worry overly about their personal dramas. While in many cases thats wise, one particular situation needs your attention. The individuals involved are trying to be strong, but theyre struggling, and would greatly value your support. Only now are you discovering how careless certain people were when they organised arrangements that involve both of you. Enough that the plans are now actually in peril. Annoying as this is, theyve done you a favour. Better options have appeared since, and dumping the old ones would be no loss. The last thing youre in the mood to do is go over issues point by point. But if you dont get to the bottom of puzzling differences now, minor errors or misunderstandings could turn into more serious problems. Unenthusiastic as others are initially, theyll soon recognise the value of such deep investigations. Sensitive to the feelings of others, you often know more about their state of mind than they do. This can mean that you forgive them for behaviour that many regard as simply unacceptable. Now you too must get tough. Saying nothing will tacitly condone their increasingly disturbing antics. Few signs are so caring with those they love. While this involves the obvious time and affection, you also focus on their health and wellbeing, subtly steering them away from anything that doesnt suit them and encouraging what does. Now, however, you must be far more forthright. When youve got a lot to do, its often easier to ignore differences with others, hoping theyll simply resolve themselves over time. However, this is very unlikely and, whats more, if you say nothing things will only get worse. The trick is to discuss things as arrangements proceed, and update plans as circumstances evolve. Even the simplest of plans need reorganisation. And since those youre currently setting up are being made in a climate of transition, its no surprise that youve found yourself having to revise them often. While theres no doubt that theyre disruptive, they also give you scope for making improvements. Each day adds something else to your long list of things to do. Urgent as these may seem, they can wait. The Leo new moon in a few days time is all about new beginnings. Consequently, your very first priority should be to reflect on what and who you want to remain in your life, and what you can afford to let go. Frustrating as recent tangles over restrictive or even pointless rules and regulations may have been, its to be hoped you went along with them. If so, youre reaping the benefits. Youll have either dealt with tedious practicalities or have in your possession facts that are vital if youre to achieve certain objectives. Answer:aim-e-nut-awl(actressAmyNuttall) No 617 ACROSS 7. Sullen (5) 8. Bowers (7) 9. Rich (7) 10. Entice (5) 12. Loud-voiced (10) 15. Arsonist (10) 18. Artless (5) 19. Suffer (7) 21. Spin (7) 22. Short (5) DOWN 1. Burden (10) 2. Sham (5) 3. Kind (4) 4. Hurry (6) 5. Slaughterhouse (8) 6. Tumult (7) 11. System of musical notation (5,3-2) 13. Fondly (8) 14. Attain (7) 16. Hardened (6) 17. Coach (5) 20. Liability (4) Fridays solution No 616 Across: 1 Quintuple; 8 One; 9 Declaration; 11 Tangles; 12 Their; 13 Avenge; 15 Lesion; 17 Satan; 18 Absence; 20 Arrangement; 22 Rot; 23 Literally. Down: 2 Use; 3 Trail; 4 Praise; 5 Epistle; 6 Convenience; 7 Deference; 10 Concentrate; 11 Transport; 14 General; 16 Magnet; 19 Steer; 21 Nil.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? You rarely allow important facts to slip past you. But with so much going on in your life right now, you havent kept track as well as you usually would. Consequently, the round up of pivotal information triggered by your ruler Mercurys encounter with Saturn in your sign is both timely and useful. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actress Tamsin Greig. 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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