STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Wednesday, 19 August 2009 29 Intheright-handpictureherdressislonger,ithasanextralineofgold beads,someofhertoesarenolongervisible,behindhertheropehas movedandthetwofigureshaveswappedplaces Dont allow the suddenness of changes in elements of your work or daily routine to make you think somethings gone wrong. While recovering from the resulting chaos could take time, in the process youll eliminate certain habits and practices that you didnt even realise were slowing the pace or causing problems. As a Scorpio, you can give the impression of spontaneity and frankness when, in fact, youre keeping certain vital facts under wraps. True, currently, these are yours alone to deal with. But by early next week youll be forced to reveal them. Do so now to save embarrassment then. When you made plans, there was enough time and money for you to get everything done, with plenty to spare. But recent events have devoured those resources, leaving you short on both fronts. Tempting as it is to try to stretch whats left, youre better off telling others you miscalculated, and making realistic cutbacks. As with every new moon, youve been left with numerous questions for which there are no easy answers. Actually, this isnt about swift decisions, but rather encouraging in-depth reflection on these matters. Take the time to do exactly this and you will be amazed how much you learn. Theres learning about how others feel, which is challenging enough. Then theres understanding the source of certain rather intense views which will be far more demanding, mostly because they dont know why their emotions are so strong themselves. Explore this patiently. Youll be surprised at what comes to light. Both personal issues and those involving close partners are on your mind. While its vital these be discussed, for now reflect on their nature and composition. That way, when early Septembers Pisces full moon brings them to an emotional head, youll have all the necessary facts. Ordinarily, youd be right to question offers that are as sudden as they are appealing. In the past you have been seduced by alluring ideas, only to regret getting involved. However, these are an essential part of the cycle of change currently reshaping your life, so go with it. You have no doubt that a last-minute change in plans wont be well received, but recent information or insights have made it abundantly clear that things cant possibly remain as they are. Before you utter a word, order your facts. That way, when youre barraged with questions, youll know exactly what to say. Just when you were expecting the worst of someone, they surprise you by being co-operative. Thats mostly the result of your groundwork earlier this week. At the time they may have seemed unimpressed, but you had more impact than you thought. Now youre feeling the benefit. Every once in a while, a seemingly off-hand conversation can unexpectedly open up a whole new world of ideas. That appears to be the case for you at the moment. While theres no way of knowing whats likely to come next, there will be no doubt that what youre learning will add a new excitement to your life. Only days ago you assumed that one close relationship was thriving. Consequently, the revelations triggered by the Leo new moon, which accents such matters, could come as somewhat of a shock. But theyre also giving you an opportunity to show how much you care, and, just as important, to make up for lost time. Answer:bill-y-man(rockstarBillWyman) No 619 ACROSS 7. G Britain and N Ireland (6,7) 8. Taciturn (8) 9. Competent (4) 10. Mild (6) 12. Deed (6) 14. Roadway (6) 16. Tried (6) 18. Urge forward (4) 20. Way in (8) 22. Religious organisation (9,4) DOWN 1. Concern (8) 2. Severe (6) 3. Lazy (4) 4. Divert (8) 5. Horrified (6) 6. Labour (4) 11. Petition (8) 13. Conquer (8) 15. Salad-plant (6) 17. Sailor (6) 19. Spoken (4) 21. Jog (4) Yesterdays solution No 618 Across 1 Scab; 8 Leadership; 9 Isotherm; 10 Even; 12 Ascent; 14 Temper; 15 Leased; 17 Oddity; 18 Stye; 19 Mediocre; 21 Amalgamate; 22 Need. Down 2 Consistent; 3 Blot; 4 Patent; 5 Permit; 6 Esteemed; 7 Spin; 11 Electorate; 13 Easterly; 16 Demean; 17 Ordeal; 18 Snap; 20 Open.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 can bear almost any difficulty if the closest relationships in your life are solid. Consequently, the unsettled mood in certain of these has you on edge. Worrying as this is, they need attention. The sooner you tackle long-neglected issues, the more swiftly you can relax again. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actress America Ferrera. 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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