STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Tuesday, 25 August 2009 29 Intheright-handpicture,Jessicaswaterbottleistaller,thewaistbandof hershortsishigher,oneofthepanelsonhershortsisred,thelogoon herchestsaysYoyotaandacurvedlinebetweenhercalvesismissing Obviously, youre not very happy about being forced to give up on a plan that youve both worked hard to create, and which means a lot. However, your perspective is blinkered. Only once youve acquired some distance will you realise that with recent changes in circumstance, this couldnt possibly have survived. With the dynamic Mars having just moved to accent new people, places and ideas, youre feeling restless. Youre concluding a period thats focused almost exclusively on obligations of a personal, practical and relationship nature. Youve accomplished a lot. Now you deserve a break. Initially you didnt take tensions on the domestic front that seriously, thinking theyd work themselves out. They wont. If a solution is to be achieved, it will require time and serious talk. At the moment, youre dreading these exchanges. But once you actually start discussions, youll be amazed how much you learn. When things arent going as well or as swiftly as you intend, you have been known to make provocative statements just to wind others up. Now that they are doing it to you, youre not only annoyed, youre beginning to recognise how upsetting being manipulated in this way can be. Others are encouraging you to confront those whose bad behaviour is causing problems. Youve expressed your displeasure, but its only made things worse. The best strategy will be simply to withdraw. They thrive on your reaction. If youre absent and no longer responding to their antics, theyll soon lose interest. You arent the only one to be taken advantage of by one particularly unscrupulous individual. Compare notes with others and youll realise that everybodys heard the same sob story and made the same concessions involving obligations and money. Call a halt now and they should pay up. For ages others have been insisting that you rearrange elements of your work or lifestyle. And youve told them that youre not interested. Now one sudden and quite unexpected event has made you view existing arrangements, and the potential for change, in a far more positive light. You hate it when others try to impose their ideas of whats right on you. Consequently, youve been overly tolerant about one particular individuals antics. However, their increasingly disruptive attitude will soon trigger a confrontation. They know they were out of line, and will actually seem relieved you spoke up. Mars, the planet of ego and courage, has just moved into Cancer, and is there for nearly two months. In the two years since it was last in your sign, the world around you has changed and so have you, and far more than you realise. Now you begin to come to terms with those changes. Few things are more exasperating than situations in which others seem determined to find fault in arrangements or dispute what are really minor issues. Irritating as this is, in most cases the dilemmas theyre pointing out are very real and require attention. The problem is the way they have been going about it. Few things are more frustrating than people who insist on going over every detail before theyll agree to any plan. Youd rather take action and revise arrangements as you proceed. At the moment, however, their painstaking approach isnt just wise, it could ensure that you avoid serious problems further down the line. Answer:jazz-purr-carrot(comedianJasperCarrott) No 623 ACROSS 1. Saucy (4) 3. Jam (8) 9. Rubbers (7) 10. Hackneyed (5) 11. Teacher (12) 13. Lottery (6) 15. Hesitate (6) 17. Impolite (12) 20. Boredom (5) 21. Wordy (7) 22. Commonplace (8) 23. Pluck (4) DOWN 1. Delight (8) 2. Extend (5) 4. Recommence (6) 5. Adequate (12) 6. Apparel (7) 7. Pitcher (4) 8. Memory (12) 12. Outlook (8) 14. Simulated (7) 16. Tremble (6) 18. Smell (5) 19. Nil (4) Yesterdays solution No 622 Across 6 Decorum; 7 Sally; 9 Claim; 10 Elegant; 12 Intermingle; 14 Information; 18 Blatant; 19 Ideal; 21 Agree; 22 Capable. Down 1 Reply; 2 Notion; 3 Buy; 4 Jargon; 5 Blankly; 8 Climate; 11 Teeming; 13 Analogy; 15 Outlet; 16 Ordeal; 17 Tally; 20 Wan.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 been encouraging one timid individual to stand their ground. Now theyre doing exactly that, but to excess. Consequently, youre worrying that youve created a monster. You havent. This type of assertiveness with those who are overwhelming is a skill that takes time to develop. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of athlete Jessica Ennis. 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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