STARS&PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Thursday, 3 September 2009 33 Intheright-handpicture,Gizzisdresshasadifferentneckline,herpass hasnowriting,herfringehasnoparting,shehasextrawristbandsand theparasolinthebackgroundhasawhitesegment While its true that careful planning is the secret to smooth progress, youre in one of those tricky periods when changes in the circumstances youre dealing with are complicating even the simplest of arrangements. Organise things so theyre flexible from the outset, and when further changes arise, youll be ready. Youre more conscious than others of the tides of feelings. While you wont necessarily have known that the moon is full, youll have sensed that certain individuals were uptight, so you didnt take their outbursts seriously. Explain this in order to avoid any potential for confusion later. After having struggled with annoying situations and tried everything you could think of to solve them, youre just about to give up on your efforts. Intriguingly, a sudden change in circumstances is altering everything. This is extremely timely, and is restoring your faith that you actually can make improvements. Tempting as it is to turn recent discussions into a more serious exchange about plans for the future, youre better off biding your time. While youd rather get moving, within days, unanticipated developments would force you to make changes. Ideally, youll keep arrangements loose. Theres a difference between tolerating the views of others out of respect for them, and allowing certain people to run roughshod over your beliefs. They may not realise how important these concepts are to you. Explain your feelings, and what you find provocative now, before their tactlessness causes you offence. Now that youve finally begun to talk over tricky issues, youre hoping that they can be dealt with in one single discussion. Not only is that impossible, with ongoing changes reshaping the circumstances, attempts to organise things now would only complicate matters. Take it slowly. Having set your heart on certain arrangements involving somebody you care about deeply, youre not going to let minor obstacles bother you. However, once you investigate these, youll realise that they could result in serious difficulties which will require your immediate attention. Early next week your ruler Mercury begins one of its regular cycles of retrograde movement. Ordinarily, youd dread the accompanying confusion. But this time, in the process of dealing with mistakes and unexpected twists, you could unearth the source of problems for which youve previously been unable to find a solution. Although you may admire those who plunge into the unfamiliar without the least thought, you want solid facts. Waste no time seeking guarantees now, since by mid-Septembers potent aspect between Saturn and the planet of innovation, Uranus, surprise developments could change everything. Organising certain plans has been a struggle, so youre not about to give up on them. Battle to keep things afloat, however, and youll soon recognise that they are just distracting you from new, and potentially more appealing, ventures. If you still cant let go, think about how much simpler life would be without them. Over the past several weeks its become obvious that certain plans are a waste of time. However, others seem reluctant to make changes. Their attachment is of a sentimental nature, which means rational arguments will count for nothing. Dont despair. Simply wait until sudden events, mid-September, shake things up. Answer:jay-sea-car-n-hiss(athleteJessicaEnnis) No 629 ACROSS 1. Promotion (11) 9. Network of crossed laths (7) 10. Pale yellow (5) 11. Inflate (5) 12. Praise bestowed (7) 13. Make certain (6) 15. Soul (6) 18. Deny (7) 20. Best-known fabulist (5) 22. Meaning (5) 23. Expression of approval (7) 24. Disposition (11) DOWN 2. As before (5) 3. Airman (7) 4. Horrific (6) 5. Mediterranean island (5) 6. Wandering (7) 7. Dumbfound (11) 8. Not tried (11) 14. Formulated knowledge (7) 16. Athletic ground (7) 17. Pearl-producer (6) 19. Soak (5) 21. Disdain (5) Yesterdays solution No 628 Across 1 Artifice; 5 Stud; 9 User; 10 Invasion; 11 Steal; 12 A la mode; 13 Consideration; 18 Entrance; 19 Nest; 20 Opinion; 21 Fiery; 22 Toga; 23 Defended. Down 2 Risotto; 3 Inroads; 4 Convalescence; 6 Tripoli; 7 Dungeon; 8 Canada; 13 Cheroot; 14 Nothing; 15 Italic; 16 Tension; 17 Observe. 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 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. 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Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of presenter Gizzi Erskine. 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 Andifitsyourbirthday... Fearne Cotton is celebrating her 27th birthday today THE fact that the full moon takes place on your birthday marks this as a pivotal time. True, it means letting go of familiar and often reassuring arrangements. However, this gives you the freedom to improve existing conditions or to find something more suitable for the person youve become.