STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Tuesday, 8 September 2009 29 Intheright-handpicture,astraponMelstopismissing,aredsection onhertopislarger,somesequinsaremissingonherwaist,herwatchis ontheotherwrist,thereisanextralabelinthebackground Youre in the midst of an extremely demanding period. However pressing the obligations youre contending with seem, there are equally pressing matters involving those you care about most. Theyve had to be understanding far too long. Invest time in these pivotal relationships now or youll reap serious problems later. No Scorpio forgets the generosity of others. But you also remember when somebody is unkind, and wait to get your revenge. While you could do that now, the resulting damage would be far greater than you originally experienced. Before you take action, give this fact serious thought. Obviously it would be much easier to press on with your own plans and not have to discuss them with others or consider their views. But what youre undertaking cant be done alone. In fact, the support of certain people is so important that youve no choice but to make those discussions top of your agenda. While the clash between your ruler Saturn and the innovative Uranus, early next week, is bound to have a far-reaching influence, its also altering your perspective. You may find yourself exploring ideas and offers that, only recently, youd have thought impractical or unrealistic. Having your priorities questioned by those for whom you have little respect means nothing. But somebody you admire is asking you why youre pursuing certain goals, and you owe it to yourself to do a little thinking and then discuss what youve learned with them. This wont be comfortable, but it will be very informative. The questions youre asking yourself about your life, close relationships and your priorities are very perplexing. Yet your instincts tell you that once youve found the answers, youll also be able to put certain persistent doubts and worries to rest. This, happily, is correct. Unless theyre from somebody you know and trust, gifts or gestures of kindness are often more complicated than they seem. Judging by your ruler Venus stunning aspect to the bountiful Jupiter, whats coming your way now is a simple and wonderful gift, and with no strings attached. Last weeks Full Moon highlighted situations on the domestic front that need to be dealt with while changes can still be made without too much disruption. Since others may not yet be aware why theyre necessary, begin discreetly. By the time they realise what youre up to, theyll also recognise why theyre so important. With Mercury retrograde until the 29th, a degree of confusion is inevitable. Actually, while there are bound to be problems, these extend only to ideas and communication. Still, there are those who try to blame anything and everything that goes wrong on the retrograde Mercury. Change is in the air now. But what youre currently sensing is only part of the earth-shaking events promised by next weeks rare and potent aspect between the planet of focus, Saturn, and the always unpredictable Uranus. Even simple plans are likely to alter, and far more than youd have imagined possible. Theres nothing to keep you from taking plans that involve big changes in your daily routine or working life to the next stage. Still, youre better off waiting. That way youll have no problem accommodating the sudden, expected and potentially profitable events promised by next weeks dramatic planetary activity. Answer:knee-key-ass-lamb(interiordesignerNickyHaslam) No 632 ACROSS 1. White heron (5) 4. Under (7) 8. Feast (7) 9. Drive back (5) 10. Dregs (4) 11. Delight (8) 13. Stagger (4) 14. Solitary (4) 16. Usual (8) 17. Tender (4) 20. Break out (5) 21. Small crown (7) 22. Tiny tot (7) 23. Mistake (5) DOWN 1. Ornament (13) 2. Scope (5) 3. Excursion (4) 4. Combat (6) 5. Story-teller (8) 6. Glass vial (7) 7. In confused haste (6-7) 12. Abstaining from liquor (8) 13. Bounce (7) 15. Cavalryman (6) 18. Possessor (5) 19. Impel (4) Yesterdays solution No 631 Across: 3 Apprehend; 8 Name; 9 Dramatist; 10 Outset; 11 Steer; 14 Ratio; 15 Dawn; 16 Nexus; 18 Poor; 20 Heave; 21 Needy; 24 Remiss; 25 Desertion; 26 Turn; 27 Prostrate. Down: 1 Incorrupt; 2 Imitation; 4 Part; 5 Remit; 6 Hatred; 7 Nose; 9 Demon; 11 Sixty; 12 Rapacious; 13 Incessant; 17 Sheen; 19 Recess; 22 Deter; 23 Tear; 24 Rout.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? Although being cautious during periods of change is wise, there are certain situations where youre better off adopting the reverse philosophy. Be as generous as possible. Give time, effort, money or affection to those who will respect the gift. It will come back to you ten-fold. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of singer Mel B. 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. Text LITE (space) plus your date of birth and question to 87776.** Our gifted astrologers will send back an answer. Services are for entertainment only. *Calls cost 1.50 per min from BT landlines. Service open Mon-Sun 9am- midnight. All calls are recorded and regulated by ICSTIS. You must be 18 or over. Readings are for guidance only. **Text service available across all networks. Each message received costs 1.50 plus normal network charges. Helpline: 0845 270 8302. Service provided by Telecom Express Ltd, W1B 2AG. And if its your birthday... Actor Martin Freeman has his 38th birthday today ALTHOUGH everybody is influenced by your ruler Mercurys retrograde cycle, the fact it takes place on your birthday accents the importance of reflecting on the past. Ordinarily, spending so much time on what is, essentially, history, would achieve little. But what you learn will explain a lot.