30 Thursday, 10 September 2009 London Lite Intheright-handpicture,Billieshairiscoveringhercollar,herbroochis larger,oneofherbuttonshasmoved,thebottomofherjacketislonger ononesideandoneofthelogosinthebackgroundisblack By the time that Mercury ends its retrograde cycle on the 29th, somewhat alarming facts about several perplexing matters will have come to the surface. Unsettling as these are, theyll also make it much easier for you to let go of certain once-prized plans and focus on the new concepts only just now emerging. Few things worry you more than being caught with inaccurate information. So when others are speaking with conviction but you think theyre wrong, you tend to keep your views to yourself. With things moving so swiftly now, however, you really have to raise any questions immediately. Rearranging elements in your domestic set-up or way of working is no problem. Actually, you rather enjoy reorganising things. While the changes currently sweeping through your life may be far more disruptive, theyll also lead to thrilling breakthroughs in situations where, previously, youve encountered only frustration. Between now and the end of next week your ruler Saturn will be involved in a series of potent aspects, each of which ushers in unexpected twists and sudden changes in circumstance. Think of it as if you were riding rapids, and instead of worrying, youll enjoy each days thrills. Because the retrograde Mercury is accenting various new ideas or plans, youre likely to discover several minor errors or misunderstandings. While this may slow progress, it also gives you an opportunity to review your initial investigations. What you learn could prove surprisingly enlightening, if not plain exciting. Youve been tiptoeing around certain contentious issues for fear that, in challenging others, youd upset them. However, with powerful aspects involving the practical Saturn dominating the coming week, its time to face facts. Circumstances make it clear these must be dealt with. Obviously, before you can make any decisions, you need to gather your facts. However, with Mercury retrograde, the information that comes your way wont always be reliable. Therefore, regard any decisions made based on these facts as tentative, if not subject to immediate change. Nobody would regard you as stubborn. Yet when you believe in something, you can be as unshakeable in your commitment as Taurus. Now that belief is being challenged. Rather than dismiss these issues, explore them. Once you begin, youll realise theyre of greater significance than you imagined. Youve suffered because of the thoughtless actions of others, so you always consider the impact carefully before altering your plans. But you couldnt possibly have known about the changes in circumstance that would throw everything into chaos, and so have no reason to apologise. Loyalty is one thing. But sticking to a plan just because you adore the individual involved isnt just unwise, by next week it could be seriously troublesome. When this was organised, things were different. Now the circumstances in question are changing, and radically, which means your original concept must evolve too. You may regard your refusal to succumb to obstacles as persistence, and one of your strongest virtues. Ordinarily that would be true. However, in battling to keep certain plans afloat, with so much in transition, youre complicating things. Letting them go clears the way for something new and more appropriate. Answer:ewe-Seine-bolt(athleteUsainBolt) No 634 ACROSS 1. Fleeting (9) 8. Be in debt to (3) 9. Demolition (11) 11. Act of contrition (7) 12. Perfect (5) 13. Stirred up (6) 15. Assert (6) 17. Rub out (5) 18. Brave (7) 20. Lying between (11) 22. Deed (3) 23. Release (9) DOWN 2. Regret (3) 3. Temptress (5) 4. Shun (6) 5. Trifling (7) 6. Ally (11) 7. Remember (9) 10. Oddity (11) 11. Eternal (9) 14. Built (7) 16. Turns aside (6) 19. Get to know (5) 21. Constantly find fault with (3) Yesterdays solution No 633 Across 7 Expert; 8 Zenith; 10 Emotion; 11 Lucid; 12 Sane; 13 Bogus; 17 Greed; 18 Pair; 22 Thing; 23 Crucial; 24 Result; 25 Revere. Down 1 Reverse; 2 Appoint; 3 Drain; 4 Zealous; 5 Pinch; 6 Shade; 9 Innocence; 14 Wriggle; 15 Mariner; 16 Trolley; 19 Story; 20 First; 21 Queer. 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 actress Billie Piper. Answers below 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 And if its your birthday... Actor Colin Firth celebrates his 49th birthday today SOMEBODY seems to have touched your heart. Wonderful. But being the Virgo you are, youre analysing what your response should be, whats next and where things are going. Instead, just try to enjoy this moment for what it is, and allow what happens next to unfold in its own time. 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