STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Thursday, 17 September 2009 27 Intheright-handpicture,Sophiehasanextrabracelet,ablackshapeis missingfromherskirt,herradiomicrophonehasmoved,herstrapis missingonthescreenbehindandthesecurityguardslogoismissing Having struggled to keep certain plans youve worked hard to organise afloat, youre beginning to admit that they may not be worth the effort. As much of a defeat as this seems, youll soon realise theres still a whole wide world of new ideas to explore, some of which youll happily discover would be far more rewarding. Few things are more embarrassing than making an issue of a particular situation, then having to reverse your position and make the appropriate changes. However, those around you are dealing with the same unsettling developments, and well understand why you had to do what you did. You dont know which is worse, having to deal with unexpected and disruptive developments, or contending with the complaints of those who consider their struggles more demanding than yours. Aggravating as they are, you need only listen. They neither expect nor want suggestions of better ways to cope. As a Capricorn, you give serious thought to your goals and organise your plans carefully. Consequently, when recent unexpected developments threw arrangements into chaos, your instincts were to put things back as they were. In fact, these changes are offering thrilling new ideas. It may take weeks to understand fully the nature, and promise, of the changes currently streaming through your life. Youre tempted to do the minimum. But these, which are triggered by stunning planetary activity involving your ruler Uranus, are about leaving the past behind and beginning a new chapter in your life. Unsettling as being challenged about your views may be, the issues others point out are worth considering. Its impossible for any single individual to take everything into account. So their questions could spotlight potential problems that, otherwise, you might not have noticed. Balancing lifes obligations with its pleasures can be tricky. At the moment, though, frequent and dramatic developments are making things even more complicated. Do your best to organise new arrangements, and ensure theyre flexible enough to accommodate the next round of changes. Everybody complains about the confusion that accompanies your ruler Mercurys retrograde cycle. But they arent struggling with the increase in peculiar doubts and troubling questions that this raises. These are worth addressing. While a few seem overwhelming, the chaos makes them easier to tackle and resolve. In late August the planet of energy, ego and courage, Mars, moved into your sign. You felt ready to confront those individuals who youd previously found intimidating and challenge situations you were unhappy with. Now those days are going, youve some exciting decisions to make. Because the current new moon accents the use of your resources, you may have already begun thinking about your time or money. You might even have realised youre not using them wisely. Tedious as considering how this could be improved may be, initially, these revelations should be enough to spur you into action. The only thing more tedious than having to analyse precise but unimportant facts is being forced to do it twice. But with the retrograde Mercury having just moved to accent exactly this, its likely youll find mistakes have been made. Ignore them now and theyll pop up later at the most inconvenient moments. Answer:pip-r-green-wood(celebritygardenerPippaGreenwood) No 639 ACROSS 1. Bearing (10) 7. Test (5) 8. Defames (7) 10. Involved (8) 11. Rip (4) 13. Argue (6) 15. Fix (6) 17. National Socialist (4) 18. Conscious (8) 21. Sincere (7) 22. Follow (5) 23. Uneasily (10) DOWN 1. Tendency (5) 2. Soften (8) 3. Frolicked (6) 4. Masculine (4) 5. Disregard (7) 6. Presence (10) 9. Reinforce (10) 12. Immensity (8) 14. Odd (7) 16. Colonise (6) 19. Composition (5) 20. Leaning (4) Yesterdays solution No 638 Across 6 Convert; 7 Train; 9 Gay; 10 Deserving; 12 Standardise; 15 Painstaking; 17 Dissected; 19 Rat; 21 Annul; 22 Deposit. Down 1 Total; 2 Eve; 3 Urge; 4 Provident; 5 Lionise; 8 Remark; 11 Stands out; 13 Notice; 14 Sapient; 16 Rapid; 18 Ever; 20 Foe.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. 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Ask their advice, gradually homing in on the contentious issue, and theyll soon have no choice but to discuss it. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of Big Brother star Sophie Reade. 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 And if its your birthday... Singer Anastacia celebrates her 41st birthday today WITH so much going on in your life, this hardly seems the ideal moment for reflection. However, because the new moon takes place on your birthday, and accents the need for contemplation, its vital you reserve some time for yourself. Urgent as the events currently taking place appear, they can wait.