IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 Intheright-handpicture,Noelhasasecondbadge,adifferentcolour faceonhisT-shirt,lesshairbelowhisheadband,hisblazerisbuttoned lowerandabackgroundlogohasbeenremoved While everybody blames the period during which the ideas planet Mercury is retrograde for all sorts of problems, it actually focuses on communication, and little else. And once it resumes forward motion, as it does on Tuesday, dont be surprised if certain other issues are waiting, unresolved, for you to tackle. While youre concerned about certain increasingly tricky situations, dont focus on them to the exclusion of everything else. Theyre much less significant than you think. Instead, devote your efforts to exploring exciting new ventures that are as intriguing as they are promising. Getting others to agree to new ideas has proved more difficult than you anticipated. The problem isnt the actual ideas involved, but that those concerned have already had to reorganise things so many times that theyre feeling weary. The trick is to allow these brilliant concepts to inspire them as much as they have you. Saying no to a Capricorn is risky. Mostly, you regard a refusal of any kind as a challenge. Consequently, youre giving serious thought to certain situations in which your efforts were blocked. Actually, that thought should be focused on whether theyre still worth your energy. Some of the dilemmas you are facing require nothing other than quick thinking and frank exchanges. However, one or two have become increasingly complex. You may not realise it now, but the more involved with these you get, the more patient youll need to be. Still, in the long run it will prove well worth it. The last thing you want to do is upset others. However, if you intend to get through to certain individuals, youre going to have to be both persistent and blunt. While they may complain youre being too tough, deep down they know youre right and, ultimately, theyll thank you. You are worried about how to approach tricky issues involving one particularly difficult individual. The answer is to treat them like anybody else. They know precisely what theyre doing. So the less accommodating you are, the less reason theyll have to continue with their antics. Your ruler Mercurys retrograde cycle will be over in a few days time, but that will by no means be the end of certain problems. What youve learned as a result of the confusion, typical of this period, has made you realise that several seemingly acceptable situations need attention. The moment has come to tackle them. In the past youve been guilty of allowing one or two individuals to manipulate you. Most of the situations involved were unimportant, and you enjoyed seeing them happy. Now, however, things are getting more serious. This means taking a tougher line with them, and without delay. It has taken some time for you to fully understand the powerful but perplexing discussions that occurred in mid-September, when your ruler the Sun aspected both Saturn and Uranus. But now youre beginning to recognise what you then regarded as seemingly unrealistic ideas for the breakthroughs that they are. If youre carefully weighing up various areas of your life, considering what works and what doesnt, its no surprise. You may not realise it, but youre quietly preparing for the pivotal Aries full moon, in about a weeks time. By then youll have a clearer sense of what needs to be dealt with, confronted or changed. Answer:palm-law-hand-hearse-on(actressPamelaAnderson) No 645 ACROSS 1. Asylum (6) 4. Recommend (6) 9. Letter-writer (13) 10. Obliquely (7) 11. Upper air (5) 12. Ethical (5) 14. Thick sweet liquid (5) 18. Guide (5) 19. Fascinate (7) 21. Necessary (13) 22. Cricket team (6) 23. Guard (6) DOWN 1. Ethnic (6) 2. Prescience (13) 3. Inexperienced (5) 5. Thickly (7) 6. Unfailing (13) 7. Wring out (6) 8. Rapidity (5) 13. Public performer (7) 15. Elf (6) 16. Monastic church (5) 17. Sagacious (6) 20. Unproductive (5) Yesterdays solution No 644 Across 1 Confidential; 7 Allow; 8 Blear; 9 Tot; 10 Charlatan; 11 Recent; 12 Stream; 15 Adjourned; 17 Ass; 18 Drift; 19 Tacit; 21 Reprehension. Down 1 Countermands; 2 Ill; 3 Enwrap; 4 Tabulated; 5 Avert; 6 Transmission; 7 Antic; 10 Conductor; 13 Exact; 14 Snatch; 16 Juice; 20 Can.Answers on Monday 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. 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. Splitpersonality Can you work out the name of the famous person from these pictures? Because next weeks full moon accents already tense financial issues, be prepared for dramas. This emotionally heightened atmosphere is likely to lead to unexpectedly frank exchanges. While these wont be comfortable, once things are calmer youll see that theyve helped clear the air. If its your birthday at the weekend... SATURDAY Most people run their lives by habit. These unthinking routines streamline your day. However, what once worked may no longer be the best way. SUNDAY Your instincts are powerful, but when facing difficulties or major decisions, you opt for a more rational perspective. However, its important that you pay as much close attention to your feelings. MONDAY Theres a fine line between courage and impulsive action. And with the dynamic Mars spurring you to take a stand, its time to reflect on this. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of comedian Noel Fielding. 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 36 Friday, 25 September 2009 London Lite index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html