IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 Intheright-handpicture,Rachelsjumperhasextrastripes,thepocket ofherjeansismissing,onesleeveisshorter,someofherhairishidden byhershoulderandthetopofherbootisflushtoherleg Giving up on long-cherished plans may seem a defeat. But youre actually clearing the way for new, and more timely, endeavours. While these have been on your mind, youve dismissed them as unrealistic. Now a series of sudden developments will turn these into a very real and practical possibility. Its not that somebody is keeping important facts from you. Its that they dont realise their significance, so havent mentioned them. While questioning the individual in question wont achieve much, you can tell them whats on your mind. Theyll soon realise what you need to know. Planning ahead is usually wise. Ideally, however, youll keep arrangements for the first half of October relatively loose. In a weeks time, the suns brilliant aspect to your ruler Jupiter promises both results from your own past efforts and exciting new offers. Youll need to be ready to alter plans, possibly overnight. Youve been doing all you can to avoid certain sensitive matters knowing that you could unleash tiresome emotional dramas. Tedious as these might be, theyd clear the air. So when this weekends emotionally intense full moon brings things to a head, plunge in and discuss issues. A casual disagreement is one thing. In fact, if youre to keep friends for a long time, you need to learn how to agree to disagree. At the moment, however, you feel you really should take a stand, which could mean confronting others. Say what you must, bearing in mind that they could still view things very differently. If asked whether you know your own mind in certain issues about which youre passionate, youd answer yes. However, while things are changing, your views havent. Raise this with the individual who asked that tricky question. The resulting discussion will both shock and illuminate. Mercury ended its retrograde cycle earlier in the week, but youre still dealing with the fallout. Thats no surprise, since during much of this period it accented the practical side of your life. Sorting out awkward arrangements may be time consuming, but thats to be expected. You seem to have invested a great deal of time in certain pursuits, or individuals, without getting much back. Over the next few days a series of sudden and mostly unexpected events will make it clear if your efforts have been worthwhile, and you should continue, or whether, for now, youre wise to abandon those goals. You were hoping others would recognise just how much their contentious attitude has contributed to persistent problems. But they continue to blame everything and everybody around them. Consequently, you really must discuss this with them. Deep down they know theyre out of line. You currently have some pressing decisions to make. While you believe you know whats wise, you want facts to support your thinking. And the variety of information youre seeking is proving very difficult to come by. Dont give up. It may take until next week, but what you learn will more than justify the wait. As an Aries you can be just as emotional as everybody else. But you prefer to do it on your own terms and at a time of your choosing. However, judging by the influence of this weekends full moon, you may not have any option. The issues that come your way cant be ignored and must be dealt with on the spot. Answer:Nelson-peak-hay(formerFormula1driverNelsonPiquet) No 649 ACROSS 3. Competent (9) 8. Spike (4) 9. Total (9) 10. Stupid (6) 11. Dreads (5) 14. Scope (5) 15. Resound (4) 16. Rigid (5) 18. Hints (4) 20. Abundant (5) 21. Fop (5) 24. Lament (6) 25. Trivial (9) 26. Greet (4) 27. Dispirited (9) DOWN 1. Wrong (9) 2. Swollen (9) 4. Impel (4) 5. Big (5) 6. Number (6) 7. Consumes (4) 9. Donkeys (5) 11. Supernatural being (5) 12. Reluctant to believe (9) 13. Anticipate (9) 17. Drops (5) 19. Tray (6) 22. Blunts (5) 23. Rid (4) 24. Unsullied (4) Yesterdays solution No 648 Across 1 Cove; 3 Penchant; 8 Note; 9 Standard; 11 Inconsistent; 13 Canopy; 14 Stupor; 17 Discourteous; 20 Initiate; 21 Weir; 22 Extended; 23 Edge. Down 1 Convince; 2 Vatican; 4 Entail; 5 Constitute; 6 Again; 7 Tidy; 10 Inspection; 12 Preserve; 15 Proceed; 16 Subtle; 18 Idiot; 19 Rife.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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This is preparation for the conclusion of the challenging but productive cycle that began with Saturns move into Virgo two years ago, and ends in late October. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of singer Rachel Stevens. 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... Comedian Harry Hill celebrates his 45th birthday today YOUVE been keeping several secrets, because revealing the facts could be hurtful. While that may be true, the resulting lack of information is beginning to cause certain individuals confusion, if not serious problems. 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