STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Monday, 12 October 2009 33 Intheright-handpicture,Palomasheelismissing,abluestripeonher armisthinner,thereisonelessreddotonthecake,thereisanextrablue shapeonthecakeandtheridgeacrossthebuildingbehindhasmoved If youre in a reflective mood, its hardly surprising. During this time, the week prior to the Libra new moon, theres lots to be learned from examining both the elements of your life that youre happy with, and those youre not. This isnt about taking action. That comes later. Simply consider what works and what doesnt. Certain individuals are encouraging you to take a stand on issues about which you feel strongly. But that doesnt mean you can win over everybody. Tell them to be patient. Once the sun moves into your sign, late next week, youll be both more confident and on much firmer ground. Nobody would call you stubborn. However, when you believe in something youll fight for it, and sometimes without pausing to ask whether those who are challenging you might have a point. Instead of battling on, first ask them to tell you what fuels their objections. What they have to say might surprise you. Capricorns love just as deeply as any other sign, although youre sometimes reluctant to show it. You fear youll be seen as vulnerable or be taken advantage of. But, because you havent let the individual in question know how much you care, theyre unlikely to return your love. Exciting as the plans youre working on are, youre still missing important pieces of the puzzle. Youll discover most of these as a result of your efforts and the questions you ask. But those that are most significant will require patience and vision, as theyre likely to appear in unexpected, if not mysterious, ways. Theres disagreeing with others. And then there are the issues youre currently contending with, involving ethical matters or situations where you feel compromise isnt possible. If that is the case, waste no more time on futile discussions. For the moment, agree to disagree. There are certain individuals with whom its easy to be frank, because theyre as forthright with you. But now that circumstances are forcing you to take a tough line with somebody who refuses to face the simplest of facts, youre going to have to be both persistent and clever. Sometimes you just cant do what you want, however much you would like to. This may seem unfair. But once youre actually dealing with the issue in question, youll realise that it was not only pressing, but what you learn from it will add immeasurably to your pleasure when you return to situations you left waiting. You may feel that by shrouding certain difficult facts in half-truths, you are protecting others from distressing feelings. But not only will they have to face these at some point, their instincts are telling them that something is amiss. Youre better off discussing everything now. While you can be astonishingly forthright in so many situations and settings, when it comes to loved ones its a different matter. In fact, saying no to somebody you care about very much is nearly impossible. Challenging as it may be, if you dont set clear limits with them soon, there will be serious difficulties later. Youve discussed the situations that others are facing, reviewed their options and given them advice. Thats really all you can do. From here on, their actions are entirely their choice. Tempting as it is to warn them if they veer away from your recommended course, it will do neither them, nor the relationship, any good. Answer:bear-knee-hill(comedianBennyHill) No 656 ACROSS 6. Incapacitate (7) 7. Postpone (5) 9. Non-professional (3) 10. Unremitting (9) 12. Stamp collector (11) 15. Dispute (11) 17. Sycophant (9) 19. Artful (3) 21. Pretence (5) 22. Free (7) DOWN 1. Essential (5) 2. Prohibit (3) 3. Scheme (4) 4. Stupid (9) 5. Sorrow (7) 8. Determine (6) 11. Stimulant (9) 13. Slacken (6) 14. Big rock (7) 16. Embrace (5) 18. Regular (4) 20. Wager (3) Fridays solution No 655 Across 7 Indispensable; 8 Dispense; 9 Room; 10 Caress; 12 Talent; 14 Recess; 16 Remote; 18 Chic; 20 Effusive; 22 Dispassionate. Down 1 Indicate; 2 Simple; 3 Open; 4 Ancestor; 5 Barrel; 6 Also; 11 Suspense; 13 Nativity; 15 Escape; 17 Musing; 19 Hail; 21 Fair.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? Its not the issues between you and others that are the problem. You know full well its unrealistic for everybody to agree on everything. Still, youre concerned that certain, rather sensitive, individuals will take your words so much to heart that the result would be a setback. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of singer Paloma Faith. 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. 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