IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 34 Thursday, 15 October 2009 London Lite Intheright-handpicture,Samanthasskirtislonger,oneofherbelt claspsismissing,herIDcardisred,herpendantislargerandthetop stepismissingitsyellowstrip The secret of success isnt necessarily having good ideas or a winning manner at the moment. Its being able to stick with what you have in mind until those who are less tenacious have given up the battle. This may not be the ideal way to achieve your goals. But given current conditions, persistence is what counts. In one particularly tricky situation, facts will get you only so far. If youre to gain any comprehension of what youre facing, youll have to achieve an understanding of the individuals involved. And theyre so complicated, only your instincts will reveal what you need to know. Difficult as it is for you to admit, youve taken on too many projects. However adept you are at keeping several balls in the air at once, you currently risk being overwhelmed. And what youre dealing with is important. So stop now and start reviewing those projects, then cut back to what you can manage. While you didnt exactly enjoy recent frank discussions about arrangements that were already faltering, at least they confirmed your worst fears. While, in one way, this was hardly good news, in another its freed you to focus on certain far more promising, and reliable, pursuits. Your sense of fair play demands you speak up when somebody treats another person badly. You did this recently, and its causing serious problems. Yet you feel you cant give in. The individual involved is argumentative by nature. Since youve made your point, you can allow them to think theyve had the last word. Pay close attention to the intriguing ideas coming your way. Explore everything, both the practical, and concepts that are more foreign but could introduce something new. Youll soon recognise each as being a component of the fresh perspective accompanying this weekends new moon. When it comes to awkward family matters, timing is everything. Youve known that sooner or later youd have to deal with these issues, but acting too swiftly would be as unwise as doing nothing. Now that the dynamic Mars has moved to accent these, however, that moment has arrived. Because youve a gift for viewing even the most complex of situations from an unaccustomed angle, you can usually find a way out of the most formidable difficulties. But others arent nearly as imaginative as you, which means that your biggest challenge may be persuading them to go along with your suggestions. At the time you agreed to exciting new plans or concepts, you were swept away by their promise. You had no idea theyd be so demanding. Knowing that, you now have a choice. Either you must edit out certain activities from the past, or regard these as having been a passing fancy. There are many forms of inspiration, and those ushered in by the stunning alliance between your ruler the Sun and the visionary Neptune, are extraordinarily encouraging. But theres a trick to making the best of them, and thats to explore everything, whatever your first reaction. This includes ideas that make no sense. If youve managed to put certain pressing family or domestic matters to rest over the past few days, then youll have no distractions now that your ruler Mars has moved to accent love and lifes pleasures. If you havent, then no matter how difficult the individuals involved are, these must become your first priority. Answer:David-copper-field(magicianDavidCopperfield) No 659 ACROSS 1. Stitched (4) 3. Obtained (8) 9. Suggest (7) 10. Put off (5) 11. Scottish dance (8,4) 13. Pay back (6) 15. Gay (6) 17. Alliances (12) 20. Oblivion (5) 21. Voter (7) 22. Parasol (8) 23. Responsibility (4) DOWN 1. Precious stone (8) 2. Incorrect (5) 4. Purifies (6) 5. Undergarments (12) 6. Meditate (7) 7. Challenge (4) 8. Place for voting (7,5) 12. Blames (8) 14. Servant (7) 16. Really (6) 18. Frequently (5) 19. With the addition of (4) Yesterdays solution No 658 Across 6 Aqueous; 7 Story; 9 Piety; 10 Arrival; 12 Provocation; 14 Incredulity; 18 Clarity; 19 Droll; 21 Addle; 22 Succour. Down 1 Equip; 2 Better; 3 Due; 4 Strict; 5 Creator; 8 Prickle; 11 Avidity; 13 Include; 15 Rarely; 16 Thrice; 17 Flout; 20 Hut.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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While these methods might seem heavy-handed, theyre more effective than a civilised approach. Alteredimage 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... Sarah Ferguson is celebrating her 50th birthday today YOUD think that, as a Libra, you would have a clear understanding of the distinction between relationships of a more intimate nature, less closely tied friendships and those with, say, neighbours or colleagues. Yet you dont. So the forthright Marss move, on your birthday, to accent these is perfectly timed. Spot five differences in these pictures of Samantha Cameron. 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