STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN Intheright-handpictureNellsleftarmhasmoved,hershadowismissing, theNokialogoonhertracksuitbottomshasmoved,thescreenonher musicdeviceissmallerandherbluetopisnolongervisibleonherneck A last-minute change in circumstances may be disruptive to your plans, and a nuisance to others. Still, with the Libra new moon triggering an unfamiliar perspective on even the most rigid of situations, you must pay close attention to instincts that suggest you take a different approach to current arrangements. Dont be surprised if it seems a lot of people are trying to pick a fight with you. This has little to do with you and a great deal to do with Marss recent move to the crucial midheaven angle of your chart. This makes you more forthright, which many interpret as aggressiveness. The time has come to talk things over. This means exactly the variety of lengthy, serious and sometimes emotional exchanges you do all you can to avoid. Ironically, the sooner you discuss matters frankly with others, and in depth, the less likely the conversation is to descend into the theatrics you so dread. The sneaky manner of one particular individual indicates they cant be trusted, but in fact their motivation is very different. Theyre trying to be discreet about situations they regard as sensitive. Thank them for their tact, but explain that these are complex, and nothing more. Difficult developments that are an increasing nuisance are best ignored. Or so you think. Actually, as disruptive as these seem, theyre part of an exciting and rewarding pattern of personal growth that is only now emerging in your life. But you wont know how exciting it will become until youre involved in it. Ordinarily youre patient with those who others complain about. But even you are developing a shorter fuse when it comes to one or two who are particularly aggravating. You should be. And even more importantly, its time to tell them exactly how you feel about their behaviour. Struggling against the odds requires courage and persistence. But it takes even more courage to admit that the battle is over. In one particularly tricky situation that seems to be exactly what you must do. Acknowledging it is the most difficult part. After that, the rest is easy. Youll investigate the stunning new ideas or exciting offers now appearing, and give them serious thought. True, this may mean relinquishing existing plans and, even more challenging, convincing others that this is wise. Still, you dont want to miss out on these, and once theyve explored them too, neither will they. Heartbreaking as realising youve been fooling yourself is, its best to admit you were convinced one particular individuals charms were more substantial than they actually are. They may have lost their gloss. But they still have sufficient charm to be a welcome part of your life. Your decision to say farewell to familiar arrangements is bound to be a sad one. But this is no surprise. In fact, youve been defending these to those who have expressed concern, and reassuring yourself that things are all right. But theyre not. While admitting this may take courage, it is what you have to do. Continue to fight for once-cherished arrangements and you could be putting other, more promising, ones at risk. Much as you dislike the idea of giving up on your old favourites, theyre on their way out. Only once youve got rid of them will you realise how absorbed you were, and in something going nowhere fast. No 660 ACROSS 1. Ruling (11) 9. Single (3) 10. Specific (9) 11. Male duck (5) 13. Correspondence (7) 14. Lure (6) 16. Oration (6) 18. Compunction (7) 19. Blackboard support (5) 20. Disentangle (9) 21. Colour (3) 22. Unthankfulness (11) DOWN 2. Regret (3) 3. Evade (5) 4. Deaden sound (6) 5. Unceasing (3-4) 6. Dignity (9) 7. Unfeeling (4-7) 8. Tenant (11) 12. Robot (9) 15. Bearer (7) 17. Leave (6) 19. Bring to bear (5) 21. Concealed (3) Yesterdays solution No 659 Across 1 Sewn; 3 Acquired; 9 Propose; 10 Defer; 11 Highland reel; 13 Refund; 15 Blithe; 17 Combinations; 20 Limbo; 21 Elector; 22 Sunshade; 23 Onus. Down 1 Sapphire; 2 Wrong; 4 Cleans; 5 Underclothes; 6 Reflect; 7 Dare; 8 Polling booth; 12 Censures; 14 Footman; 16 Indeed; 18 Often; 19 Plus.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? You havent been able to come up with anything to deal with persistent problems that need no more than a fresh approach. Happily, now that the planet of vision, Neptune, has got involved, youll find that you devise all sorts of good ideas, including a few that are sheer genius. If its your birthday at the weekend... SATURDAY It isnt always easy to listen to your instincts. The suns brilliant aspect to the intuitive Neptune, on your birthday, makes it clear its time you did. SUNDAY Your birthday new moon indicates you have an opportunity to leave unprofitable elements of your life behind you. Expect a combination of unexpected and intriguing events and profound insights. MONDAY Others envy your Libra charm. Yet it can be a burden when some imagine you are fonder of them than is the case. Now is the time to clarify how you feel. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of model Nell McAndrew. 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 Answer:free-duck-R-low(artistFridaKahlo) London Lite Friday, 16 October 2009 33 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.html