STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Tuesday, 20 October 2009 25 Intheright-handpicture,Leonashairfallsonbothsides,hercollar doesntmeetinthemiddle,hersleeveisstraightinsteadofdiagonal,the titleofherbooksaysLIONandthelargeWlogoisupsidedown Being a sociable creature, youre constantly discussing various new ideas and options. But, having just struggled with serious decisions, youd best focus your conversations on more trivial matters. At least until those plans are finally settled. Then you can return to your usual topics without fear youll be distracted. Since late 2007, the determined Saturn has been accenting new ideas, encounters and experiences. Initially, you were suspicious, however, gradually, many have become valued elements of your life. With Saturn exiting this part of your chart in ten days, youll want to remember this. You have a knack for convincing even those who are dubious that your ideas are worth pursuing. You combine whatever facts you have with a large dollop of charm. However, because those ideas currently being questioned are based entirely on intuition, youll have to rely solely on that charm to win others over. Recent difficult talks were so challenging that you seem to have lost both your perspective and sense of humour. Instead of brooding about who said what, change your mood by changing your setting. Get in touch with somebody who cheers you up and have a chat. Itll work wonders. The time for analysis is over. While you could continue to talk about whether certain plans are wise, or the right approach to accompanying dilemmas, these arent central to whats going on, which are far-reaching changes. Only once youre actually undertaking them will you understand where theyre all leading you. A white lie you told recently was just that, and you only wanted to avoid causing upset. The issue was so minor that you regarded it as unimportant. But it wasnt, and has become a source of contention. Admit you lied, but with honourable intentions. And learn from the experience. When you first discussed plans with others, the differences between your views and theirs seemed minor. But the gulf has become wider, until now you wondered why you bother discussing anything. Believe it or not, its all worthwhile and, soon enough, you will achieve an accord. If ever there was a time to take chances, its now. Between what you have learned recently and are hearing from certain well-informed individuals, new ventures could be as valuable as they are intriguing. Still, some insist theyre unwise. Waste no energy justifying your plans. Allow the results to testify on your behalf. Some say talk is cheap. But judging by the intense feelings of one particular individual, you are confident theyre speaking from the heart. Knowing that, you must also be as open about your feelings. This wont be easy, because youre only just discovering a few of them yourself. You dont mind the occasional clash of views. In fact, you regard a good battle of wits as a wonderful way of clearing the air. However, others often find such dramas somewhat harder to contend with. This means that if you want to avoid upsetting them, you may have no choice but to adopt a rather more subtle approach. There is being busy, which you like. And then there is being so busy that you have no time to enjoy love or lifes pleasures, which is the case at the moment. Yet you are still adding things to your schedule. Instead of filling your diary, you need to give serious thought to which activities can wait for the time being. Answer:gay-brie-l-burn(actorGabrielByrne) No 662 ACROSS 1. Quibbling (12) 7. Hail (5) 8. Vagrant (5) 9. Before (3) 10. Defender (9) 11. Not certain (6) 12. End (6) 15. Distress (9) 17. Prohibition (3) 18. String (5) 19. Bend (5) 21. Untimely (12) DOWN 1. Indispensable condition (12) 2. Wrath (3) 3. Choice (6) 4. Assembly (9) 5. Respond to stimulus (5) 6. Fearful (12) 7. Conjecture (5) 10. Keep on striving (9) 13. Tinge deeply (5) 14. Athletics implement (6) 16. Pretend (5) 20. Manage (3) Yesterdays solution No 661 Across: 4 Discuss; 8 Openly; 9 Asinine; 10 Clever; 11 Appeal; 12 Decision; 18 Overcast; 20 Reveal; 21 Spring; 22 Quality; 23 Dilate; 24 Degrade. Down: 1 Concede; 2 Defence; 3 Alters; 5 Instance; 6 Canopy; 7 Sundae; 13 Isolated; 14 Capital; 15 Stagger; 16 Refuse; 17 Seller; 19 Repair.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? Habitual liars are best handled by regarding everything they say as untrue until proven otherwise. That may seem cynical, but it will keep you from relying on their words only to discover theyre not remotely accurate. And, better yet, youll get the occasional welcome surprise. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of singer Leona Lewis. 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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