STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN London Lite Thursday, 22 October 2009 35 Intheright-handpicture,Lizhastworings,athinnerbelt,asmallerhole inhershoe,herribbonisontheothersideandinthebackgroundatthe bottomleftajigsawlogohasaltered Putting you and your needs first may seem selfish. And certain individuals who you have a tendency to indulge could complain. But the fact is, there are one or two situations in which youve been short-changing yourself. You are the only one who can deal with these. And they must become your top priority. Facts may be facts. But while your ruler Pluto is all about the truth, that doesnt mean you should be ignoring what your reliable instincts are telling you. There may be nothing solid that says these are correct. Still, if you feel they are, you owe it to yourself to trust them. Stern Saturn has dominated the crucial mid-heaven angle of your chart, which accents the structure of your life, for over two years. In a few days time itll be departing. But youre already recognising what youve learned, especially when you were cornered into the challenging situations for which Saturn is best known. Some changes unfold swiftly and leave little latitude for mistakes. Others are more complex and require serious thought. Tempting as it is to rush, investigate them now, while you can. Then, when its time to make a commitment, youll be well informed and confident about whats wise. Sooner or later youll have to reach a decision about potentially extensive changes in elements of your work or lifestyle. While you are fully aware these are inevitable, you can be reassured there isnt as much of a rush as youve been led to expect. Knowing that, relax and explore every option that you find appealing. The phrase being true to yourself can be crucial. You have several rather volatile friends around whom youre always careful to sidestep provocative issues. This has left them with an entirely false impression of you and your priorities, one you must work to remedy, and fast. Even the most down-to-earth Taurean has a poetic streak. It may surface as a passionate relationship to nature, or perhaps a deep affection for music. Whatever form it takes, ensure you give yourself ample time to enjoy it, since doing so constitutes a powerful inner enrichment. With both the sun and, as of next week, your ruler Mercury moving to accent lifes practicalities, you should soon be in a position to deal with several tricky situations. Obviously, youd prefer to put these behind you as swiftly as possible. But take things slowly. They involve far more details than you anticipate. Eventually youll have to stand up to somebody whos particularly difficult. Others are insisting you act now. But your instincts say you should wait. Youre right. Once next weeks tense issues arise, youll have little choice but to confront the individuals involved head-on. Youve some pivotal decisions to make. But youre so caught up in the pros and cons of various options that youre getting more confused by the day. Taking a break from the routine, and focusing on those individuals who inspire you or the activities that give you a fresh perspective on life, would be hugely beneficial. Bear in mind that while youre fearless about showing your emotions, for and against, others are less forthright. Thus, although you might assume that the silence of one particular individual means they agree with you, thats not remotely the case, as youll find out if you pose a direct question about their feelings. Answer:Reggie-Knole-d-hunter(comedianReginaldDHunter) No 664 ACROSS 1. Vigorous (8) 5. Possesses (4) 9. Boast (4) 10. Sticky (8) 11. Rash (5) 12. Slumberer (7) 13. Some time (6,2,5) 18. Check (8) 19. Depravity (4) 20. Italian wine (7) 21. Sag (5) 22. Near (4) 23. Replied (8) DOWN 2. Violent wind (7) 3. Alleviate (7) 4. Ill-health (13) 6. Racing dog (7) 7. Clipper (7) 8. Disclose (6) 13. Opponent of the Crusaders (7) 14. Ejecting (7) 15. Mission (6) 16. Unfavourable (7) 17. Envelop (7) Yesterdays solution No 663 Across 1 Modest; 4 Stable; 9 Miscellaneous; 10 Lingers; 11 Ether; 12 Sever; 14 Users; 18 Strip; 19 Deprive; 21 Entertainment; 22 Desert; 23 Chaste. Down 1 Mumble; 2 Disintegrates; 3 Sieve; 5 Tenders; 6 Brotherliness; 7 Ensure; 8 Close; 13 Emperor; 15 Ascend; 16 Ideal; 17 Settle; 20 Pinch.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 this wasnt planned maliciously, speak up soon, or it could cost you big time. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of singer Liz McClarnon. 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... Actress Catherine Deneuve marks her 66th birthday today DEFINING the word inspiration isnt always easy. Still, with Jupiter and the planet of inspiration, Neptune, together in your birthday chart, youll be reflecting on what it signifies to you. Youll find events promising and uplifting in unexpected ways, leading to greater personal inspiration as well.