STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN Intheright-handpicture,Stephenspockethandkerchiefislarger,his shirtcollarisoverhisjacket,theimageonhisbookisupsidedown,the posterinthebackgroundismissingaflowerandthefrogonitisred Obviously youd rather not confront anybody whos known to be difficult. But if you dont take a stand now, they will assume that you are happy with their manoeuvres, which is decidedly not the case. Waste no effort on justifying your feelings. They know theyre in the wrong. You need only state your objections clearly. You tend to feel that one serious problem influences everything else. This could mean that you view the heart-warming events that are coming your way with doubt and cynicism. Recognise that theyve got nothing to do with current difficulties and then youll be able to enjoy them for what they are. Time spent with friends and loved ones isnt just pleasant, it helps you unwind. And that, in turn, puts situations youve been struggling with in a much clearer light. Yet youve avoided seeing exactly these individuals, claiming youve far too much to do. This suggests that a serious review of your priorities is long overdue. Often you are able to deal with disagreements so diplomatically that theres barely a ripple across the surface of the relationship in question. Take that approach now, however, and it will create confusion. Be forthright about your expectations from the outset and things will go better in the long run. It may take some time for you to fully understand the influence of Saturns move into your fellow air sign of Libra. What will be instantly clear, however, is that its departure from the painstaking Virgo has ended a difficult and complex cycle. True, what youve learned has proved rewarding. Still, it hasnt been fun. You seem to be caught in an increasingly confusing loop of misunderstandings, apologies and half- truths. The problem is that you werent entirely honest about a tricky issue because you didnt want to upset certain others. Now this has begun to matter, explain everything from the beginning. Taking a chance on unexpected offers, especially if theyre too good to be true, isnt your style. However, judging by your ruler Venuss stunning aspects to Jupiter this week and Neptune in early November, these are just as good as they seem. Exploring them would be worthwhile. When you look back on the past two years, during which the demanding Saturn has accented where and how you live, as well as tricky family matters, youll realise just how much youve been able to achieve. For now, however, youll view its departure from this angle of your chart as an event worthy of celebration. Youre probably already feeling the heightened emotions that are typical of the build-up to the full moon. It takes place early next week and highlights who and what you care about most. So youll be acutely aware of any issues, and especially sensitive to the growing tensions of others. Youre beginning an exciting new cycle, although it may not feel like it yet. Still, with Saturn moving to accent ways you could broaden your horizons, unexpected developments will soon become pivotal. While you wont recognise it initially, what you learn and who you meet could end up transforming your life. Being a determined Aries, you sometimes believe that by employing sheer force of will you can overcome obstacles. And, being an Aries, that technique sometimes works. But it wont today. The more swiftly you face what needs to be done and deal with it, the faster youll be able to put these problems behind you. Answer:willy-ham-will-buff-oars(politicianWilliamWilberforce) No 668 ACROSS 1. Tender (5) 4. Pirate (7) 8. Fruitful (7) 9. Purloin (5) 10. Old (4) 11. Choke (8) 13. To amount (4) 14. Blemish (4) 16. Objected (8) 17. Thought (4) 20. Rub out (5) 21. Bill (7) 22. Jersey (7) 23. Come in (5) DOWN 1. Curtness (13) 2. Smithy (5) 3. Attack (4) 4. Invent (6) 5. Investigation (8) 6. Vindicator (7) 7. Scenic railway (6-7) 12. Developing (8) 13. Liken (7) 15. Mend (6) 18. Uncertainty (5) 19. Pain (4) Yesterdays solution No 667 Across 3 Apprehend; 8 Type; 9 Attribute; 10 Quench; 11 Slyly; 14 Emmet; 15 Ease; 16 Exact; 18 Toss; 20 Ridge; 21 Tubby; 24 Listed; 25 Companion; 26 Icon; 27 Excellent. Down 1 Etiquette; 2 Uppermost; 4 Path; 5 Rural; 6 Hobble; 7 Note; 9 Acute; 11 Shaky; 12 Yardstick; 13 Defendant; 17 Train; 19 Supple; 22 Banal; 23 Coax; 24 Loan.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? After having given your time and effort to one particularly unrewarding situation or activity, changes in circumstances give you an opportunity to escape. Although your conscience may be bothering you, theres absolutely no need for such feelings. You really have done more than enough. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of actor Stephen Fry. 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. 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. And if its your birthday... Actress Julia Roberts celebrates her 42nd birthday today SATURNS move into Libra takes place on your birthday and, because its accenting the most strategic part of your birthday chart, its clear youre beginning a powerful cycle of questioning and introspection. Youll find youre drawn into exploring issues that youve resolutely ignored, and will learn a huge amount from doing so. 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