Malta Independent - - CROSSWORD & FUN -


Sci­ence, phi­los­o­phy or re­li­gion is likely to seem as if it holds the ul­ti­mate an­swers. Watch­ing a sci­ence-fic­tion movie to­day, you can see where this type of fic­tion is the maker of in­ven­tion. What we cre­ate in our minds, we truly cre­ate in re­al­ity–the imag­i­na­tion gives one the in­cen­tive to be in­ven­tive. Your pur­pose is just be­ing your­self, liv­ing your life and re­lat­ing to your loved ones. Just be­ing you is both the goal as well as the means of trav­el­ing to that goal. You are your­self both the end that you are head­ing for and the way, or ve­hi­cle, that gets you there. You, as a be­ing, are your­self the heart and cen­ter of all your in­ner ac­tiv­ity. Your am­bi­tions are true and serve to show the way. You can per­suade your part­ner into any­thing tonight.


You could find all sorts of ac­tiv­i­ties to choose from this morn­ing. Group in­volve­ment in sports or some neigh­bor­hood ac­tiv­ity is likely. Fam­ily mat­ters take on more im­por­tance just now. You ex­hibit great ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the peo­ple and things in your life. You are not too sen­si­tive with oth­ers but you can some­times de­mand a lot of at­ten­tion. Shy flow­ers–stand back! You are in­de­pen­dent and sin­gle-minded, demon­stra­tive and very lov­ing. You are eas­ily pulled into one story or an­other but to­day is for groups of peo­ple: large and small groups and re­la­tion­ships in gen­eral. You could feel great sup­port for what­ever you want to in­volve your­self with just now–you are a good in­flu­ence. Tonight is for lovers–bring flow­ers.


A change in plans this morn­ing may cause some frus­tra­tions, but you are good about mov­ing with the flow of events and should find a change in plans is a bless­ing in dis­guise. There is a surge of in­de­pen­dence, a need for free­dom and an in­ter­est in try­ing new and dif­fer­ent things this af­ter­noon. There is un­usual or un­con­ven­tional be­hav­ior present–there is an in­ter­est in the ex­otic or in some ec­cen­tric friends. Break­ing away, turn­ing over the ap­ple cart seems to be the urge that drives you now. Any­thing in the en­ter­tain­ment field or lit­er­ary field might be the an­swer to your en­thu­si­asm to­ward a more cre­ative you. You and a friend may be plot­ting to ac­com­plish some task for en­try in the guin­ness book of world records. Talk it up and get oth­ers in­ter­ested.


You are en­ter­ing a phase of im­pul­sive­ness. This may mean that, in­stead of dust­ing the fur­ni­ture, you will be pol­ish­ing it and if you are wash­ing your car, you might de­cide to paint the scratches, etc. Home is im­por­tant to you and you do ev­ery­thing to se­cure the home this week­end. Mak­ing it clean, safe and run­ning ef­fi­ciently is im­por­tant to you. There is an urge to be­gin a new habit–per­haps ex­er­cise–a fresh start to­day. Good habits bring us ev­ery­thing we want, but bad ones can turn our lives into a real mess. Pay at­ten­tion now and be­gin to no­tice the pat­terns of liv­ing that do not serve you as well as you would like. What you learn from this ob­serv­ing may be just as im­por­tant as what you learn from books. This evening is the per­fect time to at­tend a so­cial event.


Some­times we view our ac­com­plish­ments as hav­ing al­most no sub­stance. If you are guilty of this, stop com­par­ing your progress to some­one else. A false set of ideals may mis­lead you and cause you to ne­glect your re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and be­come lost in re­grets. Progress that is mean­ing­ful is of­ten slow; how­ever, some­times the slow­ness is what it takes to cre­ate new pos­si­bil­i­ties. This af­ter­noon you may have help in pre­par­ing your gar­den for the win­ter months. Sep­a­rat­ing plants, plant­ing, trim­ming and any other thing re­lat­ing to the yard or gar­den will take up much of your day. Un­con­ven­tional hob­bies and other forms of self-ex­pres­sion that break from the norm play a big­ger part in your life this evening. You find fun ways to re­lax.


Oth­ers may dis­agree with what you say or think or in some way op­pose your ideas. Bide your time; an­other op­por­tu­nity will be avail­able for you to ar­gue your point–per­haps not to­day. It may be easy to mis­un­der­stand cir­cum­stances just now. Your cur­rent sit­u­a­tion may de­mand some reeval­u­a­tion or other­wise cre­ate chal­lenges. The best thing to do now is to re­think your ideas or plans. Ac­cep­tance of some prob­lem ar­eas will bring you peace of mind. With some is­sues, how­ever, it takes some­one with your strength and de­ter­mi­na­tion to make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence– easy does it. It is im­por­tant to know which is­sues are for chang­ing and which ones are not. Lis­ten to your com­mon sense and not your fears. Some­one helps you with the chores tonight.


You are at home where there are lots of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, in­ves­ti­ga­tion and ex­plo­ration. Fas­ci­nated by so­cial in­ter­change, you are not too emo­tional. You will en­joy a va­ri­ety of in­ter­change with peo­ple to­day–per­haps in a friendly gath­er­ing. Think­ing, writ­ing, re­search­ing and sciences are good. Your friends, part­ners and re­la­tion­ships mean a lot to you. They are a pri­mary source of strength and you al­ways look to them for sup­port and en­cour­age­ment. You are in­deed a so­cial be­ing and will no doubt weave this fact into your life­style. Your im­ages about the tra­di­tional and the en­vi­ron­ment around you make it easy for you to work with and teach oth­ers. You en­joy com­mu­ni­cat­ing with your dear­est friends and loved ones.


Ev­ery­thing points to your tak­ing the lead to­day. You could be most per­sua­sive with oth­ers just now and what­ever you de­cide you want to ac­com­plish will have the sup­port of those around you. A sit­u­a­tion may oc­cur, where you will want to jump in the mid­dle and in­struct, lead or di­rect oth­ers. This can be suc­cess­ful if you ask per­mis­sion be­fore you be­gin giv­ing in­struc­tions; per­haps you are fa­mil­iar with what­ever you are try­ing to ac­com­plish. Do not al­low things to be­come too se­ri­ous–laugh! This evening you and your loved ones may join friends for some en­ter­tain­ment or so­cial­iz­ing. You draw emo­tional en­ergy and a sense of se­cu­rity from ideals, friends and so­cial in­volve­ment now. Oth­ers will give you en­cour­age­ment.


A neigh­bor may want you to help with some project this morn­ing. You feel a love of or­der and law–an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and duty. This is an area where you may be aid­ing a close friend in a move or with a rel­a­tive. Prob­lems are val­ued for the lessons you can learn and teach. Avoid le­gal en­tan­gle­ments as much as pos­si­ble. You can demon­strate great un­der­stand­ing of and sen­si­tiv­ity to the needs of oth­ers. Thoughts of travel could be run­ning around in your head and you may de­cide to write the city cham­ber of com­merce where you will be stay­ing for up­dated in­for­ma­tion. Any long-dis­tance travel could be en­joyed be­fore the fif­teenth of next month. An in­ter­est in re­la­tion­ships, so­cial con­nec­tions and the arts is where your en­er­gies are mo­ti­vated.


You will find to­day an en­joy­able day that should flow along very well. The se­cret say­ing for to­day is aware­ness of what is nonessen­tial. This means train­ing your­self to go-with-the-flow and not get­ting all wrapped up in some nonessen­tial is­sue that will prob­a­bly change soon any­way. If you are work­ing to­day, ideas and in­ter­ac­tion with author­ity fig­ures or older peo­ple may be in the fu­ture. Lis­ten­ing and tak­ing notes in what­ever sit­u­a­tion oc­curs will be the most suc­cess­ful way to move through the day–es­pe­cially if you are in new or dif­fer­ent sur­round­ing. Later this af­ter­noon you can re­flect and un­der­stand your own sit­u­a­tion. Your home en­vi­ron­ment, friends and sur­round­ings in gen­eral get at­ten­tion this af­ter­noon and re­ceive en­cour­age­ment.


The en­er­gies are pos­i­tive for work­ing in groups or in team­work to­day. With a small amount of de­ter­mined con­cen­tra­tion, life’s prob­lems should find easy so­lu­tions. You may ben­e­fit from the in­put of an older per­son–give this per­son your open mind. If you do not want to be cho­sen for a par­tic­u­lar job, make sure you are in­volved in some spe­cial work that oth­ers will not com­plete as quickly or suc­cess­fully as you might. You may find that some­one is sup­port­ive of your ec­cen­tric­i­ties. Prob­lems are a cinch to solve to­day; com­plete the half-com­pleted tasks and per­haps guide oth­ers. You may even find your­self pon­der­ing a bit on the mean­ing of life. You may de­cide that this is the best time for an elope­ment. This is po­ten­tially a sat­is­fy­ing day.


Your goals and as­pi­ra­tions are brought down to earth now. Friends who share ideals band to­gether, work to­gether, find plea­sure in mak­ing a dif­fer­ence. Apart from the achieve­ment, this ex­pe­ri­ence with your friends is worth­while. This may in­volve some vol­un­teer ser­vice or com­mu­nity work. You have the re­sources to han­dle any dif­fi­cul­ties. Open and af­fec­tion­ate emo­tions are present. Keep in mind that oth­ers need you as much as you need them. Spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends helps to cre­ate that feel­ing of be­long­ing and nur­tur­ing. If you are not around your fam­ily, a phone call may be in or­der. Ro­man­tic dis­trac­tions should be ig­nored just now–your judg­ment could be tem­po­rar­ily im­paired. Count your bless­ings.

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