Malta Independent - - CROSSWORD & FUN -


This is the best time this month to start a diet or a new ex­er­cise plan. You have an in­stinc­tive urge to get se­ri­ous about tak­ing care of your­self. Diet, ex­er­cise and work some­how mean more now: you want to feel good about your­self and the way you do things. You could have dif­fi­culty get­ting outer recog­ni­tion for your ef­forts or ac­com­plish­ments. This does not mean they are worth­less but it does mean you should throw your ef­forts into work or a ven­ture you re­ally love do­ing. A friend wants your ap­proval on an up­com­ing de­ci­sion. This evening would be a good time to spend with a loved one. Emo­tions are up and you may even find your­self pon­der­ing a bit on the mean­ing of life. Gen­er­ally, this may prove to be a very sat­is­fy­ing day.


You may be able to en­joy your life sit­u­a­tion this satur­day. A friend may oc­cupy much of your day with ac­tiv­i­ties that are en­joy­able for the both of you. There is much com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween you and your friend. This is a good day to en­joy tak­ing some time off from the ev­ery­day sort of rou­tine and just hav­ing a good time. You ap­pre­ci­ate your par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion and en­joy sup­port from those around you. Outer cir­cum­stances and the flow of events make it easy for you to make clear de­ci­sions, see the road ahead and gain a fo­cus for fu­ture ac­tion. Things seem to fall into place and progress is easy. Be care­ful not to overex­tend your­self at this time. This week­end may bring about a greater than usual in­ter­est in re­la­tion­ships, so­cial con­nec­tions and the arts.


Emo­tional se­cu­rity, a sense of be­long­ing and nur­tur­ing are felt in­stinc­tively now. You want roots, and you want a sense of in­ti­mate con­nec­tion. You make ev­ery ef­fort to im­prove your liv­ing con­di­tions as well as re­la­tion­ships. You value what is fac­tual and straight­for­ward and have a par­tic­u­lar re­pug­nance to any­thing se­cret. You know you must be will­ing to lis­ten in or­der to have the best com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween hard-to-un­der­stand peo­ple. Mak­ing a good im­pres­sion and put­ting your best foot for­ward takes on greater im­por­tance now as you re­ceive many so­cial in­vi­ta­tions this fall. You may be re­assess­ing your wardrobe as ap­pear­ances and styles are im­por­tant to you. Ro­mance, the arts and life’s other plea­sures take cen­ter stage now.


There is a more out­go­ing qual­ity to your life style now. Best­ing oth­ers in the heat of com­pe­ti­tion and tak­ing on a lead­er­ship role mean more to you now than in the past: se­cond best is not good enough! This may mean some sort of com­pe­ti­tion in­volve­ment. It could also mean that it is time for the an­nual “tell the best scary story” com­pe­ti­tion. This could be in your own home, your neigh­bor­hood, in your neigh­bor­hood li­brary, etc. Rules that keep sto­ries age ap­pro­pri­ate can be de­cided upon and the fun be­gins. A meet­ing may be formed to cre­ate a writ­ing for­mat if the group would rather not have a spur of the mo­ment for­mat. The fall is such a good op­por­tu­nity for teach­ing that you en­joy reg­u­lar times to col­lect in­for­ma­tion and to teach in­for­ma­tion.


You are in con­trol today and it is up to you to keep the peace. This may mean you have more se­nior­ity than your peers or it could mean you have been ap­pointed a par­tic­u­lar re­spon­si­bil­ity. This is called power and it is not a bad word! Once you adapt to the con­cept of power, you may ac­knowl­edge that you are able to suc­cess­fully make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in what­ever you are try­ing to ac­com­plish. You may spend much of today in tear­ing down what does not work and build­ing it up again. Blend­ing in with the group has not al­ways been up­per­most in your mind but is be­com­ing work­able now. With all of this en­ergy you may find ro­mance and so­cial in­ter­ac­tions be­come greatly im­por­tant. Tell some­one of your love in a ro­man­tic and unique way tonight.


This satur­day you may be moved to tak­ing risks. When we be­come truly in­spired by some­thing that we con­sider to be ex­tra­or­di­nary then truly ex­tra­or­di­nary things be­gin to hap­pen for us–par­tic­u­larly in our thought process. Today you are in­spired. Sci­ence projects or artis­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties spark ideas in your head. This could also mean a shop has be­gun to teach some fun through small classes in some type of art or sci­ence class. You may even de­cide to have your own class in your garage; per­haps a guest could teach. What a great way to learn, earn money for the hol­i­days or en­joy the com­pany of a loved one while ex­per­i­ment­ing with art. A lit­tle ex­er­cise away from home is a good thing: a long walk, jog­ging or biking is good for body and mind.


Prac­ti­cal mat­ters are up­per­most in your mind–you sort out any­thing that needs do­ing. Tak­ing care of per­sonal busi­ness may be the ma­jor theme where your emo­tional ori­en­ta­tion is con­cerned. You like or­ga­ni­za­tion and prac­ti­cal­ity and you want to get things ac­com­plished. Af­ter the bills are writ­ten and the letters are an­swered you may de­cide today is the per­fect time to pay a visit to a mu­seum or li­brary or to at­tend a lec­ture. There are some pro­found changes avail­able for you now, on a per­sonal level–psy­cho­log­i­cally and per­haps phys­i­cally as well–as if you are trans­form­ing into an en­tirely new per­son. Friends want to so­cial­ize tonight and you may join them–keep an eye on your diet. Good feel­ings, laugh­ter and hugs come eas­ily this evening.


Your emo­tions are not in tune with the more sen­si­tive and pri­vate ar­eas of your life. Push on now with­out gain­ing some kind of fo­cus and you risk some very tur­bu­lent emo­tional scenes. Take some time to en­joy a hobby or some form of self-ex­pres­sion. This is a very con­tem­pla­tive day as you delve back into your mem­o­ries and re­assess many of the piv­otal events of your life. This would be a good time to go through the old pho­to­graph al­bums. You are look­ing for some level of mean­ing now and will ex­am­ine your past look­ing for pat­terns. Look at the achieve­ments that you have made re­cently. With a new fo­cus on your goals, the time is pos­i­tive for new be­gin­nings. Re­freshed and re­fur­bished, con­sider a night of danc­ing this evening.


You seem to be in a hurry today–which may place your­self at odds with oth­ers. You could make mis­takes you re­gret. Pace your­self– oth­ers want to help you. You have a lot of en­ergy for mak­ing im­prove­ments in your sur­round­ings or life sit­u­a­tions. You are mo­ti­vated to im­prove. This could also in­volve re­pair or dec­o­ra­tion of your home. A short trip into the coun­try, for na­ture’s artis­tic gifts–col­ored leaves, berries, herbal seeds–may in­volve the whole fam­ily. Your sup­port sys­tem–fam­ily, home, those who give you nour­ish­ment–be­comes more se­cure these days. You are able to dis­pense with some of the unessen­tial and de­velop what is most true in your en­vi­ron­ment. You en­cour­age bet­ter sup­port and are able to lend a help­ing hand.


There are many mean­ing­ful days this month. The en­er­gies present at this time seem to bring out your unique qual­i­ties. You and your friends have plans for the af­ter­noon and you should have a blast with all the ac­tiv­ity that they have planned. A game could be played and may be an in­cen­tive to use your imag­i­na­tion. You could be very in­ven­tive when in­ge­nu­ity is needed. There is a de­sire to ex­plore all kinds of new hori­zons. Travel, ed­u­ca­tion and other ways to stretch your hori­zons open new doors of op­por­tu­nity soon. This is a good day to think about your next va­ca­tion or drive to the coun­try to col­lect col­or­ful fall leaves for dec­o­rat­ing your home. Time away from your reg­u­lar re­spon­si­bil­i­ties brings a re­newed ap­pre­ci­a­tion of your life.


Friends and dis­tant fam­ily mem­bers have a need to stay in touch today. The phone is ring­ing and an ac­ci­den­tal sight­ing of a friend may have many of your friends want­ing to chat about the next re­union or hol­i­day gath­er­ing. This is a great time to be with oth­ers. If you are vis­it­ing in-laws or fam­ily mem­bers today, make it a point to give thanks to your host or host­ess. For­get­ful­ness may be the ear­mark of the day’s en­er­gies; keep notes. You find inspiration for a cre­ative tal­ent–art, po­etry, etc.–and may find your­self en­cour­aged to teach a cre­ative class be­fore the next hol­i­day sea­son: per­haps greet­ing cards, thank you notes or hand­made gifts. You are pos­i­tive and will en­cour­age oth­ers to ei­ther keep up their good work or to fol­low through with needed changes.


Chal­lenges pro­vide you with many choices and this is one of those days when there should be think­ing be­fore act­ing. Stay as fo­cused as pos­si­ble on what­ever projects you have set out for your­self; you will be quite sat­is­fied at the re­sults. You could be build­ing the model of the next su­per air­plane or space­ship. Con­ver­sa­tions with friends this af­ter­noon could get into things like time travel or a psy­chic pre­mo­ni­tion. There is the pos­si­bil­ity of new vi­sions or sud­den in­sights into your self-im­age or into your ideals and dreams. You may find break­throughs in un­der­stand­ing as you view a sit­u­a­tion from a dif­fer­ent an­gle. You put a lot of con­sid­er­a­tion into re­shap­ing and re­new­ing your phi­los­o­phy or re­li­gion, dur­ing which your imag­i­na­tion is at full tilt.

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