Malta Independent - - CROSSWORD & FUN -


This may be the first day on a job or the first day to learn a new tech­nol­ogy or way of work­ing. You are en­er­gized and en­thu­si­as­tic over learn­ing some­thing you never thought you would have the op­por­tu­nity to learn. Thoughts may be run­ning through your head of other ways to learn about new in­ven­tions and new possibilities. You may even see a reeval­u­a­tion of your likes and dis­likes: how and what you en­joy or ap­pre­ci­ate about your­self and life. It is im­por­tant to you that you work for a com­pany you re­spect and at this time you feel that you are where you need to be. Hob­bies might be the next arena that opens doors to new in­ven­tions. Visit a shop or two this af­ter­noon that sup­port some of your fa­vorite pas­times: ships, trains, com­put­ers, games, etc.


A high-energy day calls for a bit of ex­tro­verted be­hav­ior. If you find it dif­fi­cult to push through to that ex­tra en­thu­si­asm, do a bit of pre­tend­ing and put on an imag­i­nary hat that says go-go-go! Energy fol­lows thought and when you think in th­ese pos­i­tive and pow­er­ful ways a strong pos­i­tive ac­tion will fol­low. In­creased con­fi­dence and a more out­go­ing man­ner may be the keys that open many a new door in your ca­reer. At home you can re­lax and en­joy a lit­tle read­ing or a phone con­ver­sa­tion be­fore the even­ing calls for your at­ten­tion. A so­cial oc­ca­sion this even­ing will find you in a comic mood. It is easy for you to love and be com­pas­sion­ate and to value what life offers. You have a sense of unity and broth­er­hood that will stay with you al­ways.


A clear-minded in­sight into your own plans and meth­ods is avail­able to you. This is a very good time to com­mu­ni­cate your goals and put them into words–a good time for de­ci­sions. You have been down the same path as some of your stu­dents and you are in a good place to be help­ful. You may be sought af­ter for your ad­vice re­gard­ing busi­ness in­ter­views or how to over­come the po­lit­i­cal events in the of­fice en­vi­ron­ment, etc. You may find your­self ex­pres­sive in a most imag­i­na­tive way. This even­ing creativity–the arts, the­ater, sports–takes on an al­most ideal and oth­er­worldly di­men­sion. You may be en­joy­ing an ac­tiv­ity while you are in the com­pany of friends. You don’t usu­ally stay out too late but tonight may be a fun ex­cep­tion.


A need to be re­spected is an emo­tion­ally charged is­sue today. You have de­vel­oped a knack for or­ga­niz­ing things and peo­ple–with your am­bi­tion and prac­ti­cal­ity oth­ers want you to take the lead. Work, achieve­ment and am­bi­tion are im­por­tant to you. You are at your most prac­ti­cal when it comes to deal­ing and work­ing with oth­ers. You make your way through ideas, con­cepts and the abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate and ex­press them to oth­ers. There are plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties com­ing up that will help you to ex­press your­self in new and won­der­ful ways. Ex­pect a sense of sup­port and good­will from those around you. Your love of home and fam­ily may oc­cupy your mind this af­ter­noon. You could be work­ing with ideas for an up­com­ing va­ca­tion–to travel or not.


In-depth dis­cus­sions and prob­ing con­ver­sa­tions find you at your men­tal best. Your an­a­lyt­i­cal abil­i­ties are at a high point. An op­por­tu­nity to per­suade oth­ers around you to your way of think­ing ends with pos­i­tive vi­bra­tions. This could mean ne­go­ti­a­tions are in or­der for a new em­ployee, the sale or pur­chase of some im­por­tant prod­uct or per­haps the bid for some project. You know just how to phrase your words so that oth­ers will lis­ten. You could be most per­sua­sive with oth­ers and elo­quent in speech and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. You would make a great teacher and coun­selor and may have a chance to do just that with ei­ther your chil­dren or some­one else’s chil­dren near and dear to you. This even­ing is a good time to have fun with friends.


Cir­cum­stances may seem to con­spire to ir­ri­tate you or cause you to be­come emo­tional. You could be chal­lenged in some way or you could find a dif­fer­ent sort of block. This is all tem­po­rary and a calm search for truth will over­come any dif­fi­culty. We have all had this ex­pe­ri­ence, so swal­low hard and main­tain low tones. Your organizational abil­i­ties and sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity will guide you and prove suc­cess­ful. You are more de­ter­mined than ever to keep your ca­reer in fo­cus. In­de­pen­dence and orig­i­nal­ity come to you nat­u­rally. You may adopt a more un­con­ven­tional ap­pear­ance or a new man­ner of com­mu­ni­cat­ing and get­ting oth­ers to un­der­stand you. A cre­ative writ­ing class is ad­ver­tised and you and a friend may de­cide to sign up for it.


Am­bi­tion and achieve­ment can be tough taskmas­ters. With pa­tience and per­se­ver­ance you will achieve most of what you set out to achieve. The game of com­pe­ti­tion can be played in the busi­ness world and today is a good day to show off your strengths. This may mean you com­pete with oth­ers in a race of time or writ­ing a plot or sales pitch or ad­ver­tise­ment an­gle, etc. You win re­ward, recog­ni­tion and au­thor­ity through hard work and know­ing the score. A tremen­dous sense for tak­ing care of busi­ness is upon you. This amounts to a pas­sion and ben­e­fits you in all busi­ness sit­u­a­tions. You tend to sail through any dis­putes like wa­ter off a duck’s back. Your tim­ing is good. Fam­ily mat­ters this even­ing put a bal­ance to your day . . . Re­lax.


There are dead­lines to be met today and you may find your­self work­ing over­time so that a de­liv­ery date can be met or a project is com­pleted. Cir­cum­stances may urge you to hard work. Things are work­ing with rather than against you, but do not overdo and try to go too far, too fast. Let oth­ers help you and let things take their nat­u­ral course af­ter you have done your part. Ev­ery­thing should fall into place . . . Just as you planned. You may have flashes of in­sight re­gard­ing your deep­est sense of truth sur­round­ing a mys­tery this even­ing. Call it psy­chol­ogy, phi­los­o­phy, re­li­gion–it does not take you long to get to the truth of things. Words of love are ex­changed by let­ter or on the phone this even­ing. There is much un­der­stand­ing be­tween lovers.


There seems to be a lack of time today. There does not seem to be enough time to run out dur­ing the lunch time break in or­der to shop or ex­er­cise. You could even use a lit­tle time to or­ga­nize a hol­i­day party for the em­ploy­ees. You do find an op­por­tu­nity to take a few pic­tures of your co-work­ers today and you have plans for the can­did pic­tures. Work is­sues are a fo­cus most of this af­ter­noon and you are not the only one glad to see the week­end ar­rive. In­vest­ments can start small and grow be­yond your wildest dreams–look for op­por­tu­ni­ties and un­der­stand that today is a pos­si­bil­ity for dou­bling your money. Sac­ri­fice leads to gain in more ways than one, some of them not so ob­vi­ous at the out­set. There are some pleas­ant sur­prises ahead for you at this time.

LEO 23 JUL – 22 AUG

Today you may find your­self in a class­room or in a new job, tak­ing a class or some ori­en­ta­tion about sub­ject mat­ters that are for­ward mov­ing and in­no­va­tive. Your an­a­lyt­i­cal pow­ers are su­perb and you will en­joy find­ing new av­enues for growth. You have great men­tal drive and lav­ish great energy on men­tal and phys­i­cal pur­suits of all kinds. Ideas, words, books and the like are pur­sued with great gusto. A friend or fam­ily mem­ber ad­mires your tal­ent and may en­cour­age you in your pro­fes­sional en­deav­ors. This per­son wants to see you suc­ceed and may be­come a valu­able men­tor in your life. A friend who is plan­ning a spe­cial event asks for your skill­ful organizational help. You may be up late into the even­ing talk­ing and plan­ning.


You are en­ter­ing a pe­riod of emo­tional change: feel­ing two ways at once without get­ting too deep into ei­ther po­lar­ity–am­biva­lent. Va­ri­ety sat­is­fies a deep in­ner need for now. Be­ing on the go and keep­ing abreast of the so­cial, po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic and sci­en­tific trends help you feel in touch and aware. You could be in the pro­fes­sion of buyer or ad­vi­sor in the cloth­ing in­dus­try or you pur­chase items that will sell quickly for large depart­ment stores. Com­mu­ni­cat­ing what you have learned sat­is­fies an ex­pres­sive urge now. This is a time for discoveries and cre­ative ven­tures. There are real break­throughs plus a will­ing­ness to try new and dif­fer­ent ap­proaches to bet­ter your pro­fes­sion. This even­ing you take some time to re­lax and to work with plants.


Tak­ing charge and be­ing in con­trol be­come very im­por­tant to you today. Be­cause of some up­com­ing event, cel­e­bra­tion or guests to your work­place, you want to get things or­ga­nized and you have the ini­tia­tive to do it. This is also a time of am­bi­tion and re­spon­si­bil­ity, a time to keep your cool and pace your­self. You will be pleased at the help you re­ceive with the cleanup and or­ga­niz­ing project. You may even find that a new piece of fur­ni­ture will be ap­proved to make the job of stor­age eas­ier. Your tim­ing should be per­fect and those around you should find you most spon­ta­neous. You are able to make a big dif­fer­ence for the pos­i­tive when you con­trive to bring peo­ple to­gether this month. A book­store is the at­trac­tion for this af­ter­noon–you en­joy the visit.

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