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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don't have to see a person in action to get a sense of his or her skills and abilities. You're pretty great at summing people up. Just leave room in your mind to be surprised.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll be tempted to ink a deal that binds you in ways that are hard to foresee right now. That's why background checks were invented. Such measures will save you from future stress.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You enjoy people for who they are and not for what they can do for you. Of course, it's interesting what they can do for you. It will get your imagination churning, to be sure!

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 3). You're emotionally stronger and spiritually more generous. Proof: The responsibilities that used to be hard to fulfill will be suddenly as easy as eating cake. Unexpected money in March may seem like the perfect reason to splurge, but you'll be better off saving for travel, as this will expand you in wonderful ways. Sagittarius and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 14, 30, 2 and 39.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "You write a lot about mindfulness, but I don't feel that I really know what you mean by that. Can you elaborate?"

Life is a lot like walking. You stand up and lean forward. The rest is a kind of organized fall. The only thing that keeps you on your feet is a series of corrections. Ask yourself these three magic mindful questions to bring yourself back on task:

What are you doing?

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What do you think you're supposed to be doing?

What are you going to do now?

That's mindfulness. It's simply awareness. Most problems can be made better with greater awareness. But we only know what we know and see what we see -- and even that is suspect. Mindfulness is being willing to observe our own thought processes as we live and open them up for inquiry. Another way to think of mindfulness is as gently parenting yourself inside your own head. Be sure to do this in a kind voice. Realize that there is no perfect way to live.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: CELEBRITY PROFILES: Before she was famous, at the ripe old age of 18, Isla Fisher had already reached some of her life's ambitions: She was a well-known child actress and a writer with two published teen novels. This multitalented Aquarius was born when the moon was in Pisces -- a common and excellent aspect for actors -- and Venus was in brilliant, quick-witted Gemini.

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