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        Omg.. i'm not a Libra anymore.. and theres a NEW horoscope sign?   

        Now we will be asking the question.. "Whats your NEW sign?" I was a libra yesterday.. now imma virgo.. ask me 2,000 years later.. i'll be a Leo!

        If you look to your horoscope for a preview of your day, look again: You're probably following somebody else's supposed fate. 

        Thanks to Earth's wobble, astrological signs are, well, bunk. (Or even more bunk than you might expect.) Astrological signs are determined by the position of the sun relative to certain constellations on a person's day of birth. The problem is, the positions were determined more than 2,000 years ago. Nowadays, the stars have shifted in the night sky so much that horoscope signs are nearly a month off.

        ..The shift is caused by precession, the wobble in the Earth's axis caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon to the Earth's equator. Precession popped into the spotlight this week after Minnesota Planetarium Society board member Parke Kunkle told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune about the gap between the astrological and the astronomical view. The story spread around the Internet quickly, but it's actually old news, Rao said.

        "The earliest known astronomer to recognize and assess the movement of precession was Aristarchus of Samos, who lived around 280 B.C.," Rao told LiveScience.

        The attention triggered by his interview with the newspaper has been "astounding." Kunkle, who teaches astronomy at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, told Livescience, He gave the interview at the request of the paper to discuss precession, and the science he described is centuries old, he said.

        Here's what astronomers know: The Earth is like a wobbly top. As it rotates, its axis swings in a circle, pointing in different directions. As the Earth's position shifts, so does our perspective of the night sky.

        For example, Rao said, we take the North Star, Polaris, for granted. It's the star most closely aligned with Earth's North Pole. But back when the pyramids were constructed, the star that aligned with the North Pole wasn't Polaris at all: It was a star in the constellation Draco called Thuban. In 12,000 years, Earth's North Star will be Vega, the brightest star in the constellation Lyra.

        The complete rotation takes 26,000 years, Rao said.

        "Everything in the sky is in flux," he said.

        Even if the astrological signs were stable, there's no evidence the stars have anything to do with people's day-to-day existence. One 2006 study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences used data from more than 15,000 people and found no relationship between date of birth and personality.

        Despite the complete lack of scientific and observational evidence for astrology, 25 percent of Americans still believe in it, a recent Pew survey found. So here are the "real" dates of astrological signs, according to astronomers:

        •Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16.
        •Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11.
        •Pisces: March 11-April 18.
        •Aries: April 18-May 13.
        •Taurus: May 13-June 21.
        •Gemini: June 21-July 20.
        •Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10.
        •Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16.
        •Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30.
        •Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23.
        •Scorpio: Nov. 23-29.
        •Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17.
        •Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.

        The list includes Ophiuchus, a formation the ancient Babylonians discarded because they wanted 12 star signs, not 13. That's yet another example of how astrologers cherry-pick and ignore astronomical observations, Rao said.

        "It's crazy," Rao said. "Really, they have their own set of rules."
        Nevertheless, maybe some good will come of the astrology-astronomy media blitz, Kunkle said.
        "At the very least, I hope it makes people go out and actually look at the sky," Kunkle said. "That's the fun part."
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        Mine's unchanged; not like it would affect me in any regard whatsoever
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        mine's the same too...and like dt said, it won't make any difference for me since I follow the Chinese Horoscope...:) but I see everyone else in my family's signs has been changed.

        Thanks so much for the update,imagin!
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        "Today, most of the good people are afraid to be good. They strive to be broadminded and tolerant. It is fashionable to be tolerant but mostly tolerant of evil and this new code has reached the proportions of demanding intolerance of good."
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        Well, changed from a cusp of Gemini/Cancer to Taurus/Gemini

        Still one screwed up individual...Nothing new
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        No say it ain't so! Here i had all the signs figured out. Once a fish now i am an Aquarius!! You mean all this time i have been struggling to swim up stream when i should of been on dry land........sigh.

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