GeminiI am a Gemini, and I have always proudly identified with my sign and its attributes. But now, scientists say I'm not a Gemini? According to these new zodiac sign dates they've introduced, you may be reading the horoscope for the wrong astrological sign too.

It's all very scientific and has to do with the moon's gravitation pull of the earth and how things have shifted over the years, but astronomers at the Minnesota Planetarium Society say it's so. Apparently, the way the stars are really aligned mean a lot of people think they're a sign they're really not.

"This is not something that happened today. This has gone on for thousands of years," astronomer Parke Kunkle told NBC-2. "Because of this change of tilt, the Earth is really over here in effect and Sun is in a different constellation than it was 3,000 years ago."

Thanks for telling us now!

Important life decisions have been made according to horoscopes; jewelry and clothing proclaiming one's sign have been purchased. Lives have been forever altered because someone in a bar didn't like the response they heard when they asked one of the most famous pick-up lines of all time: "Hey baby, what's your sign?" They can't just go and change it!

But they have. Here are the new dates, see if yours is affected:

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
Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29
Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17
Jan. 20

Well, I for one refuse to accept it -- science or not. The description of Gemini has always fit me accurately. Now I'm supposed to be a Taurus? I want to be a twin, not a bull! I'm an extrovert, not an introvert! Gemini is the sign of writers; the twins help explain my mood swings. And I'm going to continue to be a Gemini regardless of what anyone says. I'm stubborn like that ... which is a hallmark trait of Taurus. Hmmm ...

Does your sign change under these new dates? Are you going to start reading your new horoscope?


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