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Your zodiac sign may have changed

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Many of us read our horoscopes everyday. But now, it turns out, you may be reading the wrong sign. A shift in the sky over the millenniums altered your zodialogical sign.

The star doctors say Earth right now is in a totally different spot in relation to the sun and its equatorial alignment than it was 3,000 years ago.

That's when the 12 zodiac signs were assigned.

Those signs you were born into are now not really the same because the Earth's wobble on its axis means a nearly one-month bump in the stars alignment.

Depending on whether you are on the cusp, your sign either changed or just moved a bit.

Here is the updated list:

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

* Ophiuchus is a rarely used astrological sign, not included in most versions of the Zodiac. It is also known as Serpentarius.

Update:

A Minneapolis astronomy professor says he's stunned by the attention he's getting for suggesting the signs of the zodiac are all wrong.

Parke Kunkle said in a newspaper interview that the Earth's wobbly orbit means it's no longer aligned to the stars in the same way as when the signs of the zodiac were first conceived. He said that means when astrologers say the sun is in Pisces, it's really in Aquarius, and so on.

The story went viral, with thousands of people fretting on social networks that their sign might change.

But Kunkle, who teaches at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, said Friday that the shift is "2,000-year-old information."

Shelley Ackerman, spokeswoman for American Federation of Astrologers, said she's been swamped with e-mails from worried clients, but tells them "this doesn't change your chart at all." 

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