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Constellations don’t predict the future. PLANETS do. Duh.

As we know, the calendar of zodiac signs is out of date (by 2500 years) as the relative orientation of the Earth to the stars and the sun shifts. This has become a buzzing topic on Twitter, and many are wondering if they can still trust their astrologers.

Of course they can.

The popular astrologer Susan Miller called the news “ridiculous.” In an interview with ABC News, she said, “We’ve known about this for ages. The constellations don’t suggest what’s coming up, it’s the planets! The constellations are a measuring device.”

So relax. While the constellations make for a useful naming convention, it’s really only the planets that determine if you and your new boyfriend are a love match.

You can always rely on the planets. Except for Pluto.

Via Gawker.

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C-Sections for good luck

There’s a trend in India of pregnant women getting c-sections to ensure their baby is born on a lucky day.

Ms. Varmaa and her child would be fine, the astrologer said, as long as the baby was born on one of three mahurats, or auspicious days, near her due date. She then did what doctors say an increasing number of middle-class Indians are doing these days: She scheduled a caesarean section in order to nail that good-luck date.

The perfectly timed birth not only gave her a wonderful daughter, Ms. Varmaa says, but also got her own life back on track. Her career and health have improved and her brief, arranged marriage has ended in an amicable divorce.

Via The Morning News.

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