Modern Living: The Revised Zodiac

Even a nonbeliever knows his astrological sign. If his birthday falls, for example, between May 22 and June 21, the charts have always told him that he is a Gemini. They reassure him that deep down he is a restless, versatile, clever, exuberant and expressive chap, even if friends and neighbors find him stolid, sullen and introverted. Sudden notification that this same fellow is in reality a Taurus­stubborn, systematic, kindhearted and musical­is sure to prove unsettling, particularly when he appears decidedly sloppy, mean and congenitally tone-deaf.

Worse still would be the news that...

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