Astrologers Ponder the Pluto Question

Pluto's demotion from planet to dwarf-planet could lead to changes for the predictions that some astrologers make.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

As Atlantis prepares to soar, Pluto is sinking. Scientists changed the definition of a planet to exclude it yesterday. It's new designation as a dwarf planet is not stopping astrologers who blame Pluto for problems on earth.

Ms. SHELLEY ACKERMAN (Astrologer): Pluto is often the culprit when a relationship abruptly ends and you're left in the dust to wonder why.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Astrologer Shelley Ackerman says there is a Pluto-type person.

Ms. ACKERMAN: Charles Manson, John Gotti, Madame Curie.

MONTAGNE: The astrologer says she'll still include Pluto, so here's our horoscope for the ultimate Pluto-type Pluto.

INSKEEP: If people insult you or call you a dwarf, shake it off. You may be small and far from the sun, but that just brings you closer to the other stars.

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