I used to humor my friends and tell them I’m a Gemini/Cancer cusp, therefore I’ll a bundle of contradictions. Now I just look at people (friends and new acquaintances) who ask me this question (invariably after I mention my interest in astronomy) and tell them the truth: I was born under a bad sign. I’ve been down since I began to crawl. If it wasn’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have no luck at all.
If that doesn’t stop them I tell them bluntly that I follow science, not ancient superstitions. Yes, I’ve offended a few people, but I’ve had many more people congratulate me for my bluntness and ask what I’m drinking, then buy a round.
I love the Orion gambit, though. I’d try it if I hadn’t been born on Juneteenth.
Oh, I voted “Removed from the gene pool.”