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20 Celebrities Who Are Your Other Gemini Half

If you’re born between May 21st and June 20th, you might have a lot in common with these complex, high-achieving, creative Latinos. Geminis are known to have two personalities, depicted by a pair of twins. One moment, they can be quick-witted, open-minded and sociable and the other, they’re deeply serious, thoughtful and restless. No matter what mood they’re in though they’re known to be creative, artistic and excel in athleticism.

Find your other half from these artistic and inspiring Geminis.

1. Paulina Rubio

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La Chica Dorada, the Queen of Latin Pop, the one, the only, Paulina Rubio was born in Mexico City on June 17, 1971. Fun fact, she once participated in the Spanish adaptation of the musical “Grease” in 1985.

2. Zoe Saldana

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Born on June 19, 1978, our girl, Zoe, is turning 40 this year. Saldana studied ballet, jazz, and Latin dance in the Dominican Republic back in the day, which landed her a spot on “Center Stage” in 2000. She’s been in the spotlight ever since.

3. Laurie Hernandez

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Hernandez is the first Latina American to make Team USA for the Olympics since Tracee Talavera in 1984. Born on June 9, 2000 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Hernandez is a second-generation Puerto Rican, ayy.

4. Juan Luis Guerra

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Can you believe that Juan Luis Guerra is in his 60’s as of this year? We were gifted the joy of música Dominicana on June 7, 1957.

5. Jessie Reyez

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Born on June 13, 1990, the Colombian-Canadian singer is best known for her single “Figures” released in 2016. She sings, speaks, and breathes in Spanglish and is one Latina that should be in your playlist.

6. Carmelo Anthony

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Anthony is a New York star basketball player. He was born in Brooklyn to Afro-Puerto Rican parents. This May 29 baby has become a 10-time All-Star and has competed for Team USA in the Olympics.

7. Adriana Lima

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You might recognize Lima from the Victoria’s Secret runway. The supermodel has been an Angel for a record 16 shows. This Brazilian supermodel was born on June 12, and casually speaks Portuguese, English, Italian and Spanish.

8. Javier “Chicharito” Hernández

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He a striker, this one, y no parece como un “little pea”. He was the first Mexican player to join Manchester United back in 2010 and celebrates his birthday on June 1.

9. Eddie Cibrian

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Cibrian was born to Cuban parents in Burbank, California on June 16, 1973. In Gemini form, he’s explored every creative outlet, landing himself acting gigs on “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Criminal Minds,” and starred in “The Young and the Restless” as Matt Clark.

10. Marco Rubio

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Rubio was born on May 28, 1971 to Cuban immigrants in Miami. He has been a Senator from Florida since 2011. He really made it to mainstream consciousness when he joined the 2016 elections and campaigned against President Trump.

11. Talia Sagginario

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Sagginario is a budding rapper and actress who is Mexican, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican and Italian. If you’re born on May 22, then you share a birthday with her! Fancy that.

12. Melanie Iglesias

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Another Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican, Melanie graced us with her presence on June 18, 1987. Basically since then, she’s been modeling and repping boricuas everywhere.

13. Fonseca

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Born on May 29, Julan Fernando Fonseca has gone on to bring Colombian rock music to the world. I tip my hat to you, señor.

14. Héctor “El Torito” Acosta

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Acosta was born on May 23, 1987 in the Dominican Republic. He was in the successful “Los Toros Band” before the Gemini in him started pushing him in a solo direction. Listen to his music and try not to dance.

15. Sônia Braga

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If you’re into old school movies, you recognize actress Sônia Maria Campos Braga. Born on June 8, 1950, Braga starred in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985) and “Moon Over Parador” (1988), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

16. Aiyana Lewis

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Born on May 26, 1997, this Mexican-Jamaican Instagram has appeared in ad campaigns for brands like Dior. The model has over 430,000 followers on Instagram and is just getting started.

17. Ana Tijoux

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The French-Chilean pop star, born on June 12, 1977 has a voice to behold. She’s the daughter of Chilean parents living in political exile in France after Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile forced them out. Thank you for keeping the culture alive all over the world, Tijoux.

18. Sergio Agüero

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We’ve got another striker folks. I wonder if it’s a Gemini thing? Either way, Agüero has been team Argentina since June 2, 1988 (the day he was born).

19. Mario Cimarro

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He’s Cuban and we know him as Juan from the telenovela “Los Herederos Del Monte.” He was born June 1, 1971 in Havana.

20. Robert Rodriguez

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Rodriguez has been a game changer in the film industry. He shoots and produces most of his films in Mexico and Texas, prioritizing Mexican actors and crew. He directed “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Sin City,” “Spy Kids,” “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” and has even launched his own cable channel, El Rey.

Geminis, they’re everywhere, changing everything, and the rest of us should be thanking them.

No Pisces Is Going Into 2020 The Same Way As A Virgo—Here Are Rituals And Limpias To Start 2020 Right, According To Your Sign

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No Pisces Is Going Into 2020 The Same Way As A Virgo—Here Are Rituals And Limpias To Start 2020 Right, According To Your Sign

New Year’s resolutions have a reputation for not surviving long outside of January-land, but using simple rituals the for New Year can help you make space for personal reflection, process the lessons you’ve learned over the past year, and get in touch with your powerful inner witch. Plus, spending time, energy, and intention on your goals through ritual work adds a little bit of an extra sparkle to them that may just inspire you to follow through.

Each culture has their own traditions to celebrate the start of the new year and growing up Latinx, we know that there’s nothing quite like a spiritual cleanse or ‘Limpia’ for those who want to revive their energy after being exposed to negative energy. So keep reading to find limpias and rituals curated for each Zodiac sign.

Aries


The first sign of the zodiac is competitive, courageous, with a ‘winner’ mindset. As a fire sign, Aries can be very emotionally charged —and 2019 sure threw some curve balls. Heading into 2020 a ritual with an opposing element like water, can help balance and flush out those high temps.

Here’s a simple ritual:

Fill a glass with purified water and find a place of solitude with no distractions (cell phone off).

Create an intention of what you learned in 2019 that you want to continue growing and learning in 2020.

Visualize that intention being poured into the glass of water. Visualize the element of water cleansing and purifying the negative thoughts.

After taking a moment of gratitude to connect and visualize your intention, release the intention back into the earth by pouring the water on the ground.

Taurus

Taurus are some of the most loyal elements of the zodiac. They are reliable, consistent and calm. 2019 was probably a prosperous year for you, either financially or work-wise. Heading into 2020, keep up the prosperous vibes with this simple limpia:

Recite a personal prayer to connect you with your source (the higher power you believe most in)

Open windows or doors so that dense energies can flow out.

Light a dried lavender flower bundle like you would palo santo or sage and move the extinguished bundle around your space to cleanse away the negative energetic residue of 2019.

Gemini

Geminis are full of curiosity, and inquisitive knowledge. But it‘s this mindfulness and curiosity what causes that tendency towards indecision. Being indecisive probably led you down some interesting lessons this past year. Here’s a ritual to help you head into 2020 with a more grounded mind and level-headed confidence.

Recite a personal prayer to connect you with your source (the higher power you believe most in)

Open windows or doors so that dense energies can flow out.

In a fire-proof bowl or cauldron, light a piece of charcoal like you would sage or palo santo. Place fennel seeds on the smoking charcoal and pour a small amount of cedar oil on the fennel to increase the burn.

Fan the smoke around you and your space to cleanse away the negative energetic residue of 2019.

Close the ritual with a prayer of affirmation and love.

Cancer

With the moon as your ruling planet, you are one of the most intuitive signs. You are loved for being attentive and nurturing and this can be draining your energy. Self-care should be an important topic for you going into 2020. Here’s a ritual for a spiritual baño to help you cleanse from negative vibes and ease into more chill ones.

Run warm water and fill tub to your liking.

Add sea salt and chamomile allowing the properties to expel in the water.

Place healong crystals of your choosing around the tub, or inside if they don’t have a negative reaction to water.

Light some candles to help you relax, and soak in the warm bath.

Visualize the chamomile and salts working their magic, releasing dense energy from your aura.

Enjoy for as long as you need and close with a prayer of gratitude.

Leo

You shine bright like the sun. Leo is one of the most charismatic signs of the Zodiac. You live passionately and are usually center stage or the life of the party. 2019 might have been a little bit of A reality check for your ego. A year full of highs and lows helped both make you humble and proud of who you are. Here’s a spiritual bath to help soothe your inner fire.

Run warm water and fill tub to your liking.

Add a handful of dried lavender allowing the properties to expand in the water.

Add a tablespoon of Florida water to the bath —or as much as you feel guided to pour.

Soak in the warm water and envision yourself connecting with the lavender to help you soothe and cool down the overuse of fire within you. Ask for guidance toward a more balanced temperament.

Enjoy for as long as you need and close with a prayer of gratitude.

Virgo

This sign is known for it’s meticulous attention to detail and impeccable work. Your grounded nature allows you to be practical and get things done —which is something many other signs lack. 2019 might have thrown you off of your stable nature which left you feeling frazzled at times. However, 2020 will help make you feel more stable as we move into a four universal year in numerology. Enjoy the following cleanse to assist you in cleaning yourself of dense negative energy and freeing new space to allow new opportunities into your life.

Make bundles of fresh rosemary (one for each room with a bed and another for a small altar)

Spray or sprinkle Florida water onto bundles.

Pray over the rosemary bundles and connect with the higher power you believe in, and ask for assistance in welcoming in fresh energy this 2020.

Place a bundle under every bed in your place and another in an altar.

Keep the bundles in place until they’ve dried out completely.

Once they’ve dried out (2 weeks approximately) throw them away in a dumpster at least 2 miles away from your home.

The rosemary will clear out dense energy and will allow a clear mind for your analytical brain.

Libra

Balance is your safe haven. Structure and diplomacy are ideal for a Libra to thrive. 2019 may not have been to challenging to you, however, this past year did cause some shakeups in your romantic relationships as well as your friendships. Spending so much time with your head in the clouds requires some time for you to feel more grounded —and that’s exactly what this limpia will help you do.

Set a bowl full of water and salt in the middle of the room you wish to cleanse.

Light an ethically sourced bundle of sage and state a protection intention

Work the smoke from your sage, from the North corner of the room, to the east, south and western corners.

Direct the energy you’re clearing, into the bowl with salt. The saltwater will soak up all the energy you need to release –from anger, to confusion.

Once done with the sage, place it safely somewhere it can extinguish itself until the smoke goes out.

Center yourself in the middle of the room with a black crystal or tourmaline (make sure you sage the tourmaline too), and ask Mother Earth in gratitude, to help you feel more grounded as an air sign.

Scorpio

This year you were focused and you dedicated a lot of time to areas where you feel that you are in a position of power: work, relationships, etc. If you worked hard, you experience positive karma paying you back in return. You might have had some harsh realizations that triggered you emotionally though. So cut yourself some slack with this limpia to help you revive the energy of your space.

Place purified water in a pot to boil

Once boiling, add fresh basil.

Squeeze 2 fresh lemons into the boiling water.

Allow the water to cool down and place it in a spray bottle. This will be your purification water.

Spray it in rooms, use it to clean desks or mop your floors.

You can use it all year round.

Sagittarius

2019 tested your ways of communication. The final mercury retrograde of the year might have affected some of your friendships or relationships. You learned how to express yourself but also how to not lash out. Here’s a fire limpia to help release any personal, professional or romantic blockages that were created in 2019.

Pray over fennel seeds to seek for the release from any blockages created in the year.

Light a charcoal block until it sparks and place inside a cauldron or fire-proof pot.

Place copal carefully onto the charcoal and the fennel seeds on top while the charcoal is lit and heated. Pour some ‘road opener’ oil (find it at your local botanica or or spiritual shop) on it and let it smoke.

Perform a self limpia —use the smoke to wash over your head.

Scoop the smoke over your head and down every chakra point up to the soles of your feet.

Work the cauldron in circles over your arms and legs until the smoke goes out.

Remaining smoke can be used to cleanse your room.

Capricorn

2019 kept pushing you towards growth and success. You’re naturally driven and ambitious, but some of last year’s retrogrades might have felt like you were being pulled backward which made you feel anxious. This ritual will help get rid of that left-over anxiety and return you to your usual tenacious self.

Connect with your higher power of love and protection.

Cleanse a smokey quartz stone

Meditate your intention over a dark brown candle. Cut the wick before lighting and pour patchouli oil over the candle for added protection and spiritual grounding.

Write your intention and new goals for 2020 and propose them to planet Saturn for added discipline and assistance.

Light the candle and place the crystal on top of your paper of intention. Connect and meditate with the crystal for 5 minutes.

Keep the candle lit for the next 8 days or as long as it burns.

Aquarius

The innovative ones. The year 2020 will be a phenomenal year for your sign, and you‘ll feel more at ease than ever. 2019 was a year full of shadow work for you. Working through and shattering old patterns was a big behavior for Aquarius in 2019. Leave all the clutter of the mid behind and make way for the greatness to come. This simple spiritual bath will help you come back to center and focus your mind.

Light a white candle

Pray over a bundle of eucalyptus and the candle, stating your purpose for the new year.

Place the white candle in the bathroom with you.

Run a warm bath with epsom salt (2 tb spoons) and place the eucalyptus around the showerhead so that the stream of wafter runs through the properties of the plant.

Drop some essential oil into the bath and soak for as long as you need. Pour the bath water over your head (chakra) and let it touch every part of your body.

Keep the bundle on your shower head until you no longer feel the properties of the plant in the water, then dispose of it 2 miles away from your home.

Pisces

The most emotional and sensitive sign of the Zodiac. You spend a lot of time dealing between what is real and what isn’t —with your innate ability to tap into other realms. Here’s a simple water cleanse —your natural habitat!— to help connect you with your intention and wishes for the new year.

Fill a glass with purified water and find a place of solitude with no distractions (cell phone off).

Create an intention of what you learned in 2019 that you want to continue growing and learning in 2020.

Visualize that intention being poured into the glass of water. Visualize the element of water cleansing and purifying the negative thoughts.

After taking a moment of gratitude to connect and visualize your intention, release the intention back into the earth by pouring the water on the ground.

Rose Bowl Parade Honors Latina Grand Marshals Rita Moreno, Laurie Hernandez and Gina Torres

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Rose Bowl Parade Honors Latina Grand Marshals Rita Moreno, Laurie Hernandez and Gina Torres

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Pasadena’s Annual Rose Bowl kicked off 2020 with three generations of Latinas as Grand Marshals, signaling city-wide solidarity with Latina-American’s cultural and athletic contributions to the United States’ history. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Peabody and Tony award-winner Rita Moreno was joined by Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and actress Gina Torres as the parade’s grand marshals, much to the excitement of all Latinos who tuned in for the annually-presented programming. Luis Recalde, an Argentine-American living in Huntington Park, told The Los Angeles Times that, in hindsight, every parade he’s attended over the last six years were “very commercial,” but that the Latino representation this year helped those minorities who “want to feel near their country.”

For the women who got to participate in the coin toss and wave at throngs of Angelinos of all races, cultures, and walks of life, the opportunity was just as thrilling.

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There is a reason so much diversity was palpably felt this year compared to last. For the first time ever, a Latina was elected president of the Tournament of Roses Association. Laura Farber is the Argentine immigrant who oversaw the entire parade production meant to mark the beginning of a new year and offer hope to the Angeles community. With a Latina in leadership, we finally got to see Latinas honored at the highest level the Tournament of Roses Association offers: Grand Marshals. 

Gina Torres took to social media to comment on the grandiosity of the moment. “Rolling into 2020 as a Grand Marshal,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Let’s break that down, shall we? Grand: 1)Impressive in size, appearance or general effect 2) stately, dignified majestic ✨Marshal: A military officer of the highest rank 💪🏽 Oh! So like, The HBIC of everyone’s dreams???? Let’s do this. I’m ready. Are you?” Torres is the Afro-Cuban-American who has taken over USA Network as the starring actress in “Suits” and “Pearson.” When she’s not winning National Hispanic Media Coalition Awards, she’s giving back to Dress for Success and Planned Parenthood.

Meanwhile, Rita Moreno actually practiced her coin toss before the nationally-televised event.

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“My family and I were astounded at how beautifully your entire organization, from the President to the hundreds of devoted volunteers, handled what could have been a logistical nightmare in less capable hands,” Moreno shared on Instagram. “We deeply appreciated all you did to make the day an outstanding experience for all involved! Bravo👏❤️🌹,” she added after half a dozen posts commemorating the event.

Of course, Moreno can entertain us all even with a simple coin toss.

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At 88-years-old, many folks saw that Rita Moreno was trending on Twitter and braced themselves for the worst news. Much to our delight, Rita Moreno is thriving, offering a flourishing dramatic coin toss complete with karate chops on nationally-televised programming in front of tens of thousands of people because, well, she can. Moreno has long been marching for social justice issues ranging from civil rights, education, and jobs. Her contributions to the Latino community go without saying.

Laurie Hernandez called the entire experience “insane.”

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“One of the best New Years ever,” the Olympic gold-medalist wrote on social media. “Co-grand Marshall at the Rose Parade??? insane. if you would’ve told me this was happening when i was younger, i wouldn’t have believed you🌹.” Hernandez, also a Puerto Rican like Moreno, was the youngest of the generations represented, but certainly as accomplished. Hernandez is the first U.S. born Latina to make the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team since 1984 and has earned our country gold and silver medals during the 2016 Olympics. Since then, she’s gone on to win ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” authored two books, including a feminist children’s book, and spends her spare time combating bullying with national non-profits.

That’s not all. The crowd roared when Los Lobos started playing “La Bamba” from a parade float.

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It’s clear that the Grand Marshal choices were not a singular token effort to reflect the culture of Los Angeles. Other honored guests included first Latina astronaut Ellen Ochoa, “Sesame Street” voice Sonia Manzano, and Spanish-language Dodgers announcer Jaime Jarrín. Puerto Rican, Mexican, Salvadoran, and Costa Rican flags waved as their respective marching bands performed in salute to the vibrant cultures weaved into American society.

An all Latina Rose Parade grand Marshall, Latina President, bands from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, & Los Lobos closing out the show?!!?!! This is an awesome way to start 2020! #RoseParade,” tweeted one fan, who frankly speaks for us all.

READ: Rita Moreno, Gina Torres And Laurie Hernandez Will Be Co-Grand Marshals At The 2020 Tournament of Roses