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20 Celebrities Who Are Your Other Gemini Half

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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.

From Taurus To Cancer, These Are The Most Compatible Signs With Virgo

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From Taurus To Cancer, These Are The Most Compatible Signs With Virgo

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Who are we kidding: one of the major reasons all of us check our horoscope is to find out what the future has in store for us when it comes to love and lust. After all, you know that if you’re really meant to be together, then it’ll be written in the stars. 

So Virgo, in honor of your birthday, we’ve put together a quick guide to point you in the direction of your soulmate.

Virgo with an Aries (March 21 – April 19) creates an explosively fiery passion.

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Part of what attracts you to Aries is the fact that they do everything with so much passion. You can’t help but be attracted to the fire in their soul. But Virgo, you can only function on their level for so long until you burn out. For you, a relationship with Aries takes work.

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Taurus (April 20 – May 20) is a matchmaker’s pick!

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Taurus are known for being super grounded and down to earth, and that’s exactly the kind of person you need in your life, Virgo. Your drive for perfectionism means that your Taurus can put things into perspective for you – they’re the yin to your yang, so to speak.

Compatibility: High

Virgo with a Gemini (May 21 – June 20) sees opposites attract.

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If one of your brutally honest friends had to describe you, Virgo, they’d say you’re a bit of a square. And, they wouldn’t exactly be wrong. That’s why Gemini can get on your nerves a bit … they’ve always got their heads up in the clouds when you’re trying to be realistic!

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Cancer (June 21 – July 22) means both love and lust.

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While on the surface it would seem like Cancer is a bit too emotional for you, Virgo, it turns out that they’re exactly the sort of person you need in your life – and they need you, too. Your pragmatism in the face of their emotional swings is what keeps them sane. And they remind you to stay in touch with your softer side. So you know what this means? You guys have fabulous, fulfilling sex. Noice.

Compatibility: High

Virgo with a Leo (July 23 – August 22) is one hell of a rollercoaster!

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Leo can definitely test your patience, Virgo. You’re a quiet achiever, whereas Leo likes to get all of the attention, wherever they can get it. Leo’s got a massive ego that needs stroking … and you’re more critical. As you can imagine, it’s pretty much the perfect environment for lots of silly bickering. Then again, every couple has those moments, right?

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Virgo (August 23 – September 22) asks the question: can you ever have too much of a good thing?

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You’d think that being with someone who functions on the same vibe as you would be a match made in heaven. But, that’s only true to a certain extent. Given that the two of you are perfectionists and workaholics, you’d make a great power couple … that has almost zero romantic and sexual chemistry. If you want it to work, you’ve gotta work at it, Virgo.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Libra (September 23 – October 22) meshes realism with idealism.

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When people think Libra, they think social butterfly. When people think Virgo, they think shy. Virgo, you’re a realist, whereas Libras are an idealist. They say that opposites attract, but in your case, you’d probably find that the differences between you and Libra would eventually drag you away from each other. The both of you would really have to put in an effort to find your way back.

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) sees things heat up in the bedroom.

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While Scorpio and Virgo can build a really secure and safe relationship, you kids can come unstuck when it comes to your attitudes towards the bedroom. Scorpio tends to be all about the real carnal side of the beast with two backs, whereas Virgo is more about connecting emotionally through sex.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) mixes fun and stability.

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It’s nice when you meet someone who’s as adaptable as you are. But in the case of Sagittarius, Virgo, you might find that they’re a little too spontaneous for your liking. That being said, they might get you to loosen up a little, which is never a bad thing in your case!

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) is a match made in heaven!

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Capricorn’s brand of perfectionism fits pretty well with your brand of perfectionism, Virgo. The difference is that you strive for better because you want to do good, whereas Capricorn wants to be good – at everything they do. And that makes you good together!

Compatibility: High

Virgo with an Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) is a hella smart match.

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Because both you and Aquarius are intellectual sorts, you’d find that you’d have what Alanis Morissette called, “intellectual intercourse.” But since the pair of you have such different approaches to life, you’d probably find it a lot easier to work on a friendship together, rather than a real steamy, romantic relationship.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Pisces (February 19 – March 20) means sweetness in spades.

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There’s no denying it, there’s definitely an attraction between you two. You’re both devoted, thoughtful and detail-oriented souls – but where Pisces is a dreamer, you’re much more realistic. If you’re both able to navigate your differences, then there’s no stopping you! Chances are, though, you’d find that your relationship will always be an ongoing project.

Compatibility: Medium

Does this explain a lot about your current relationship? Or, maybe more about what went wrong in your last romance? Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

Walter Mercado Got Real About His Flamboyant Style And Why He’s Long Said ‘No’ To Extreme Gender Conformity And Machismo

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Walter Mercado Got Real About His Flamboyant Style And Why He’s Long Said ‘No’ To Extreme Gender Conformity And Machismo

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Puerto Rican astrologist Walter Mercado and his astrology predictions have been an institution in Latino households for nearly 50 years. Growing up, we would wait to hear his predictions for our upcoming day. Basically, Mercado and his readings prepared us for our challenges and celebrated our victories.

His flamboyant style has made him one of the most recognizable figures in our culture. What’s more, he is one of the first gender non-conforming individuals that many in the Latino community encountered. That’s something we have long been fascinated by and admired about the astrologist. Despite the stigma that is attached to people who live outside of gender norms, Mercado has always been able to claim a space for his message and has gained fans around the world during a five-decade career. 

Recently, Mercado spoke about his legendary career, his gender identification and the new exhibit in honor of his work. 

When talking about personal style and gender identification, Mercado was extremely open about remaining authentic and embracing dual energies.

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According to Mercado, we all have the same feminine and masculine energies and can call upon them when needed. 

“I’m so into who I am, and I do [what] feels right for me,” Mercado explained to Remezcla. “I’m so connected to people and to the divine for that. That I look feminine with a cape? Everyone knows we have two energies – yin and yang – and I know how to balance them. If I have to be a warrior, then I’ll be that. If I have to be soft and subtle, I can be that, too.”

In the interview, Mercado also acknowledged the barriers he has broken through his presences in the Latinidad.

“I broke the barriers. Boys wear blue and girls wear pink…Why? No, that’s in the past. Extreme gender conformity, machismo, and weak, submissive women, no, no, no, no. We are humans; people have the right to think whatever they want. I follow my own path, and I am who I am.”

The astrologist’s groundbreaking work is also being celebrated with a dedicated exhibit that explores the more intimate parts of his life.

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Called Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado, the exhibit is being hosted by the History Miami Museum in Florida. The limited-run exhibit is open from August 2nd-25th. At the grand opening, Mercado entered the event in true fabulos style — carried in on a golden throne-like the true celestial king he is while triumphant music played and fans cheered. 

For public viewing, the exhibit features 12 of Mercado’s most iconic capes — one decorated and bedazzled for each Astrological sign. It will also showcase jewels, tarot cards and ephemera used during Mercado’s readings. These items will be on display for the first time ever. 

In the interview, Mercado credits his success to his realness to his longterm.

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For many of us, the comfort Mercado has in his own skin is something we aspire to have. It’s this comfort that led to the familiarity and trust that we developed in the astrologist. His spot-on astrology predictions didn’t hurt either, but it’s definitely the certainty that comes from Mercado’s self-assurance that makes him such a trusted figure. 

“The stars will give an inclination, but they don’t force anything on anyone,” Walter said in his interview. “I would tell people the tendencies I would see show up for them, but I was always very clear with my messages. I let people know they shouldn’t have expectations from me or expect me to tell them the exact location where they’ll run into the love of their life. I would formulate it by saying, ‘I see a tendency that love is around you and following you.’”

Mercado also shared that he believes that his gift for astrology comes from a “divine source” and credits it for the love he has received from his numerous fans. 

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Whether Mercado’s readings are authentic or just vague prophecies, one thing is certain: the astrologist loves his fans as much as they love him. With this in mind, Mercado tries to share his love and positivity with his public.

“People were saying I was the new prophet for a new era and that God and Christ manifested in my heart,” Mercado explained. “I was taken aback by all the love people were showing me, and I’ve always improvised my readings. I don’t like to use a teleprompter. When I was finishing the segment I was inspired, and I uttered the words, ‘Que Dios me los bendiga a todos, y que reciban de mi mucha paz y mucho mucho (blows kiss) amor,’ and it stuck. People were thanking me for the prayer, and at that moment, I made the choice – since the prayer was so pure and beautiful – I would keep using it. I still use it so the public could continue to receive these blessings.”

H/T: Remezcla “I Am Who I Am” Walter Mercado On Gender Non-Conformity & His Long Career