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Mitú Weekly Horoscope Nov 5 – Nov 11

Aries

Welcome to a brand new month, Aries! Venus is still retrograde in your romantic sector until the 6th, but its effects weaken with each day, so don’t feel disheartened about love as you think you should be. You’ll feel sparks flying with a potential new someone when out with friends this week, and although they may be new, you definitely feel like you’ve met them before. Since Aries are known for their impatience, you don’t trust any connection that doesn’t have immediate chemistry. Good thing this is it! If you’re already in a relationship, expect fresh new sparks with your steady mate, and even some grand financial news that benefits both of you. This week will bring you new ambitions and the means to make them happen. You love staying on the move, so take the progressive action for new knowledge and skills on the 7th and 8th to continue making yourself unstoppable!

Taurus

This is a great time for you to strengthen your work and romantic relationships, Taurus! Venus is still doing that retrograde dance until the 6th, but her power progressively wanes each day. Remember that when Jupiter moves into your 8th house of regeneration and sex on November 8th! This is all about basking in the joy that is your current relationship and seeing your connection and commitment to one another get even stronger. Things will get more serious, but only in the best way. As a Taurus, your steady bull nature makes you the most loyal sign of the zodiac. Single Taureans should spend this time to focus on loving themselves. You work for everyone else, so put that effort back on yourself!

Gemini

It’s all about your goals right now, Gemini! With such dual personalities, you definitely have a lot! On November 7th, the Moon begins a new phase in intense Scorpio, encouraging you to work on those ideas you might have left sitting on the backburner for far too long. Remember to set aside some time to work towards those goals each day and before long you’ll be amazed at the progress you made. It’s all about time management. You’ll really begin to see it pay off later in the month! Jupiter moves into your relationship sector on the 8th, so make sure to place yourself in the center of attention as best as you can. It’ll be well-received!

Cancer

We know Cancers have great taste and love their creature comforts. Make that crab shell of yours even more comfortable and beneficial to your well-being by giving your schedule and living situation an overhaul. Get more sleep, eat better, and get more sunshine to make sure you’re keeping yourself at your best. This focus on personal rest and rejuvenation will payoff when Mercury goes retrograde on November 16th. Single? Wednesday’s New Moon is smack in your romance sector. Someone’s been eyeing you and they’re finally ready to make their move. You. will. love. this. Ummm, you’re welcome!

Leo

Leos already seem to have everything work out for them, right? As a regal lion with a commanding presence, it’s hard not to. Expect to see a positive and light energy surrounding you from through the end of the year when Jupiter moves into your 5th house of pleasure on November 8th. It’s all about good vibes and sending those out into the world. Project positivity and all you can do is watch it come back to you, Leo! Obviously, the same goes in your romantic realm, as well. Expect beautiful love connections and, ummm, maybe even some baby news before the year is over?!

Virgo

Things might start to feel slow at work this week, Virgo, but don’t let this get you down. Take the opportunity to reboot before Mercury goes retrograde on the 16th. Make sure to spend more time at home or with loved ones who can offer good life advice. A deep conversation with your partner will only bring you closer together as you feel safe enough to reveal some of the darker facts about yourselves neither of you shares with just anyone. Single? Any connections that don’t feel deep enough aren’t. Only focus on genuine humans now, but that’s also your nature, Virgo!

Libra

November will feel a little haywire for you, Libra, and it all starts going down this week. On the 4th, you’ll feel a stroke of bad luck when Mercury goes wonky in your sector before it goes fully retrograde on the 16th. You’ll be able to express yourself better when you come out of the stress and shock on the 8th and Jupiter has your back in your 3rd house of communication. On the bright side, that pesky and heartbreaking Venus retrograde is losing her power with each day until she’s completely gone on November 6th. This week, you won’t even feel her anymore when your romantic sector is nothing short of glowing, glowing, glowing! Those butterflies and sweet connections are on full blast this week, Libra!

Scorpio

Focus on the home this week, Scorpio. Now that Uranus has migrated from your relationship sector and into your work one, you’ll finally get the breathing room you need and can finally relax and watch things fall into place for you now. This may sound weird for you, a sign of passion and transformation, but in order for you to receive the pleasure you seek, you must first sit still for a moment and appreciate the life you do have. Focusing on your base helps to center you before work and relationships speed back up again. Such as on the 8th, when you can expect some great new financial prospects with the help of lucky Jupiter!

Sagittarius

Your ruling planet Jupiter is on the move this week, Sag, which means it’s all about you and focusing on finding yourself again. That pesky Venus retrograde offered you a dose of heartbreak but has her power decreases each day until she turns direct on the 6th, you’ll be feeling that aggravation less and less. I guess all I can really say about this week and the rest of the month for you is luck, luck, luck! It’s all thanks to that Jupiter and its good fortune, which will have you feeling victorious in every aspect of your life right now. Take advantage and strike while the iron’s hot!

Capricorn

A New Moon in Scorpio on the 7th will help calm any relationship problems you’ve been fretting over, Cap. Venus ends her stressful retrograde on the 6th, so at this time you’ll be able to better communicate what’s on your mind without the messages getting crossed. You’ll feel a sense of renewal this week as your spiritual planet Jupiter makes his moves on the 8th. You’ll be able to see everything that was hazy and uncertain in your love life much clearer now and feel a calming sense of relief that if things are meant to work out, they will. If they don’t it’s for the best. What’s wonderful is that you’ve been through enough to be fine with whatever outcome. You’ve had the time to balance yourself.

Aquarius

Funny to say this with Thanksgiving just around the corner (and maybe you’re still finishing up those Halloween clearance-priced candies, as well!), but this week you’ll be thinking about ways to improve your health. Maybe all those sweet treats have started to take their toll and making your body feel out of whack. A healthy body is a healthy mind, so focus on getting yourself in the condition that makes you feel your best and stick to this plan. After spending so much time focusing on your career, lucky Jupiter moves into your 11th house of friends on the 8th, making you want to spend more time with those you enjoy instead of long hours at the office. Rightfully so! Tis the season for being with people we love.

Pisces

Don’t let your financial worries get the best of you, my anxious fishy. Whatever money frustrations you’ve been experiencing are about to see an easier resolution. Perhaps you accrued a debt without realizing its depth or have to help out someone close to you who’s stuck in a bind. This week will show you the light at the end of the tunnel, so don’t point fingers or play the blame game, because this is a time of realizing healthy solutions and knowing how to make wiser choices moving forward. Mercury will retrograde next week on the 16th, but having everything in place before this transition should make this a smooth one, especially with Jupiter in your 10th house of career on the 8th, so seize this moment to make the professional leaps you’ve been waiting for!

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

It has been 20 years since America Ferrera’s dream of becoming an actor back true. She took to Instagram to reflect on the moment that her dream started to come true and it is a sweet reminder that anyone can chase their dreams.

America Ferrera shared a sweet post reflecting on the 20th anniversary of working on “Gotta Kick It Up!”

“Gotta Kick It Up!” was one of the earliest examples of Latino representation so many of us remember. The movie follows a school dance team trying to be the very best they could possibly be. The team was down on their luck but a new teacher introduces them to a different kind of music to get them going again.

After being introduced to Latin beats, the dance team is renewed. It taps into a cultural moment for the Latinas on the team and the authenticity of the music makes their performances some of the best.

While the movie meant so much to Latino children seeing their culture represented for the first time, the work was a major moment for Ferrera. In the Instagram post, she gushes over the celebrities she saw on the lot she was working on. Of course, anyone would be excited to see Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt hanging out. Yet, what stands out the most is Ferrera’s own excitement to realize that she can make money doing what she loves most.

“I wish I could go back and tell this little baby America that the next 20 years of her life will be filled with unbelievable opportunity to express her talent and plenty of challenges that will allow her to grow into a person, actress, producer, director, activist that she is very proud and grateful to be. We did it baby girl. I’m proud of us,” Ferrera reflects.

Watch the trailer for “Gotta Kick It Up!” here.

READ: America Ferrera’s “Superstore” Is Going To Get A Spanish-Language Adaptation In A Win For Inclusion

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

On a recent episode of ABC’s game show To Tell The Truth, three celebrity panelists were tasked to uncover the identity of a real mariachi singer.

Each contender embodied “non-traditional” attributes of mariachi culture either through physical appearance or language barriers, leaving the panelists stumped.

When it came time for the big reveal, with a humble smile 53-year-old Timoteo “El Charro Negro” stood up wowing everyone. Marveled by his talents, Timoteo was asked to perform unveiling his smooth baritone voice.

While not a household name in the U.S., his career spans over 25 years thriving on the catharsis of music.

Timoteo “El Charro Negro” performing “Chiquilla Linda” on Dante Night Show in 2017.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Timoteo, born Timothy Pollard, moved to Long Beach, California with his family when he was eight years old. The move to California exposed Pollard to Latin culture, as the only Black family in a Mexican neighborhood.

As a child, he recalled watching Cantinflas because he reminded him of comedian Jerry Lewis, but musically he “got exposed to the legends by chance.”

“I was bombarded by all the 1960s, ’70s, and ’50s ranchera music,” Timoteo recalls to mitú.

The unequivocal passion mariachi artists like Javier Solis and Vicente Fernandez possessed heavily resonated with him.

“[The neighbors] always played nostalgic music, oldies but goodies, and that’s one thing I noticed about Mexicans,” Timoteo says. “They can be in their 20s but because they’ve grown up listening to the oldies it’s still very dear to them. That’s how they party.”

For as long as he can remember, Pollard “was born with the genetic disposition to love music,” knowing that his future would align with the arts.

After hearing Vicente Fernandez sing “Lástima Que Seas Ajena,” an awakening occurred in Pollard. While genres like hip-hop and rap were on the rise, Pollard’s passion for ranchera music grew. It was a moment when he realized that this genre best suited his big voice.

Enamored, Pollard began to pursue a career as a Spanish-language vocalist.

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Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

At 28, Timoteo began learning Spanish by listening and singing along to those artists he adored in his youth.

“When I decided that I wanted to be a mariachi, I didn’t think it was fair to exploit the culture and not understand the language,” he says. “If I’m going to sing, I need to be able to communicate with my audience and engage with them. I need to understand what I’m saying because it was about honor and respect.”

Pollard began performing local gigs after picking up the language in a matter of months. He soon attracted the attention of “Big Boy” Radio that adorned him the name Timoteo “El Charro Negro.”

Embellishing his sound to highlight his Black heritage, Pollard included African instruments like congas and bongos in his orchestra. Faintly putting his own spin on a niche genre, Pollard avoided over-saturating the genre’s sound early in his career.

Embraced by his community as a beloved mariachi, “El Charro Negro” still encountered race-related obstacles as a Black man in the genre.

“There are those [in the industry] who are not in the least bit thrilled to this day. They won’t answer my phone calls, my emails, my text messages I’ve sent,” he says. “The public at large hasn’t a problem with it, but a lot of the time it’s those at the helm of decision making who want to keep [the genre] exclusively Mexican.”

“El Charro Negro” persisted, slowly attracting fans worldwide while promoting a message of harmony through his music.

In 2007, 12 years into his career, Pollard received a golden ticket opportunity.

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Pollard (left) seen with legendary Mexican artist Vicente Fernandez (right) in 2007. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In a by-chance encounter with a stagehand working on Fernandez’s tour, Pollard was offered the chance to perform onstage. The singer was skeptical that the offer was legit. After all, what are the chances?

The next day Pollard went to his day job at the time and said, “a voice in my head, which I believe was God said, ‘wear your blue velvet traje tonight.'”

That evening Pollard went to a sold-out Stockton Area where he met his idol. As he walked on the stage, Pollard recalls Fernandez insisting that he use his personal mic and band to perform “De Que Manera Te Olvido.”

“[Fernandez] said he did not even want to join me,” he recollects about the show. “He just was kind and generous enough to let me sing that song on his stage with his audience.”

The crowd applauded thunderously, which for Pollard was a sign of good things to come.

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Timoteo “El Charro Negro” with Don Francisco on Don Francisco Presenta in 2011. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In 2010, he released his debut album “Me Regalo Contigo.” In perfect Spanish, Pollard sings with great conviction replicating the soft tones of old-school boleros.

Unraveling the rollercoaster of relationships, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballads like “Me Regalo Contigo” and “Celos” are his most streamed songs. One hidden gem that has caught the listener’s attention is “El Medio Morir.”

As soon as the track begins it is unlike the others. Timoteo delivers a ’90s R&B love ballad in Spanish, singing with gumption as his riffs and belts encapsulate his unique sound and story.

Having appeared on shows like Sabado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, and Caso Cerrado in 2011, Timoteo’s career prospered.

Timoteo hasn’t released an album since 2010 but he keeps his passion alive. The singer has continued to perform, even during the Covid pandemic. He has high hopes for future success and original releases, choosing to not slow down from his destined musical journey.

“If God is with me, who can be against me? It may not happen in a quick period of time, but God will make my enemies my footstool,” he said.

“I’ve continued to be successful and do some of the things I want to do; maybe not in a particular way or in particular events, but I live in a very happy and fulfilled existence.”

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