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2019’s Zodiac Wheel de la Fortuna: Your Financial Future According to Your Sign

El dinero, along with health and love, are three main factors to success, but we all don’t have bank investors or stock managers à la Merrill Lynch to manage our finances. We sometimes have to suffice with la alcancía we bargained at the swap meet for nostalgic reasons, or, of course, safe keep of our billetes in a bank account, but still you need something else. You need celestial guidance to know about your financial future. Look up at the night sky, because your Zodiac sign will reveal how much money you’ll make and hopefully it’s to your heart’s desire.

Yes, tu signo de estrella means more than you know. No need for a Tarot card reader, or your Tía’s witch doctor comadre to help. We will reveal what your Zodiac sign says about how much you’ll make it rain based on the traits of your sign. This is going to be astrologically fantastico! Or,  if your sign deems it so, you might end up broke with only a few dollars for a burger, fries and a coke. ¡O, ni pa’ los tacos!

Aries: March 21 – April 19

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*Walter Mercado voice* ¡Aries!

Aries are known to be eager, dynamic, quick, and competitive, so jobs that will complement such qualities will make you rico rico rico! Yes, jobs mi rey/reina, because money does not grow on trees or from Papi’s wallet. Forget about a regular 9-to-5, because Aries are all about millennial entrepreneurship. Just keep away from schemes that say you’ll “make money fast.” There’s a certain degree of eagerness that can have repercussions. Don’t be the Aries that makes $2,000/month; be El Aries Chingon who makes $200K+/year! Invest your money in stocks or cryptocurrency, who knows. Tread carefully and always make wise decisions. Inhibit your impulsivity when life and financial decisions come your way.

Taurus: April 20 – May 20

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There’s something about Taurus that makes them stand out, maybe because they’re strong, dependable, sensual, and creative. Your ideal 9-to-5 is a corporate setting or something physically demanding (i.e. construction). A law firm where you need a lot of strength and dependability might be your way to a bountiful bank account. It’s not easy, but as a dependable and creative being, you garner much respect in whatever field you come to possess. You’re as dependable as your mom’s tamales and ponché every Christmas: you’re there for those that matter the most. This makes you love consistency, which although fine and dandy will hinder you from taking risks, like changing jobs, learning a new skill, or dipping your pata into becoming an entrepreneur. You seal the deal with your sensuality and intelligence. ¡Olé, torro!

Gemini: May 21 – June 20

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Gemini, you are a creative being that can generate money from the sky, metaphorically speaking. This is due to your ability to succeed in anything you set your mind to and by making your dreams a reality. As a Gemini, you love to learn new things, because it gives you an edge where others are lackluster. Basically, you’re on a navé espacial heading to the stars while listening to Maná while the rest are stuck in office cubicles. ¡Oséa, ni al talón te llegan! You lead others by example, like a corporate CEO type. Say what you will, Gemini’s know how to make bank. Just no te apendejes con Versace Versace Versace! ¡Ni que chingaos!

Cancer: June 21 – July 22

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Cancers are intuitive, sentimental, and compassionate. In other words, emotional à la Selena Gomez. This can work in your favor, as you have the option of seeking a medical degree to appease your compassion. Your sign indicates you are also protective, so helping others in need is where it’s at. Just no te enamores con un Bon-bon when they come in for a physical exam. Maybe you’re not the book type, so nonprofits might be a good option. BUT you’re salary, so let’s just say you’ll be paid with sentiments. *cries* You are always mindful and intuitive. To be successful is a matter of doing what makes you happy even if you can’t afford el pozole de la esquina on the weekend. That may be OK because you are doing something that feels rewarding and that enriches you. Whether it’s a doctorate or work in a non-profit, your compassion will take you in the right direction.

Leo: July 23 – August 22

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Leos! You are the leaders of the zodiac sign. Everyone is drawn to you. Use this to your advantage and take up positions of power like politics (just stay away from Orange Spray Tan, ¡Dios te salve, Maria!), something corporate, head of a publication… you get the point. You are strong and know how to direct yourself and others well. Everyone comes to you as if you were a king. Own it, and be the Latino Senator you dreamed of becoming as a child, or even President of the United States. Bring a positive change and light to the Latino community. You excel in jobs where power is needed, and you are there to provide it. ¡Hay Tú! You’re making me blush! Wealth is in your reach, wanting it is another. ¡No seas güey!

Virgo: August 23 – September 22

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As a Virgo, you are born with innate practicality, loyalty, a gentle soul, and an analytical mind. Just don’t lose your head over it. Tech companies will suit you best. They are practical and a field where you will excel at with loyalty since all behemoth tech companies rely solely on that to grow as an empire. Human resources would be a good fit, too, because honesty is a feature you possess, so bank on it. Due to your analytical inclination you would thrive in science-related careers. It’s ideal, too, but your analytical trait will, at times, make you fastidious. ¡Relaja tú chongo/man bun!

Libra: September 23 – October 22

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Libra, your Zodiac sign is in the form of a scale on the constellation. Balance lives within you. You are social, fair-minded, diplomatic, and gracious. You carry yourself well with others, and your diplomatic trait makes everyone gravitate toward you, as if you were the only one in the room. Your energy is positive and peaceful. As a Libra, your social and gracious charisma can help you land a job as an actor in Tinseltown. Be aware though, such venture is not absolute, so try your hand at working in marketing, public relations, or any career that is highly sociable, like an Instagram influencer, blogger, life guru, fashion stylist, etc. Just don’t let anyone bring you down. ¡Nomás no abras tu bocota demas!

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21

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Scorpio’s motto: “You never know what you are capable of until you try.” As a Scorpio, you are passionate, stubborn, resourceful and brave. These are qualities that can make or break you. You can be a painter because it is both passionate and brave, but your parents might cringe. “¡Que dibujitos y que la chiflada!” they might say. Maybe a graphic artist? You’d be able to work for a video-game company or movie studio. Those are a few career outlets that your sign opens the doors to. You are brave, and it borders on fearless, so you don’t give up. You like helping others, so an MFT or a Ph.D. in psychology will rake in the big bucks. Do you know how much a 50-minute session with a psychologist will cost you these days? $125! Don’t ask how I know that. “What is a psicólogo?” your parents will ask. No son pa’ locitos? Maybe consult La Bruja instead. Your bravery always prevails and you shy away from nothing.

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21

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As a Sagittarius, you are extroverted, optimistic, funny, and generous. You emit positive energy everywhere you go. An outdoors/nature career would suit you well. You can go as big as becoming an astronaut, professional mountain climber, goat yoga instructor, and even dabble in construction. It is your optimism that propels you, which is lacked by others. You have a good sense of humor, and your generosity is well-received to those deserving. Whether you want to reach for the stars as an Astronaut or work honorably in construction, your Zodiac traits will guide you to your financial niche. It is up to you to decide where it takes you, but no matter what, as long as it makes you happy. That is indeed the only thing that counts. ¡Nomas no te creas Superman, güey!

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19

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Capricorns are serious, independent, intelligent, disciplined, and tenacious individuals, with the ability to be the most stable from all the Zodiac signs. Your traits give you a professional demeanor which works in your favor as you can enterprise, have your own business, work in government, or work in a high profile corporate job. Your seriousness makes you not the happiest patito, so work in a field that will inspire you every day, even if it takes time to get there. It pays off in the long run, and I’m sure your checking account will reflect that.

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18

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Aquarius (aka water type Pokémon. JK) are deep, imaginative, original, and uncompromising. In one word: complicated. ¡Hijos de su Madre! They are always buried in thought and imagination, which is a recipe for being somewhat disorganized. As an Aquarius, you would thrive in a career in the arts (artist, sculptor, photographer, writer). Artsy fartsy, basically. You can probably hear your mom screaming, “¡Y como chingaos vas a pagar la renta?!” A stable income varies, but you are definitely original, charismatic, loyal, humanitarian, and brilliant. You can also work in fields of science or non-profits to help those in need with scientific discoveries in health or helping those less fortunate. The course of your life is in your hands, as your Zodiac sign is your celestial map that will help you make the money you so wish and desire.

Pisces: February 19 – March 20

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Pisces are affectionate, empathetic, wise, and artistic. Does that mean you’ll make a lot of dough à la Carlos Slim? ¡Ni a toritelloro llegas! A career in medicine, therapy, social work, or any artistic outlet will suit you nicely. You are also a dreamer, so work in a field that will foster that quality, like in architecture or creative technology. Use your wisdom, for it will guide you and will help you make the decisions necessary to live a good life, the way you want it to be, with guidance of your Zodiac, of course.

Your Zodiac sign is like a revelation from the cosmos (cue the fog) that can inspire you to become the best version of you and it brings along the foretelling of your financial future. As Walter Mercado would say “Reciban mucha paz de mi, pero sobre todo mucho, mucho, mucho *beso* Amor.”

J Balvin Casually Serves Coffee From A NY Truck And People Have No Idea Who He Is

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J Balvin Casually Serves Coffee From A NY Truck And People Have No Idea Who He Is

There’s no one who loves coffee more than J Balvin. The Colombian trap artist posts videos on Instagram or Instagram Stories just about every morning at 5 a.m. of himself drinking coffee, meditating and thanking the universe for its infinite blessings. This morning, the “Mi Gente” crooner got a chance to share his favorite morning routine with local New Yorkers. 

J Balvin took over a coffee and pastry truck in New York to casually pour cups of cafecito to locals.

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“¡Buenos días, buenos días, buenos días mi gente! Buena vibra para todo el mundo estoy aquí atendiendo con buena vibra a todo el mundo como siempre,” exclaims the colombiano. 

“Estoy feliz, estoy agradecido con la vida. Y empiezo la Gira Arcoíris con el pueblo, con mi gente el 30 de agosto. Allí nos vemos, Arcoíris Tour el 30 en Puerto Rico para mi gente,” he adds reminding his followers that his tour starts at the end of August in Puerto Rico. 

A couple of people stopped by the impromptu Balvin Coffee Truck but seemingly have no idea who he is. 

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A few people stop J Balvin’s truck but given their calm demeanor, probably have no idea that they are being served by the YouTube’s most streamed artist. Back in June 2018 Billboard reported that J Balvin had officially become the most streamed artist on Spotify, knocking Drake from the top spot. Balvin’s single “X” with Nicky Jam was streamed more than 327 million times at the time of the publication. 

“Thank you for your service.”

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“Thank you for your service” is really the only verbal communication that is captured in the Instagram video. It’s still unclear what service J Blavin thanks his customers for, but we’re laughing along with the person recording the video.  

Most people in the comments want to know where they can get a cup of freshly brewed Balvin coffee but others are thanking him for being sanitary. 

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Songwriter and DJ Diplo thanks J Balvin for not serving pastries with bare hands. Although, however, we did notice Balvin’s pink hair was fully exposed and he was not wearing a hairnet. Rookie move, right?

People highlighted that only a humble artist like Balvin would park in the middle of New York to serve coffee. 

So querido Balvin, we thank YOU for your service. 

A Florida Department of Health Clinic Is Forcing Their Puerto Rican Employees Not To Speak Spanish

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A Florida Department of Health Clinic Is Forcing Their Puerto Rican Employees Not To Speak Spanish

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When applying to most local, federal, and government jobs, one of the skills that a majority of employers look for is whether or not the applicant speaks Spanish. Being bilingual in English and Spanish in this country is beneficial to the employer, their customers, and the employee because typically the job is supposed to have a better salary. There are also some places in the country that have large populations of people who speak Spanish and are more comfortable functioning in that language.

There are an estimated 41 million people that speak Spanish in the U.S., or 13 percent of the population, according to Babble. So, speaking Spanish isn’t — at least it should be — a big deal, in fact, it’s quite common. But in Trump America, it’s another story. 

Seven female workers with the Florida Department of Health are coming forward to say they have gotten direct instructions not to speak Spanish in the office. 

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The women say that even though they were hired because of their Spanish-speaking skills, so they could communicate better with their patients, they are now told not to speak the language with one another in the office. 

“We speak in English to the Anglo-Saxons because we are polite, but we speak Spanish with each other because we think in Spanish,” MairylÍ Miranda, a nurse, told El Nuevo DÍa. “But one day they gathered us all together and warned us that if we continued to do so, we would be fired. But there is no law that bans us from speaking Spanish.”

The seven women on the complaint work at a Florida Department of Health clinic in Haines City, and are also all Puerto Rican. 

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Aside from nurses, the employees on the complaint include an administrative assistant and a secretary. The Florida Department of Health has yet to make a public comment about these allegations. They also allege that management has been on them to stop speaking Spanish for quite some time, but it has only gotten worse in the past year. An official harassment report has been filed to the police department, but the women said nothing has yet to be done.

“It feels like you’re a criminal like you’re doing something that is wrong,” Miranda said, according to Bay News 9. “Never in my life did I think I was going to go through a situation like this one.”

Some people may assume that these employees are speaking Spanish in a way that others may think is rude. But they claim they are very professional at work and never speak Spanish around someone that may not understand them.

While these claims aren’t surprising, especially under this tense and traumatic Trump-era racism, it’s reassuring to know that state and local officials are supporting these employees.

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“Haines City is a well-diversified community,” Haines City Mayor Morris West said in a conference, according to the Palm Beach Post. “The facility that’s in question is in Haines City but is not a city of Haines City facility. I stand on behalf of these nurses that’s been [facing] allegations of discrimination against them. Haines City and my staff stand ready to support you nurses from any discrimination.”

Other advocates of these women include Respeta Mi Gente Coalition, which includes Alianza for Progress, Boricua Vota, Hispanic Federation, Misión Boricua, and Organize Florida. U.S. Rep. Darren Soto is also backing these women. 

It’s important to note that the United States does not have an official language.

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For all those people yelling at others, demanding them to speak Spanish, they should know English is not the official language in the U.S

There is nothing in the Constitution that states people in the United States, both citizens or otherwise, have to speak English and English only. Scholars say that the Founding Fathers didn’t include a clause about the English language because immigrants of the 13 colonies spoke other languages, including Dutch, French, and German. Native Americans spoke different languages as well. 

Lawmakers in the past, as recent as 2006, have attempted to make English the official language but thankfully, because of our democracy, the votes have never gone past the House. That doesn’t mean local and government officials haven’t tried to force English on everyone. It’s just part of our assimilation whether we like it or not. 

So the next time someone is yelling racist things such as “stop speaking Spanish” just yell back “English is not the official language of this country. Bye!” 

READ: A Puerto Rican Woman Serving In The Air Force Was Told To Stop Speaking Spanish While At Starbucks

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