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Let Us Tell You The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The land of GoT is full of magic and superstition, a land where the designs of fate are evident in everyday life and where witches and dragons dictate the course of history, so what better way to honor it than to reveal which character you would be according to the personality traits of your Zodiac sign. Just please don’t go slaying dragons or setting cities on fire, please! 

We can’t help but wonder: would our Walter Mercado approve? Here are some of each signs main traits and why they fit the personality of some of the dozens of characters we have come to love and loath over almost a decade. ¡Te extrañamos, Juego de Tronos! 

Leo (July 23 – August 22)
What astrology says: the drama queen, basically. Gets others to express their feelings in a direct and truthful way.
So you are: Jon Snow, born Aegon Targaryen, the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen (sorry for the spoiler, camaradas!)

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Jon Snow has been a somewhat disappointing character, as he has not shown the wisdom some were expecting from him. His low voice and moody persona make him the perfect Leo. What a drama king, honestly. You know nothing, Jon Snow. I mean, he died and came back…. for what? Not a lot of time to find that out. 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
What astrology says: Virgos teach us that service is the best path to happiness, serving yourselves and others is paramount to being
So you are: Ser Brienne Tarth

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Brienne is such a cool character that slays meanies and gender stereotypes. She is loyal beyond reproach and basically the friend we would all like by our side. We would love to see a spinoff show with just her delivering fierceness to the bad guys.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)
What astrology says: the diplomat. Libras hate chaos and therefore want people to hold hands and reach a compromise
So you are: Lord Tyrion Lannister

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Talk about a change in heart about a character! We started off kind of hating Tyrion, but as we came to know him and understand him, we realized that he is the diplomat who wants the least amount of blood shed. What a legend. La altura se mide de la cabeza al cielo. Special shoutout to Peter Dinklage, who has played this character magnificently.  

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
What astrology says: Scorpios are extremely intense and deep, everything is life or death for them and requires people to give their best
So you are: Lady Sansa Stark

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She has been forced to be wise beyond her years after seeing almost her whole family killed. She has had to take care of herself and don’t give her trust to anyone. Everything with her is deep… life has dealt her a tricky hand. Will she sit on the throne?

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
What astrology says: they take risks, are adventurous and chase the impossible
So you are: Grey Worm (Valyrian: Torgo Nudho)

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From slave to commander of a whole army. Grey Worm has defied the odds in life, war, and love. He takes risks, and it has paid off in terms of power, although he has suffered indescribable loss throughout his life. 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
What astrology says: the master planner who seeks long term goals, he puts all the pieces in place for the dominoes to eventually fall
So you are: Melisandre, also known as Melisandre of Asshai, Lady Melisandre, The Red Woman and The Red Witch

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It took us ages to truly understand this character’s motivations. We fell in love with her weirdness and then marveled at her wisdom. She knew what is what all along, and played the long game. She saved them all, to be honest when she lit the fire to burn all those white walkers. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
What astrology says: the humanitarian and “mad scientist” of the horoscope, often wise beyond words
So you are: Brandon Stark, commonly called Bran

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He was forced to become a wise receptacle of ancient knowledge. It is hard to know where Bran starts and the Three-Eyed-Raven begins. He is the wisest of them all, a true water sign. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
What astrology says: the healer and artist, compassion and imagination are their motto
So you are: Samwell Tarly, or simply Sam

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He is not very athletic, but what he lacks in muscles he makes up with wit, intelligence, and compassion. We just love hearing him talk: such a smart, loyal knight. Lo queremos como BFF, pero para ayer!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
What astrology says: this sign belongs to individuals who are pioneers and fight for their beliefs. They are fearless
So you are: Arya Stark

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What a gem! Arya slayed the Night King and if it was up to her she would rule over all. She has already won our hearts and minds. Go Arya, go! She is all that the Starks stand for: honor, family, and roots. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
What astrology says: provides security and helps us get the job done
So you are: Sandor Clegane, popularly nicknamed “The Hound”

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He has few words but is a practical man who protects his master. Just before he crossed over to the land of the dead he protected Arya (or did Arya protect him?), showing what true loyalty looks like. He certainly redeemed 

Gemini (May 21 -July 21)
What astrology says: full of energy, they encourage us to be ourselves, even though this might be seen as “freaky” by some
So you are: Shae

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We can divide Tyrion’s life in Before and After Shae! She taught him what true love is and made a good man out of him just before he set sail towards Essos. We can only imagine what her life with Tyrion would have been like had she not mate a bloody fate. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
What astrology says: individuals born under these signs are natural nurturers, they have deep roots, create nests and protect them
So you are: Daenerys I Targaryen, also known as Dany and Daenerys Stormborn

Yes, we know she broke a lot of hearts going full pyro, but she has goodness in her heart as well. She does care for her people and created a cozy home for her dragons, for whom she was a caring mother. The genius of this character lays in her many contradictions: passionate lover and cold stateswoman, mad queen, and mother of dragons. 

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J.Lo’s Celebrating Selena Video Is The Heartwarming Content We Need Right Now

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J.Lo’s Celebrating Selena Video Is The Heartwarming Content We Need Right Now

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Selena will always be a legend for Latino music lovers. The Tejano singer gave us English and Spanish songs that continue to rock our worlds. Her music is still played on the radio, in bars, and she always makes it to a few playlists out there. This weekend, people took some time to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the release of the biopic honoring the singer.

Jennifer Lopez came through on #CelebratingSelena with her own video honoring the singer and her chance to play the role.

We’ve all seen the movie more times than we care to count. It was probably one of the most impactful movies in our younger years. It was so wonderful to see our culture represented through Selena. It was a rare moment of fully authentic representation and it is not something we will ever forget.

J.Lo’s tweet hit Selena fans in the feels as they all took time to remember the late singer.

Selena was grace and class personified. Her ability to jump into the mainstream as a Latin singer shows the kind of power she had in the music industry. She broke down barriers for Latina artists who have come after her to lead successful careers, like J.Lo and Shakira.

Who could forget the iconic bustier scene?

You know you quote “busti-caca” way more than you want to admit to. It might just be the most quotable line in the whole movie. Now that most of us are working from home until further notice, it would be a great time to watch one of the most iconic Latino films of all time.

It is still inspiring people to pay tribute to La Reina.

Even 25 years after her death, people are loving her sound and keeping her memory alive through tribute videos and just listening to her music. Selena truly is someone people will never forget. She was recently inducted into the Houston Rodeo’s Star Trail of Fame and continues to be a major figure in Latino American pop culture.

Don’t worry. You can spend any day celebrating Selena because she is one person who is always worth celebrating.

READ: Selena Is The First Latin Inducted Into Houston Rodeo’s Star Trail Of Fame

I Watched ‘Gentefied’ On Netflix And These Are My Brutally Honest Thoughts

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I Watched ‘Gentefied’ On Netflix And These Are My Brutally Honest Thoughts

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Guys, this. is. crazy. Two people claim that I look like Carlos Santos from Netflix’s new series “Gentefied.” Que honor! I mean, whatever, it was my wife’s tía who said I look like him and my wife.

Check it out, y’all.

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I mean, I totally see it and there is no way I can be biased.

Carlos Santos, If you need me to do your stunts or stand in for you when you eat a taco or bite into a torta ahogada, just let me know, homie. I’m ready for Hollywood, cabrón.

Enough about me being famous and extremely handsome. I’m here to let your booty know if it’s worth it to sit through ten episodes of “Gentefied.”

Here’s the premise of the show:

Two feuding cousins struggle to keep their abuelo’s taco restaurant afloat. All the while, the threat of gentrification, and the emergence of young hipster customers force the traditional taco joint to adapt to survive. 

I grew up in Huntington Park, California and this show should be praised for how it handles complicated themes. From gentrification to Chicano identity and the struggles of lower-income families, the show reminds me un chingo of my hood, my childhood, and even my present-day life. “Gentefied” took the stuff I grew up dealing with, and found a way to present it in the context of a comedy series. But, make no mistake, you will cry while watching this show because you will see your own community represented.

Casimiro (A Traditional Compa in Changing Times)

Recognize this dude? Of course! You know he looks like your abuelo. I know he looks a lot like my abuelo. The casting for Casimiro (the abuelo and taco restaurant owner on the show) is perfection. This viejo knows how to make you cry.

For starters, Casimiro is still in love with his deceased wife, Delfina, and you’ll catch him getting sentimental thinking about her every now and then. My heart was not ready for that kind of love and the tragedy of his character is already implied in his name. “Casi”-“miro,” Spanish for “nearly sees,” because this poor character’s conflict throughout the show is his struggle to hang on to his tradition and values while keeping an eye on the ever-changing present and trying to adapt.

Casimiro is surrounded by change. Rent going up. Menus evolving to catch the attention of young customers. Rich developers swooping in on Boyle Heights and buying up property as the city quickly becomes a hot spot. You’ll have to watch the series to see if this sweet old abuelo can keep up with everything happening around him.

Gay Representation & Struggling Artists: HEY, GURL, HEEEY!

The queer topic is still highly taboo in Latino culture. We don’t talk much about it, at least not with older generations of Latinos. Even though LGBTQ+ rights made huge strides leading up to 2016 and shows like “Queer Eye” are beloved in the mainstream, older Latino generations still have reservations and a hard time accepting queer family members.

In the show, Karie Martin, plays Anna Morales, a queer muralist/painter. Morales gets caught between her protesting girlfriend’s war against the gentrifiers and Casimiro and family’s attempts to keep the business alive. Anna is a struggling artist with a heart of gold but her storyline gets deep when she finds herself being commissioned by the very developers who are out to buy up her neighborhood. The drama gets thicc, fam.

The show raises a lot of moral questions about making pure art versus profit, and how artists can sometimes end up putting aside their values because sometimes you gotta pay the bills. Definitely watch how this plays out. You definitely want to keep an eye out on episode 5. It’s a gem and gives a little insight into the queer struggle amongst Latinos.

The “Not Mexican Enough and Not American Enough” Issue

Back Carlos Santos, who plays Chris on “Gentefied.” Chris is the grandson of Casimiro and is trying to get out of the hood so he can become a 5-star Michelin chef. His family refers to him as a “coconut,” which is what you call someone who’s brown on the outside, but gringo af on the inside.

Throughout the show, Chris’s Mexican identity is always put into question. His coworkers literally make him take a “Mexi-test” to see if he passes as a true Mexican. His family cracks jokes about his hipster tastes. Yet, in the face of his Caucasian boss, Chris is basically another brown dude, with a little bit of skill in the kitchen.

I can relate, like so many. I was born here. So, yes, I like Tame Impala. I like sushi. However, arroz y frijoles has my heart and so does Selena. Chris’s character represents an identity many children born to immigrant parents might sympathize with. Our struggle is we never feel like we belong, but we can take comfort in the fact that shows like “Gentefied” are shining a light on this identity. You’re not alone. If you think you need to pick a side and choose which nationality you rep more Latino or American, this show encourages you to be both and celebrate your intersectional identity.

Latina Moms

Look, I don’t want to spoil anything, but when you get to episode eight, “Women’s Work,” you’re going to get a strong urge to knock on your mom’s doors and cry-hug her. Anna’s mom on the show played by Laura Patalano is everyone’s mom. She is a queen and a true icon. She is sarcastic. She is harsh. You end up respecting her or at least sympathizing with her by the end of the series. I could write an entire book on this character.

So, should you watch “Gentified”? Yes.

Not only is the series enjoyable to watch and will keep you carcajeando like your crazy tía when she forgets to take her medicine, but the characters are very well-developed, their story arcs join up beautifully, and you will fight back tears because this show hits home emotionally. As an extra incentive, some of your favorite mitú friends make appearances in the show: shout out to Jenny Lorenzo and Scar. A special shout out to Steph O. who worked behind-the-scenes.

Get binging, cabrones. And let us know what you think.

READ: Julissa Calderon And Annie Gonzalez On How ‘Gentefied’ Is Offering Empowerment And Representation In This New TV Era