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Walter Mercado Has A Strong Warning For President Trump As He Faces 2019

Every year, since we were little kids, Walter Mercado has been there for us to warn us of heartbreak, money problems, and impending 9.0 earthquakes. Our abuelas would gather around the TV and plan their whole year around his predictions. Every word, our mothers soaked in and prepared us for–stocking extra cans of Goya, lighting candles, and burning relics of the people who’ve wronged us.

Every December, Mercado gives us the full scoop of what’s to come in the new year. The ageless spiritual advisor’s predictions are already coming true. Check out what this year has to offer from the one and only, Walter Mercado.

ICYMI, add this to 2019’s NYE rituals.

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Yes, keep wishing on 12 grapes and tossing the dirty water that absorbed the negative energy of the year, but also, you should do this. Walter Mercado suggests that you light three candles, in the color represented by your zodiac sign, and walk throughout your house, invoking the power of Dios poderoso, to bring you closer to God.

Have faith and 2019 is yours for the taking.

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En serio. He said that the universe will conspire in favor of those with faith, perseverance, passion, dedication, and effort. It will be the year your dreams come true if you choose to believe in them. Have faith and go after what you want in this life becuase it is yours for the taking.

There will be five eclipses this year.

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Here’s the schedule for the year:

January 21: a lunar eclipse in Leo.

July 2: a solar eclipse in Cancer.

July 26: a lunar eclipse in Capricorn.

December 26: a solar eclipse in Cancer.

The stars are heavily aligned for Capricorns.

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His advice for Capricorns to make the most out of their year? Wear a touch of green or red with an otherwise mostly black and white wardrobe.

Carve out a day for yourself to attract good luck in the new year and be sure to wear garnet to attract that buena suerte. Then, take a bath using a new bar of soap. Throw away the soap and light a small white or purple candle on your bathroom floor. It must be 6 p.m. to honor Saint Lazarus.

I’m just the messenger.

2019 will be a major year of change.

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Fire will burn what’s already dead to you. You’ll be able to correct the mistakes of the past and don a new perspective that will change your life.

It’s also the year of the pig.

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The pig is the twelfth (last) of the zodiac animals. The story goes that the Jade Emperor dubbed the numbers associated with the zodiac animals according to the order they arrived at his party. The pig was late because he overslept.

In the Chinese zodiac, the pig is associated with good fortune.

The lucky number of 2019 will be 12.

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Think about it. The twelfth animal. Mercado is super excited about the number twelve (tribes of Israel, apostles, calendar months, hours, etc.). He really went on about it. You had to be there.

The lucky colors of the year will be white and red (unless you’re a Capricorn).

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Capricorns should be burning black candles the night before anything they expect to be transformative, like a job interview, a move, or travel. Oh, and if you want to seduce someone, get yourself pink quartz.

Mother nature is going to give us warning signs to start taking care of her.

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This is the part where Mercado talks about how we’ll have even more floods, blizzards, fires, and earthquakes this year. He’s not wrong.

He called out Miami specifically for it’s prosperity in 2019.

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We’ve always known the 305 is blessed with the best, and Mercado just confirmed it. His exact words (translated by The Miami Herald) are, “Opportunities for success by artists from around the world multiply. Miami is a secure port for those who seek fame, glory, and freedom.”

The economic recession will shift.

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Some Latin American countries will still be affected but there will be improvements in the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. Education will become the most important legislative matter.

Puerto Rico will become an example of hope.

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It already is. This year will be the year that Puerto Rico finally recovers from Hurricane Maria and will become an example of “generosity, humanity, compassion and resiliency” (translated by The Miami Herald).

The Dominican Republic is going modern.

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Mercado’s made predictions about many Latin American countries in his typical lavish fashion i.e. “Panama continues on the road to becoming paradise on earth.” (translation by The Miami Herald.) He also says that Central American refugees will continue to face obstacles. </3

Protests will continue to rise in Cuba.

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Diplomacy is not in Cuba’s future with countries like the U.S., Brazil, and Colombia. Justice won’t be served en masse in 2019, lo siento.

The KKK and racist groups will continue to rise in the U.S.

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Politics will become even more polarized. I mean, he made this prediction before our weeks-long government shut down, so I’m praying Mercado’s wrong, but betting he’s right.

Mercado’s exact words have already made headlines.

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Ok, so his exact Miami Herald-translated words were, “Donald Trump, the controversial president, will face his worst year and perhaps even impeachment.” This headline was published in The LA Times on January 2.

There will be new discoveries in every field.

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Ok, well, we could expect that from almost any year, but we’ve got Trumper’s blocking research into HIV and more, so this is some pretty good news. Hope someone gets the great idea of refunding research.

Mercado even made a prediction about social media.

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He says that social networks will “expand their reach and power” per The Miami Herald’s translation. Guess he wasn’t too impressed by the Senate hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this year, or he’s just like your abuelo in his wonder of social media’s new grip on society.

The Sun Card has been drawn by The Tarot for 2019.

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That means that the light of wonder and love will reach all parts of the world. The Sun card is associated with unconditional love. So while there are some bleak forecasts, ultimately, the heavens are pulling for the side of love and harmony.

Go into 2019 with mucho, mucho amor.

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Figure out who you are and then go out and be you on purpose. 2019 is already a fortuitous year for you. If you’re a Capricorn or Sagittarius, here’s your reality check: these stars don’t align for you in this targeted way often. This year’s your moment. Use it up.


READ: Let’s Take A Moment To Honor The Life And Legacy Of Walter Mercado Who Guides Us Through Life

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Here Are The Latino Sodas You Need To Try Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Here Are The Latino Sodas You Need To Try Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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While the rest of society is tapping into how nature is a significant signaler to our emotional and spiritual needs, Latinos grew up finding meaning in every change in the wind, and every dream. We’re superstitious AF, but we’re also highly in tune with nature.

We’re also chugging soda and eating Goya beans from a can because it’s 2019 and we have full-time jobs and three other gigs to get to. Whatever you have on your plate today, these zodiac-aligned sodas are destined to be more effective for you, hijo de las estrellas.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Honey, the arrangement of the stars this summer is signaling you to stay off the ‘gram. Get away from social media and get out of your head. There’s nothing like a sweet, tropical Jupiña to take with you to the beach or mountains.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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Taurus’s are often misunderstood as lazy, but the fact is that you are more in touch with your self and your needs than any other sign. You’re free from the shame of indulging as an act of self-love. So when you have a Malta, you definitely add condensed milk to it to maximize the effects of every self-treat. Plus, it reminds you of drinking Malta as a niño and feeling like you could kick your feet up with the beer-drinking adults.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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You’re represented by celestial twins–signifying a range of meanings, primarily to represent your many interests. The story goes that the goddess had so many passions, she doubled herself to get it all done. Cuba’s Iron Beer hasn’t decided whether it’s root beer or cream soda, and that’s because, like you, it can be both. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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This summer, your space is yours. Whether you’re staying home to reflect and refuel your tank or burning up that gasolina on the dance floor, Jarritos stay with you. Nourishing both your home realm and your social side will be important for you. Pro tip: spiked Jarritos is even better.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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Leo, your allure could be spotted from a mile away. Inca Kola’s neon yellow bubble gum flavors will make you glow in the dark. Don’t play like that doesn’t sound like your dream.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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The energies of the lunar eclipse in Capricorn is still inspiring productivity like never before in you, hermit. Topo Chico is not a soda, per se, but it is a bubbly drink that you can enjoy anytime. Whether you’re drinking it straight from the bottle at your desk or adding your favorite fruits, Topo Chico is the only bubbly you need to keep you in the zone.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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Ooh, Libra, your summer is set to look very physically (read: so much sex) active. You always have many people vying for your attention, but as you work on building trust with your chosen partner, you’re going to need to hydrate. Materva is brewed with mate leaves, giving you a bit of caffeine (alongside 40 grams of sugar, but who’s counting) to fuel your love life.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Like Mexican Coke, you, scorpion, have a cult following. But this month isn’t about what other people think of you. No matter the expectations of you, it’s time to turn inward and go back to old wounds that cause all the classic drama in your life. Don’t worry, when you let it go, you’ll still be a classic inside and out.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

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Travels are in your future, Sagittarius. There’s nothing more germane to its country of origin than Colombiana soda. Its bubble gum scented cream soda flavors will always remind you of the importance of honoring the place you visit.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

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Fellow sea goats–it has been un mes tan pesado. No te preocupes–instead of trying to find out where you fit, it’s time to realize you belong everywhere in this world. You’re not just a Mundet, you’re an elusive green apple cider. Embrace your individuality. It will set you free.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

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You, Aquarius, are in a humanitarian activist mode. With Puerto Rico’s police force firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, PR’s favorite soda, Kola Champagne, will be fuel for your fire.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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Our favorite water-lovers can take their game to the next level this summer with Coco Rico. This soda is here for you when you want to drink out of a coconut on the beach, but with more sugar and carbonation. It’s next-level water, básicamente.

READ: The Brief And Surprising History Of Tex-Mex Food That You’ve Never Heard

After 50 Years Of Telling Us What To Expect In Life, Walter Mercado Is Being Honored With An Exhibit

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After 50 Years Of Telling Us What To Expect In Life, Walter Mercado Is Being Honored With An Exhibit

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For Latinos, there’s only one famous person that’s been part of our lives since day one. Okay, well aside from Juan Gabriel, it has to be Walter Mercado. The 87-year-old Puerto Rican has influenced our lives in so many ways, and now it’s time to return that love. If you have ever dreamed about getting a personal reading from the greatest psychic icon of all time, your dream is about to become a reality, sort of.

The HistoryMiami Museum is hosting a retrospective on the life and legacy of Walter Mercardo.

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The exhibition titled “Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado.” The show will feature his “costumes, mementos, and ephemera, on display for the first time ever.”

The show’s description states that the show “celebrates the life and career of the beloved Latino astrologer and pop culture icon. For over five decades, Walter Mercado has shared his astrological predictions with style, flair, and mucho, mucho amor.”

The exhibition will also feature a fair amount of history on this eccentric icon.

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While we know he grew up in Puerto Rico, we don’t know much else about his life. This show will hopefully fill in the gaps.

The description states: “Raised in the sugar cane fields of Puerto Rico, Mercado grew up to become a gender non-conforming, cape-wearing, psychic astrologer whose televised horoscopes reached 120 million Latino viewers a day for more than 30 years. One of the world’s most famous astrologers, he is a part of the cultural zeitgeist for Latinos and remains a popular figure that transcends generations.”

And (drum roll, please) on Aug. 2, Walter Mercado will be at the museum for a special public program!

Details about tickets have yet to be revealed, but once they are you know, they’re going to go fast. Everyone wants to get a close look at the Latino icon and his long legacy dictating our lives.

The news is already getting Mercado stans truly hyped.

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The world has been a crazy and uncomfortable place for a while. There is always scary and bad news on the tv whether it is about international crises or the migrant crisis. Fortunately, we have been able to disconnect when Mercado comes on our tv screens.

There is no lack of people willing and ready to buy all of the tickets for this event.

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Honestly, if you are planning a trip to Miami around this exhibit, what are you doing? He is one of the greatest stars of the Latino community. He has been giving people astrological readings on tv since 1970. He has been telling our abuelas what their year has to offer for 50 years and it is our duty to show him some respect.

Let’s just take a moment and think about the importance of such an iconic and necessary event.

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Thank you for the decades of advice and guidance, Walter. You made our lives the exciting and interesting rollercoaster it is. If it wasn’t for your advice, we would not know what to do.

If you could meet him, what would you ask?

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READ: Let’s Take A Moment To Honor The Life And Legacy Of Walter Mercado Who Guides Us Through Life

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