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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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Latinos Mourn The Death Of Astrological Legend Walter Mercado Who Died During Día De Los Muertos

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Latinos Mourn The Death Of Astrological Legend Walter Mercado Who Died During Día De Los Muertos

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Latinos are in disbelief to learn that the infamous Puerto Rican astrologer, Walter Mercado, died, at age 87, on Saturday. For more than 50 years, Mercado’s televised passion for astrological predictions, refusal to conform to gender roles, and mucho, mucho amor for his fans has secured a beloved space in the Latino zeitgeist. Whether your memory of Mercado was hearing your mom yell, “Callaté!” when his segment aired or memorizing your horoscope for the following day, every day, Mercado’s daily presence on your living room TV made him part of the family.

The public expects his immediate family to announce the cause of his passing, though San Juan’s Auxilio Mutuo Hospital spokeswoman, Sofia Luquis, did confirm his death on November 2, 2019.

Walter Mercado, a Pisces, was born at sea but lived and died in Puerto Rico.

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According to a biography published by Puerto Rico’s Foundation for Popular Culture, Mercado was born on March 9, 1932, on a ship traveling from Spain to Puerto Rico. He grew up in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where he later began his career in Puerto Rican telenovelas. Though his fame grew to all of Latin America, Mercado largely remained in Puerto Rico throughout his life.

The astrological legend Walter Mercado gifted us decades of accurate and life-changing predictions.

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Mercaado happened to be at a studio when the star of a guest segment didn’t show up. Producer Elín Ortíz asked him to use a 15-minute segment to offer astrological divinations. Boricuas loved him, and he was soon made a regular.

Recently, Mercado opened up about his gender-nonconformity.

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“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.”

“He never identified as queer,” one mourner tweeted, “But it felt like he refused to be constrained by gender norms and antiquated ideas of masculinity. He even rejected our understanding of time. When an interviewer once asked his age, Walter Mercado responded “Soy ageless.” AGELESS NEVER DIES, BEBÉ.”

Mercado was a pioneer and icon in the LGBTQ+ Latino community.

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Mercado never discussed his sexuality but courageously expressed his gender to millions of viewers decades before rampant machísmo and homophobia were regularly challenged. Like an actual LGBT superhero, Mercado was known for wearing bejeweled and sequined capes.

At one point, Mercado owned more than 2,000 capes, twelve of which were put on display in Miami in August.

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The HistoryMiami Museum put on a popular exhibit of his “costumes, mementos, and ephemera, on display for the first time ever” in its exhibit, Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado, according to the museum website.

Mercado made a dazzling grand entrance, on a gold plated throne that was wheeled through the crowd.

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Wearing a gold sequined three-piece suit, 88-year-old Mercado blew kisses to his fans and posed for photographs as he met the cheering crowd one by one. Some received a coveted reading from the internationally acclaimed astrologer, which were likely some of the last divinations in his 50-year long career.

Mercado garnered 120 million Latino viewers every day for more than 30 years.

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Basically, you, your abuela, and your mamá would gather in the living room every day to watch the icon deliver the wisdom we all needed. Today, Latinos are trying to tap into what made him so special to us all. “Our mothers, tias and tios relied on his advice,” one Twitter user shared, “but I think what captivated his 120 million daily viewers was his positivity and how he radiated mucho, mucho, mucho, amorrrrrr.”

Latinos are lamenting the loss of a decades-long tried and true New Year’s Eve tradition with Mercado.

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At the end of every year, Mercado gives a special segment on what each sign can expect from the new year. The mourning process for Mercado will extend at least until the New Year, as Latinos celebrate NYE without him. “I’m not an astrology buff but Walter was an icon and part of the family,” a mourner tweets, “New years will be so different without his segment his messages/horoscopes promoted optimism, love, and perseverance. Every evening he gave us hope, despite struggles, the stars showed a great future.”

Last year, Mercado predicted that Trump may be impeached in 2019.

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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. Trump is currently undergoing an impeachment inquiry.

Beyond the loss of Mercado, it feels like a piece of our childhood died this weekend.

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Ms. Lizz Huerta isn’t the first Latino to tweet about how Mercado’s death feels like the loss of something so innocent and pure from our childhoods. We all have such rich memories of how he was able to unite generations, though in varying ways. “My Tía would sit there and watch him weekly,” one dubious Latino tweeted. “I loved her dearly and while I would shake my head at her, if it made her happy to watch him, it was fine with me. She never sent money either which is why I was ok with it.”

We hope Mercado’s feeling mucho, mucho amor from wherever he is now.

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Mercado passed on the final day of Día de Los Muertos, prompting Latinos to reaffirm Mercado’s destiny to transition to the stars themselves. Que descanse en Paz, Walter Mercado. You truly were a celestial being on this earth.

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

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

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