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22 Facts About Geminis Since It Is That Time Of The Season

It’s that time of the year for Gemini babes to shine! But if you’re a Gemini, then you probably knew this already. And sure, it’s all well and good to know that you’re one fantastic Gemini babe, but are you a Gemini expert? Test your Gemini knowledge, and read our 22 facts below to see how much you know about being a Gemini.

1. You’re born between the 21st of May and the 20th of June.

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We’ll start with the basics. If you’re a Gemini, then you’re born sometime between the 21st of May, and the 20th of June, inclusive. So Gemini babes, remember this next time you’re at a party – you never know, you might be able to pick a fellow Gemini from their birthday!

2. Your ruling planet is Mercury.

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Mercury was named for the ancient Roman god of messengers, who rules over communication, writing, and movement. Gemini, if you’re wondering why you’re so good at talking the ear off the person next to you, wonder no longer! You were born to chat. 

3. Geminis are expressive and quick-witted.

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Communication isn’t just limited to talking. Geminis thrive off being active in a conversation, and that involves listening, too! And, in your case, being a bit of a joker. You’re the personification of a social butterfly. You draw energy from being around people, and that’s why most know you as an extrovert.

4. But, Geminis also have a serious side.

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As the sign of the twin, Geminis can go from being bright and breezy, to serious, thoughtful, and restless. With your two very opposite sides, sometimes people can’t make head or tails of you.

5. Your curiosity makes you want to explore.

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But what do you want to explore? The possibilities are endless! Maybe you want to travel, talk about ideas, discover a new culture – Geminis are absolutely fascinated by the world. And so, you forever feel like there’s just not enough time to experience everything that you want to experience.

6. You’re forever searching for your other half.

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Another part of being the sign of the twin is this constant feeling that your other half is missing. This isn’t just in a romantic way, either. You seek new friends, mentors, and colleagues to bring out the best in you – and you in them.

7. You value a deep connection.

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If anyone is lucky enough to get really close to you, they’ve found themselves a true friend. A Gemini like you sticks around, through thick and thin. That being said, you are guilty of sometimes stretching yourself a little too thin when it comes to making friends, and so you have plenty of acquaintances, too.

8. Yellow and green are a Gemini’s lucky colors.

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Wearing yellow and green can bring a Gemini luck! Beyond colors, your lucky numbers are three and five, and your lucky days are Wednesday and Thursday. 

9. You’re compatible with four other star signs.

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Love and friendship comes most easily to you with Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius. Of course, your connection to Libra and Aquarius isn’t really that much of a surprise – they are also air signs, like you, Gemini! Air signs generally have light and breezy attitudes, meaning that you all get along like a house on fire. 

10. But, Geminis are least compatible with two-star signs.

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It might be wise to steer clear of Virgo and Pisces, Gemini. With Virgo’s penchant for perfectionism, and Pisces intense, emotional soul, they may be a bit much for your light-heartedness. Chances are, you’ll probably grind their gears, too.

11. Geminis mostly want fun from love and sex.

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You’re always up for an intellectual challenge, and the easiest way to your heart is through stimulating conversation. You need to know that someone’s just as good with words as they are in bed.

12. You may find it hard to settle down.

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Since Geminis are all about movement, it means that when you jump into the dating pool, you may not be so keen on getting into people’s baggage. That being said, when you find The One, you’ll happily invest everything you have in the relationship.

13. Geminis get along well with children.

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Is it your friendliness that makes the little ones want to be around you? Or is it the fact that you understand that kids just need to narrate everything they do? Who knows. It doesn’t change the fact that you’re great with children.

14. You tend to avoid taking on responsibility.

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Especially in the home. After all, who really wants to be domestic, and waste time doing the laundry, and vacuuming, andpaying bills, and watering plants, and making beds, and tidying up, when there are so many other exciting things to do?

15. The best career path for you involves your brainpower.

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You like it best when your job engages with your smarts – and it’s even better if you spend your days multitasking and working with other people! Geminis generally suit being a trader, artist, inventor, writer, orator, preacher, journalist or lawyer.

16. Geminis are bad with money.

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But as far as you’re concerned, really, you’re pretty excellent with money. After all, why earn it if you’re not going to spend it? Money is a necessary evil for you, since in the wise words of Homer Simpson, “money can be exchanged for goods and services”. Or in your case, take you on your next adventure.

17. People love how flexible you are.

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As a rule, Geminis tend to be pretty open-minded and easy-going. Sometimes your versatility influences your love life, too, which can make you a really interesting babe in bed.

18. Enthusiasm is your middle name.

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Okay, maybe it’s not literally your middle name. But, it may as well be – your enthusiasm is always infectious, and it definitely makes you the life of the party! Everyone knows it’s going to be a wild time once you start drinking since a tipsy Gemini is an up-for-anything Gemini. 

19. Geminis suck at making decisions.

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Because you have this innate ability to think about different perspectives in every situation, you’re always of two minds about something. Remember: it always helps if you weigh up the pros and cons of your decisions!

20. You can’t resist gossip.

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For you, gossip isn’t about going on a power trip. You just really love the thrill of spilled tea – probably because if you were really honest with yourself, you can be a bit nosy sometimes.

21. You have two flowers associated with your sign.

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Lavender and Lily of the Valley are considered Gemini flowers. 

22. As a Gemini, you share your sign with a pretty eclectic group of celebrities.

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The list includes people like Donald Trump, Kanye West, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Prince, Paul McCartney, Marilyn Monroe, Serena Williams, Morgan Freeman, and Bob Dylan!

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Brand Safe – No Pisces Is Going Into 2020 The Same Way As A Virgo—Here Are Rituals And Limpias To Start 2020 Right, According To Your Sign

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Brand Safe – No Pisces Is Going Into 2020 The Same Way As A Virgo—Here Are Rituals And Limpias To Start 2020 Right, According To Your Sign

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New Year’s resolutions have a reputation for not surviving long outside of January-land, but using simple rituals the for New Year can help you make space for personal reflection, process the lessons you’ve learned over the past year, and get in touch with your powerful inner witch. Plus, spending time, energy, and intention on your goals through ritual work adds a little bit of an extra sparkle to them that may just inspire you to follow through.

Each culture has their own traditions to celebrate the start of the new year and growing up Latinx, we know that there’s nothing quite like a spiritual cleanse or ‘Limpia’ for those who want to revive their energy after being exposed to negative energy. So keep reading to find limpias and rituals curated for each Zodiac sign.

Aries

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The first sign of the zodiac is competitive, courageous, with a ‘winner’ mindset. As a fire sign, Aries can be very emotionally charged —and 2019 sure threw some curve balls. Heading into 2020 a ritual with an opposing element like water, can help balance and flush out those high temps.

Here’s a simple ritual:

Fill a glass with purified water and find a place of solitude with no distractions (cell phone off).

Create an intention of what you learned in 2019 that you want to continue growing and learning in 2020.

Visualize that intention being poured into the glass of water. Visualize the element of water cleansing and purifying the negative thoughts.

After taking a moment of gratitude to connect and visualize your intention, release the intention back into the earth by pouring the water on the ground.

Taurus

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Taurus are some of the most loyal elements of the zodiac. They are reliable, consistent and calm. 2019 was probably a prosperous year for you, either financially or work-wise. Heading into 2020, keep up the prosperous vibes with this simple limpia:

Recite a personal prayer to connect you with your source (the higher power you believe most in)

Open windows or doors so that dense energies can flow out.

Light a dried lavender flower bundle like you would palo santo or sage and move the extinguished bundle around your space to cleanse away the negative energetic residue of 2019.

Gemini

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Geminis are full of curiosity, and inquisitive knowledge. But it‘s this mindfulness and curiosity what causes that tendency towards indecision. Being indecisive probably led you down some interesting lessons this past year. Here’s a ritual to help you head into 2020 with a more grounded mind and level-headed confidence.

Recite a personal prayer to connect you with your source (the higher power you believe most in)

Open windows or doors so that dense energies can flow out.

In a fire-proof bowl or cauldron, light a piece of charcoal like you would sage or palo santo. Place fennel seeds on the smoking charcoal and pour a small amount of cedar oil on the fennel to increase the burn.

Fan the smoke around you and your space to cleanse away the negative energetic residue of 2019.

Close the ritual with a prayer of affirmation and love.

Cancer

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With the moon as your ruling planet, you are one of the most intuitive signs. You are loved for being attentive and nurturing and this can be draining your energy. Self-care should be an important topic for you going into 2020. Here’s a ritual for a spiritual baño to help you cleanse from negative vibes and ease into more chill ones.

Run warm water and fill tub to your liking.

Add sea salt and chamomile allowing the properties to expel in the water.

Place healong crystals of your choosing around the tub, or inside if they don’t have a negative reaction to water.

Light some candles to help you relax, and soak in the warm bath.

Visualize the chamomile and salts working their magic, releasing dense energy from your aura.

Enjoy for as long as you need and close with a prayer of gratitude.

Leo

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You shine bright like the sun. Leo is one of the most charismatic signs of the Zodiac. You live passionately and are usually center stage or the life of the party. 2019 might have been a little bit of A reality check for your ego. A year full of highs and lows helped both make you humble and proud of who you are. Here’s a spiritual bath to help soothe your inner fire.

Run warm water and fill tub to your liking.

Add a handful of dried lavender allowing the properties to expand in the water.

Add a tablespoon of Florida water to the bath —or as much as you feel guided to pour.

Soak in the warm water and envision yourself connecting with the lavender to help you soothe and cool down the overuse of fire within you. Ask for guidance toward a more balanced temperament.

Enjoy for as long as you need and close with a prayer of gratitude.

Virgo

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This sign is known for it’s meticulous attention to detail and impeccable work. Your grounded nature allows you to be practical and get things done —which is something many other signs lack. 2019 might have thrown you off of your stable nature which left you feeling frazzled at times. However, 2020 will help make you feel more stable as we move into a four universal year in numerology. Enjoy the following cleanse to assist you in cleaning yourself of dense negative energy and freeing new space to allow new opportunities into your life.

Make bundles of fresh rosemary (one for each room with a bed and another for a small altar)

Spray or sprinkle Florida water onto bundles.

Pray over the rosemary bundles and connect with the higher power you believe in, and ask for assistance in welcoming in fresh energy this 2020.

Place a bundle under every bed in your place and another in an altar.

Keep the bundles in place until they’ve dried out completely.

Once they’ve dried out (2 weeks approximately) throw them away in a dumpster at least 2 miles away from your home.

The rosemary will clear out dense energy and will allow a clear mind for your analytical brain.

Libra

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Balance is your safe haven. Structure and diplomacy are ideal for a Libra to thrive. 2019 may not have been to challenging to you, however, this past year did cause some shakeups in your romantic relationships as well as your friendships. Spending so much time with your head in the clouds requires some time for you to feel more grounded —and that’s exactly what this limpia will help you do.

Set a bowl full of water and salt in the middle of the room you wish to cleanse.

Light an ethically sourced bundle of sage and state a protection intention

Work the smoke from your sage, from the North corner of the room, to the east, south and western corners.

Direct the energy you’re clearing, into the bowl with salt. The saltwater will soak up all the energy you need to release –from anger, to confusion.

Once done with the sage, place it safely somewhere it can extinguish itself until the smoke goes out.

Center yourself in the middle of the room with a black crystal or tourmaline (make sure you sage the tourmaline too), and ask Mother Earth in gratitude, to help you feel more grounded as an air sign.

Scorpio

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This year you were focused and you dedicated a lot of time to areas where you feel that you are in a position of power: work, relationships, etc. If you worked hard, you experience positive karma paying you back in return. You might have had some harsh realizations that triggered you emotionally though. So cut yourself some slack with this limpia to help you revive the energy of your space.

Place purified water in a pot to boil

Once boiling, add fresh basil.

Squeeze 2 fresh lemons into the boiling water.

Allow the water to cool down and place it in a spray bottle. This will be your purification water.

Spray it in rooms, use it to clean desks or mop your floors.

You can use it all year round.

Sagittarius

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2019 tested your ways of communication. The final mercury retrograde of the year might have affected some of your friendships or relationships. You learned how to express yourself but also how to not lash out. Here’s a fire limpia to help release any personal, professional or romantic blockages that were created in 2019.

Pray over fennel seeds to seek for the release from any blockages created in the year.

Light a charcoal block until it sparks and place inside a cauldron or fire-proof pot.

Place copal carefully onto the charcoal and the fennel seeds on top while the charcoal is lit and heated. Pour some ‘road opener’ oil (find it at your local botanica or or spiritual shop) on it and let it smoke.

Perform a self limpia —use the smoke to wash over your head.

Scoop the smoke over your head and down every chakra point up to the soles of your feet.

Work the cauldron in circles over your arms and legs until the smoke goes out.

Remaining smoke can be used to cleanse your room.

Capricorn

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2019 kept pushing you towards growth and success. You’re naturally driven and ambitious, but some of last year’s retrogrades might have felt like you were being pulled backward which made you feel anxious. This ritual will help get rid of that left-over anxiety and return you to your usual tenacious self.

Connect with your higher power of love and protection.

Cleanse a smokey quartz stone

Meditate your intention over a dark brown candle. Cut the wick before lighting and pour patchouli oil over the candle for added protection and spiritual grounding.

Write your intention and new goals for 2020 and propose them to planet Saturn for added discipline and assistance.

Light the candle and place the crystal on top of your paper of intention. Connect and meditate with the crystal for 5 minutes.

Keep the candle lit for the next 8 days or as long as it burns.

Aquarius

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The innovative ones. The year 2020 will be a phenomenal year for your sign, and you‘ll feel more at ease than ever. 2019 was a year full of shadow work for you. Working through and shattering old patterns was a big behavior for Aquarius in 2019. Leave all the clutter of the mid behind and make way for the greatness to come. This simple spiritual bath will help you come back to center and focus your mind.

Light a white candle

Pray over a bundle of eucalyptus and the candle, stating your purpose for the new year.

Place the white candle in the bathroom with you.

Run a warm bath with epsom salt (2 tb spoons) and place the eucalyptus around the showerhead so that the stream of wafter runs through the properties of the plant.

Drop some essential oil into the bath and soak for as long as you need. Pour the bath water over your head (chakra) and let it touch every part of your body.

Keep the bundle on your shower head until you no longer feel the properties of the plant in the water, then dispose of it 2 miles away from your home.

Pisces

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The most emotional and sensitive sign of the Zodiac. You spend a lot of time dealing between what is real and what isn’t —with your innate ability to tap into other realms. Here’s a simple water cleanse —your natural habitat!— to help connect you with your intention and wishes for the new year.

Fill a glass with purified water and find a place of solitude with no distractions (cell phone off).

Create an intention of what you learned in 2019 that you want to continue growing and learning in 2020.

Visualize that intention being poured into the glass of water. Visualize the element of water cleansing and purifying the negative thoughts.

After taking a moment of gratitude to connect and visualize your intention, release the intention back into the earth by pouring the water on the ground.

clearvoice TEST – Walter Mercado Talks About His Gender Non-Conformity And His Miami Museum Exhibit

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clearvoice TEST – Walter Mercado Talks About His Gender Non-Conformity And His Miami Museum Exhibit

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Puerto Rican astrologist Walter Mercado and his astrology predictions have been an institution in Latino households for nearly 50 years. Growing up, we would wait to hear his predictions for our upcoming day. Basically, Mercado and his readings prepared us for our challenges and celebrated our victories.

His flamboyant style has made him one of the most recognizable figures in our culture. What’s more, he is one of the first gender non-conforming individuals that many in the Latino community encountered. That’s something we have long been fascinated by and admired about the astrologist. Despite the stigma that is attached to people who live outside of gender norms, Mercado has always been able to claim a space for his message and has gained fans around the world during a five-decade career. 

Recently, Mercado spoke about his legendary career, his gender identification and the new exhibit in honor of his work. 

When talking about personal style and gender identification, Mercado was extremely open about remaining authentic and embracing dual energies.

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According to Mercado, we all have the same feminine and masculine energies and can call upon them when needed. 

“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.”

In the interview, Mercado also acknowledged the barriers he has broken through his presences in the Latinidad.

“I broke the barriers. Boys wear blue and girls wear pink…Why? No, that’s in the past. Extreme gender conformity, machismo, and weak, submissive women, no, no, no, no. We are humans; people have the right to think whatever they want. I follow my own path, and I am who I am.”

The astrologist’s groundbreaking work is also being celebrated with a dedicated exhibit that explores the more intimate parts of his life.

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Called Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado, the exhibit is being hosted by the History Miami Museum in Florida. The limited-run exhibit is open from August 2nd-25th. At the grand opening, Mercado entered the event in true fabulos style — carried in on a golden throne-like the true celestial king he is while triumphant music played and fans cheered. 

For public viewing, the exhibit features 12 of Mercado’s most iconic capes — one decorated and bedazzled for each Astrological sign. It will also showcase jewels, tarot cards and ephemera used during Mercado’s readings. These items will be on display for the first time ever. 

In the interview, Mercado credits his success to his realness to his longterm.

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For many of us, the comfort Mercado has in his own skin is something we aspire to have. It’s this comfort that led to the familiarity and trust that we developed in the astrologist. His spot-on astrology predictions didn’t hurt either, but it’s definitely the certainty that comes from Mercado’s self-assurance that makes him such a trusted figure. 

“The stars will give an inclination, but they don’t force anything on anyone,” Walter said in his interview. “I would tell people the tendencies I would see show up for them, but I was always very clear with my messages. I let people know they shouldn’t have expectations from me or expect me to tell them the exact location where they’ll run into the love of their life. I would formulate it by saying, ‘I see a tendency that love is around you and following you.’”

Mercado also shared that he believes that his gift for astrology comes from a “divine source” and credits it for the love he has received from his numerous fans. 

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Whether Mercado’s readings are authentic or just vague prophecies, one thing is certain: the astrologist loves his fans as much as they love him. With this in mind, Mercado tries to share his love and positivity with his public.

“People were saying I was the new prophet for a new era and that God and Christ manifested in my heart,” Mercado explained. “I was taken aback by all the love people were showing me, and I’ve always improvised my readings. I don’t like to use a teleprompter. When I was finishing the segment I was inspired, and I uttered the words, ‘Que Dios me los bendiga a todos, y que reciban de mi mucha paz y mucho mucho (blows kiss) amor,’ and it stuck. People were thanking me for the prayer, and at that moment, I made the choice – since the prayer was so pure and beautiful – I would keep using it. I still use it so the public could continue to receive these blessings.”

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