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Here’s 20 Latinx Stars Who Are Cancers

It’s cancer season! And whether or not you buy into the whole astrology thing, we can celebrate the births of some awesome Latinx cancerians who are feeling the love and the moon tides this season.

Cancers are known for being dependable, emotional, supportive, imaginative, loyal and tenacious. And these stars have proven that time and time again through their work. Let’s wish them a happy cancer season!

1. Frida Kahlo

The iconic Mexican artist was famously imaginative and displayed her emotions and pain through her paintings. It’s what has connected her to millions of people over the decades.

2. Selena Gomez

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The hearts wants what it wants, Selena once sang. If that’s not so purely cancer, I don’t know what it. She follows her heart, sometimes a little too close to Justin Bieber, but at least she remains true to herself.

3. Romeo Santos

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The singer and former lead of the band Aventura shows so much pasión on stage that it leaves fans and anyone else in the two-mile radius completely melted. He leads with his voice and shows his emotional range with each song.

4. Jenni Rivera

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La Diva de la Banda was and forever will be a queen. She was famous for leaving it all on the stage – her joy, her sorrow, her love. It reverberated in her voice and is why her fans loved her so much. She was always 100% real. RIP.

5. Sofia Vergara

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The sexy TV star is known for her vibrant and fun personality. She’s loving and giving, and always is ready with a smile. She also has your back even in the tightest spots. Seriously, I wouldn’t mess with her or her loved ones. She’s a fierce one.

6. La La Anthony

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La La has always been the epitome of a down ass chick. She’s there for her man, her friends, her babies, and herself. Her loyalty is what makes her a close friend to so many in Hollywood and beyond.

7. Gilberto Gil

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One of the founders of the Tropicalia movement, this Brazilian artist became an influential icon in his country and beyond. His passion and voice left an indelible mark.

8. Chayanne

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The Puerto Rican pop star is a heartthrob all over Latin America and the U.S. His sex appeal made him an instant fixture on bedroom walls, but his smooth voice and passionate singing is what has made fans and the charts swoon.

9. Carlos Santana

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Santana is a true legend, with a creativity that seemingly knows no bounds. Like how does a hippie who was a well known guitarist in the 60s and 70s become a mega brand with a widely popular shoe line and other products. This man does it all!

10. Marisa Monte

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A mega star in Brazil, the singer can make everyone in the range of her voice fall in love and feel the pain she might be feeling. Get ready to melt with her.

11. Ruben Blades

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The Panamanian salsa singer brings lots and lots of heat to the stage. He holds the power that makes people hit the dance floor and he expresses emotions through song in a way that has garnered him many admirers.

12. Lupe Velez

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The queen of the screen back in the 1920s. She was a dancer, singer, vaudeville star and famous all over her home country of Mexico and made a major mark in Hollywood. Her beauty was renown and she always showed major creativity and talent.

13. Emmanuel Lubezki

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Also known as Chivo, this man has made major waves in Hollywood behind the camera as an Academy Award winning cinematographer. His creative eye has made our movie watching experience something we could have never imagined. His work on The Revenant is proof enough.

14. Aubrey Plaza

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This lovable weirdo shows off her cancer side through her strange and often dark sense of humor. The actress has been able to channel that energy into her roles. She also has a compassionate side that makes her the ultimate cancer.

15. Robert Rodriguez

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The famous director has a wry and outlandish style of shooting his films, showing off that trademark cancer creativity. Are they also sometimes total weirdos? Yes. And completely awesome and inventive ones at that. Robert os one of them.

16. Cheech Marin

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The famous comedian has the chops to make us laugh at even the silliest of things. And because he’s a cancer, he also has a fond appreciation for art. An avid art collector, Marin has loaned pieces to large institutions for exhibitions. It’s that eye for beauty!

17. Jimmy Smits

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The handsome actor known for playing tough cops and romantic heartthrobs brings his sensitive side to all his roles. It exudes easily for him as a cancer. He brings heart and thoughtfulness to the screen and real life.

18. John Leguizamo

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The Colombian-born comedian and actor has made a name for himself onscreen and on the stage by creating and performing characters that are unique, fascinating, and challenge societal ideas. His creativity has made him a Tony winner just this year!

19. Michelle Rodriguez

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The badass movie actress brings her the trademark cancer intensity to all her roles, whether it’s Girlfight or Blue Crush. One look into her eyes and you’ll feel the wave of emotions that swirl within her. She’s a powerhouse.

20. Benito Martinez

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The actor who appears on The Shield brings cancer charm to the screen. He radiates the charm and sensitivity cancers are known for. He’s easy to watch too!

When it comes to Cancers, there is a reason that they’re the most nurturing and dependable individuals. They’re definitely the kind of people who always have your back.


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20 Latina Celebrities Who Faced Hardships and Failure Before Becoming Successful

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20 Latina Celebrities Who Faced Hardships and Failure Before Becoming Successful

We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be successful. Society tells us that failure is something we should be ashamed of; that it means there’s something wrong with us. However, some of the most successful people have had to overcome failure and hardship before getting their big break.

Whether they were rejected from jobs, limited in their opportunities or hindered by personal trauma, these Latinas were all able to rebound. They picked themselves up and showed the world that failure doesn’t stop these mujeres poderosas.

Here are some of the famous Latinas who didn’t let failure stand in the way of their success:

1. Naya Rivera

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Linda Ronstadt is one of the most popular female artists of the 70’s and 80’s but this came after a lot of trial and error. In the beginning, the singer found little success with her band Stone Poneys. She was later inspired to pursue a solo career and released several albums in the process of finding her sound. Despite her work, she didn’t hit it big until the 1974 single Heart Like a Wheel. 

Naya Rivera is best known for her role as fierce cheerleader Santana Lopez on Glee. However, the actress almost didn’t get the part. In fact, she didn’t pass her first audition. Still, producers must have seen something they liked because they brought her in for another audition. After crushing that one, she got the part. Rivera also was an American Idol reject. Pre-Glee fame, she was eliminated in the first round of auditions.

2. Joseline Hernandez

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Singer and television personality Joseline Hernandez is a familiar face thanks to her time on Love & Hip Hop. Despite this fame, she has tasted failure. In 2007, Hernandez filmed a TV pilot for Showtime that revolved around Miami’s Diamond Cabaret and its dancers. Unfortunately, the show was nixed and it would take five years before she would have her big break.

3. Rita Moreno

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Before she starred as Anita in West Side Story, Rita Moreno was stuck with stereotypical roles. The actress hoped that this would change after her Oscar-winning performance but that wasn’t the case. Refusing to take these roles, Moreno was forced into a 7 year exile from Hollywood as she waited for parts that were worth her talent. That small period of hardship had nothing on the success that life had planned for Moreno. She made a series of acclaimed movies in the 60’s and 70’s as well as starred in decades of highly-praised television and theater. The talented actress’ work went on to earn her a Tony, a Golden Globe, a Grammy and 2 Emmy Awards.

4. Jennifer Lopez

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When Jennifer Lopez first decided to pursue her dream of stardom, it caused a huge rift with her parents. They thought it was a waste of time for their high school aged daughter. Disagreeing, J.Lo moved out on her own and began acting in regional musicals. She was soon hired with the chorus of a musical touring Europe. However, the star was terribly unhappy because she was the only member to not have a solo. Leaving this job led to work in Japan as a singer, dancer and actress but nothing brought J.Lo any success until she landed her role as a Fly Girl. This led to over 25 years of fame and success beyond her parents’ wildest dreams.

5. Lupe Vélez

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Nicknamed the Mexican Spitfire, Lupe Vélez had the talent and personality to transition from Silent Film to the Talkies during Hollywood’s Silver Era. Still, her road to success was full with failure. When she first started performing, her father violently opposed it. Having to change her name to continue entertaining, Vélez found some success in Mexican vaudeville but faced issues being paid fairly. When she switched to a new revue, she was quickly fired for her feisty attitude. In 1926, an American stage director had Vélez fly out to LA for her first movie role. However, once she arrived, the actress found the part had been given to another. Still, her time in the states led to a screen test that landed her a role in a Laurel and Hardy film. The rest is Hollywood history.

6. Shakira

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It’s hard to think of international star Shakira as a failure but she had a hard time in the beginning. In second grade, she was rejected from her school’s choir because of her strong voice. In fact, the choir director said she sounded like a goat. Still, Shakira continued her singing and dancing. As a teenager, she auditioned for a record executive who was impressed by her sound. However, when he passed her audition on to the artist director, they labeled her a lost cause. Still, the music executive knew she was special and organized another audition. If not for her talent and the help of that executive, Shakira’s future success could have been lost to rejection.

7. Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek is a big name star now but she wasn’t exactly popular in the beginning. In Mexico, she was rejected by the entertainment industry and was told she’d never have a career in acting. After finally finding work in telenovelas, she tried to make in in Hollywood. However, Hayek was told that the parts she wanted didn’t exist for Latinas. Even after she made it big as a movie star, the Mexicana was rejected 3 times by networks when looking for a home for Ugly Betty.

8. Becky G

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Before her role as the Yellow Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot, Becky G faced difficulties reaching stardom. Her single Shower proved to be a popular hit, but followup singles went nowhere. Also, after 3 years of working on it, her debut album never materialized and was scrapped. Despite this setback, the singer found success as a Cover Girl representative, actress, and was able to successfully crossover to Spanish music.

9. Dascha Polanco

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Dascha Polanco knew from an early age that she only ever wanted to act. Unfortunately, the realities of societal norms and fat phobia held her back. Polanco feared the rejection she could receive because of her weight and stopped herself from pursuing her acting career. It wasn’t until she was an adult that she decided to face her fears and audition. Ironically enough, she landed the very first role she ever auditioned for; becaming Orange Is The New Black‘s Dayanara Diaz.

10. Cardi B

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Today, Cardi B is a musical superstar but her beginnings didn’t make it easy on her. As a teenager, she worked at a grocery store as a way to keep herself feed and housed. When she was 19, she was fired but not before the manager told her she should become a stripper. Whether this was a mean spirited comment or a friendly suggestion, it proved to be a great idea. Cardi credits her stripping career for helping her return to school and giving her the financial freedom to pursue music.

11. Selena Gomez

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Before Selena Gomez was the star of Wizards of Waverly Place, she started her career as a child actor. Unfortunately, her big break didn’t last long. After being cast as a regular on Barney and Friends, Gomez was released from her contract after only 13 episodes. The reason? Show runners said she was getting too old. The actress had the last laugh, though, when she traded up to Disney stardom and a music career.

12. Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera is well known for her overwhelming vocals but they weren’t enough to keep her from rejection. The singer competed in Star Search at the age of 9, singing an Etta James classic. However, Aguilera lost to her 12 year old competitor. Despite the loss, she soon went on to be a regular on the 90’s reboot of the Mickey Mouse Club and the star hasn’t slowed down since.

13. Camilla Cabello

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Camilla Cabello now has a successful solo career but she started out as a member of girl group 5th Harmony. Before they found success together, they were individual contestants on The Xfactor. While competing, the five were first named Lylas and then 1432 before rebranding as 5th Harmony. However, the group lost their competition; coming in 3rd place. Though they lost, they were later signed by Simon Cowell and found success with their debut album. When Cabello struck out as a solo artist, she faced her share of uncertainty but has had hit after hit.

14. Christina Milian

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Christina Milian has made a name for herself as an artist but it didn’t come without years of hardship. She moved to LA at the age of 16 to pursue music. After 6 months, she met a producer who claimed to want to help. However, she spent a year and a half fighting to break into music business with little success. The producer Milian worked with would’t give her a copy of the demo she recorded and also wrote lyrics she didn’t agree with. She ended up having to cut ties with the producer and writing, recording and promoting her demo on her own. It proved to be a success though and, in 2000, she got her big break.

15. Dolores del Río

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One of the most important actresses of the Mexican Golden Age of Film, Dolores del Río was the quintessential movie star. However, her early life was full of hardships. Her family was a part of Mexico’s aristocracy but troubled in Mexico caused her family to lose all their money. Later, after she married, her husband also faced financial ruin. Things changed, however, when a Hollywood film maker met and fell in love with her. In an attempt to be closer to del Río, the film maker convinced the couple to seek fame with him in Hollywood. Even with his backing, it took several years of bit roles before the Mexican actress got her big break.

16. Melanie Martinez

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As a child, musician Melanie Martinez was a prodigy; writing poetry in kindergarten and teaching herself guaitar at age 15. However, all that musical talent wasn’t enough to win her first tastes of success. In 2012, Martinez competed in a televised talent competition but was eliminated in the second round. Later that year, she found a bigger audience as she competed in season 2 of The Voice. Unfortunately, the musician was eliminated in the fifth round. After the rejection, Martinez released her debut single and quickly developed a loyal fanbase.

17. Sonia Sotomayor

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The first Latina to ever serve on America’s highest court, Sonia Sotomayor is an example to girls and women everywhere. However, it wasn’t an easy path to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor had difficulties adjusting to college life at Princeton University. It was after she failed her first midterm that she decided to buckle down and turn things around. That failure inspired her to seek help in her studies and become the kind of student she needed to be to later make history.

18. Linda Ronstadt

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Linda Ronstadt is one of the most popular female artists of the 70’s and 80’s but this came after a lot of trial and error. In the beginning, the singer found little success with her band Stone Poneys. She was later inspired to pursue a solo career and released several albums in the process of finding her sound. Despite her work, she didn’t hit it big until the 1974 single Heart Like a Wheel. 

19. Yaya Decosta

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Yaya Decosta has found fame as an actress and model but not before she faced failure in the latter. She was a contestant in season 3 of America’s Next Top Model. Decosta even made it to the finale but was eliminated at the end. Still, the model decided to pursue acting and found recurring roles on Chicago Fire and Chicago Med. She even played Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic of the late diva.

20. Aimee Garcia

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Actress Aimee Garcia now makes a living doing what she loves but it took her a while to get there. While in college, the Latina acted in local productions. However, she stopped in order to pursue her career in finance once school was over. For a year, Garcia worked as a mutual fund analyst but quit her job after a year because she was unhappy. She returned back to acting and made her big break in the entertainment industry.

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20 Classic Traits Of An Aquarius

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20 Classic Traits Of An Aquarius

It’s all well and good to know that you’re an Aquarius, but what does that actually mean? Don’t worry, babe, we’ve got you covered. We’ll make sure you’ll be able to talk the ear off the next person who asks you about your star sign. Here are 20 classic traits of an Aquarius!

1. You’re born between the 21st of January and the 18th of February.

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This is kinda obvious, for those of us who are into the signs of the zodiac. But, not everyone knows that these dates are inclusive. So for those of you born on the 21st of January, or the 18th of February: congratulations! You’re most definitely an Aquarius.

2. Your ruling planet is Uranus.

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Sorry, but you’re gonna get a lot of posterior-related jokes over this one. Uranus is associated with sudden upheavals in people’s lives. Let’s face it, is this really surprising when life is never ever boring for you, Aquarius?

3. You’re a humanitarian to your core.

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You’re progressive, and it shows. You know that you can’t just ignore what’s going on in the world, so you try to make your corner of it just that little bit better. This also means that you’re the most likely of the signs to fact-check every Donald Trump tweet, and then post aggressively about it.

4. Innovation and intelligence are your best friends.

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Remember when Apple Inc. said, “Think Different”? Well, you’re the original, “Think Different”. Some people say you’re weird. Others say you’re a genius. You know that you’re both: it just depends on what way your mood takes you.

5. Friends come easily to you.

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You’re a friend magnet. People like how welcoming you can be – so much so, that you can end up associating with some pretty strange amigos. You’re loyal to a fault, too. When people make friends with you, they know they’re making a friend for life. 

6. Did someone say, Miss Independent?

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Even though you’re good with people, you also like your alone time. This can make you come across as a bit aloof. But, let’s face it, you know that your mysteriousness can be hot as hell, too.

7. You’re detached and unpredictable.

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Part of this is due to the fact that your intelligence sets you apart. If your friends and family had to sum you up in one word, they’d say, “smart”. So, really, it’s their fault if they think you’re detached and unpredictable: they’re just not operating on your level.

8. Blue and blue-green are your lucky colors.

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As the sign of the water bearer, it just makes sense that blue and blue-green are your lucky colors. Maybe it’s time to start wearing some blue and watch your luck improve!

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

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And who are they? Look for a Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius or Aries when it comes to friendship and love. Not that you don’t get along with the other signs of the zodiac, but these signs set you alight with their intelligence, passion and zest for life. It’s always nice meeting a kindred soul, right?

10. But there are two signs that might grind your gears.

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Taurus and Scorpio are two signs of the zodiac that will stump you. You’re a dreamer, and both of these signs are quite pragmatic. But you know what they say, sometimes opposites attract, don’t they?

11. You can be a bit nervous at times.

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You might find that you can be prone to anxiety. So, don’t be afraid to tell people you’d prefer to skip the massive, scary rollercoasters when you’re spending the day at a theme park. 

12. You have a love-hate relationship with exercise.

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You want to be fit, but you hate exercise. Don’t. We. All. You need to dedicate yourself to something quirky before you’d find yourself really enjoying your exercise routine. It’s time for you to find your closest martial arts dojo, or local pole dancing studio!

13. Brains are sexy to you.

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In the wise words of Canadian hippie Alanis Morissette, all you want is intellectual intercourse. If someone doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together, should they even be allowed to rub anything else? The answer for you, of course, is no.

14. You’re super respectful of your partner’s individuality in a relationship.

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You want the both of you to be your own person – just because you got into a relationship doesn’t mean either of you stop being who you are! You are your partner’s biggest cheerleader. They want to go back to college? You’re right with them. They want to go to the moon? You’ll happily help them train to be an astronaut. It’s the Aquarius way.

15. You find it hard to open up in relationships.

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And no-one knows why. Is it because you don’t want to burden your significant other with your problems? Maybe you want your relationship to focus on the happy, good stuff. Anyway, your partner won’t know why until you open up to them about it.

16. You make a great boss.

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You make a frank and friendly leader, and you respect the intelligence and independence of your colleagues. This makes you one hell of a team player, and dependable to boot. Why wouldn’t anyone want to work with you?

17. You get itchy feet really easily.

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You hate the idea of being stuck in a rut because of your job. Or your relationship. Or the place you’re living in. It’s this kind of attitude that takes you on volunteering trips overseas, or back to school. You just know that you’ve got to keep moving forward.

18. You don’t care about money when it comes to work.

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Well, to a certain extent. You like to know you’re being paid what you’re worth. But, it’s more important that you’re doing something stimulating. For you Aquarius, there is nothing worse than being bored out of your brains.

19. Your perfect job taps into your intelligence and communication abilities.

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Think along the lines of science-based fields, such as biology. You’d also work well as an engineer since it draws on your passion for technology. On the other hand, with your strong communication skills, you’d also do well as a psychologist, social worker, journalist, public relations consultant, or in politics, as a politician or lobbyist. 

20. Your fellow Aquariuses are pretty successful, revolutionary people.

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As an Aquarius, you keep the company of the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein. Not bad, hey? Surely you’ve got a chance to join their ranks in history, and change the world for the better!

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