Feliz cumple, Shanti Ananda, aka Walter Mercado, aka everyone’s abuela’s one true sage. Mercado was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1932, which makes him 80 years old, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at him. This is a particularly special birthday for the astrologist, since he recently suffered severe health complications. He’s made a recovery, though, and plans to start an organization to aid Puerto Rican youth.

piscisSince his birthday is March 9th, he’s a Pisces, in case you were wondering. His horoscope for Pisces today:

Las estrellas se enfatizan en tu área de trabajo. Llegan a ti nuevas oportunidades que te harán sentir nuevos deseos de triunfar. No firmes papeles a ciegas. Lee y estudia bien lo que te ofrezcan. Sé sincero y ve al grano. Tú puedes alcanzar lo que te propongas. Números de suerte: 7, 22, 35.

Suerte, Walter! I’m pretty sure I saw you at 5 Napkin Burger on 3rd Avenue and 14th Street. I could be wrong.