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Puerto Rican Astrologist Mela Pabón Has Us Starstruck

Mela Pabón.
Mela Pabón.

Most of the horoscopes floating around the internet carry a similar tone—a generic platitude with a splash of hope. But not Mela Pabón’s. The Puerto Rican artist serves your horoscope as if she has always been your best friend. Using original illustration as a communicative tool, Pabón carries out her monthly predictions by treating the process itself as a form of therapy, making each message as personal and authentic as possible. “Getting into astrology was a tribute to friendship,” the Scorpio illustrator and writer says. “It’s forced me to be more attentive to my own.” With a sweet cosign from fellow Puerto Ricans Ricky Martin and Bad Bunny, Mela has us hooked with her relatable readings and quirky visual interpretations. We spoke with the San Juan native about her love for the art form and how she creates a safe space in the Latinx community.

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