2010 came with some changes for the caped astrologer Walter Mercado. He no longer refers to himself as Walter Mercado, he is now Shanti Ananda, meaning peace and happiness in Hindu. According to sources, a being of light imparted a spiritual revelation which gave him the authentic mystic name of Shanti Ananda. In January 2012, Mercado was involved in a lawsuit in which he was trying to prevent people from using his name and likeness in business projects. Sadly he lost and along came a slew of health complications.