July 31st, 2015 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Aquarius

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Happy full moon in Aquarius! Tonight’s lunation is a BLUE MOON, which means it is the second full moon in a single month—a rare and auspicious event! This is a time to embrace feelings of idealism, creativity, and enthusiasm, and just follow them wherever they lead you. Any difficult feelings or situations you find yourself in right now are all part of a sometimes-messy graduation to something new. Keep in mind that whatever it is is just one small part of an ever-evolving process, and this too will pass. The sun in Leo is powerful in its home sign, shining sparkles of golden light that invite you to act from the heart. Ask yourself these questions, and answer them without taking time to deliberate:

What does my heart want?
What is right for me?
What makes me happy to be alive?
Where is the right place for me to be?
Which relationships in my life are right for me?

Once in a blue moon, you can make your dreams come true, so follow your heart to find them!

Mexicali News: The Mexicali TieDyeMobile is Ready to Rock the Roads of Maine!

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Mexicali’s new TieDyeMobile makes sunshine daydreams come true!

Mexicali Blues has just unveiled a new delivery vehicle that matches the Mystery Machine in grooviness, and just might rival LL Bean’s Bootmobile in SPG (Smiles Per Gallon)! “Driving down the road making people smile embodies the Mexicali Experience!” says Co-Owner Kim Erskine. Mexicali’s new TieDyeMobile is a 2015 Mercedes Sprinter delivery van adorned all over with a vibrant rainbow burst of tie dye, thanks to an all-around awesome job by Adventure Advertising out of Rockport, ME! The choice of tie dye was an easy one, as expressed by Mexicali Owner & Founder, Pete Erskine: “Tie Dye is my favorite color!” This Sprinter was chosen for its fuel efficiency, reliability, and aesthetic appeal, all of which are highly complimented by the kaleidoscopic swirling colors of tie dye.”27 miles per gallon made the Sprinter the responsible choice; tie dye made it the right Mexicali choice” says Topher Mallory, CEO.

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The awesome Adventure Advertising team all decked out in tie dye to match their amazing work!

In the coming months and years it will be beaming psychedelic rainbow awesomeness all over the state of Maine, from Pemaquid Lighthouse to Portland’s Maine State Pier, all the way to Bangor’s Waterfront Concert Pavilion, and at all of the college campuses in-between. You may even find the TieDyeMobile at the picturesque perch on top of beautiful Cadillac Mountain! If you find yourself wondering “Where is the TieDyeMobile?” you can follow its adventures on instagram @tiedyemobile, and keep your eyes peeled as it may be rolling through a town near you! Moreover, just as the Batmobile responds to the Bat Signal, the Tiedyemobile is more likely to appear if you are wearing a tie dye, so color up your closet, and unleash your tie dye vibes on the world!

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The TieDyeMobile brightens up the Old Port in Portland, Maine!

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Mexicali co-owners Pete and Kim Erskine beaming colorful tie dye vibes!

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The TieDyeMobile lights up Freeport, Maine!

July 15th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Cancer

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Happy New Moon in Cancer!  Get ready to be awash a sea of emotional intensity, as this watery moon urges us to feel and speak the truth of our deepest needs and desires.  Many will be feeling suddenly, surprisingly awakened from a sleep in which you didn’t even realize you were dreaming!   You may suddenly see the light, what to do, where to go, who should or shouldn’t be part of your journey, and that is a beautiful thing that will have been a long time coming! Trust your instincts and your feelings as you look for and discover new truths, paying attention to what they are telling you—while resisting the urge to judge them as good or bad. You may see the things you do to undermine yourself, you might feel fear or shame, but now is the time to embrace your dark side and accept that you are both shadow and light, yin and yang, and that without one the other could not exist.  Try to love all of you, and practice compassion for yourself.

This is also a time when you may feel the awesome power brewing in you to bust out of old patterns that have for far too long kept you rigid and small.  You have the opportunity now to overcome something that has been holding you down throughout your whole life!  Cancer—the crab in its shell—is a master of developing defenses to protect its emotional sensitivity, so be really aware of any defensiveness that arises in you today—this can show you where the block is that you can now work to release. New Moons are for beginning new endeavors, so know that just witnessing what you want to shift is more powerful than you think, and enough for today.

It is important to exercise emotional control today when it comes to perceived slights, as overreacting is likely (thanks, Mars!).  It is a good day for talking less and listening more, particularly to how you feel.  Try to dwell in a spirit of compassion and love. Stay focused on what your heart desires, and keep that positive vision in mind in the face of obstacles.  Who do you want to be?  What do you want to do?  The ocean undulates no matter what you do, so the time has come to own your true magic and ride the transcendent wave!

A Final Fare Thee Well: Celebrate 50 Years of Grateful Dead with Mexicali Blues in Maine!

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Come celebrate 50 years of the Grateful Dead at the historic Lincoln Theater! We will be live-streaming the final show of the Fare Thee Well concert run featuring the “Core Four” members of the Grateful Dead: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and influential friends such as Trey Anastasio of Phish for a night full of face-melting jams, collaboration, Deadication, and last but not least… dancing with friends and family!

Tickets are $10 at the door, first come first serve. Doors open at 7pm and the stream starts at 8pm. Mexicali Blues will be selling Grateful Dead merchandise, including exclusive branded Fare Thee Well t-shirts, as well as giving away some goodies to Grateful Deadheads!

King Eider’s Pub will be providing refreshments and libations throughout the night, and will be serving the notoriously groovy “Grateful Dead” drink that you’ll have to try for yourself (if you are 21+)!

“Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
to rock my soul…”

This will surely be a night to remember, so mark your calendars and spread the word! More details can be found right here: http://ow.ly/P5Uq1

“Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
to rock my soul…”

This will surely be a night to remember, so mark your calendars and spread the word!

June 16th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Gemini

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Happy New Moon in Gemini! Now is a time when we feel naturally focused on communication, ideas, thinking, connection, and movement.  You might be experiencing some really action-oriented energy, wanting to go-go-go on a plan or idea!  It’s a great time to get moving, but be mindful to remain grounded in the heart of your intention and be on the lookout for irritation, indecision, and getting distracted by expectations.

With the dark moon glowing on Mercury-ruled Gemini (and both Saturn and Chiron poised to aid us in releasing old patterns) we are invited to consider the power of our words—both those spoken aloud and internally.  How are you communicating with those around you?  How is that similar or different from the way you talk to yourself? We are each creating our world with the thoughts and words that guide us through the day; it’s time to pay attention to which ones we are choosing.  When our lives are busy, our thoughts and language seem to easily follow the same roads. Like small streams of water dripping steadily down a rock face, grooves begin to form and deepen the more they are followed.  We’re consciously thinking of a million other things, so we often don’t even notice this happening until these tiny trickling flow paths evolve and erode into rivers!  Look for words that you keep using, and if they are not in the service of your highest good, come up with positive replacements that make you feel encouraged and inspired.  As you mindfully observe your language (which stems from your thoughts) and consciously stop yourself and make a switch, you can change the trajectory of these seemingly embedded pathways.

Work to find awareness of what you are putting out there; your energy and intention incite your words, which expand your energetic vibration into the world.  Are you still imagining that your thoughts and words don’t affect your reality? Can you use the power of this lunation to take ownership of what you are emanating? We can’t control what happens to us, but we can take responsibility and affect change on the way we work with what we are dealt.  This new moon is offering us her energetic assistance in planting these new seeds of awareness and behavior, encouraging small actions and intentions that will flourish and bloom into beauty beyond our wildest dreams!  If you are working now to release old wounds and shift broken patterns, know that you are supported in this quest by a net of perfectly aligned planets and stars. All it takes to get started on a new and better journey is one small step!

Want to be aware of when the next new moon is coming? We’ve got gorgeous 2015 lunar calendars in a bevy of brilliant colors! Get yours here:http://ow.ly/t77O5

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June 2nd, 2015 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Sagittarius

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The Trickster: Coyote Paints The Night Sky by Phoenix Custom Primitives, 1999

Happy full moon in Sagittarius! Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of aspirations, visions, and dreaming BIG dreams! This moon is energized to inspire, and supports action and breakthroughs in both body and mind. Embrace the inspiration, but be aware of impatience creeping in—you may want to do everything at once, but feel frustrated that you can’t. Sometimes that desire to do ALL THE THINGS mixed with the impossibility of actually achieving everything at once kicks us off the path of motion, and we find ourselves stuck back in the muck of stagnancy once again. Be mindful to recognize that tumble if it comes, and remember that you have the awesome power to get back up!

The energy is building to change things up and take on something new, filling us with enthusiasm to go forth on an inspired venture. Mercury is still retrograde, but that should actually help us as a stabilizing influence to get solid in and reflect on our plans before we zoom forward. This full moon asks us in this reflective moment to look at the way our habits of thought and speech are supporting or limiting us. The challenge here is that what it is most helpful to take note of right now are the things that don’t even register as they occur—the automatic patterns, reactions, assumptions, and stories we tell ourselves and accept without question.

If you have trouble seeing these things, one place to start is by breaking it all the way down to language and listing words you’ve been saying a lot lately. What do you say to yourself when you forgot something in your house, have just gotten in the car, and have to go back for it? What do you say when the one thing you went to the grocery store for is out-of-stock? What do you say to your reflection in the morning? What do you say to your loved ones in the morning? Can you discern a pattern that starts you on a road of discovery?

Once you recognize these things, set your intention to keep the best and cull the rest! It is time to focus on starting a new adventure without allowing fear and doubt to hold you back. This whole month of June is all about self-exploration, expansion, and creativity—and with Mercury turning direct again on June 11th (hooray!), the time is coming to take the steps and move forward to your goals!

May 17th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Taurus

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Happy New Moon in Taurus! This lunation is the perfect time to look at where we are, where we want to go, and what we need to learn or work on in order to get there. Use the dark of this moon to shed what no longer serves you, allowing the death of what was to open the door to what could be. Mercury retrograde begins tomorrow, which is all about re-visiting, re-vising, and re-fining what has come before, so make sure what you are keeping with you is mindfully chosen and worth your while!

Like all new moons, now is an excellent time to plant the seeds for new endeavors and manifestations, and this earthy Taurus moon makes the planting metaphor even more apt. What seeds will you sow? What things will you grow? Now is the time to get really intentional about cultivating strong roots, which can flourish and flower beautifully with time. Set your mindful intentions today!