Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Ocean Jasper

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Although called ocean “jasper”, this uniquely speckled stone is actually a mixture of different forms of quartz: clear and colored varieties of chalcedony, banded agate, and pockets of tiny quartz (druzy) crystals.

Ocean jasper is a soothing and uplifting gemstone, stimulating the throat, solar plexus, and heart chakras, conveying the urge and ability to think, speak, and act more positively. Wearing or carrying ocean jasper is said to make the bearer more easily able to connect with a spirit of love and gratitude, releasing resentment and the tendency to take things for granted. It aids in enhancing appreciation of your own strengths, and makes you more aware of the positive things in your life. It’s also a wonderful stone for healers of all kinds, as it enhances the energy flow from one person to another and directs it where most needed for the recipient’s highest good.

Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry,  or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings!

Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Rhodochrosite

 

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Rhodochrosite is revered as a stone of love, creativity, and balance.  It is sometimes called the Stone of the Compassionate Heart, and it can help one to heal their own emotional wounds and then use their subsequent emotional empowerment to help others. This stone can help heal and redirect energy away from unhealthy patterns, particularly those dealing with irrational fears or anxiety.  It encourages acceptance of the whole self, including negative thoughts and painful emotions, enhancing the ability to see–often in a new way–that the shadow side of the human experience is just as valuable, and is often what we will draw from in order to be a positive force in the world.  Its powerful vibration of love, forgiveness, and compassion for the true self makes this stone a wonderful helper in alleviating feelings of low self-worth and helping the bearer come to true self-acceptance, and to also connect with that same spirit of compassion when dealing with others.

Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry,  or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings!

February Sale Event: 25% – 50% off EVERYTHING at Mexicali Blues!

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Want to save 25% – 50% on EVERYTHING at Mexicali Blues stores and Mexicali Blues online?  It’s your lucky day EVERY DAY this month!  We’re spending February traveling the world to gather the ultimate in bold bohemian awesomeness, and this storewide sale is set to brighten up your winter doldrums and clear the way for a fresh new start!  Even ultra-popular items that usually escape the slashing of prices (baja hoodie, anyone?) are at least 25% off, so visit any of our stores in Maine or www.MexicaliBlues.com to get your shop on today!

MLK JR Day 2016: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today we honor the legacy of Dr. King, who advocated for freedom and equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged, and victims of injustice, all through peaceful protest. We invite you to join us in celebrating the mission of this inimitable man and the beautiful words he offered to the world, and to take some time in contemplation of how what he said is still VERY relevant to the world we live in today. May we all work to embody his messages of conscious awareness, love, and peace. 

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

January 9th, 2016 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Capricorn

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It’s a New Moon in Capricorn!  If you haven’t already done so, now is an excellent time to focus on your intentions for the year, or revisit the ones you’ve recently made to see if they need to be refined.  This is a still point where we may feel frustrated that things are not moving forward as we like, but what is important right now is getting really clear on what you want and what you *intend* to manifest. Mercury and Jupiter are both in retrograde right now, bringing energy that could feel like a block, but really is helpful in supporting revisiting, reevaluating, developing, and focusing, rather than aiming to take big forward action right now.  The time will come, but it isn’t today!  Have patience, and really dedicate yourself to developing your most heart-centered, soul-driven positive intentions. What big dreams do you most want to see realized? You have the capacity to make it happen this year, for real!  We are being empowered right now to recognize our role as the authors of our own lives, to see that if we want something amazing to happen, we are the ones who must do it for ourselves.  Let go of illusions you may have been clinging to about needing something or someone else to make your dreams come true; this is a powerful moment to release these false ideas and come into our own personal power.  This is not to say you really will go it alone—paradoxically, once ready and willing to, we often find ourselves magnetizing support from the universe and those we meet—but this is a time to connect with the knowledge that you CAN. Get solid in yourself and your intentions, and prepare to build a new empire of AWESOME!

December 11th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Sagittarius

 

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It’s a new moon in Sagittarius—and the last new moon of 2015—tonight! As one of the most freedom-loving signs, today we may all be feeling a bit of the pull towards liberation—from a sticky situation, from the expectations of others, from anything that has been feeling constraining lately. In the passionate intensity of the quest for freedom, be aware of the tendency to exaggerate (and on the lookout for the same in others). Don’t get seduced by promises, but judge by behavior. It’s going to be very easy to get swept up in the moment, but it would be wise to direct that energy of possibility within rather than biting off more than you can chew out amongst others, where you’ll eventually have to recalibrate and explain yourself.

Chiron is squared against the moon, reminding us that we *all* have wounds and pain. The source of insecurities, jealousy, and negative beliefs can be exposed right now. Situations may seem heavy, so try to take it easy on yourself and others. Be patient and keep an open heart, allowing your feelings to flow and space for healing to grow. Try to enter into any interpersonal situations with a pre-set intention of forgiveness and compassion. This is a time to embrace introspection, and to consciously witness the places within us bound by fear and how we have been hurt in the past. These old wounds are likely to rise now, but in different guises in relation to new situations. This new manifestation of an old issue may be just different enough that you can see it with fresh eyes. Be on the lookout, find the wounds, and have faith that—having found them—you are now embarking on the path to heal them.

Saturn recently moved into Sagittarius and will stay for the next two years, and it invites us to consider what we are serious about committing to. What projects are you willing to take on and dedicate your efforts to? What do you need to say YES to, knowing that although it will be rewarding, it will be no cakewalk? What’s worth the work, to you? Now is the time to embrace wholeheartedly or really, truly let it go. The time to hesitate is through!

Hippie Holidays: Mindful Gifts for the Stylish Yogini

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She inhales peace and exhales good vibes, on and off the mat.  The stylish yogini exudes curiosity and compassion, always seeking to learn and grow, expanding her mind and honoring her body, gorgeous at every size.  You want to get her something amazing to celebrate the holidays, and Mexicali Blues has a million mindful gifts to choose from!

*Fleece-lined wool socks or hand-knit mukluks for a comfy-cozy Savasana

*Nag champa & sage smudge sticks to set the mood for a spiritual space

*Recycled falsa blankets, perfect used as a bolster or meditation cushion

*Prayer flags and tapestries for positive vibes

*Uniquely chic yoga pants and tops

*Vibrant yoga mat totes ready for wherever the journey leads

. . .and more!

Visit a Mexicali Blues store or http://www.MexicaliBlues.com to find the perfect presents for your most fascinating friends!