Hindu Gods & Goddesses from Buddha to Shiva: Deities to Bring Positive Energies to Your Life

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Bring good vibes and powerful energy to your favorite zen space with our Hindu God batik wall tapestry. Choose from a variety of Buddhist and Hindu deities to attract the energy you need! Which one is your favorite or resonates the most with you?

Ganesh: Ganesh is the patron of arts and sciences and god of intellect and wisdom, known to remove obstacles.

Buddha: The “enlightened one”, teacher, compassionate leader, Buddha reminds us of the values of non-attachment and mindfulness.

Lakshmi: Goddess of wealth, love, prosperity (both material and spiritual), fortune, and the embodiment of beauty.

Shiva: Destroyer and transformer, helps to shed old habits and attachments and open up to something new and better. Embracing impermanence.

Tara: Goddess of peace and protection, the “Great Compassionate Mother”, the Buddha of enlightened action.

Goddess: Wisdom and sensuality, feminine powers.

December 6th, 2014 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Gemini

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It’s a full moon in Gemini tonight!  Enjoy this short break from the intense growth and work you’ve been doing, and make mindful time to be grateful for what you have. Celebrate what you have achieved (no matter how small) and focus on what is working in your life.  This full moon will show you a broader view of where you are now, and will light up the door to a truly magical new way of being.  Of course, to move forward and embody that awesomeness, you are going to have to let something go.  You may not want to, but holding on tightly will not necessarily do what you intend.  The only constant in life is change, ebb and flow, and we need to embrace this now.

This lunar month is about to bring you on a wild roller coaster of energy, pushing you towards change and evolution.  It may be painful, and it will definitely be challenging at times.  Surprises could shock you, old wounds might surface, relationships could shift in difficult ways. This all sounds scary, BUT it is all happening as part of a process which can lead you to HUGE growth and transformation!  How are you responding to what is happening to you?  The world will throw at you what it will throw at you, but the only thing you can control is YOU, and this lunar energy is calling you to recognize this.  Control is an illusion. What you resist persists.  Let go, and do the best that you can with honesty and compassion.  The full moon tonight may be a good time to write down what you see as your core values or your truth, because you are going to want to keep those ideals in mind as you decide how to respond to curveballs thrown your way.
Practice gratitude for what you have, be true to who you are, deal with adversity as gracefully as you can and treat yourself lovingly if you misstep.  The intention and the action of trying is the most important thing; this will help you grow into something more amazing than you ever thought possible.  Something beautiful is just around the corner!

Cyber Monday Savings at Mexicali Blues: Two Days of Shopping Rewards!

rolljimmyroll11805_nWe’re starting Cyber Monday early this year, with a bountiful bonus–today AND tomorrow at www.MexicaliBlues.com, get a $10 gift card for spending $50, $20 gift card for a $100 purchase, or a $50 gift card for $200! Use these groovy gift cards as presents for someone special, or–even better–treat yourself! You deserve something awesome for putting so much love and thought into your holiday shopping!

What special items would you buy for yourself with a free gift card?

Boho Chic on a Budget: HUGE savings at Mexicali Blues this Thanksgiving Weekend! 11/27 – 11/29

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We’re busting out the best of Black Friday boho chic at a daringly deep discount starting THURSDAY 11/27 at http://www.MexicaliBlues.com! Take 25% off EVERYTHING on our website on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, AND Small Business Saturday! This whirlwind of a deal is sparking a tidal wave of sparkling sales in our stores as well; read on to see what’s happening in your favorite Mexicali store!

Mexicali Freeport will be opening on Thanksgiving at 11 PM for a thrifty 35% off everything until 4 AM. This deal is exclusive to the Freeport store, and after a short break, we will resume the sale there at 7 AM at 25% off for the rest of Black Friday and Saturday as well!

Mexicali Portland will be opening at 9 AM Friday and offering 25% off everything in both stores for both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Mexicali Bangor opens at 10 AM on Friday and will be celebrating in their uniquely funky way with 25% off for PLAID Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Mexicali Raymond will get its grooviness going at 10 AM on Friday with 25% off for both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Mexicali Newcastle, our fabulous flagship shop, will open at 9 AM on Friday with 25% everything for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the season and the creative community spirit of local business with the best and biggest pre-holiday sale we’ve ever had!

November 22nd, 2014 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Sagittarius

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It’s a New Moon in Sagittarius tonight!  Coming out of the deep darkened waters of Scorpio, we now turn our faces to the warmth and positivity of the archer’s fiery energy.  We are called now to reflect on and honor the struggles we have fought, and then LET THEM GO! New moons offer new beginnings, and this moon is offering all of us a fresh start in one way or another, as Sagittarius is focused on the future as the visionary part of your consciousness. Something is shifting–maybe you’re seeing a *spark* of the future that you want?–and what you must do is try to accept and internalize the feeling that you are NOT limited or held back by what is happening in your life today.   Ask yourself:  What would I do if I were fearless?  You can create your future from the power of your vision, so be strong and clear in your intention!

While this is a time ripe for expansion and optimism (and you really DO want to embrace those feelings, as they will motivate and carry you forward), do be aware of tendencies towards impulsivity, aggression, restlessness, and over-confidence.  This energy is encouraging and inspiring for sure, but watch out for overcommitting or making declarations you may not be able to deliver on.  Don’t make big plans or promises to others at this time.  The energy of this lunation is on such a go-go-GO-ZOOOM! trajectory that miscommunications are likely to happen if you aren’t mindful.  Make sure that you are clear with others in what you convey, and judge others by their actions and NOT their words.
There are deep changes occurring at this time, and something new and powerful is growing within each of us to really move us forward in a life-changing way.  Sagittarius gifts us with the freedom to see and be who we really are, so listen to the whispered songs of your heart.  Follow the playful path of your inner child, and do so with the intention to–in each moment–act with loving kindness, as the person you *wish* to be.  Guess what?  You already ARE that person!  And each time you make the decision to act with the integrity, openness, and compassion of your very highest self, you are actively peeling back layers upon layers of emotion, history, and pain–to reveal, bit by bit, the beautiful brightness of divine light that is uniquely, magically, perfectly YOU.

November 6th, 2014 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Taurus

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Happy Full Moon in Taurus!  It’s time to connect with the nurturing energy of Mother Earth and to remember the peace of being completely in the moment.  As often as possible: remember to breathe, slowly and deeply, and take a moment to focus your awareness on the perceptions of all of your senses—What parts of your body are touching the floor or chair, and how does that sensation differ from the those which are not pressed against something?  How does the air temperature differ between your inhalation and exhalation?  What do you smell?  What do you hear?

What you do on this full moon day will carry you forward, so take advantage of this energy to set new patterns in motion in any way you can.  Do a spiritual housecleaning of anything that feels old and fearful.  You can do this by smudging, chanting, ringing bells, or (one of our favorites) writing down what you want to let go of on small strips of paper, and then burning them in a fireproof bowl or container.  Imagine the words and the feelings that accompany them drifting up and away with the smoke; release them with gratitude for what they have taught you.  Even if you don’t see yet how this old baggage has served you, saying, “Thank you” to it and the universe is a symbolic gesture which will help you to truly leave it behind.  Because Taurus is an Earth sign, you may want to bury the ashes of these thoughts in the dirt outside.  Be sure to send your love and thanks to Mother Earth when you do this; she will support you in making the changes you seek.

Do watch out for your shadow side today, which for many might come up and threaten feelings of positivity.  Taurus is focused on security, what we value, our resources, possessions, senses, and how we experience our power, self-worth, and safety in the world.  Emotions of doubt and insecurity are common now, but they are just your fears and old wounds showing themselves to you. Do what you can to embrace them with good humor, accept that you have these feelings, and keep the vision of your goals and dreams lit brightly in your heart (even if at this moment getting there feels impossible).  Be with friends on this day if you can; your community will be of great support to you as you acknowledge and allow this darkness.

Any negative feelings you have now can tell you a lot about where your next steps for growth are needed, so be sure to pay attention to them!  The full moon’s relation to Saturn at this time highlights what you may feel is missing in your life.  Instead of giving in to this energy, use the strength of Taurus’ practicality in obtaining resources to get creative about how you can attract more of what you want.  What small actions can you take that would move you closer to how you want to live, who you want to be?  Take some time to be in gratitude for the resources you presently have, and be open to unknown ones that might be just around the corner waiting for you to allow them to manifest.

Remember that every life experience—especially struggles and strife—has something to teach you.  Breathe.  Keep moving forward with love.

Gemstone Meaning & Magic: Kyanite

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Kyanite comes from the Greek word, “Kyanos”, meaning blue.  This unique gemstone stimulates intuition and higher psychic energy, as well as the ability to communicate about these things.  An excellent stone for meditation, kyanite has a gentle and balanced energy that can amplify the chakra-aligning powers of mindful chakra-focused meditation.  If you would like to try it in this way, try this chakra meditation while holding a piece of kyanite:

  • Visualize each of the seven primary chakras as colored wheels of spinning light (if you are completely new to chakras, and perhaps aren’t sure what those colors should be, check out our chakra guide).
  • Imagine roots growing down from your torso, grounding and connecting you with the earth.
  • Visualize cleansing white light coming up those roots and into your body, spinning into each chakra in turn, swirling with the turning of each chakra wheel.  Imagine this light cleansing and rejuvenating each one.  Breathe slowly and imagine that as each chakra is cleansed, it shines a bit brighter in its color.
  • Once you have reached the crown chakra, move the light back down the same way, through each chakra, bringing healing energy to every one.
  • You can repeat this as many times as you want.
  • When you are ready for your meditation to come to a close, imagine the roots you grew from your tailbone shrinking and coming back up into your body, bringing with them the positive grounded energy from Mother Earth.  Be sure to focus your mind on sending out some gratitude for that before you leave your meditation zone and return to regular waking life!

While kyanite can be used to cleanse all of the chakras, it particularly corresponds to the throat chakra, improving communication through creating clarity of intention.  If you ever feel muddled and don’t know how to say what you want to say, or how to express a certain way you are feeling, kyanite is the stone for you!  Kyanite energy does this by drawing your awareness inward, closer to the core of who you are, and strengthening your will and vision so you are able to act and communicate from the sacred center of your being.  

One of the greatest qualities of Kyanite is that it does not absorb negative energies when you use it for healing.   It is also a good gemstone to help you interpret and understand your dreams. Try sleeping with a piece of kyanite under your pillow and make note of what your dreams tell you!

In the world of Astrology, kyanite is connected with the Taurus zodiac signs.  The energetic alignment powers of kyanite are effective and accessible even outside of meditation.  When you wear kyanite jewelry or carry it with you, it is constantly “smoothing out” all the subtle bodies of energy around you, creating a larger and stronger aura.  The longer you wear kyanite jewelry, the more you infuse it with your own energies and the more powerfully positive it becomes–elevating the level of good vibrations within your energy field.

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. The gorgeous kyanite pieces in this picture can be found today in our Freeport store.