November 25th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Gemini

GEMINIMOONIt’s a full moon in Gemini tonight, and this Mercurial messenger of the mind is a busy whizzing bee of thoughts and perceptions in opposition to the sun in Sagittarius. Gemini and Sagittarius are both focused on learning and growing with new knowledge, but while quick and curious Gemini loves to gather information, Sagittarius is always seeking the Truth and so is far more interested the meaning behind the information.

The Sagittarian sun makes us desirous to connect with our personal Truth, something deep and resonant that is a constant guide, but we’re looking through the lens of speedy Gemini and might be prone to distraction, disarray, and feeling like you’ve suddenly been tipped off-kilter. You might experience frequent changes of mind and heart where you feel completely committed to one idea in the moment, only to have it flip to its equally-as-passionate polar opposite. Not helping that intoxicated feeling is the addition of Dreamy Neptune in square tension with these two signs. Illusion might be particularly appealing to indulge in right now and imagination ultra-vivid, so enjoy the fantasy but don’t get carried away. There’s a good chance that, if you’re applying that magical thinking to real life, you are filling in some of the unknown elements with your own hopes or assumptions. Dreams should be very interesting right now! Don’t make any big declarations or decisions today or through the weekend. If you actually get intoxicated, you might say more than you meant to. Next week things should be more clear.

You can find inspiration during this full moon by looking to or for your purpose or personal quest, and considering how all the information you have gathered so far can support you in getting there. Think about travel (on the mental, physical, and spiritual planes), where you might like to go, and what sort of energies or emotions you hope to find or embody there. Set intention to surround yourself with more of that in the here and now!

November 11th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Scorpio

November 11, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Scorpio

It’s a new moon in Scorpio tonight!  Both the sun and moon are paired in this sign, creating deep waters of healing through which we must swim.  Emotions can run high and intense, but they can also lead to deep transformation if you are willing to look your shadow self in the eye. Related to darkness and mystery, Scorpio fills us with the desire to seek and know the truth, yet we often fear what we will find.   To feel intensely without being ruled by those emotions is the balance that we seek under Scorpio’s influence.  The challenge is to—when a fear comes up—walk straight towards it rather than flee.  If we can embrace the fear, even just to witness it and say “I am feeling afraid right now”, we are more likely to make wise choices in how to deal with the troubling source.

It’s a great time to delve into your own personal underworld even if it doesn’t come up in a clear external way.  You can embark on your shadow journey by asking (and honestly answering): What have you been holding on to?  What have you been running from?  What is it you really need, at the core of your soul? Awareness is the first step and enables a powerful shift to occur.

If something stressful comes up from outside of yourself, try not to fight against what is not under your control, and turn your attention back inward.  How do you physically feel when gripped by emotion? Where do you feel it in your body?  What do you feel compelled to do when you feel these uncomfortable things? How do you usually deal and why?

The sun and moon are lining up harmoniously with Neptune (which allows deep access to and within dreams), Chiron (allowing us to see our deepest wounds), and Jupiter (which expands our psychic visions).  All of these support doing deep personal work, and encourage transformation.

A new moon is always an ideal time to plant new seeds, preparing something positive to grow.  This lunation in Scorpio calls for these seeds to be planted deep enough that they can grow strong roots, requiring digging down in the dark to do it.  If you just skim the surface, the seeds will have have nothing to hold on to and you’ll have to try again another time to get those intentions to stick!  So dig deep and don’t look away; you have stores of untapped strength and wisdom waiting to be unearthed.

October 27th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: Full SuperMoon in Taurus


Happy full moon in Taurus!  Tonight’s expansive lunation is the third SuperMoon in a series of three, shining a powerful light on what you love and value. Be sure to take some time tonight to dwell in gratitude for what you do have in your life and what is working.  Acknowledge the positive relationships, settings, and situations in your life, and also recognize the growth and wisdom that you have today that comes from past experiences.

This sensual sign also invites you to focus on accepting and loving yourself just the way you are, shadows and all.  Let go of judgement and criticism and try to observe your thoughts and feelings with detachment.  Resist the urge to classify certain thoughts or behaviors as “good” or “bad”.   Can you observe yourself as if you were a character in a movie?  What makes this character different from those around her or him? You are the only person who thinks and acts and lives as you do in the whole word, a completely unique being, at once “a drop in the ocean, and the ocean in a drop” (to paraphrase Rumi).  You are here for a reason, and are the only one who can do just what you do.  This is the time to listen to your heart and soul and ask yourself: when you think of who you want to be and what you want to do, what do you imagine?  What’s That Thing, the subject that you can talk endlessly about, the thing that lights you up?  What sort of settings/actions/relationships cause things around you to seem to flow almost effortlessly? Are you attracting these things to your life, or something else?  Now is the time to get clear on what you want and to recognize that you have the ability to create a wide open path for them to come to you, or not. 

Venus is the ruler of this whole moon cycle (Taurus, and also Libra which was the sign of the most recent New Moon), and she is in precise opposition to Chiron, known as the Wounded Healer.  This alignment shines light on old wounds around being loved, accepted, and valued.  Most likely these things are strongly rooted in issues with self-love, as if we don’t love or respect ourselves, these things may be mirrored back to us by people in our lives.  We tend to attract what we think we deserve.  Take notice and let go of what doesn’t serve you; claim your right to love, be loved, and BE LOVE!

All You Need is Love: A Mexicali Blues Wedding!

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Love bloomed between Neal and Richelle when they met at our Bangor store, so they decided to make their bond official at Mexicali Blues! This sweet couple, their closest family and friends, and their adorable two-week-old son, gathered yesterday at our Newcastle store to exchange vows and rings, and to celebrate their love amidst prayer flags, tie dyes, and good Mexicali vibes. The bride cleverly wore blue Mexicali jewelry for both her something new–a sea glass bracelet, and something old–a lapis ring. The couple read their beautiful vows under an intricately carved Balinese archway. Tibetan sculptures stood by offering their blessings and protection for a loving and happy future, and we wish them brilliantly bright beams of more of the same! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Ross! Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your special day!

September 13th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Virgo + Solar Eclipse


Happy New Moon in Virgo!  There was also a solar eclipse this morning at 2:41 EST, and the energy from that will be felt for the next six months.  In the sign of Virgo, this eclipse signals new beginnings in the areas of work and health.  It’s a great time to start a new exercise program, commit to a healthy habit, or set up routines that will help us manage our time in mindful ways.  Flaws in a present system may become apparent around the time of the eclipse, and we are asked now to consider how we deal with issues of organization and efficiency, and to plant the seeds of positive change if needed.  As we deal with what comes up, be aware of the tendency to be led by the biases of our personal stories.  We all have an idea of who we think we are or who we want to be in the world, and that may make us likely to discriminate against new opportunities, new information, and new connections when they don’t seem to fit with what we think we know about ourselves and the world.  This lunation encourages a shift in perception and offers a powerful opportunity for transformation; be mindful to not be closed off to something valuable because you don’t like the way it looks!

ALSO, pay special attention to the part of your astrological chart that contains Virgo, as these are the areas of your life that could use some tending and exploration.  Something there needs to be cultivated, and Saturn is aligned just right to help you make ideas you have for growth in this realm a reality!  If you haven’t had your chart done, there is a great tool for creating a free one at  You’ll need your birth date and location at minimum, and the time you were born as well for a more thorough reading.

Autumn Grooviness Refresh: Back to School with Mexicali Blues!

waHello, September! Whether you’re headed back to school or simply riding the tide of the shifting seasons, it’s the perfect time to embrace autumn’s approach with a boho blast of positive Mexicali vibes! Light up your world and enhance your energy for the new season with vibrant decor and outfit accents, creating an exotic aura of magical adventure and possibility as we move forward into fall! This pic shows some of our favorite early-autumn essentials; which item here is your favorite? What are you most looking forward to in the coming season?

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August 29th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Pisces


Happy SUPERMOON in Pisces!  This lunation invites you to consider the key phrase “I believe”. It is time to believe in your capabilities, believe in yourself, and to recognize that you get what you believe.  What do you believe is possible?  As Esther Abraham-Hicks says, “a belief is just a thought we keep thinking.”  So get mindful now on the things you are telling yourself.  Are you making decisions from a place of love or fear?  The goal right now is just to recognize what you have been believing up to this point, and evaluate if these beliefs are in line with the life you want and who you want to be.

The deep and emotional Piscean waters are a bit challenging to navigate right now as we may feel called to get lost in fantasies of what could be, BUT Jupiter’s position in conjunction with the moon may make us prone to feeling anxiety about those ideals.  We may try to dream big and then get caught up in worrying about details and logistics, or feel guilt for not positioning ourselves better to achieve this all along. How frustrating, when we just want to feel free to dream! Beware of the tendency to over-indulge in anything that might alter your reality right now. These waters are mystical and we may want to get swept away, but it is important to try to stay grounded.  Perhaps ironically, Pisces rules the feet, so practicing feeling rooted to the earth through them, and giving yourself a foot massage or other TLC, is an excellent idea at this time.  It’s also a really good time to detox if you’ve been over-indulging already, drink more water, do more yoga, eat more vegetables and less meat, breathe deeply, and watch less TV!  Dreams might be wild, so pay attention to what they are telling you.  The energy of this supermoon and the surrounding days can get intense, but there’s also a lot of magic and possibility for heightened bliss swirling around it, so if you can be mindful of your beliefs and do healthy things for yourself, this wave will be a beautiful one to ride!