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.

October 23, 2014 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Scorpio

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Amazing eclipse photo by nethskie. Click on the image for more awesome art.

Holy astral energies, Batman!  It’s a new moon in Scorpio and a solar eclipse tonight!  This is the second eclipse in a month, bookending a fast-paced and eccentric time and energy that has been magnified by Mercury in retrograde (which will stay that way until Saturday the 25th).  The sun will be eclipsed right as the sun moves from light and lovely Libra into the mysterious ocean of dark feminine water sign Scorpio.  We are encouraged now to dive deep into those waters, examining what we’ve been keeping in shadow–all that has been pent up, walled off, or unconscious–with the intention of using what we learn there to move boldly forward into our own personal power and Truth.  The things we find there may spark our biggest fears, but if we embrace them, their hold on us will diminish.  This powerful astral alignment pushes us to look at the ways we unconsciously behave as victim or tyrant because of unhealed wounds from childhood, and also to ask ourselves, “What is my personal truth?  What do I believe or believe in without a doubt? What feelings do I most desire to experience in my life? What makes me feel those feelings, and how can I cultivate more?”.  Asking these questions in this context may help us to recognize how our wounds and our dreams are connected, how playing the familiar stories and patterns out over and over in relationships prevents us from acting in alignment with our higher truth and values.

The conclusions that you come to may prompt you towards making a radical change, with enormous potential for a breakthrough to a new realm of positivity and possibility.  Resist the urge to cling to fear and the familiar!  We are entering a period where extraordinary transition is possible; while we may encounter things that make us quake, the best thing to do right now is to move consciously forward with a curious mind and an open heart.   Think now on where it is that you want to go, who you want to be.  It is just about time to really step up and be seen, share your wisdom, speak your truth, and take the helm as the master of your life. It is time to SHINE, and, even if you don’t totally feel it yet, YOU–beautiful, completely unique soul that you are–ARE READY.  This eclipse could expand your creativity, offering new solutions to old problems, and will heighten the powers of your intuition.  Try to listen to your gut and not your head.  Look for unexpected truths to reveal themselves, crazy coincidences, and messages in your dreams.  Count your ducks, gather your resources (lists, tools, plans), and get ready to leap when Mercury goes direct and we get the added support of action-oriented Mars after Saturday!

Bohemian Style on a Budget: Mexicali Storewide Sale Rocks Throughout 2014 Columbus Day Weekend!

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Enjoy a long weekend of savings with our biggest autumn sale! Save 25% – 50% off EVERYTHING in stores and online at http://www.MexicaliBlues.com/from 10/10 – 10/13! We are stylishly stocked with a bounty of new awesomeness from our travels–from exotic jewelry to funky decor and fabulous clothing, you’re sure to find new things to love that capture the spirit of global adventure and express your unique style! What have you been eyeing that you’re just dying to get (or to have gifted to you) now that it’s on SUPERSALE?