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      Lunar Phase Calendar and 2020’s Blue Moon

      Lunar Phase Calendar and 2020’s Blue Moon


      This post is in honor of this spooky season and the double full moon appearance we have this month! The Blue Moon is the second full moon in one month. It is quite a rare event, and there will not be another one until next year! Read on to find out about the lunar phases, and how you can easily know if a blue moon will be happening in a certain year.

      Lunar Phase Calendar

      We love our Lunar Phase Calendars for brightening up any space and keeping track of the moon! Did you know that the moon affects the tides and also the motion & orbit of the earth? The moon doesn’t orbit around the center of the earth either, they both revolve around the center of their masses. The way we view the moon depends on the angle in which the light from the sun hits the moon, not because of the earth blocking the sun’s rays!

      There are many mythologies, superstitions, and religious beliefs surrounding the moon and its phases. There are eight distinct lunar phases. Our 2021 Lunar Calendar shows the phase of the moon for each day in an easy to interpret visual style. Below are the eight phases along with some feelings people tend to have during that time, as well as the seasonal changes the phases relate to.

      New Moon

       

      New Moon: new beginnings, fresh start, self-centered, question the status quo


        

      Waxing Crescent

       

      Crescent Moon: intention, wishes, new ideas, impulses 

       

       

       

      First Quarter: challenges, decisions, action, exert all effort to achieve goals

       

       

      Waxing Gibbous: adjust, redefine, analyze, edit, crave perfection

       

        

       

      Full Moon: completed, aware of your effect on others, objective

       

       

       

      Waning Gibbous: gratitude, sharing (especially knowledge), enthusiasm

       

       

      Last Quarter Moon: release, forgiveness, “tearing down the old to prepare for the new”

       

       

      Waning Crescent: rest & recuperate, feeling alienated, strike out on your own

       

       

      Many people are unaware that some of the holidays we celebrate are based on the ancient Lunar Calendar. For example, Easter is calculated as the first Sunday after the full moon after the Spring Equinox. The holy month of Ramadan begins at the sighting of a new crescent moon.

      We love watching the moon as it changes from night to night, and often feel its energies.  Do you ever notice that animals start acting crazy around the full moon?  Studies show that this happens to people as well, as hospital emergency rooms get a LOT of business when the moon is full.

      Keep track of the moon and its phases with a lunar calendar, and see how it affects you and the people and critters in your life!  It could be enlightening!

      Have some great moon content? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! We love chatting with our community and want to hear your experiences!

      Looking for something fun to do? Gather your bubble of friends and have a Mexicali blues photo shoot! If you enter your photos in our monthly photo contest, you could win even more Mex Merch! Find more details here.

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: FULL MOON IN ARIES

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: FULL MOON IN ARIES

      The lunar activities this month are full to the brim with excitement. We are lucky enough to experience two Full Moons in October, the second of which will be rising on Halloween night! But before we get that far ahead, let’s explore what tomorrow's lunar beauty has in store for us.


      The first Full Moon of October rises in the Aries constellation on October 1st. The other players in this cosmic dance have some influence over our behaviors as well. The Sun quincunx Uranus might have some of us feeling a little uneasy. Maybe switch to a lower caffeine tea this week instead of the usual cup of coffee in the morning. It might help if you find you’re unable to relax with the electrifying energy build up coming from the cosmos. 


      Don’t be afraid of change this month. As the artist, Sam Weiss, once said, “Change is not a force to be feared, but an opportunity to be seized!” 


      Whether your plans have changed without notice, or there’s a new person joining your team. It’s common to be anxious about these occurrences as you’re not sure how the new energy will affect your immediate environment. It is in these moments when your flexibility and open mindedness is crucial to help you and those within your support system to have a positive experience.


      If you find you’re inconsolably against the change that is coming, or have already altered your comfortable routine, take a step back and try to view your position from another’s perspective. You may find there are details you would have otherwise missed that help you see where you can still maintain your comfort.


      Remember that a rash reaction made without consideration to those around you could have damaging effects on your personal and professional relationships. Hopefully those in your life have the kindness and sight to see through such behavior, but don’t count on this––especially if you’re prone to such outbursts. We never know what will be the breaking point for some. 


      If you do find your anxiety is high strung and you're in need of a little extra you-time, here are some helpful practices we like to engage in. 


      • Step away from the internet for a set period of time.
      • Go for a walk, on the beach if you can but anywhere where you can remain socially distant is helpful for calming your mind.
      • Drink a glass of water or make a cup of tea.
      • Practice some simple breathing exercises.
      • Do your morning yoga flow––it doesn’t matter what time it is!
      • Call a friend––be sure to ask them if they have the mind-space to talk before you do!

      Thanks for joining us for our monthly Full Moon reading and join us next time! We hope you’re able to enjoy this spooky season and don’t miss our upcoming Halloween Tips!

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: Full Moon Rising in Pisces

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: Full Moon Rising in Pisces


      Last month we saw the New Moon enter into Leo and bring with it a whole bunch of energy! If you have been feeling that child-like energy about it’s been in part due to this. We can see a smooth transition into the full moon this month rising in Pisces on September 2nd.


      Yet again the Sun will be directly opposite the Moon so when you look for one, turn around and you’ll see the other as they continue their cosmic dance. As always this may help you analyze your close relationships and see what changes need to be made in order for them to be strong and lasting. 


      A common phrase in astrology is when planets are referred to as being sextile. This month the Full Moon is sextile Uranus which means they're positioned approximately sixty degrees apart. Though this is not quite as powerful as planets being trine to each other, it does bring harmony between the planets and creates room for positive growth. 

       

      Pay attention to Mars this week as it will square with Saturn and appear to slow down in orbit and move into retrograde. This is good news because Mars, the planet which represents all our fiery outrage and passion, will chill out for a minute and let us process what it is we might be so fired up about. It also gives us all a chance to listen to one another and hear the other side of a conversation we might have been too distracted to really pay attention to. It’s important to make that effort and hear what someone is saying so as to better understand how you can help make yourself heard in a positive and productive way. 


      On the 13th Mars, will come out of retrograde making it the perfect time to start in on your big project or the month. Hopefully, the conversations you’ve been having through the retrograde will allow you to choose more compassionate means in how you react with those who have differing opinions. 


      As always keep in mind what your spirit needs to maintain emotional wellness. We find it helps to take several minutes in the morning or evening to write down all the small things that caused even the smallest amount of stress. Once those moments are identified, work on a plan to see how you can remove that stressor from your life.


      Those of us at Mexicali Blues wish you the best and hope you’ll come back later this month for our interpretation of the New Moon on the 17th! And don’t miss our Labor Day Sale starting on Friday the 4th!


      Peace and love!

      Seasonal Horoscopes: Virgo is Upon Us!

      Seasonal Horoscopes: Virgo is Upon Us!

       

      As the Sun moves into Virgo this month we should all be aware of the critical tendencies that can overwhelm our day-to-day activities. Rather than becoming obsessed with a project and taking on too much, space out the work that needs to be done and take time to relax!


      Aries (March 21 – April 19)

      Make some time to step back and assess your situation from a different perspective. If there is improvement to be made in your work life see where small adjustments in your daily routine can help.


      Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

      Have you been feeling tense? Put any responsibilities you can on pause and take a break to recharge and refresh yourself!


      Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

      Alright butterflies, we know you’re STILL basking in the reverb of your season but it’s time to take inventory and do some housekeeping. Whether it’s your physical or mental space that needs a revamp, now is the time to start!


      Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

      Were you thinking about an online class? Did you find a new recipe you wanted to try? Don’t hesitate to dive into new projects because the stars are aligned to support you, so it’s the perfect time to invest in yourself!


      Leo (July 23 – August 22)

      If you find yourself strapped for cash, it might be time to evaluate your expenses. See where you can prune on spending and start saving for that meaningful purchase! Keep in mind that having financial security might help relax going into this new season.


      Virgo (August – September 22)

      Woah! We can see you shining from here! As you begin the next year of your journey be aware of how far you’ve come and what you have learned. Dive deep and find out how those new skills can help you and your community advance in a meaningful way!


      Libra (September 23 – October 22)

      Take time now to rest in preparation, and to work on coming to peace with any uncertainties and insecurities you may have. Reach out to your friends for any support if you feel the need.


      Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

      The Virgo Sun is a supportive energy that can help you to organize and make connections with those who have the same dreams. Make a plan and use that support and encouragement to make moves! 


      Sagittarius (November 22 – December21)

      If you’re feeling comfortable in your day-to-day routine, then it’s time to mix things up! Take on some new responsibility and see how the Virgo Sun can assist in achieving the recognition that you deserve!


      Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

      Your drive and determination is highlighted in the Virgo sunshine! Take this extra boost to consider and explore all available paths toward making your dreams come true. Use the tools available to you to find the outcome you desire.


      Aquarius (January 20 – February16)

      This has been quite the year for you! The Virgo Sun is going to shine a light on the aspects of life you’ve been pushing aside to sort out later. While these emotions are coming to the surface, do your best to explore them with an open heart rather than using logic to board them back up.

       

      Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

      There’s an imbalance in your life and it’s time to pay attention to it. Think of this as an opportunity to gain active listening skills and put them to use– regardless of whether you need to listen to others, or the voice within. You have support, you just need to ask for it with kindness and love!

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      Find the perfect gift for the Virgos in your life in our Virgo Git Guide!

      Explore our other blog posts here!

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: New Moon in Leo

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: New Moon in Leo

       

      When the Sun enters into the zodiac of Leo you know life is about to get a little heated. The features and characteristics of this fiery sign are only enhanced as our lunar beauty continues to orbit around us. But what happens when that light isn’t being reflected back at us in the night sky? As the New Moon approaches on the evening of the 18th, take note of your inner light and see how it glows while you’re surrounded by that darkness.


      This is the perfect time to do some soul searching and dive into the conversations or projects that you don’t normally have the mind space to grapple with. Now that the fog has cleared and some of the other looming tasks in your life are out of the way, you can clear up misunderstandings or reschedule the plans that were put on the back burner. Maybe there’s a project you’ve been wanting to start but never seem to have the right energy? This is the time to go for it!


      If you find you’re feeling more burnt out than you’d like during this lunar cycle then look to Mars. The red planet is extra active in our skies right now and you might even notice some increased anxiety. It’s most likely because you can finally see the broader picture and all the moving pieces don’t look so blurry now. See this as an opportunity to let this energy in and become a helpful rhythm. Let it influence you and reset you, giving you  a new balanced perspective.


      Consider setting aside some time this week to indulge in an activity at the same time every day to build a routine you can rely on. We suggest a mindful meditation moment or even a simple walk around your neighborhood. This can help as we transition into a new season and are required to experience what was once so normal in an entirely different way. 


      Remember that the Leo light is helping to support you in the absence of the moon’s glow and that this period is always an ideal time to recharge and prepare to start something new!

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: July 20 New Moon in Cancer

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: July 20 New Moon in Cancer

      Monday marks the night of the Cancer new moon which will be opposite Saturn in the night sky. As we know, the new moon marks the beginning of a new cycle. We’ve all gone through so much in the past moon cycle and it is important to be born into this one with new or continued purpose. Stay focused on your goals whether you aim to make change or rest your being for the challenges ahead. 


      Saturn has the most impact on our shy celestial beauty this month because it is facing the moon  head on, as you can see in the chart above. You may experience limitations and restrictions keeping you from achieving your true goal. Don’t be fooled by your own internal monologue saying it can’t be achieved and remember that we are usually our own worst enemy when it comes to self doubt. Rise above that authoritative voice and seek the support you need.


      We understand that the ebb and flow of not only your personal agenda but that of society can be draining. We’d like to revisit our reading from the last full moon and again emphasize the importance of taking care of you and yours. By doing this you can also help bring peace to those around you. 


      There are parts of this universe that can still be celebrated and we urge you to seek out those moments. A sunset by the lake or a quiet meditation can help you to focus on your thoughts and true desires. Investing your time in a project you can accomplish on your own might be just the confidence boost or drive you are looking for. 


      We will be supported by the fixed star Procyon this cycle for it can influence our ability to take action on thoughts that may have been swimming around our subconsciousness. Be wary though, if too much energy is focused from this star it can lead us to take action without a plan. Do not give into impulsive behavior under the new moon and instead wait for the evening glow to come back to our night sky.  


      Tune back in next month for insight into the August full moon!