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      Our Stories | Mexicali Blues Blog — astrology + energy

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: FULL MOON IN TAURUS

      ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: FULL MOON IN TAURUS

      Halloween night gives rise to the Blue Moon of October this year! Yes, it’s the second full moon of the month and we are lucky enough to have it with us on All Hallows Eve!


      Revolution is in the air with our second Blue Moon due to its proximity to Uranus. It might not mean revolution in the way you’re thinking of it however. Uranus represents unforeseeable change and these uncertainties may cause a sense of anxiety–but honestly, what hasn’t these days?


      During these strange moments, we remind you to embrace the moon cycle and think back to the goals you set at the new moon. The smallest of intentions can make the biggest difference when it comes to your goals and wellbeing. Sometimes it’s better to set smaller intentions because they can be more easily attainable. Try not to be discouraged by sudden changes or unexpected events–especially if it involves your close relationships. Those that are true and strong will always be there on the other side of a difficult time.


      Have understanding when it comes to a conflict of opinion and know that everyone is only acting out of their own experience. It is important for everyone to feel heard, understood and validated. Watch your actions and reactions closely to be sure you’re not taking this right away from anyone, even if their views don’t align with your own.


      All of this is possible this month because Mercury is still in Retrograde. Pay extra close attention to how you interact with those in your inner circle. The presence of a strong relationship with someone should not be taken for granted during this trying time. Show your support without expecting anything in return and if it’s necessary, give some space to those who might need it. 


      If you are still anxious, do some deep breathing exercises and have a good meal. As someone wise once said, “Never try to change the world on an empty stomach.” And remember that we're all in this together!

      Learn more about the moon and its phases here. Track the moon phases with our handmade Lunar Phase Calendar!

      Need a last minute costume idea? We came up with a few ideas!

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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!