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      May 22: ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: New Moon in Gemini

      May 22: ASTROLOGY + ENERGY: New Moon in Gemini

      The new moon of May rises in Gemini and is trine Saturn this year. It brings a new beginning and a period of restructuring, building and growth. If there are loose ends to tie up, the energy is right for it in this lunar cycle. Before you get too far into rebuilding, make sure you have a solid plan and your tools in place. With Saturn in the picture, there’s an added aura of responsibility that can help advance your goals.

      Intense and transient energies are in the air leading up to the new moon so we suggest you pause before reacting to inflammatory situations. Study your behavior and recognize where your feelings are coming from. This will help balance your more wild tendencies, something air signs can all appreciate.

      Gemini has an abundant amount of jittery energy that compels people to socialize and break outside of their comfort bubble. Luckily we have some stabilizing energy from a trine with Saturn which is keeping us grounded. That free-spirit summer attitude we all usually feel around this time of year is going to be calmed by our friend Saturn, who has more pragmatic and patient tendencies. Saturn will help us contain our extravagant feelings or ideas and impulses to help us make a goal plan.

      Mars is included in this trine and gives us the motivation to follow through with our goals. In terms of our relationships, Mars can also provide inflammatory energy that can wreak havoc if not monitored closely. Breathe before you respond to triggering questions or proposals. If you find yourself running hot, step back and cool down before engaging further.

      With Venus retrograde in Gemini (ruled by Mercury) we urge you to be cautious and look closely into your desires. Find what you love and follow a plan to educate yourself on how to bring more of that wholesome energy into your life. Learning is supported during this new moon but there is danger in the cosmos with Neptune closely involved. Neptune’s ever-changing and tumultuous energy will have us questioning the information at hand, which can distract us from the truth and further disengage us from our determined path.

       

      Coming up:

       We have a full moon lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5th! Check back in to see what that means and know which planets are going retrograde.

      Introducing The Magical Mexicali Community Garden

      Introducing The Magical Mexicali Community Garden

       

      Under the light of April’s super moon was an auspicious setting for the groundbreaking of the Mexicali Blues Community Garden. The dream was hatched up a number of moonrises ago in the Mexicali warehouse, initially inspired by the green thumbs of our talented staff who proudly care for and display an exotic assortment of flora throughout the offices and workspaces.

      The plants of Mexicali Blues lead luxurious lives presided over by figures of Buddha and Ganesha, serenaded by great tunes and alimented by love, light, and fresh river air. With the health and happiness of this groovy greenery in mind, a seed was sown. We thought, why not create a collective celebration of community and cultivation and share seeds, stories and inspiration in the sunshine with our Mexicali staff? It could become a space where we could eat lunch together, play frisbee, plant seeds and sing songs. This seed was germinated amongst the vibrant products and colorful characters of Mexicali, and in due time it was to be planted in the earth. 

      Left: Chauncey glowing in the light of the full moon. Center: The happy office plants of Mexicali Blues. Right: Our view of the first Supermoon of the season from our roof, decked out with panels from Revision Solar!

      The first step was to find the perfect location for a garden, and what better choice than on the Mexicali grounds looking out over the beautiful Damariscotta River? Keith, our web wizard, was gracious enough to offer up his adjacent yard as a site and, albeit in the chilliness of early Maine spring, the idea, the seed, started to sprout. Keith also happens to come from a long line of horse handlers, and donated mature local fertilizer from his family farm.  A few days later we found ourselves in the garden unloading a truckload of organic gold, removing square foot plots of sod, and establishing the framework for what was to come. We couldn’t think of a better time to start a labor of love than under the light of a rising super moon, especially when Venus was squared up with Mars.

      Our sweet little seedlings getting ready to be planted in the community garden!

      Two days later Maine offered us one of its famous surprises in the form of and April snow shower and the newly turned garden was obscured by seemingly never ending white sheets for the following few days. This was an opportune time to sow seeds in the comfort of our own homes and get some seedlings ready to transplant into the Mexicali garden come May. We’re excited to see what additions are brought to the proverbial table and hope for a cornucopia come harvest time!

      What do you think we should plant in the Mexicali garden? Leave any tips for community gardening on our facebook page!

      MEXICALI BLUES CRUISE FOR A CAUSE: A PARTY WITH A PURPOSE

      MEXICALI BLUES CRUISE FOR A CAUSE: A PARTY WITH A PURPOSE

      We’re sending out sparkling vibes of major gratitude to everyone who helped make our first Cruise for a Cause an amazing and unforgettable event! Big thanks to The Maine Dead Project for rocking the boat and keeping us grooving with awesome Grateful Dead tunes, Flatbread Company Portland Maine for donating and serving pizza to hungry dancers, Casco Bay Lines for sending us out to sea in style, and all of YOU for your amazing energy, enthusiasm, and awesomeness! All the money raised from ticket and pizza sales is being donated to Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, an invaluable organization dedicated to providing a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 30th year than this fantastic party with a purpose! Thank you ALL!!

      See a video with Pete's terrific speech and awesome music clips here: 

      FREE MEXICALI MAINE EVENT 06/16: PRIVATE SCREENING OF ‘THE LAST HONEY HUNTER’

      FREE MEXICALI MAINE EVENT 06/16: PRIVATE SCREENING OF ‘THE LAST HONEY HUNTER’

      From the safety of your chair, climb hundreds of feet up Nepal’s Hongu River Valley to harvest hallucinogenic honey amongst the largest bees in the world! Mexicali Blues is hosting an exclusive, one-time-only PRIVATE and FREE screening of the stunning documentary film, The Last Honey Hunter, produced by National Geographic. Join us at Skidompha Library […]

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      My #MexicaliMoment:  Meet Hannah Sparrell, Assistant Office Manager (and Model!) at Mexicali Blues

      My #MexicaliMoment: Meet Hannah Sparrell, Assistant Office Manager (and Model!) at Mexicali Blues

      You might not know Hannah, but if you have spent any time shopping on our website you will recognize her. Despite being tall, slim, and having the warmest, sweetest smile, Hannah was a reluctant model at first, but a natural one from the start. “Yeah, people recognize me on the street all the time,” she […]

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      Mexicali Magic: Awesomely Affordable Boho Dorm Decor

      Mexicali Magic: Awesomely Affordable Boho Dorm Decor

      Heading back to school is a fresh start, and an empty dorm room is a blank canvas awaiting your creativity. At this moment, all things are possible!  So start your school year off right by setting up your new dwelling as a chill bohemian haven you’ll love coming home to, filled with cool colors and inspiring […]

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