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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.

      #MEXICALIMATCH UPDATE: THANKS TO YOU, THESE KIDS HAVE A NEW SCHOOL!

      #MEXICALIMATCH UPDATE: THANKS TO YOU, THESE KIDS HAVE A NEW SCHOOL!

      Meet some of the happy kids who now are able to get their education in the earthquake-proof Himalaya Primary School that your contributions helped build! Working with the awesome dZi Foundation, we donated $25,000 through our World of Goods program to fund the construction of the school in Sotang, Solukhumbu, Nepal, which was completed last June! […]

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      MEXICALI TRAVELS: CARLY’S NEPAL PACKING PICKS

      MEXICALI TRAVELS: CARLY’S NEPAL PACKING PICKS

      A lifelong traveler, Carly Erskine has been traveling with her parents, Mexicali co-owners Pete and Kim, since she was just a baby.  With 20-something years of experience traveling and a solid preference for backpacks over wheel-y suitcases, she’s gotten packing light down to an art, even when venturing to three countries with very different climates […]

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