Join us for a star-studded zodiac dinner party to welcome the Spring Equinox! We'll journey through the signs and elements with signature ayurvedic tasting dishes and set energetic intentions for the cosmic year ahead. Spaces are very limited- reserve yours today!
Pisces season beckons to us from the deep end of the infinite ocean. The zodiac's mystical mermaid offers up a wide, wondrous flavor of salt water romance, where we find pure magic and mystery in the unknowable reaches of the sea floor. It's a month for delighting in your beautiful "speckhood," and celebrating your status as a tiny, sparkling dot in the majestically immense world. So slip into a shimmery swimsuit, pour yourself a piña colada, drift away, and discover the relief that comes from realizing that it's not all up to you. For your full guide to the cosmic month ahead, check out our column on The Numinous, where we offer sign-by-sign suggestions for navigating the Piscean tides- from Aries' Alaskan cruise ships to Gemini's beach party in Rio, it's a moment for melting, dissolving, and allowing it all to simply unfold.
Aquarius season shoots us straight into the stratosphere like the radical reinventresses we were born to be. The zodiac's maverick mamma sends us helicoptering far above the surface as we look down upon our precious little lives from a panned-out perspective. So slip into your neon moon booties and prepare to journey to the edges of what you thought possible. It's a month for bohemian bizarreness, utopian dreaming, and gathering like-minded loonies close for this long, strange trip. Revel in this season's eccentric invitations with our monthly column on The Numinous, where we offer each sign their very own retro-futuristic vision. From Scorpionic ghostbusting to the Capricornian Labyrinth, it's a moment to shake it up, break it up, and wake up to a faith in our capacity to reimagine our crazy, beautiful selves.
Capricorn season sends us straight into the blizzard, clad in faux-fur and packing diamond-encrusted ice picks. The zodiac's alpine survival school requires us to trust in our own sumptuous self-sufficiency, and to relish the sometimes solitary work of sticking to our high-quality standards as we climb higher and higher. Celebrate the season's call to channel elegant badassery with our monthly column on The Numinous, where we offer each sign a boss lady patron saint and luxurious boudoir to explore. And make sure to join us for our Capricorn Season Celebration at MINKA brooklyn where we'll channel the goat's endurance with food, wine, music, and more! So bundle up, majestic mountaineers. It's going to be a long winter, but we've saved the best for last.
Sagittarius season sends us racing out on the wide-open plains of our own exuberant becoming. As we unsaddle our rides, and slough off old-skin, we find ourselves at the gloriously expansive edge of the previously known. The zodiac's ebullient equestrian asks us to invite more, more, more into our color-saturated lives. And just when we think we're getting excessive, to take another helping and to revel in this endless bacchanalian barbecue. Celebrate the wild pony's call to shake it off and turn it loose with our monthly column on The Numinous, where we urge each sign to take to the dancefloor. From Virgo's intricate Irish step dancing, to Gemini's street smart breakdancing, it's a month for busting a move without boundaries. And make sure to join us this Friday at MINKA Brooklyn for our Sagittarius Season Celebration, where we'll be exploring this deliciously nomadic month through wine, scent, music, and more! Let it ride!
Sagittarius season celebration! Join Mojave Rising at MINKA Brooklyn for an evening of sensory exploration and energetic intention-setting for the cosmic month ahead.
As the sun moves into Sagittarius, we're beckoned up from the Scorpionic underworld and out onto the open plains of adventurous unfolding, expansion, and locomotion. Together, we'll explore the month's important astrological events through everything from Sagittarius saga The Neverending Story, to the nomadic flavors of curry powder and cinnamon.
This is the second event in a monthly series that taps into the current cosmic landscape using music, design, personal style, the urban environment, flavors, and more. Learn how to activate the language of astrology in your daily life in ways that are both pragmatic and luscious, and how to harness the entire zodiac's teachings, no matter your sign! Perfect for both seasoned astrologers and brand new cosmic voyagers.
Scorpio season beckons us to descend deep down into our emotional trenches as we engage in some rough and raw soul mining. The zodiac's fierce femme fatale invites us to feast on the full spectrum of human feeling as we get real about the intensity of our desire natures. It's a month for loving, longing, and learning to sink our teeth into the full-throttle experience of living, no matter the risks. Check out our monthly column on The Numinous where we offer a sensuous sign-by-sign guide to reckoning with Scorpio's penchant for past lives and tapping into our potential to radically reimagine our own histories. From Capricorn's sojourn in 60s SoCal to Leo's high-rolling rat pack trip to 50s Vegas, it's a month for traveling back-to-the-future as we come face-to-face with past pain and pleasure, discover the diamonds that can never be stripped from us, and get on with this messy, carnal life in all its juicy glory.
So psyched to share our approach to astrology on the MINKA Brooklyn blog today! Read all about luscious daily empowerment through the expansive language of astrology HERE. And make sure to reserve your spot for our Scorpio Season Celebration on Friday, October 21st at MINKA. This celebration will be the first in a monthly series designed to connect you to the current cosmic energies through music, scent, design and more!
Libra season asks us to swap between rose-colored glasses and magnifying specs as we head into the clouds to see what castles might be built all the way back down on earth. The Libran polarity empress reminds us of the sheer gorgeous humanness that's discovered through our dynamic search for equilibrium, even when the experience is one of sampling extremes. Aesthetic ideals, clear-headed compromise, and the unwavering belief in the good, the true, and the beautiful. It's a month for coming into collision with both the beliefs we fiercely claim as our own, and those we seemingly disavow. We are everything we think we could be, and so much more! Check out our monthly column on The Numinous where we offer a sign-by-sign guide to blending Libra's sense of climatological responsiveness to the world as it is with dreams of what it might be somewhere over the rainbow. From Cancer's call to become subtly unstuck with the shifting winds, to Capricornian surrender to the deluge, it's a month for watching the weather patterns and harnessing them to build our castles in the sky!
Virgo season invites us to delight in the sheer divinity of daily detail, to rewed ourselves to our own fiercely self-contained internal codes, and to discover the "beautility" in all kinds of work. After the glittering excess of Leo season's full flair, it's a month for returning to a more private style and for realigning our interior lives with our everyday environment. Check out our monthly column on The Numinous where we offer a sign-by-sign guide for inviting aesthetic alignment and architectural intricacy into your home decor. From Gemini's curiously playful indoor-outdoor spaces to Piscean experiments with Japanese minimalism, it's a month to recommit to moving through the world in a way that just feels good in our bodies!
The Institute for Art & Olfaction and Mojave Rising host an evening of sensuous astrology and celestial scent making!
Join us to explore the zodiac’s energetic symbols through fragrance notes and leave with a custom-built perfume that celebrates your sun, moon, and rising signs. Collide with your frictional Aries impulses through the scent of fresh pepper; revel in your refined Virgoan discernment with medicinal camphor; or go over-the-top with Leonine bubblegum essence. Let your sillage be guided by the stars!
Each participant will leave with a 5 ml spray of their custom scent.
Thursday, August 18th, 6-9pm at The Institute for Art & Olfaction, 932 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (View Map)
Space is limited. Register HERE!
Leo Season beckons us back onto the center of the strobe-lit dance floor as we turn it on, turn it up, and shine on in all of our delicious, difficult realness. The zodiac's glamourama glitter kitten reminds us that our only job is to become more of who we already are. Yet this deceptively simple act isn't without risk; sometimes, when we show so much of ourselves, we dance alone, lit only by our own personal disco ball. But the price of not becoming ourselves is far too steep and inside the fluorescent feline's velvet-lined jewel box is the sweet, succulent sensation that it's alright to trust this life. Rainbow sherbet, sun-kissed, saturated hues, ripe flavors, and the Fantastic World of Lisa Frank ... the fiercely tender rainbow tigress sees your true colors, and that's exactly why she loves you. And check out our monthly column for The Numinous, where we supply a sign-by-sign guide for stepping out in full Leonine flair with "unguilty" pleasures. From Cancerian Snuggies to Scorpionic soap operas, it's a month for reveling in what lights up our sparkly hearts, no matter how seemingly "uncool."
Cancer season draws us out towards the deep end of the swimming pool for some serious emotional skinny dipping. The zodiac's conch shell queen asks us to dive straight into our heart's nocturnal corners, to mine the contents for formally shipwrecked building materials and, ultimately, to construct our dream house- whether it's a bubblegum pink Barbie mansion or a stripped down wildfire tent. Vulnerable exposure, deep sea fantasia, and our passionate dedication to belong to ourselves in all our lunacy. Check out The 12th Sense, our monthly column for The Numinous where we give you a sign-by-sign guide to riding the Cancerian tide, complete with fragrance suggestions! From refined essences to drugstore indulgences, it's a season for starting to sport your sensuous secrets on your sleeve.
Taste Gemini season's incandescent rainbow with "The 12th Sense," our monthly column in The Numinous where we share sensuous tips for exploring the current cosmic energies.
Gemini season beckons us to strap on our butterfly wings and sample the infinite possible pathways through the kaleidoscopic streets of our lives. The zodiac’s iridescent muse reminds us that we can choose “both, and,” rather than “either, or,” and that it’s all just happening without us always having to understand ... READ MORE HERE!
Dive into Taurus season's decadent dirt with "The 12th Sense," our monthly column in The Numinous where we share sensuous tips for exploring the current cosmic energies.
Taurus season coaxes us off the battlefield and into the boudoir as we relax into the succulent sensation of wanting what feels good to want while already having everything that we need. This Venus-ruled bovine beauty reminds us that Venusian pleasure seeking is never frivolous, and that fully inhabiting our desire is the luxurious gateway to an unshakeable belief in our own value ... READ MORE HERE!
This workshop is sold out! If you're interested in exploring astrological energies through bodywork and breath, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private session or party. And stay tuned for upcoming public events!
Join Mojave Rising and bodyworker Elizabeth DiLuzio for a luscious afternoon filled with massage, stretching, acupressure, and cosmic adventure. Together, we'll explore the zodiac's energetic language through the lens of Thai massage to help you activate your full range of planetary "motion": from Aries' empowered potency to Pisces' sweet surrender. In this session, you'll both learn about your personal astrological chart's themes, potentials, and challenges, and how to harness the entire zodiac's energies through Thai massage techniques. Celebrate Spring's emboldened flavors of fresh growth and curious exploration as you learn how to balance astrological elements and archetypes in your body, mind, and spirit!
The Star Parlor: An Astrological Beauty Event
Join Mojave Rising and makeup artist Vanessa LaRose for an afternoon of celestial cosmetics and interstellar style. Your visit to The Star Parlor includes a private, 15-minute astrological reading, keepsake birth chart art print, customized makeup demo chosen specifically to awaken your chart’s energies, and light libations. Celebrate your Aries Rising’s fresh innocence with glowy skin; dig deep into your Venus in Scorpio’s succulent intensity with a dramatic cat eye; or discover your Gemini Moon’s shifting perspectives through shimmer and shading. The entire planetary palette is yours for the sampling- color me cosmic!
Sunday, April 10th from 2-5pm at Shampoolio, 4312 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. $75/person. Advanced registration required- email email@example.com to book your spot.
We are so damn excited to have a new monthly column in The Numinous!
Check out our first post about PISCES SEASON.
"Pisces season asks us to find pageantry in the minutiae and the slow unfolding of our lives. And with the North Node and Jupiter now in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius squaring the Pisces New Moon on March 8, and Mars primed to enter Sag territory on March 5, we’re being asked to activate a proprietary blend of pragmatic mysticism in order to find a different way to pray: one that allows for a sensuous seamlessness between our higher selves and our everyday environment.
And so this month, we invite you to set up an altar using seemingly frivolous objects, and to mix them with the most obviously sacred and self-consciously important. From boudoir vanities to austere, sacrificial shrines, we can dialogue with the divine using lipstick tubes, found objects, and sacred tomes alike." READ MORE...
Don't Be Afraid To Let Them Show (Like a Rainbow): January 23rd's Full Moon in Leo
The glamorous incandescence of the zodiac’s original glitter kitten seduces us with her disco rollerskates, endlessly solar-beamed beach blanket bingo, and mega-watt belief that we’re more than enough exactly as we are. A Leo Moon is one of unshakably sparkling value that needs nothing to shine on except the sheer deliciousness of being, complete with firecracker popsicles, slick slip n’ slides, and a whole lot of shimmer. Yet this particular full moon is accompanied by a curious team of earthy pragmatics, airy objective visionaries, and subterranean metal workers. With Capricorn, Aquarius, Aries, and Scorpio along for the ride, Leo’s caravan of sun-drenched glamourama collides with long-haul mack trucks of earthbound substance. Rather than fearing roadhouse blues, however, this moon gifts us the possibility of turning luster into something luminary instead, as it asks us how we can make work in the world that feels good to make as we lusciously dent the earth with our silk-slippered cat paws. It’s a moon for reveling in the full range of our realness and whatever we’re able to birth into this world, no matter how inchoate.
With Mercury currently retrograde in Capricorn conjunct Pluto and squaring Uranus in Aries, we're asked to move far out beyond the weight of our words, and beyond silence, into a wilder space where we decide exactly which narratives we want to have left in our wake- from lifetime achievement speeches to headstones and all the love letters, grocery lists, and messages-in-a-bottle in between. We may even find that when we “get to the bottom" of all these tales we tell ourselves, we discover an unexpected feather bed ferreted in the darkest reaches of the basement, stuffed with rose petals and bone shards repurposed from every broken heart and every crazy passionate chance we’ve ever taken. With Venus entering Capricorn on the 25th, this moon whispers of a love that lasts. A love that’s real on an osteopathic level. We know that life is worth trusting not because it’s never hurt us deeply, but because the pleasure and pain are always worth sampling for their curious potential to surprise us in both directions. On this Full Moon, we’re snacking on those clear lollipops that house crystallized insects and violets, and we’re beckoned to savor the strangeness as we also come face to face with the wondrously bittersweet realization of the swift, remorseless passage of time tucked inside.
It’s a Full Moon for re-learning how to read your own aura, become your own stylist, and own whatever palette suits your soul’s intentions- whether you’re a South Beach pastel deco diva, a Vegas showgirl in all her Lisa Frank jewel-toned plumage, a Canyon queen in rugged russets, or even a subtler Parisian aesthete who celebrates the gilded sophistication of research libraries and sidewalk cafes. Whatever your rainbow, it’s time to wear it out into the world and to revel in how even the harshest light of day reveals your chosen swatches in all their attendant realness. So take your blushes, bronzers, and strobe creams out into scorching high noon or an overcast morning, and watch the full range of the world’s luminosity do its work upon you. "In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer," wrote Albert Camus. So go ahead and shine on through. Because it's the reason we love you.
Heaven in Earth: Astrological Terrarium Building Class
Celebrate the energies of your astrological birth chart by building your very own "planeterrarium" using tiny plants, figurines, rocks, sand, and more! Tap into your Piscean sense of allowing by playing with ethereal mosses and ferns, rejoice in your Leonine flair with magenta gemstones, or discover your Virgoan attention to detail through carefully articulated sand patterns. Activate the elemental energies of fire, earth, water, and air inside your dome and in your life outside the vessel!
Interested in moving beyond your sun sign for a more in-depth exploration of your celestial biodome? Arrange a private, 20-minute session with Bess post class where she'll guide you through the intricate terrain of your highly-personal natal chart, which reveals life themes, challenges, desires, and potentials.
Sign Up HERE!
Our February 6th class is sold out but you can join us on February 20th, from 3-4pm at Sprout Home Brooklyn, 44 Grand Street. Class fee is $75 and includes your custom terrarium to take home. Private sessions are $40. Private sessions must be booked at least 1 week in advance and spaces are limited. Please include your birth date/time/location if you'd like one of these singular experiences!