Our western, over-achieving, Type A, busy for the sake of busy, do more, get more, be more, don't stop, won't stop culture asks us, at a relatively early age, not who we want to be, but what we want to be. We feel the weight and the pressure of committing to the "what," which takes us farther and farther away from the beautiful, and never-ending evolution of the "who." Mojave Rising sings a lyrical gospel of migrating back to the constantly unfolding "who".... the you. It's why we've chosen to admire, sit in awe of, and find inspiration in fellow wild, fiery souls. They aren't mentors. They aren't coaches. They are the Mojave Rising Patron Saints. They are tutelary spirits and heavenly advocates of ideas and crafts, revolutions and evolutions. They are artists, fighters, makers, dreamers, and lazy, luxurious loungers. And on this upcoming full moon in Pisces, opposing the sun in Virgo, there is nothing more appropriate than honoring these Patron Saints. One of the greatest treasures of the Virgo-Pisces axis is the capacity of these signs to transform the everyday experience of living through alchemical acts. Virgo separates the wheat from the chaff, and allows us to examine how we're distinctive from others in order to better work toward cultivating our individual contributions to the whole. By the end of the zodiacal cycle, Pisces is ready to fully finish off this ego and seeks fusion with all that is, glimpsing spirit in all that surrounds it. It's a full moon for honoring both fusion and distinction, and for mining pure magic through veneration of all kinds of spiritsHere are 12 of our Patron Saints. Who are yours? Show us on Instagram using #mojaverisingpatronsaints and #mojaverising

La Mala María's voice has fueled Bess through both darkness and light, with its singularly raw blend of pain, longing, and unapologetic, fierce pleasure. 

La Mala María's voice has fueled Bess through both darkness and light, with its singularly raw blend of pain, longing, and unapologetic, fierce pleasure. 

Muralist Christina Angelina inspires Bess & Cara through her deeply sensual portraits of badass pairs of women in rugged locales throughout the world. In fact, Mojave Rising was born at the altar of her Mountain Charmers piece in Palm Springs. 

Muralist Christina Angelina inspires Bess & Cara through her deeply sensual portraits of badass pairs of women in rugged locales throughout the world. In fact, Mojave Rising was born at the altar of her Mountain Charmers piece in Palm Springs. 

Cara's had a small obsession with Josephine Baker since she was a kid. She's a glamorous rebel, with a warm smile and a graceful 'take no shit' presence. 

Cara's had a small obsession with Josephine Baker since she was a kid. She's a glamorous rebel, with a warm smile and a graceful 'take no shit' presence. 

Bauhas master, Gunta Stozl's fearless penchant for experimentation led her to birth incredibly beautiful, intricate, and futuristic textiles that have mesmerized Cara for years. Her words have served as mantra for Cara throughout the last decade: "It was essential to define our imaginary world, to shape our experiences through material, rhythm, proportion, color and form." 

Bauhas master, Gunta Stozl's fearless penchant for experimentation led her to birth incredibly beautiful, intricate, and futuristic textiles that have mesmerized Cara for years. Her words have served as mantra for Cara throughout the last decade: "It was essential to define our imaginary world, to shape our experiences through material, rhythm, proportion, color and form." 

Since middle school, Tori has been Bess' most consistent musical love for her poetic, wild, witchy ways. "Muhammad my friend, it's time we tell the world. We both know it was a girl, back in Bethlehem." 

Since middle school, Tori has been Bess' most consistent musical love for her poetic, wild, witchy ways. "Muhammad my friend, it's time we tell the world. We both know it was a girl, back in Bethlehem." 

World renowned architect, Zaha Hadid's philosophy that pleasure is pragmatic has emboldened Cara's design work and liberated her from the rules and critique of a design patriarchy that so often preaches a gospel antithetical to what Cara feels is beautiful. 

World renowned architect, Zaha Hadid's philosophy that pleasure is pragmatic has emboldened Cara's design work and liberated her from the rules and critique of a design patriarchy that so often preaches a gospel antithetical to what Cara feels is beautiful. 

Sometimes, when Bess can't sleep at night she dreams of hanging out in an Almodóvar kitchen with Penélope Cruz, chopping succulent, vibrant veggies and drinking earthy, tannic red wine. 

Sometimes, when Bess can't sleep at night she dreams of hanging out in an Almodóvar kitchen with Penélope Cruz, chopping succulent, vibrant veggies and drinking earthy, tannic red wine. 

Cher is fierce and Cher is bold, but above all else, she transforms and evolves publicly and without apology. And this image is everything! It lives on Cara's bathroom mirror, reminding her to laugh and play, to fem it up, to sex it up, and to do it all with serious confidence. Check out those nails! 

Cher is fierce and Cher is bold, but above all else, she transforms and evolves publicly and without apology. And this image is everything! It lives on Cara's bathroom mirror, reminding her to laugh and play, to fem it up, to sex it up, and to do it all with serious confidence. Check out those nails! 

Bess admires Dame Agatha Christie's acuity, sparse prose, and sharp wit, and her love of the mystical and mysterious parts of human nature. 

Bess admires Dame Agatha Christie's acuity, sparse prose, and sharp wit, and her love of the mystical and mysterious parts of human nature. 

When Cara was 14 she started listening to Bikini Kill and going to Riot Grrrl meetings. Then Salt n' Pepa released "None of Your Business" and she realized that badass women were everywhere, doing their thing in all sorts of incredible ways, and it p-pushed her real good. 

When Cara was 14 she started listening to Bikini Kill and going to Riot Grrrl meetings. Then Salt n' Pepa released "None of Your Business" and she realized that badass women were everywhere, doing their thing in all sorts of incredible ways, and it p-pushed her real good. 

Base jumper Roberta Mancino ignites Bess' craving for primal experience and admiration for women who put their bodies on the line. 

Base jumper Roberta Mancino ignites Bess' craving for primal experience and admiration for women who put their bodies on the line. 

Dolly! Cara loves this brilliant philosopher, spiritual guide, guru, and spitfire. She's a wise, old soul who has decided to emerge from her cave-dwelling meditation, throw on some pink lipstick, and sing from the heart to show the world that vulnerability and strength are both the same thing. 

Dolly! Cara loves this brilliant philosopher, spiritual guide, guru, and spitfire. She's a wise, old soul who has decided to emerge from her cave-dwelling meditation, throw on some pink lipstick, and sing from the heart to show the world that vulnerability and strength are both the same thing. 




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