I had the pleasure of meeting this beauty of an artist, Chela, and didn’t even realize one of my favorite songs, was her (She happens to be a good friends cousin)! Press play and fall in love with this beauty collaboration from two of my favorite artists.
(Checkout Chela’s new single ‘Zero’ out now!)
Gone are the days where sneakers are considered athletic wear or for the gym! Spring is already here in LA and for the other colder climates, hopefully it’s just around the corner. Time to pack away the heavy boots and winter gear to make room for casual spring sneakers! My current “everyday uniform” revolves around basics and my sneakers are the main event! Florals, texture, color and prints are decorating everyones feet this Season!
Put your best foot forward this Spring with some of our top sneaker picks below:
- NIKE | Dunk Ski High Print - $125
- MOTHER OF PEARL | Achilles Slip On Sneakers - $372
- STELLA | Casual Shoes - $120
- NIKE | Free Inneva Woven - $200
- MARC by MARC JACOBS | Cute Kicks Metallic Sneakers - $228
- TORY BURCH | Caspe Sneaker - $195
- RIVIERAS | Sultan Slip On Perforated Sneakers - $115
- LANVIN | Basket Slip-On - $495
- PRADA | Linea Rossa Slip-On Sneakers - $490
- GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI | Ponyhair Zip Low Top - $750
- PORTOVELO | Brooklyn Grey Stonewashed - $49
- GIVENCHY | Macrame Slip-On - $650
- NIKE | Cortez Lite - $85
- TORY BURCH | Miles Perforated Sneaker - $165
- VANS | Canvas Authentic - $45
“Change your thoughts and you change your world” - Norman Vincent Peale
March flows in with greater feelings of peace, tranquility and gentle energy. We can all take this opportunity to make ease a part of our daily lives, if we will it.
It’s tempting to blame external sources for our lack of inner harmony, yet the stresses we feel are not the source – it’s our mindset that causes lack of calm. Calm is something that can be created any time we want. It is within us always, waiting to be acknowledged. We choose how we are going to react to situations in life – consciously or unconsciously. By being internally calm, pressures are lessened. Challenges won’t disappear, but will become manageable, less disturbing and easier to handle when we cultivate calm.
This month encourages us to be mindful of our ability to create greater ease, peace and harmony in our lives. Even when we are facing difficulties, by focusing on calm within ourselves, our relationships or work, we can create greater serenity and with it greater happiness.
March brings an additional gift: not only can we create more calm but we can also cultivate more of our inner artistry. This is the month where Pisces/Neptune energies encourage us to open wide our imaginations, honour our hidden talents and connect to greater spiritual awareness. In the weeks ahead we can all be artists and dreamers as we embrace the realm of feeling. Creating calm to swim hand-in-hand with your inner creative muse will bring you greater joy and ease this month. And that is my wish for you.
What are some of the standout Astrological energies happening for us in the weeks ahead? With the Celebration of the Equinox, two New Moons, Mercury going Direct, Venus moving into Aquarius and a strong Pisces vibe, we are are offered much insight into the creative calm and artistry we can use this month. Here’s your need-to-know Astrological info and Motivational thoughts for March:
1 March - New Moon in Pisces – Renew our Beliefs: We now have theopportunity to renew our beliefs and feelings about ourselves and our Universe. Greater intuitive, spiritual and creative energies emerge to assist us in moving forward with our affirmations. For the next few weeks the stage is set for strengthening our intuitive, sympathetic and empathic natures. More artistry and spiritual expression can be brought forward as we revitalize ourselves, using more of our imagination and feeling natures. This is the go-ahead for beginning new creative or intuitive endeavours, expressing your romantic nature or just being more in touch with the Universal Mind.
1 March - Mercury in Aquarius is Direct! Green Light, Go: With the planet of communication going forward, our plans, projects and procedures can too! This is our signal to jump into all those endeavours that have been on hold, stuck or in limbo! In the sign of Aquarius, our thoughts and expressions are more inventive and unique, helping us to see things from a new point of view! We are now more socially oriented, humanitarian in nature, and have a great opportunity to say YES to joining like-minded groups! This period focuses on how individual ideals can contribute to a collective voice!
1 March - Mars in Libra goes Retrograde – Rethink give and take: With the energy planet moving backward through the sign of relationships, this is a time to reevaluate the mine-yours balance in our lives. As we reconsider the harmony we strive for with others, we find greater clarity on what we can do to improve the positive vibes in our own lives. Our creative impulses, artistic expressions and inquiring inclinations also become more introspective, contemplative and meditative. Just watch out that in our need to see both sides of a situation we don’t get hung up in indecision. What area of your life needs more balance? You can find out now!
2 March - Saturn in Scorpio goes Retrograde – Introspection and investigation: We are encouraged now to reflect upon our fears, doubts and insecurities – uncovering the causes and finding the root element of what is holding us back. As we emotionally and mentally investigate our inward issues we can uncover much about what undermines our progress. By getting to the heart of the matter we can focus more on solutions, gaining strength to surmount any challenge.
5 March - Venus goes into Aquarius – Shake it up babe: The Goddess of Love and Creativity planet makes up for its recent sober stint in Capricorn by shimmying into advant-guard Aquarius! We now explore and embrace new love energy, creative self expression, innovative thought and inventive communication. Our social circle expands, opening up the opportunity for unique and exciting connections and participation in the group dynamic. Our need to share and appreciate love, artistry and future-oriented thought is highlighted.
6 March - Jupiter in Cancer goes Direct – Self Nurturing is important too: With the planet of expansion going forward in the sign representing support and nurturing, we are encouraged to move ahead with greater self care, as well as consideration toward others. Deeper contemplation of all things spiritual, philosophical and metaphysical is highlighted. We are prompted to look at our motivations and the big reasons behind who we are and what we do. Issues with family, home and domestic concerns move ahead while we also find greater intuitive awareness. “Picture” what you want to create for greater healing, support, care and nurturing going forward!
16 March - Full Moon Virgo – Don’t pick it apart: A full on-time for tending the details, getting more efficient and planning things out. Beware of being too analytical, critical and perfectionistic of ourselves and those in our lives. This emotional day is best used to get organized, get rid of the clutter and persevere on detailed projects. Weed out now what is no longer supportive to your emotional, spiritual and physical health. By letting go of the old habits, reactions and general baggage, you make way for a healthier, happier and more holistic you.
17 March - Mercury goes into Pisces – Imagination into Manifestation: Honouring our sensitivity and encouraging our inner creative muse allows us to bring our visualizations into manifestation. Our thoughts and expressions are now more sensitive, intuitive, spiritually focused and feeling. This marks a new cycle of empathy and greater appreciation of our imaginations, artistry, visual sense and meditative mindset. We are more responsive to gentler, kinder, sympathetic connections and in turn we reach out with greater love and romantic expression to those we care about.
20 March - Sun moves into Aries – Celebrate the Equinox: As we change seasons we are given a prime time for fresh starts, initiating new projects, releasing fear and doubt and taking on new exciting endeavours! We find greater courage now to overcome challenges that have previously held us back, as a braver and more pioneering spirit emerges. This is a great time to initiate new plans and to consider ways of strengthening your self belief!
30 March - New Moon in Aries – Break out of your shell: This is your signal to reboot and embrace new beginnings! This is a time for finding greater independence and freeing yourself from restrictions. Get your intentions sorted and make an effort to alter your routine! Start something today that will help further your goals, empower your dreams and bring you greater emotional courage. Go ahead and take the challenge, jump in with confidence and express your inner warrior!
Outer Planets in their current positions: Saturn in Scorpio, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. The outer planets stay in a sign for quite a long time, so their effect on us is often gradual:
Saturn in Scorpio: represents a time of uncovering our fears and insecurities, gaining awareness of how they have undermined our progress, and by getting to the root of the issues we can focus on solutions.
Uranus in Aries: is about greater freedom for unique forms of self expression, liberation from oppression, and inventive pioneering action.
Neptune in Pisces: is all about greater spiritual awareness, creative inspiration and intuitive insight. We-are-all-one compassion is emphasized along with humanitarian expression.
Pluto in Capricorn: which will be in Capricorn until 2023, represents the transforming of our society, government, world order and mother earth, with the misuse of power being brought to light.
**Warmth, Heart and StarLight to all Sweet Star Seekers for a wonderful beginning to 2014 and a marvelous year ahead! May this new year bring each of you much abundance, joy and fulfillment! Lots of Love to YOU along with an open-armed welcome to 2014!**
With Much Warmth, Heart and StarLight,
GiGi Sosnoski is a New York City Astrologer, Motivational Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Planetary Intuitive, Workshop facilitator, Writer of monthly Motivational articles and videos, Radio and TV contributor and regular on TVNZ’s Good Morning show. As a Life Enthusiast, her passion is sharing upliftment and inspiration with others. Encouraging people to get excited about their lives, their abilities, their relationships and their futures is what she does best! Contact GiGi to help yourself find greater awareness, confidence and further understanding of your true potential as seen in your unique Astrology chart!