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What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up 
like a raisin in the sun? 
Or fester like a sore– 
And then run? 
Does it stink like rotten meat? 
Or crust and sugar over– 
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags 
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
-Langston Hughes

We enter March with the Sun in the sign of Pisces.  Pisces is the ruler of intuition, charity, healing (and places where healing takes place), and dreams.  I learned that dreams had a special place in life as a child.  My mother kept a dream journal and in the morning would write her dreams, and would also record me and my younger brother’s dreams.  My mother created a space each morning to discuss dreams from the time I was a child, but somewhere around high school, I lost touch with my dreams.  It was at this same time that I was engulfed by academics and the confusion of being a teenager and trying so hard to fit in, to be liked, and to feel worthy. 

When we are in a constant state of trying to be a certain way, we lose sight that we are already Divine just as we are, and there is nothing to try to be or do.  Our dreams remind us of our Divinity.  Our dreams remind us of the force that is beyond what we may see within our physical reality, it reminds us of the many possibilities that already exist, even if we cannot see them.

This month, let us remind ourselves of our precious dreamworld – both the dreamworld we enter during slumber, and the dreamworld that holds our deepest passions and yearnings to express ourself. 

Pisces: We start off March with the Sun and Neptune in your first house.  Neptune is the natural ruling planet of Pisces, adding another layer of sensitivity to your personality.  This is the time to trust your intuition, even if this has been a challenge of the past.  Now is the time to address this, and to create space to be intuition-led.  You have all the answers within you.

Aries: With Mercury moving retrograde within your first house of ego an personality on March 12, the beginning of the month may feel like a test on your ego, and you might even feel slightly more irritable than usual.  You are not your ego, don’t take it personally.

Taurus: Venus moves into Taurus on March 5, where it will stay for about a month.  This means that March could be the kind of month that you as a Taurus dream of – full of harmony, beauty, and romance – even amidst the Mercury retrograde. Give thanks daily for your blessings.

Gemini: With planet Neptune in your 10th house of career and work, this is a good time to reflect on what you have dreamt of doing with your life.  Perhaps you might even find that you are living your dreams.  If you are unfulfilled within your work life, begin to create a new dream or revise the current dream to take into account all that you have learned over the last couple of years.

Cancer: Mercury retrogrades through your 10th house of career and professional aspects beginning on March 12.  This retrograde may feel like everything is moving backwards or like you are not making any progress in this area of your life.  Instead of getting stressed, use this time as retreat and relaxation.  Head to the spa, practice yoga, read all those books you have been wanting to read.  Let yourself.

Leo: With Neptune and the Sun in your 8th house of transformation this month, this month is a powerful one to step deeply into all the areas of your life that scare you or that carry stigma around them.  Bring light to the dark areas, rather than pretend that they are not dark.  Thank the people who help to bring you into the places that scare you.

Virgo: You may find that relationships with partners are taking up a lot of time in your energy and may even be quite emotional – perhaps eliciting emotion from you or for your partner.  Be present within the emotions, and share them – this is a powerful tool in creating intimacy and trust with your partners.

Libra: Starting on March 12, Mercury begins to move retrograde through your 7th house, the house of relationships.  You may find that your focus in moving more internal to yourself from outward.  This month, make the time to listen to your needs and say yes to yourself before saying yes to anyone else.

Scorpio: This is a great month to do a mental fast or a mental cleanse.  In these types of cleanses we commit to observing the mind and noticing each time we opt to judge or condemn ourselves or another.  And we pay attention to these occurrences, and challenge our self to release the thought as soon as we are conscious of it.  Cleanse our the subconscious mind, and create space for more optimism and joy.

Sagittarius: The sector of your chart ruling the home and domestic life this month has both the Sun and Neptune within it.  Dedicate some time to creating a home that is nurturing to your soul, not just your logic.  Incorporate magical colors, intriguing smells, and romantic textures within your home.  You may even find yourself with increased inspiration and creativity because of it.

Capricorn: Your house of creativity and expression has both Venus (beauty, attraction) and Jupiter (optimism, expansion) within it.  You can use these 2 planets together for the benefit of any musical, artistic, or performative endeavors.  Let go of the inhibitions, and let yourself get free in creating!

Aquarius: March starts off with the Sun and Neptune in your 2nd house of worth, confidence, and income.  This is a powerful time to imagine and dream of what you desire your bank account and salary to look like and begin to notice what it will have to feel like within yourself to feel deserving and worthy of your desires.




By Donation New Moon Call and Meditation.  This month, the New Moon falls into the sign of Aries.  Aries is the leader of the Zodiac, and helps us create new beginnings with clarity and passion.  Join me for a teleconference on March 22, 2012 to learn more about the energy of Aries, how to use the New Moon, and for some meditation and journaling.  For more information, please email:

Shirley Kali Johnson, native New Yorker and Los Angeles-based, is a student of metaphysics. She has been studying astrology since the tender age of 5 years old and is thankful to share her love for the celestial bodies. She is available for Astrology Counseling, Reiki Healing, and Yoga.  For more info or to join her mailing list, please go to