Saturn is on the move! The planet of lessons is soon going to leave the detached air sign, Aquarius, where it’s been since 2020, and move into Pisces, a spiritual water sign. What does this mean for us?
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Saturn in Pisces Dates:
- Enters March 7th 2023
- Exits May 24th 2025
- Re-enters September 1st 2025 (in retrograde)
- Officially exits February 13th 2026
How Saturn in Pisces 2023 – 2026 Impacts You
Pisces rules spirituality, so we can learn more lessons around our spiritual selves, and what it is we believe in spiritually. For some, this may mean ditching what you’ve thought you believed for a long time, and coming to the understanding that it was hollow and not true to who you really are. For others, this may mean becoming more invested in what you believe, if you feel it’s the right thing for you.
In general, we may be more practical in spiritual matters overall though, and may want to ground our spiritual energy.
Pisces is the sign of compassion and empathy, so Saturn in Pisces can force us to confront issues around this. Where we’ve lacked compassion and empathy can suffer greatly, and cause us to suffer as punishment. We have to learn this lesson, and develop a better emotional understanding of the plight of others.
On the flip side, Pisces also rules boundaries, so those with too much compassion and empathy may have to learn the power of healthy boundaries. If you struggle with saying no, if you’re a doormat, if you’re always being taken advantage of, this can come back to bite you in a big way, and you have to learn how to protect yourself in a healthy way.
Pisces is ruler of the arts and imagination, so this is a highly creative sign, and Saturn in Pisces may push us to be more practical and productive with it. This would be excellent for anyone who already works in the arts or does something creative, and we may see more people flock to do this professionally.
Pisces is the very last sign of the Zodiac, so we are at the end of a cycle. This can be a time of major endings, and we see many things from the past finally being resolved and coming to a close that have been building for some time.
How Saturn in Pisces Differs From Saturn in Aquarius
This means Saturn tamps both of them down, bringing them back to the ground and to reality. With Aquarius, this meant needing to be more realistic with our dreams, more practical with our future, and more focused with change.
With Pisces, this will mean needing to merge the mundane with imagination, to bring soft, spiritual energy into our practical lives, and to be more disciplined and focused with our creativity and compassion.
Special Periods During Saturn in Pisces
What’s interesting about this is while Saturn was in Aquarius, Saturn was square Uranus for almost all of 2021, which is a challenging aspect. The script gets flipped now, and we get these two working well together, which is nice!
Saturn is practical, disciplined, and the traditional, while Uranus is change, unpredictable, and the unconventional. At odds, we’re ripping things apart; working well together, and we’re mindfully making changes that help us achieve our goals, and disciplined about unconventional pursuits that prove beneficial for the long haul.
There is going to be a Venus retrograde in 2025, and it partially occurs in Pisces (March 27th to April 12th 2025), and ends conjunct (aligned with) Saturn in Pisces. This is fairly significant, and we can get major focus on commitments, partnerships, and alliances coming out of that retrograde.
With Saturn, we likely see ones that aren’t going well or we’re not invested in breaking apart. If we can work on it, it’ll require extra effort and focus. Meanwhile connections that are healthy and strong can grow stronger and we become more committed to them.
There will also be two lunar eclipses in Pisces while Saturn is in Pisces, though neither will conjunct Saturn (oddly). These occur September 17th 2024 and September 7th 2025.
Lunar eclipses are times of major endings and culminations and results, and have high emotional energy. In Pisces, we’re much more focused on finishing cycles, understanding the past, and quietly getting things finished.
This is even more the case with Saturn in Pisces as well. There can be very strong karmic energy with these eclipses, and developments may come to pass that seem highly fated.
Saturn in Pisces Conjunct the Outer Planets in Your Natal Chart
Kids born currently have Neptune at home in Pisces (Alphas, as their generation is called; they definitely have the best generation name), so if you have babies, toddlers, and young children (born 2011 and later), Saturn will conjunct their natal Neptune.
Saturn conjunct Neptune usually prompts you to turn fantasies into reality, so your little ones may be more practical with their creativity, and perhaps talk more about what they want to do when they grow up, and may start now to make things happen (early birds!).
Final Notes on Saturn in Pisces
Working through karmic and subconscious baggage, understanding the past, and being willing to let go is going to be crucial to managing this transit and coming out of it on top. If you run from that, Saturn will punish you, but if you embrace it, you can end up in a place that is meant for something great.
Suggested Reading: Transit Saturn page for interpretations for Saturn in the houses and aspects