The meaning of Saturn in Pisces, 2023-2025


Saturn is the planet of form and structure – as an astrological guide it teaches us to be disciplined and to understand the value of hard work in mastering the material world. As the outermost planet in the solar system, Saturn marked the outermost boundary of the personal realm, and is surrounded by rings of containment.  These physical attributes reflect the astrological depiction of Saturn as governing limitations, physical boundaries such as gateposts and doorways, and the limitations we place on ourselves through self-doubt and fears.

As a planet primarily concerned with solid earthly matters such as success and achievement, Saturn tends to lose some of its effectiveness in the watery realm of Pisces. Saturn is connected with Kronos, the Greek god of time, and the idea that our lives have definite endings. Awareness of our own mortality puts pressure on humans to accomplish something worthwhile before time runs out, and this requires focus and strategy that can be lacking when Saturn is in Pisces.

For the past five years or so Saturn has traveled through both of the signs which it rules: Capricorn and Aquarius. Pluto (destruction and regeneration) has been in Capricorn (success and societal structures) throughout this whole time, resulting in some of the fear, oppression and compression that we’ve experienced over the past few years since Saturn and Pluto collided in January 2020. With Saturn moving into Pisces on March 7th, followed by Pluto moving into Aquarius at the end of March, we will begin to see major shifts in the restructuring of global society.

Pisces is the most watery of all water signs, dissolving the boundaries that Saturn establishes along with the sense of individuality and ego that may trap us in an endless cycle of doing rather than being. In Pisces, Saturn operates best when directed through selfless service or creative expression, both of which are optimized forms of Piscean influence. Saturn’s urge for strategy and disciplined actions will be most effective in areas dominated by Pisces energy such as art, music, and any form of spirituality in which the ego is transcended for the sake of Universal bliss. However, Saturn in Pisces will not tolerate the kind of falsehoods and obfuscation that Neptune’s passage through Pisces (still ongoing) has brought into focus. Any kind of illusion or delusion will be pierced by the cold gaze of Saturn, making this an important time to avoid falling into traps where the illusion does not fit the reality.

It is difficult to compare Saturn’s current passage through Pisces to the time when Saturn was last in Pisces (May 21, 1993 – April 7, 1996) when Uranus and Neptune were locked in a conjunction. This was a highly creative time, but also a time fueled by delusion and New Age hysteria (see also Branch Davidians and Heaven’s Gate). It was also a time when great bands broke up (Grateful Dead, Nirvana due to the suicide of Kurt Cobain who was himself a quadruple Pisces), and the beginnings of the World Wide Web as we know it.

Individuals with Saturn in Pisces often have a fear (Saturn) of letting go into the kind of formless experience which Pisces inspires, and can sometimes become anxious under the lack of clarity. The traditional ruler of Pisces is Jupiter, and the yearning for expansion and the lack of boundaries which is a hallmark of the Jupiterian experience is not happy with the constraints applied by Saturn. Fortunately, if we understand the nature of the energies in play here we can work WITH the dynamic to ensure success. This will require becoming tuned to the ebb and flow of opportunity and to know when to apply Saturnian pressure and when to step back into Jupiterian relaxation.

Saturn will be in Pisces from March 7, 2023 to May 24, 2025, and retrograde back into Aquarius before entering Aries finally in August 2025.  

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Saturn In Pisces: Your Star Sign Guide

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March 7, 2023 to May 24, 2025 

August 31, 2025 to February 13, 2026

Saturn’s move into Pisces on March 7th lights up a whole new sector of your solar horoscope. This is the beginning of a three year transit of Saturn through Pisces. This article can be read alongside Saturn In Pisces: Making The Unreal Real which looks at the symbolism of the planet in authority in the star sign of make-believe and what this might mean.

As it takes Saturn approximately 29/30 years to circuit the zodiac, this is a major event. The last time Saturn was in Pisces was from May 1993 to April 1996. It may help to look back to that period in your life to get a better sense of what Saturn in Pisces may mean for you.

Saturn’s the planet of responsibility, rules and regulations, boundaries and structure. It can aid self-discipline, commitment and planning ahead. Yet, Saturn’s one of the planets linked to endings and there can be a theme of limitation or hardship wherever Saturn falls. Here’s where Saturn will be making its mark in your horoscope – read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign to get the full lowdown.


PISCES: 1st house – personal goals and aims, image and profile

Pisces is your star sign and to have Saturn here is hugely significant. What are you ready to commit to? Alternatively, what do you want to bring an end? Saturn is the planet of responsibility, also hard work and effort. This could help you flex your levels of self-discipline, when you’re ready to commit whole-heartedly to a project or goal. You might be willing to step into a position of leadership. Yet, be wary of taking on too much or working overly hard. Keep close tabs on your stress levels, your attitude and prioritise well-being. Don’t allow the gloomy side of Saturn to take hold.

ARIES: 12th house – retreat, spirituality, caring for self and others

Pisces is the most hidden sector of your horoscope. Therefore, think about what you’re letting go of and where you’re ready to lose yourself, in a good way. Saturn’s move into Pisces turns your attention inwards. This is about your inner life, retreat and reflection, quiet times and solitude. You may be pulled back towards the past or be more aware of the cycle of karma as the wheel of fortune turns. This is a key period of preparation for you, whether you’re studying, researching or recharging your batteries. Keep your gaze firmly focused on your future plans.

TAURUS: 11th house – friends and groups, society, your hopes and wishes

Saturn’s move into Pisces could unlock a block or obstacle that’s been holding you back, perhaps in your career or vocation. You may have a clearer sense of where you’re heading and why. You could step up to take on a new role and what happens this month is the catalyst or trigger. Community, politics, environmental and humanitarian concerns may become more significant for you moving forwards. Pisces rules your friendships and group activities. Will you be a rock for someone close in your life? Or, will one friendship group come to an end?

GEMINI: 10th house – career and vocation, status and reputation

Pisces is your career and vocation sector, it signifies your future path. Therefore, you may be ready to step into a new role or position of responsibility. Alternatively, you may be considering retirement or your current job or role is coming to an end. Both are possible as Saturn represents authority and commitment, also endings. Sometimes, Saturn in your career sector indicates a powerful boss or authority figure in your life. A good question to ask is where it would be most meaningful and worthwhile to channel your time and energy over the next two to three years.

CANCER: 9th house – travel and study, beliefs and philosophy

Saturn moves into Pisces and the sector of your horoscope which rules travel and study, the bigger picture in life. You may be considering emigration or a move abroad. Or, perhaps you want to take a sabbatical or gain new qualifications. This could coincide with a change of plan or the realisation that one dream may not happen. Remember that Saturn rules endings as well as commitment. Therefore, perhaps you commit to a two or three year course of study or you recognise what’s not working out. Either way, it’s a good time to make key decisions.

LEO: 8th house – joint finances, all things taboo and hidden, the metaphysical realm

Saturn’s move into Pisces may teach you a lot about money and the link between money and energy. You may get involved in fundraising or charity work. Or, you take responsibility for your finances in a new way and aim to build for a secure future. Saturn prefers saving to spending and may encourage you to cut expenses and live more modestly. Alternatively, you could be stepping into a role where you’re in charge of funding or finances. This transit of Saturn through Pisces is tapping you into the metaphysical realm and discovering the riches in life that lie beyond money and material possessions.

VIRGO: 7th house – relationships and contracts

Saturn rules endings and commitment and will be moving into your relationship sector. This could go either way, depending on your personal situation. A joint venture or business partnership could come to an end. Alternatively, a personal relationship reaches a peak point and you have to decide whether you’re in or out. There’s often a ‘commit or quit’ theme with Saturn. There may be extra responsibilities around your partnerships moving forward, also the possibility of finalising a marriage or contract. Make some strategic partnership moves and consider your long-term future.

LIBRA: 6th house – work and routine, lifestyle and health

Pisces is your work and health sector and Saturn represents both endings and commitment. Therefore, a job or contract could end. Or, perhaps you land a steady job that you’re going to be in for the next couple of years. Saturn’s a responsible influence. You may decide to become a volunteer and Pisces rules employees, lodgers and pets in your horoscope, more food for thought. Regarding your health and lifestyle, now’s the time to flex your self-discipline and put new habits in place. It’s said that habits take 66 days to bed in, so start something new and make it part of your daily routine.

SCORPIO: 5th house – creativity, birth and children, love affairs, entertainment

Pisces rules romance in your horoscope and all the good things in life. On the one hand, you might find it easier to commit to a hobby or leisure activity. You may be ready to start a family, spend more time with your kids or turn a romance into a steady relationship. Wherever you find Saturn, you can be more focused as your levels of self-discipline are heightened. Yet, Saturn can represent an obstacle in your life and is one of the planets linked to endings. Therefore, it could be make-or-break time for an affair. Or, perhaps you have to make a tough decision regarding a child. Take responsibility for the ones you love.

SAGITTARIUS: 4th house – home and family, your past and where you come from

Pisces is the star sign at the base of your horoscope ruling your home and family, your past and where you come from. This may be a time when you’re thinking about putting down roots or settling somewhere. This could come as something of a shock to you as your star sign Sagittarius favours freedom. Alternatively, there could be a significant ending in your life, perhaps a break with the past. Or, you’re caught up with your parents or ancestry. You could be returning to the past in a way you hadn’t envisaged. Saturn’s linked to history, also duty & responsibility.

CAPRICORN: 3rd house – communication, siblings and your local neighbourhood

Saturn is your ruling planet and hugely significant when it changes star sign. Saturn’s moving into your communication sector. As Saturn rules commitment and discipline, you might be considering a course of study over the next few years or want to train as a teacher and pass on your wisdom. It’s a strong transit for writing, broadcasting or becoming a voice of authority. You may take on a significant role within your community or neighbourhood and Pisces rules siblings and close relatives. However, as Saturn is the planet of endings, you could decide to take a step back from a leadership position.

AQUARIUS: 2nd house – money and possessions, self-value and worth

Saturn is your traditional ruling planet and it’s a significant shift when Saturn changes star sign. Saturn moves into Pisces and your personal money sector. Therefore, it’s time to decide what you’re ready to commit to and where you’re ready to move on. These are Saturn’s themes, planning financial long-term goals, also blocking any drains on your money. Values and self-worth are under the cosmic spotlight. Ideally, it’s a time to ensure you value yourself highly so you’re paid what you deserve. At the same time, shift your financial attitude to become more of a saver than a spender.

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Saturn enters Pisces March 7th

March 3rd ~ 10th

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach all of them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them. ~ Louisa May Alcott

On Tuesday, March 7th, Saturn dives into the diluvian depths of Pisces. Water wings are optional. It takes Saturn approximately 29 years to traverse the entire zodiac. So the last time Saturn was in this sign was (with some overlap in Aquarius) from 1993 thru 1996. For perspective, the times that Saturn was in Pisces before that were in 1935-37, and 1964-67.

Pisces is a sign of vast possibilities, usually unlimited by boundaries and rules. It speaks to us in our dreams, through a world of imagination and wonder, and deeply within our hearts with whispered hopes and wishes. Saturn is the planet of cold hard reality. So it could feel with Saturn in this sign that he is threatening to do one of two things: either dash our dreams to smithereens with the sharp edge of his scythe; or just maybe, he will show you the ways to make your dreams a closer and more practical reality. Most likely it will do both. But not without having to work for it. Saturn always makes us work for everything.

One of the first things Saturn will often do, is tell us what we cannot do, what is not achievable, what is impossible. But within the parameters of what is left, we discover what we can do, what is achievable and is possible. Saturn does not tell us not to dream. What Saturn wants of us is to believe in the dream, commit to making it a closer reality, and then look for practical ways to do so. It may not be perfection. But it will be more achievable.

There are many paths within the realm of Pisces, all of which seem to have an aspect of or an expression of what we think of as the divine (or an ideal) in manifestation. They may involve a certain amount of sacrifice, and probably won’t pay very well.  But that is because the rewards of Pisces are not on the material plane. A Pisces path is more of a higher calling. Devotion to a cause. Or a path that will bring greater meaning and satisfaction to our lives. We need to remind ourselves of this as we are about to take the deep dive with Saturn into Pisces this week.

Where Pisces is in our chart is a place filled with euphoria and dreams. Saturn can be something of a buzz kill. But what it is really asking us, is how much we want this. And whether we are willing to put in the hard work that is necessary in order to make it happen.

  • Boundaries and Borders: Pisces is a sign devoid of boundaries. When Saturn enters Pisces we are being asked to reconsider the wisdom of leaving our borders and boundaries open (and therefore open to vulnerability); or reinforcing our borders and boundaries in order to make them stronger and more protected. The last time Saturn was in Pisces the North American Free Trade Agreement opened up free trade between Mexico, the US and Canada; while 26 countries in Europe eased Visa requirements in what is known as the Shengen Area. Should we ease up our boundaries and borders? Or should we defend and shore up our borders, as they currently are in the Ukraine, to keep the invaders at bay?

  • Charisma and devotion: There can be devotion to a spiritual ideal, to a charismatic spiritual or political leader, or to a higher cause or creative ideal. This sort of devotion can help to change the world, or it can lead us blindly to the dark side. In the 1930’s we saw the rise of fascism through devotion to charismatic leaders such as Hitler. By contrast think of the example set through the devotional speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., who led the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. Charismatic leaders can be spiritually inspired, leading others from the darkness into the light. Or they can blind people to the truth, leading them down a dark path to evil.

  • Escapism: We can’t discuss Saturn in Pisces without addressing the elephant in the room. One of the inclinations within the realm of Pisces is to want to run away and hide from the pain. Intoxication, drugs addiction and alcohol may temporarily numb the pain, but it is also the stuff of which nightmares are made. When Saturn is in Pisces we cannot ignore the mental health of the most vulnerable within our society. It was in 1935, when Saturn was in Pisces that Alcoholics Anonymous was first established. And as it was in the 1960’s we are now facing a serious opioid addiction crisis here in the United States, as well as abroad.

Pisces is a sign of compassion, with an over-riding desire to relieve the suffering in the world. In order to experience compassion we need to be willing to let down our guard (Saturn) and allow ourselves to feel the suffering in the world. Then we can use Saturn to look for logical and practical solutions to relieve it.

Some of the ways that we can apply the Saturn in Pisces ideal:

  • Taking time out from your busy life for those practices or activities that promote emotional and mental well-being.

  • Taking a spiritual or religious vow. Or making a commitment to a regular spiritual practice.

  • Devoting yourself to a creative or artistic calling

  • Making a commitment to fulfill a higher cause.

  • Taking some sort of effective action to relieve the suffering in others, or in the world.

  • Devoting yourself to a healing journey

Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The big shift begins: Seven planets change signs in March


You may already know that over the next few years all three outer planets will have changed signs, leading to a major shift in human consciousness. In March, we kick off this big transition with a total of seven planets changing signs. It’s not unusual for the Sun, or Mercury, Venus or even Mars to change signs and we often have two to four sign changes in an average month. But seven planets changing signs is quite significant, especially because six out of the seven personal planets will change signs this month. The personal planets (in this case Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn) tend to affect us more deeply on a personal level so this could signify a significant change in our attitudes and values.

And then there’s Pluto which will move into Aquarius later this month after 15 years in Capricorn. Watch these pages for my article coming soon about what this could mean for the human experience, but Pluto ingresses into a new sign often heralds a completely new experience for humanity, along with a new generation.

If you read my weekly forecast (and if you don’t, you really should! sign up below), you’ll be getting a weekly forecast with the details of these changes. We can look forward to a great deal of mutability: A triple conjunction in dreamy Pisces in mid-March that faces off against Mars (still in Gemini until the 25th after seven months!), and Saturn, planet of structure and responsibility, in mystical Pisces which is none of those things, will bring two years and a few months of dissolving the foundations on which we build our lives and rebuilding them into a more flexible arrangement which better suits life in the 21st century.

These are times when attachment to the past will not serve us, but creativity and an open mind and heart will. These are times when we will be pulled outside of our comfort zone and we will need this flexibility and mutability in order to embrace the new future that is presented to us.

Meanwhile, here are the important dates in March! More details will follow in future posts.

  • Mercury enters Pisces March 2
  • Saturn enters Pisces March 7
  • Venus enters Taurus March 16
  • Mercury enters Aries March 19
  • Sun enters Aries March 20
  • Pluto enters Aquarius March 23
  • Mars enters Cancer March 25 (after seven months in Gemini)

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