What YOU Need to Know About Saturn in Pisces

What YOU Need to Know About Saturn in Pisces

What: Saturn in Pisces

When: March 7, 2023 - May 24, 2025

Who it's impacting: Everyone, but esp. Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) & anyone with their natal Saturn in Pisces

     Once every 30 years, Saturn completes its cycle through the zodiac, only to begin a new one. On March 7, 2023, Saturn plunged into Pisces for the first time in 30 years. That’s right, from now until May 24, 2025, Saturn is challenging you, me and everyone else in the world to boss up and get serious about our dream ambitions. This is especially true for those heading into their Saturn Returns.

Saturn Meaning in Astrology

     If you’re unfamiliar with this planet, let me make the introduction. Saturn is astrology’s Big Daddy. The outer planet oozes paternal and authoritative parent vibes, being all about restriction, limits and responsibilities. Getting its namesake from the Roman titan (who just-so-happened to eat his children), Saturn rules over the signs Capricorn and Aquarius, and the 10th House of career and professional status. 

     Saturn often gets a bad wrap in astrology, because the planet prefers hard work and sacrifice over shortcuts and handouts. And unless you’re an earth sign or a Scorpio, then hard work and sacrifice probably sounds like crap. And it is, until it you realize that it is through hard work, sacrifice and striving that you get what you really, really want. 

     If you’re a LEGO fan, then you can think of Saturn as the Master Builder of astrology: He is the ultimate creator who organizes, architects, designs, plans and eventually teaches others. But in order to get to that teaching phase, we must first master Saturn’s lessons. Naturally, each Saturn transit has different themes and lessons to study and master.  

Saturn in Pisces Meaning

     In Pisces, Saturn channels his Big Daddy Master Builder energies into creativity, the arts and imagination, and into healing. With this transit (and chart placement, should you have it), it’s all about dreaming productive dreams and architecturing them into reality. 

     There’s no longer a time or place for idle daydreams. With Saturn in Pisces, you must act on your creative visualizations and work every-damn-day on bringing them out of the land of fantasy and into the real world. Fortunately, the transit makes it easier to see (as in “sense” or “imagine”) and understand the path towards completion. Acting on it, however, is a challenge. Especially on April 10, 2024, when Mars and Saturn conjoin in Pisces.

     When Mars and Saturn conjoin in Pisces, it can bring about a complex blend of energies. Mars represents action, drive, and assertion, while Saturn represents structure, discipline, and limitation. In Pisces, these energies may manifest as a clash between assertiveness and restraint, with a tendency towards passive-aggressiveness or internalized conflict.

     On one hand, Mars in Pisces may struggle to assert itself directly, leading to feelings of frustration or a sense of being stifled. Saturn's influence can exacerbate this, imposing limitations or delays on Mars' desires and ambitions. However, this conjunction also offers an opportunity to channel Mars' energy in a more disciplined and focused manner, especially when it comes to pursuing spiritual or creative endeavors. This conjunction only lasts a day, but it's a significant moment in the Saturn in Pisces transit.

Saturn Return in Pisces

     The Saturn Return is a significant astrological event that occurs approximately every 29.5 years when Saturn returns to the same position in the sky as it was at the time of your birth. This marks the beginning of a new phase of maturity, growth, and self-awareness, often accompanied by challenges, lessons, and opportunities for personal development.

     When Saturn returns to Pisces, it brings its energy of discipline, structure, and responsibility to the realm of Pisces' watery and intuitive domain. Pisces is a sign associated with spirituality, creativity, compassion, and sensitivity, and when Saturn transits through this sign during a Saturn Return, you may experience a deepening of your spiritual journey and emotional growth. Here are some key themes and considerations if you have YOUR Saturn Return in Pisces:

  • Emotional Healing: Pisces is also associated with emotions, empathy, and compassion, and during a Saturn Return in Pisces, you may confront unresolved emotional issues from your past. This can be a time for deep emotional healing and self-reflection, as you confront your fears, insecurities, and limitations in order to move forward with greater emotional maturity and resilience.
  • Creativity and Imagination: Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet of imagination, creativity, and dreams, and during a Saturn Return in Pisces, you may feel called to explore your creative talents and express themselves through artistic endeavors. you may also encounter challenges or obstacles in your creative pursuits, but these challenges can ultimately lead to greater mastery and success in your chosen creative fields.
  • Boundaries and Self-Discipline: Saturn is the planet of boundaries, limitations, and self-discipline, and during a Saturn Return in Pisces, you may need to establish clearer boundaries in your personal and professional lives. you may also need to confront any tendencies towards escapism, self-sabotage, or martyrdom, and develop healthier coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and adversity.

     Overall, a Saturn Return in Pisces is a time of profound spiritual growth, emotional healing, and personal transformation. It invites you to confront your fears, embrace your strengths, and align with your deepest values and aspirations as you embark on the next phase of your life's journey.

How to Handle Saturn in Pisces

     In addition to the usual Saturn obstacles like doubt, depression and a sudden bout of “adulting”, Saturn in Pisces brings blockages and inhibitions to your dreams. This creates a thwarting feeling, a feeling of swimming in opposite directions, and a contest between realism and idealism. The obvious and the unseen are also being called into question. The outer planet in the mutable water sign blurs boundaries, and submerges limits so that they become looser, harder to define. 

     The clash between practicality and spirituality also surges during this transit. Saturn is the ultimate realist, while Pisces loves to live and dream in la-la land. As such, a fear of boundaries and loss of control, as well as professional uncertainty are the not-so-sunny sides of this transit. The silver lining is that from these uncertainties and doubts come intuitive goals and strategies, and lots of wisdom. 

     Saturn in Pisces can help us solidify our deepest dreams and architect them into reality, but it will also test our creative vision and commitment. The boundaries of your imagination can either grow beyond your limits or stay fixed in the position it’s at, simply because it’s afraid of the change. 

     It’s normal during this transit to doubt yourself and give up when the going gets tough. What’s equally likely, though, is that you believe wholly in your dreams and persevere through the hard times. Remember: Saturn rewards consistent hard work and persistence.  

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     Whether you're entering your Saturn Return, are knee-deep in it, or just feel burdened by challenges, weighed down by limitations, or are facing endless obstacles on your path to success, the Saturn Birth Chart Reading is your roadmap to liberation.🪐

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