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SATURN’S TRANSIT OF PISCES
8 March 2023 – 15 February 2026
1st Saturn Return for people born February 1994 – April 1996
2nd Saturn Return for people born January 1964 – March 1967
Saturn is entering the sign of Pisces on 8 March 2023 for its first transit of the sign since February 1994. This marks the Saturn return for people born February 1994 – April 1996, it’s the second Saturn return for those born January 1964 – March 1967. This marks the end of 5 years of a strong Saturnian influence. Saturn has spent the past 5 years in both Capricorn and Aquarius – both signs of its rulership. This has allowed Saturn to put its agenda forward without much interruption and allowed it to dominate our skyscapes. Living under such a strong Saturn signatures has been at time gruelling and exhausting yet sobering.
Saturn is a cold, dry planet which operates through scarcity, fear, restriction but also hard work, sacrifice, commitment and labour. Saturn is an austere planet which reminds us that rewards come through sacrifice and firm boundaries along with hard work. Strong forward planning can out do any grand and well-meaning plans, as Saturn’s rewards are collected over time. Instant gratification isn’t something Saturn prescribes too. As an austere planet it likes to stripe back and solidify the foundations of things. Strengthen and pressure testing is Saturn’s way of protecting and purifying; consequence and chicken’s coming home to roost are Saturn’s lessons. Reward after long labours or rewards after concerted efforts are also Saturnian lessons. Karma and Consequence are very much part of the Saturnian agenda.
We are now coming out of five years of Saturn in signs of its rulership which will feel like its own chunk of time. It has a heaviness about it and looking back to see how far you have come; can be something of its own reward. What has been achieved, worked towards or fallen away since 21 December 2017 ? What lessons have been learnt? What home truths have we had to dig to reclaim or let go of? How have we restructured our lives over since December 2017? Saturn’s transit through Capricorn and Aquarius has been a lot and it’s a good thing it only occurs every 30 years.
When Saturn moves into Pisces, it will be quite a tonal shift, as Saturn loses its hard edge and become more Piscean in how it operates. Saturn and Pisces are odd bedfellows which are very different in nature, making the next three years a very different Saturn experience; which isn’t a bad thing after five years of peak Saturn. Pisces is mutable water, which is receptive, intuitive and moist. Saturn is the opposite being cold and dry with boundaries and distance as significations. So how will these two things work together?
Pisces is a sign in which structure and planning are not high on the agenda, it’s a more receptive sign which is more Jupiterian in quality. It is more rather than less; it prefers connection rather than being closed off. Its more focused on the bigger picture than the finer details of one specific thing.
Pisces energy is about a feeling, not boundaries.
Pisces being creative and intuitive in nature gives Saturn the opportunity so softens its hard edges and open it up to more to everything. Saturn’s transit of Pisces will allow the deep waters of Pisces to soften its edges and immerse itself into something new and something less defined while still keeping it’s Saturnian nature. Its important to make sure we aren’t resistant to this new terrain, as corrosion from being unwilling to adjust or move in this new atmosphere is one pit fall of this new environment we now enter.
Saturn when in Pisces will give Pisces the strength and structure required to get its bigger plans off the ground, something Pisces energy can lack. Saturn’s attention to planning helps bring Piscean visions into being. Doing the work is just as important as having the inspiration and idea. Saturn will offer Pisces the opportunity to formalise or take that step forward in building its dreams, turning them into reality through labour and commitment. When you commit to Saturn it pays off. The only disclaimer, it takes time, Saturn’s time tends to run slower.
Past transits of Saturn in Pisces have seen an upswing in creativity, it tends to be a more creatively fruitful time for society. Music, film, television, arts, literature are productive and more supported as industries when Saturn is in Pisces. The above dates for our Pisces saturn returners covers the swinging 60s in London, Beatle-mania as well as the 90s Britpop years if we look at UK Music alone; they were formative and creatively productive years for the music industry.
Anyone seeking to come out of the dreamscape into reality – Saturn offers a very important hand. Structure is offered to those who might need it most with regards to any excessive consumption for the purpose of escapism, or at the very least they receive a reality check. As I write this more attention is being given to gambling and there is talk of more legislature towards it in Australia as its damaging consequences are becoming harder to ignore. Consequences to negative forms of escapism might become more pronounced. The act of psychic protection might also become more common over this transit as people seek to protect themselves energetically from over simulation or negative energy.
Saturn will bring some cold realities to the Piscean dreamscape but there is also an opportunity for these Piscean visions to be given the structure and scaffolding required to make something quite exquisite. Escapism is given an anchor; which for some might be helpful. Perhaps these odd bed fellows might be quite a good team after all. Saturn’s transit of Pisces is an interesting combination but one which will bear many fruits over the next three years as it dives head first into the imaginarium.
Saturn in Pisces through the Signs
Aries / Aries Rising: Restructuring and solidifying your relationship to isolation, subconscious and spirituality.
Taurus / Taurus Rising: Forming new boundaries with social networks and community groups for greater harmony. Bringing dreams into reality.
Gemini / Gemini Rising: Strengthening resolve for career and recognition, letting go of avenues that don’t deliver.
Cancer / Cancer Rising: Letting go of outgrown beliefs and solidifying your relationship to core philosophies for strong anchoring in unpredictable seas.
Leo / Leo Rising: Focusing on simplifying debt and making your relationship to resources strong and straightforward for any season.
Virgo / Virgo Rising: Relationships are the central theme, only those with depth and commitment survive; so, are you ready to deep dive with me?
Libra / Libra Rising: Commitment to Holistic health and daily routine has a flow on effect which strengthens every day experience of your life.
Scorpio / Scorpio Rising: When commitment to creativity and pleasure offer greater rewards and deeper connection to source and life
Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising: Lesson’s around your family and home help solidify these aspects of life. Connecting to ancestors or ghosts from the past is cathartic and liberating.
Capricorn / Capricorn Rising: Beauty in routine in your local surroundings inspire and reward you by seeing the magic and story of your neighbourhood and areas you inhabit.
Aquarius / Aquarius Rising: Boundaries and commitment to your work and self-worth allow for rewards and riches beyond what any bank accounts suggest.
Pisces / Pisces Rising: Committing to yourself has never been so important. Authenticity and protective boundaries allow you to grow stronger and more in touch with you and the all.