Saturn in Pisces: Contemplative, Purposeful, and Grounding
Mar 7, 2023 – May 24, 2025
King of the Gods, planet Saturn is a rigid authority figure, imposing rules and structure as he moves through the zodiac. Saturn wants to know what we're doing with our lives and how we are reaching our goals. So when this planet of responsibility moves into spiritual and imaginative Pisces -- the very last sign of the zodiac -- we know some serious questions are headed our way. While this may sound like a recipe for battle, this energetic combo can actually be a positive. Just like a good father IRL, Saturn is only trying to help.
The realm of Pisces is a never-ending sea of mysticism, creativity, and fantasy. It is a beautiful space where we birth the mental forms of our most heartfelt desires. But left alone, that is where they may stay. While Saturn moves through Pisces, he looks to help us bring our dreams into real, tangible existence. This is when we lay the groundwork for manifesting our highest purpose.
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When Saturn is in Pisces
Saturn in Pisces is the perfect time to look inward. Connect with that daydream of writing a book or opening a business. Clear the mind, breathe, and ask the energies in this transit what to do next. Then have a notepad ready because we're about to get a coaching for the ages. When the Master of Rules is in the final sign of the zodiac, the two are darn-well going to make sure our dreams are fruitful. This is the time to gather up all those details we've imagined and plan out how to make things happen: write a business plan, work out a budget, look into loan options. When we tune into the lessons Saturn in Pisces has to teach us, our path becomes clear.
This is not to say that Saturn in Pisces is a cake-walk. We don't always want to be questioned about our daydreams, especially the ones closest to our hearts -- but Saturn's presence here may do just that. If Saturn in Pisces catches us off guard, we may easily feel intruded upon or become defensive. But all the "Stay Out of My Room" signs in the universe won't keep this planetary "dad" from barging in to clean up the place. The move here is to be ready, open the door, and hear him out. His advice is more helpful than you'd like to admit...
With all this conscious attention in the Piscean realm, which is associated with sleep and dreams, we may feel restless, anxious, or have trouble sleeping. This is a great time to cultivate inner calm: meditate, go for a walk in the woods, breathe deeply, take a nap (but have a dream journal ready!), and make sure to get a full night's sleep. We may even want to go to bed a little early to allow time for our minds to slow down and rest. Take the time needed to hear and heed the deep wisdom available during this transit.
Saturn Retrograde in Pisces
Whenever Saturn retrogrades, the planet of slowing down and re-evaluating really digs in his heels. Saturn takes this backward stroll as the perfect opportunity to bring up old wounds. Normally, Saturn is focused on what is, but in retrograde old "Father Time" takes a long look down memory lane. His focus is still on the concrete and the real, but he'll also ask us what we've been doing with our lives up until this point. Get ready for some serious cosmic interrogation.
When this karmic review backsteps through dreamy and Neptunian Pisces, it can be easy to feel bewildered. But if we ride the waves back into the shadowy oceans of memory and intuition, we can find order in some of the murkiest parts of our lives. Saturn Retrograde in Pisces is ideal for soul searching, digging into shadow work, or getting a past life reading. It's time to take a deep breath and dive in.
If you were born with Saturn in Pisces
With your Saturn in Pisces, your spirituality is grounded and your fantasies flow seamlessly with reality. You may take on the pains or joys of others as their experiences interplay with your own, but natal Saturn in Pisces also gives you a practical idealism that makes sure you're not lost in that energy for too long. You often come out the other side with actionable ways to share healing and inner wisdom with those around you.
The energetic combination of Saturn and Pisces gives you an intimate awareness of the work that is needed of true spiritual seekers. You know intuitively that movement toward awakening the soul does not come easily. With a natural propensity toward philosophy and the scientific study of the mental and spiritual realms, you likely have a rich spiritual or mystical practice, possibly with a deep love of ritual.
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