March 7, 2023 — February 13, 2026*
The beautiful journey of today can only begin when
we learn to let go of yesterday. ― Steve Maraboli
Saturn is often referred to as “The Lord of Karma” or “The Great Malefic” and even “The Task Master,” all of which can provoke feelings of pessimism, fear, and negativity. Rarely are Saturn’s countless hidden gifts, which I’ll be covering below, emphasized upon first contemplating this great planet’s Astrological significations.
During Saturn’s transit into and through Pisces, we will witness the final dissolution (Pisces) of outmoded structures (Saturn). This will occur in both our personal and collective lives. Signifying the aging process, one of Saturn’s most important significations is the ability to continually evaluate and revitalize the constructs, laws, rules, and concepts that regulate our inner and outer worlds.
Saturn represents authority, maturity, social-political systems, and ethical conduct, as well as the awareness of time and karma. He is the harbinger of the blatant recognition that our long-standing way of life is no longer serving us. With Saturn’s ingress into Pisces, we will each find ourselves seeking to restructure areas of our lives reflected by the zodiacal sign of Pisces.
Saturn is uncomfortable in this mutable sign of fluidity and changeability. In general, both the planet (Saturn) and the sign (Pisces) represent very different ideals and goals. Saturn wants to control, isolate, and contain. Pisces wants to flow, prefers connection, and loathes boundaries. Saturn can become fearful within the unknown and Pisces thrives within the mysterious. As you may have guessed, this combination can be unsettling.
In the sign of Pisces, restructuring can reflect ideals that signify our greatest dreams of a healthy whole and connected world. Or on the other hand, zealous ideals can impose greater controls and isolation. Hence, it will be important during this period for each of us to align, connect, and hold visions for ourselves and the world with the utmost Saturnian integrity.
As the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces is associated with the culmination and a complete letting go of an entire evolutionary cycle. At this final stage, Pisces longs to connect to the mystical and sacred. Albeit less tangible, a devotional practice that brings us closer to the divine essence of our true nature will bring the greatest meaning (Pisces) to our material (Saturn) lives. Therefore, with Saturn in Pisces, you could say that we’re all being called to develop disciplined spiritual muscles.
From an individual perspective, this timeframe will encourage you to question authority and ask yourself if you’ve given yours away unconsciously? If yes, now’s the time to take responsibility and reclaim it (Saturn). If your intention is strong but you’re unsure how to proceed, rely on trust and faith to divinely guide you (Pisces).
Below are examples of a few balanced/imbalanced expressions of Saturn’s influence while in the sign of Pisces:
- trusting in the natural cycles of life / change will result in failure and loss of control
- feeling deeply connected to the wholeness of life despite ambiguity / the unknown will leave me disconnected and confused
- striving to elevate and unite the whole / intolerance that weakens, alienates, and divides
- moral and ethical use of intelligent influence towards a timeless ideal / seeking to align with an ideal (what’s the truth?) for self-serving gratification
- facing what needs to be done right now and taking action / denial, lack of action, overwhelm
- rational and compassionate conduct / irrational self-serving behavior
- trusting that everything is in divine order / disconnected to a higher-guiding influence, trying to control everything through my own effort
During this Saturn in Pisces period, we may find relationships ending or being reorganized. With Piscean overtones, letting go can be very difficult. Although we may experience resistance to such events, it behooves us to remember that Saturn is always acting in our best interest and only those people and things that are no longer beneficial to our lives will be removed.
Mindful awareness is required at the onset of a significant Saturn transit, and we are encouraged to use integrity in all our dealings throughout its duration. The Saturnian journey often leads us into solemn periods of reflection where we may find ourselves feeling dejected or disillusioned. We may also feel thwarted in our efforts to move into the future we desire because Saturn rejects any attempt that is not in alignment with our highest purpose.
Make the most of this period by setting your sights on a path with intentional and attainable goals. This is especially true for Pisces Sun signs because Saturn will transit directly over your Sun. Additionally, for those of you who are between the ages of 28–31 or 56–59 you will be experiencing your Saturn Return, a major maturation and turning point in your life.
Saturnian transits and aspects bring us to a crossroads and provide opportunities to hasten our evolution. They usher in a profound time, that if embraced, can bring great wisdom and a deeper meaning to our lives. Awareness of self, maturation, humility, and freedom — by releasing that which no longer serves us —are all characteristic of Saturn’s influence.
* Saturn will move into Aries for three months in 2025 (May 25 until August 31). On September 1, 2025, Saturn will move back into the sign of Pisces until February 12, 2026. It will then begin its entire journey through Aries (February 13 to April of 2028).
The Saturn Return in Pisces
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