Heads up (literally), astrology buffs: On March 7, 2023, Saturn enters the part of the sky ruled by Pisces, where it will remain until February 13, 2026. This is a big deal for all zodiac signs, as this is an astrological influence that hasn’t occurred since 1996, and one that astrologers are watching to predict both collective and personal trends.
Saturn’s astrological meaning derives from its astronomical position in the sky. Until Uranus was discovered in 1781 (due to the invention of the telescope), Saturn was believed to be the last planet in our solar system. While it is not the last, Saturn is the very last visible planet with the naked eye, an important fact to remember when understanding Saturn’s place in astrology.
Saturn In Astrology
In Roman mythology, Saturn is the equivalent of the Greek god Kronos, an infamous titan who overthrew other kings to command the reins of the sky. In astrology, Saturn is known as “the god of time” and the “planet of karma, discipline, and boundaries.” Basically, consider the ringed planet a cosmic authority that stipulates limitations and dictates collective laws with the finality of bringing a sense of order.
Saturn is just as respected as it is feared, because whatever it touches is changed forever. But as tough as the planet is, Saturn is also a wise teacher—the tests it puts you through make you a better person. Known as the Cosmic Taskmaster, Saturn presents you with the hardest lessons, but also the greatest joys.
At a collective level, Saturn represents justice, the government, as well as the established rules and regulations. On a personal level (within your own birth chart), Saturn represents your sense of responsibility, your capacity to build something meaningful for yourself, and your ability to show up for yourself and others.
Saturn In Pisces Meaning
Since December 2017, Saturn has been traveling through the zodiac signs it naturally rules: Capricorn from December 2017 to March 2020 and Aquarius from March 2020 to March 2023. This means that, for the past six years, Saturn has been incredibly strong—and no one would deny that since we’ve been collectively and personally experiencing reality checks.
Saturn in Pisces—from March 7, 2023 to February 13, 2026—will feel very different. Saturn dislikes being in Pisces, as this water sign is too fluid and empathic for the master teacher to swim in. Saturn is serious, wants to create, and doesn’t mess around. Pisces dissolves, eludes, and floats in multiple direction. Translation: These are two opposite energies. In order to grow from these disparate powers, it will be important to not only understand, but fully embracing the universal concept of duality.
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How Saturn in Pisces Impacts All Zodiac Signs
While Saturn in Pisces will shift everyone’s focus, those who were born during the past times Saturn was in Pisces will feel its effects the most. If you were born between May 21, 1993 and June 30, 1993 or January 28, 1994 and April 7, 1996, you will have your first Saturn return. This is a huge life upgrade as Saturn asks you to work hard and build something that will last the test of time. Some of you will get married, become parents, or advance in your career.
If you were born between March 23, 1964 and September 16, 1964 or December 16, 1964 and March 3, 1967, you will have your second Saturn return. This is all about embracing change, creating a new stage of your life, and shifting your life in a new direction.
During the three years Saturn is in Pisces, everyone, regardless of their sign, will struggle to maintain well-established boundaries and to know where others end and where they begin. Being clear about your expectations in all types of relationships will help you soar, so you don’t get confused and lose yourself in others. This is also an ideal time for all signs to embrace creativity as a way of embracing this planet-sign combination, because Pisces is also known as being the Celestial Visionary Artist.
Curious how Saturn in Pisces will impact your specific zodiac sign? Ahead, read your horoscope for your sun sign, as well as your rising sign:
Saturn in Pisces Horoscopes
You’re in luck, Aries. Saturn will be your best friend over the next three years, helping you discover the mysteries of the universe. The ringed planet will be in your twelfth house of subconscious mind, assisting you in developing your intuition and connection with the spiritual realm. While this journey might bring tough realizations about your past, it will unearth fascinating revelations that will be critical for what will be your future reinvention in the years to come.
Good news, Taurus: Saturn will be in your eleventh house of hopes and dreams, reminding you that the power of manifestation always goes hand-in-hand with action! The past few years have really helped you figure out what you truly want, and now, it’s time to rally the help of your peers to make those desires reality. The cosmic teacher will ensure that you focus on community work and connection to bring your most cherished dreams to fruition, so get out there and start to mingle.
There is no way to sugar coat it, Gemini, Saturn in Pisces will be intense for you. You will be required to work hard, most likely due to a recent change in your status or career. Longer hours, a deeper focus, and increased commitment will be required of you. The good news is that by March 2026, you’ll be in a much stronger place than you are now. And while career is a strong focus, Saturn’s influence is also about examining the role you want to play in society—no pressure!
Get ready to see life with new eyes, dear Cancer. Saturn will occupy your ninth house of philosophy and spirituality, putting to test any deep-seated beliefs you have. While this could feel like an existential crisis at times, you will notice that when you open your mind, the universe smiles at you. The world is changing, you are changing, and that’s the beauty of it all. Getting out of your shell will help you craft a new, more exciting vision of your place in the world.
You learned a lot in the past few years, and you are in for more lessons, Leo. As Saturn traverses your eighth house of transformation, it will bring up themes around personal power, intimacy, and conscious awareness. You will become aware of the reasons behind your actions. If you took a relationship to the next level in the past three years, Saturn could test your ability to reach real, true intimacy with your partner.
Saturn in Pisces will teach you a valuable lesson, Virgo: Relationships are mirrors. You have grown a lot, and the connections that no longer reflect who you are becoming could end. However, the ones that survive will have you learning about mutual support, commitment, and compromise. If you are in a serious and happy relationship, your status could change at some point in the next three years as Saturn tends to solidify existing bonds.
Picture Saturn coming into your office to perform an audit of all your paperwork and backburner projects, Libra. But don’t worry, you have the next three years to catch up! While this energy focuses on daily work and tasks, it is also about bettering your routines and wellness practices. Are you eating healthy or sleeping enough hours? And what about your exercise routine? Answering those questions is—and will be—the vibe for some time to come.
Your imagination hasn’t dried up, Scorpio, it is just transforming. Saturn traversing your fifth house of fun will rekindle your passion and inner fire, mainly to remind you that when you are creating just for the fun of it, you are at your happiest. The truth is that the past few years have been rough, so it’s time to “play hard” and not only “work hard.” Focus on reawakening your inner muse!
The ringed planet will take you on a trip down memory lane, Sagittarius, as it activates your sector of home, family, and ancestry. You could be more focused on building literal stronger home foundations, and maybe even remodeling your home. On a deeper level, you may find yourself exploring your roots in an effort to remove any childhood preconditioning that has been preventing you from reaching your most cherished goals.
Saturn in Pisces will have a very mental influence on you, as it activates your third house of communication. You might feel pressured to come up with new ideas and make them work, Capricorn. This is an opportune time to write that book or launch that podcast you’ve been talking about. Acquiring a higher level of education is also a possible route. However, make sure to give yourself downtime, as this is a “head in the clouds” kind of influence.
Saturn was in your sign for the past three years, Aquarius, bringing you lessons about responsibility and perseverance. This same energy now shifts to your second house of money and possessions, which will have you focused on the true value and effectiveness of things. Over the next three years, embracing the mantra “less is more” will help you reach long-term financial stability, and nothing is more valuable than that!
It’s time for an upgrade, Pisces! As Saturn activates your first house of self, you will feel called to change the ways in which you present yourself to the world. If there is something about your appearance or identity that you’re not totally comfortable with, this influence will invite you to make adjustments—but most importantly, to stick to them. This is an incredibly positive time to begin any health and wellness regimes, which will become the foundation of your future success.
Narayana Montúfar is an astrologer, artist, and writer who finds inspiration in the symbolic language of astrology. She is the author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. Narayana currently serves as the Senior Astrologer of Astrology.com & Horoscope.com, and her work has been featured in numerous lifestyle publications including Vogue, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, InStyle, Brit+Co, Bustle, PopSugar, Cosmpolitan, Romper, and more. She was also featured as one of Medium.com’s Authority Magazine 2020’s Strong Female Leaders, Destig Magazine’s Top Artists to Collect in 2020, and one of Vogue’s 13 Astrologers to Follow in 2021.