Exact Dates: March 7 2023 – May 25 2025; Enters Aries May 25 2025; Retrogrades back into Pisces Sept 1 2025 – February 14 2026
On March 7th, 2023, a big energetic shift will take place.
You might already be feeling it – sensing it. Because one of the heavy hitting planets of the cosmos is going change signs.
The planet is Saturn. The sign is Pisces.
Why does this matter?
Having some insights into what Saturn’s goal might be in Pisces helps us to work with the changes, so we don’t buck the trend and find ourselves in a tight spot.
FYI that my style of astrological interpretation is more psychologically driven, with a dose of financial astrology.
As a trader, I’m keen to consider the industries the different signs & planets represent. That said, you may or may not see a lot of what I’m sharing in other places.
< If you know anyone who is interested in using astrology to expand consciousness & learn about specific financial opportunities it might offer, be sure to send them this post. >
I also share health related resources at the end of this post, and a list of house descriptions, so you can do some research into what area of your life life might be impacted by this shift (or reach out for a consultation).
Now, let’s get into how this might play out below:
Saturn is a planetary archetype associated with stabilization, responsibility, rules, work and structure.
Where Saturn transits in your own chart and collectively, there is a need to stabilize, structure & put time & effort in.
Stabilization doesn’t sound too bad, right? It kinda sounds helpful, especially if things are unstable.
But if we are used to functioning a certain way, we might not consider the efforts to alter our trajectory nice.
Or, if something restricted our capacity to do something we have always done and enjoy, we might not see this force of energy as pleasant.
Saturn doesn’t prioritize human niceties – it’s focused on productivity & progress.
Social etiquette isn’t necessarily thrown out the window, as it does support the maintenance of a productive society, which Saturn likes.
But Kindness Matters isn’t coming from Saturn.
Saturn isn’t loyal to a person’s preferred state of feeling.
There is a goal Saturnian energy is guiding us towards achieving. It is an ambitious energy that needs to be directed toward a specific area of life – a task.
If there is no goal being worked towards, and no progress being made, a pessimistic task master archetype can manifest.
This can be directed both inwardly and outwardly, which leads to a lot of suffering.
It’s not all doom & gloom though: Saturn really wants us to achieve something – to create something in the world. It’s trying to get us to work towards a goal.
It will use specific strategies to get us to do the work we are here to do. Some of these strategies are supportive, some are a bit ruthless.
So what about Pisces?
Pisces is a passive sign, with the potential to become pretty aggressive when its desire to experience a certain kind of feeling is disrupted.
Pisces is about receptivity to pleasure.
It wants to escape. It’s seeking a pleasurable experience – transcendence of the norm.
It’s also a channel for creative inspiration – art & music. It needs to create in these ways, in order to be well.
Pisces is interested in creating, but more so creating a certain feeling or experience.
Pisces is following the breadcrumbs of feelings to create, rather than trying to structure things in a way that suits societal ideologies or traditions.
It wants to create unrestrained.
Pisces energy can inspire a fair bit of melancholy.
Sensing the potential other realms hold, but not actually being able touch them in the 3 dimensional realms, creates a feeling of despair when living on earth.
You’re reaching out into the void for that blissful source connection where no sadness and suffering lives or exists – and yet you can’t quite attain that connection. Life keeps you from feeling the freedom that other worldly energy offers, full time. So you can get sad.
Pisces is associated with what that connection to the other realms can offer the world at large.
Creativity comes from this connection to source. As does our intuitive capacities. And compassion.
In Pisces, Saturn’s goal is to stabilize & structure creativity, intuition, compassion & feelings.
How do you stabilize something? You give it more attention and focus.
You might add it to your calendar, creating a routine around the thing you’re trying to learn and develop.
For example, if you want your intuition to become a reliable authority figure in your life, you would need to put the work in to develop it. It would require more of your time, commitment & focus.
Same goes for your feelings: maybe you kinda just tend to them when you have a spare minute or two. Or maybe you don’t at all, and have a really hard time sleeping at night, due to anxiety that seems to come out of nowhere.
Saturn asks, then demands that we become authority figures on how to engage with our feelings.
It’s wanting us to learn how to relate to our feeling nature, so we can deduce the difference between triggered emotional responses & legitimate intuitive insights.
This is important to consider. Some intuitive insights are guttural responses born of traumatic experiences. When you formally develop your intuitive nature through committed practice, you begin to learn how to deduce fear-based reactions in the body from the wisdom of intuitive hits.
You might even begin to notice how your brain adds in details, altering the inner messaging to suit the way you want things to be perceived.
A formal approach to developing compassion is a theme over the next 2.5 years.
There is a lot of rhetoric in society around compassion, but not a lot of it actually playing out. There are a lot of placeholders for compassionate human-ing, rather than the real deal.
Sure, we get whiffs of it here and there. But it’s not something humans have stabilized within themselves to the point of having access to it when it’s required within the psyche, on the internet, or in real world interactions.
In order to make compassion real (Saturnian = reality) we need to experience the suffering from illusory versions of it (Pisces).
This can be witnessed in the propensity for fake niceties masking as kindness.
Or the way we are capable of turning from friendly to sadistic when a friend or family member doesn’t comply with our fear based demands.
A loyalty to rose coloured visions about sacrifice and service will experience tough lessons moving forward.
The fact that outward facing pleasantries can so quickly escalate into heightened aggressive responses speaks to the illusory nature of what humans have normalized as “kindness.”
Underneath the fake compassion is deeply rooted suffering, which we are taught to expertly gaslight within ourselves & others via film & media, pharmaceuticals & alcohol – all Pisces related industries.
Light & Love agendas, and compartmentalizing painful feelings (“you can only feel happy & grateful”) are major issue we have to contend with, too.
It’s not that we don’t need to align with life force supportive energies – we just have to stop being in denial of our capacity to be psycho.
Pisces is about what we do – how we respond – when our preferred state of feeling is challenged.
Saturn will deliver lessons about this.
Saturn will ask us to make time for our creative life.
If there’s something you love doing, you need to schedule time for it moving forward.
Saturn likes work. Pisces likes to dream & has reverence for more passive, enjoyable, artistic & creative pursuits.
This does not seem like a very workable pair of energies at first glance.
But it works when we commit to understanding how our feeling nature can shape & build our reality.
If you are doing something that lights you up, that energy impacts the world around you.
It might not seem to support daily responsibilities. But everything we do that helps us feel inspired clears out suffering within us & impacts the world around us.
Spending time on our creative projects at regular intervals – no matter how impractical they may seem to conventional agendas – is the path out of every pit of despair moving forward.
Doing what you love alters your frequency.
Whether it’s cooking, gardening, drawing, singing, working out, decorating your home, playing with your children (fur or human form) – these creative acts contribute to the vibration of the collective.
We are being asked to integrate a more passive way of being into the structure of our lives.
Stop and smell the roses more often. Enjoy the elements of life that are less forced. These blissful experiences that abound on earth don’t go away because we are in the midst of collective transformation.
Creativity & Rest need to be given more space in our schedules with Saturn in Pisces.
It’s not about being lazy, it’s about understanding that rest is wise – it supports our ambitions.
The breaks you take in between your responsibilities supports your efforts.
Remember that Saturn lessons can come through restriction.
You might learn about needing rest through the process of not being able to. Something gets in the way – holds back that human need for more passivity. Or maybe something forces you to rest – an illness or injury. Maybe to your feet or legs, or you experience detoxification symptoms that demand you take it easy.
The suffering or struggle may force you to command space in your life for rest. To structure it into your days. Because you realize how it is a necessary element of human functioning – your bones need it.
Step by step, we develop wisdom through Saturn.
It’s not overnight. Long term effort is involved – and promised.
And it’s serious AF.
If you’re a soul who is here to learn something, and you keep avoiding taking the steps to learn it, Saturnian energy could do a bang up job of shaming you, via an inner voice or outer voice/experience, to try to get you on the correct path.
Saturn isn’t always practical in its delivery. Who responds well (and productively) to shaming?
But it’s very serious about getting us on track, even if it can be unkind in its efforts at times.
(Please see the end of this post for the most wonderful & free resource to help you work through shame).
Where we may need to be restricted is in our efforts toward identifying with lost causes.
Some tough lessons there. We need boundaries, but we have lessons to learn about how to apply them. It’s not about backing them with vitriol. It’s allowing energy.
Because with Pisces, we are asked to flow; Saturn wants a boundary within the flow.
So creating structure by considering outside information is key.
We learn something from being receptive to information – much of it being literally beyond the physical world with Pisces, beyond the history we have been taught about humanity.
So we can learn how to be more flexible, and how that supports the actualization of our ambitions: it helps us achieve our goals.
And we can develop a more sympathetic nature, because that helps create order in the world.
Industries impacted by Saturn in Pisces
PISCES INDUSTRIES: All liquids in general, beverages, alcoholic beverages, particularly the wine industry, all manufacturers and dealers, drugs in general and all related companies and business, habit forming drugs, the sea, water as an industry, the fishing industry and all related matters, oil, oil industry and all related businesses, footwear, and shoe manufacturers and dealers, pharmaceuticals, hospitals and all related businesses, charitable institutions, minerals, the visual arts, biotechnology, large animals, institutions, prisons, mental wards, rest homes, retirement, sanctuaries, and welfare.
Saturn restricts. It creates limits. It signifies delay, depression; poor business.
So this can cause issues with certain industries. Stocks can plummet.
It can also create shortages which pushes the price up.
Example: If you needed runners and there weren’t a lot of them on the market, runners would cost more. Which means a shoe manufacturer stock could do well – get a boost in price.
But if you restricted the shoe making industry, there would be a need to make more products. So a shoe making company starting up during a shortage? That could do really well, too.
Pisces rules crypto currencies. Saturn restricts & stabilizes.
So Cryptocurrency regulation will likely happen. At what cost? Time will tell. But big banks will likely get involved (already are – as of 2024 big banks can have up to 1% of their assets in Bitcoin).
Some crypto currencies could become more stable. Push back up in price. Back ’em by a heavy hitting central bank and more investors will be less afraid to invest, buy more and push the price up. But there’s always the machine buying & selling to make it volatile AF.
Overall, some hard Lessons about Crypto Currencies.
I feel like we’re already there. But there could be some big reveal – that Crypto (“crypt” literally means where things go to die) Currencies had an agenda behind them from the very beginning that wasn’t as wonderful as they’ve been made out to be by the crypto fanatics who think it’s the answer to all our money woes and central bank control issues.
Pisces represents the potential for illusion – rose colored glasses syndrome. “This is great!” when it’s not. And you find our through deception. Hard lessons through deception and illusions.
Pisces also rules pharmaceuticals. Saturn is about hard lessons. So hard lessons for big pharma? Big Pharma not doing so well business wise? Let’s see how this rolls out…
We have to consider Virgo because it is in opposition to Pisces.
Virgo rules service-based industries. Health related industries and services. Food services. Clothing. Discount retailers. Medical professionals. Wheat. Health Care.
With Saturn opposing these areas, we could see shortages or extreme limits in the capacity for these industries to function optimally.
They might experience restriction – an opposing force – which could make some businesses who offer these services more lucrative.
If you provide an in demand service, you could do well. If grow wheat when there is a shortage, you could do really well. But if something restricted your ability to grow it or distribute it? We are in strange times…
Overall, Saturn opposing = you’ve got an opponent. It speaks to opposition in the form of outer forces restricting the capacity to freely function.
And even more overall = Saturn is about Difficulties. Adjustments needing to be made.
Since the sign of Pisces can speak to illusion, Saturn can deliver difficult lessons about the ways certain industries have been dishonest, delusional or even fake.
Be receptive to information that bluntly addresses the holes in certain stories and industries/businesses/agendas.
Being open to messages is key to learning what Saturn is here to teach us.
Instructions: Locate Pisces in your astrological chart. Find out the house number (there may be more than one house depending on what house system you use). Then look at the house descriptions below to decipher what area of life will require focused effort over the next 2.5 years.
If the house number feels off, your birth time could be wrong.
Even birth times from hospitals can be incorrect (human error – it happens.) So play around with the placement.
Look at your ascendent sign first. Figure out if the element (earth, fire, water or air) resonates with you. Then go from there.
And if you have some experience with astrology, consider a different house system.
Remember that Saturn is a planetary archetype associated with stabilization, responsibility, restriction, work and structure.
Whatever area of life this Planet is living for the next 2.5 years, it’s asking you to integrate these principles. Example:
“Lessons about <2nd house = self esteem, possessions, finances, my approach to earning money, my values>…”
“Stabilizing/Structuring <5th house = self-expression, risk taking, what you do for pleasure, what you create from the heart>…”
“Committing to <9th house = questions about existence, what you worship, morality, long journeys, higher education, teaching>…”
1. How we meet life. The body. The face. Our expectations. How we respond unconsciously to life experiences. Early life experiences. What life is all about to us.
2. Self esteem. Possessions. Money. Finances. How we approach earning money. Where we find worth. Our value system. Favourite things. Our deepest resources and self worth.
3. Short journeys. Siblings. Early schooling. Language. How we perceive and process information from our environment. The tracks our minds run along. Things we find interesting.
4. Hidden gold. Home (early life and adulthood). Family traditions. Real estate. Extended family. Where you belong.
5. Recreation. Play. Children. Creative babies. Self-expression. How we feel sustained. Where we take risks in life/speculate. What we do just for pleasure. Our desire to create.
6. Work. Colleagues. Habits. Every day life. Rituals. Pets. Practical approach to life. How we approach the job at hand. What our job might be. Attitudes towards health, illness, medicine, diet and exercise.
7. Relationships. What you project onto others. What you seek from others. One to one interactions. Marriage. Partnerships.
8. Legal partnerships. Ties that bind. Ancestral inheritances (not just money!) Power dynamics in relationships. In the eyes of others. Who has control over you. Taxes. The occult. What is hidden. Therapy.
9. Quest for meaning. Philosophy. Belief. Higher Education. Long Journeys. Teaching. Law. Politics. Questions about existence. What we worship. Morality. Conscience.
10. Ambition. Profession. Mastery. What we grow towards as we mature. Things that require effort and discipline to attain. Qualities we respect.
11. Sense of belonging through groups. How we approach groups. Collective consciousness. You quality of identity with humanity. Friendship. Hopes & Wishes. Ideals & Ideology.
12. Higher service. Retreat. Escape. The mystical. The unconscious. Patterns, drives and urges which operate unconsciously yet significantly influence our choices attitudes and directions in life. Compulsions. Withdrawal.
Key Words for Pisces
Intuitive. Compassionate. Creative. Dreamer. Artistic. Musical. Impractical. Imaginative. Sympathetic. Passive. Sentimental. Sensitive. Neurotic.
Key Words for Saturn
Authority. Task Master. Methodical. Conventional. Ambitious. Stabilizing. Structure. Organized. Timely. Wisdom. Commitment. Controlling. Pessimistic.
Healing Resources for Saturn in Pisces
My number one resource suggestion is consistently reminding yourself that feeling disappointed or swallowed up by suffering is a sign that you’re meant to focus on what you’re doing well, not what you haven’t done.
We have a responsibility to use our creative faculties in a productive way. We have to get strict with ourselves when we get sucked into the vortex of solely focusing on our perceived failures.
Our thoughts are one of the key ingredients that make up our reality; Our reality is established when we apply feeling to our thoughts.
Saturn in Pisces is about structuring reality using the feeling nature.
We need to use our capacity to create in a more constructive & compassionate way. This means we use it to help support humanity, long term.
Spiritual Wisdom teaches us how this works. Take this moment to begin to understand it – to connect with it, long-term.
Since you as an individual make up the collective, it is important to realize the importance of nurturing what supports your longevity.
That means we don’t give ourselves over to what we’ve done wrong, or the mistakes we think we’ve made – real or fictional.
We focus on slowly but steadily, moving forward in a way that has immense reverence for our journey and the lessons we are here to learn as human beings.
We’re not meant to get it perfect or overnight. We’re just meant to commit to honouring the need to keep the story moving along.
Shame stops the story from moving.
If we are all connected, and our frequency impacts everyone – not just us – we need to work on that frequency by:
- developing compassion for ourselves, the run off of which is compassion for others;
- making more room in our lives for rest & schedule in lots of time for creative or artistic pursuits;
- becoming more receptive to other people, and learn how we impact them with our energy fields, and vice versa;
- committing to learning how to become truly compassionate – not just a placeholder for it.
Use our capacity to dream & visualize realities to create our worldly experiences.
Suggested Healing/Wellness Resources
- Check out my book list for spiritually-inclined book recommendations.
- The best free inner critic resource – use this for healing from shame. It’s a must read!
- The work of Irene Lyons for assistance working through feelings/fears/ptsd (YouTube videos and her paid courses are invaluable)
- Reflexology treatments (Pisces rules the feet = lot’s of love to our feet over the next 2.5 years)
- Psoas muscles research/work (The spirit muscle = Pisces)
- Qi Gong (Pisces is a mutable energy, it wants movement, and Qi Gong is a deeply spiritual practice. Consider integrating this into your daily life/throughout the week)
- Sound Healing Therapies (Pisces is music, and it impacts the structure of our energy field/body)
- Herbal medicine for Pisces (Supports sun, ascendent and moon signs as well as the collective over the next 2.5 years) – Holy Basil, Astragalus, Withania
- Herbal medicine for Virgo (getting opposed by Saturn in Pisces for 2.5 years) – Gentian, Vervain, Withania, Dandelion
- Reach out for bach remedy recommendations for Saturn in Pisces
Detoxification is a theme over the next few years
Slow & steady. It will take work.
Pisces can speak to sensitivity to toxins.
When we detox from poisonous materials we do not want to rush it.
Look up chelation. It needs to be gentle. If too much of the toxin comes out at once, it can cause major issues.
This goes for detoxing physically AND emotionally
Ripping off the band aid is not always the path. Sometimes you end up with way too much trauma to deal with all at once. It can cause a psychosis. You can re-traumatize + add even more to your plate.
I am concerned about the uptake of plant medicines with this. They need to be done with reverence and strategically, not as the answer for every and all uncomfortable feeling.
Pisces speaks to sensitivity. A little goes a long way. Bit by bit.
Use titration as a resource. Again, Irene Lyons has some great suggestions/tools to share for the process of slowly but steadily healing energetically.
Overall, I’d like us to be receptive to creating boundaries, and become more conscious of our capacity to take it too far over the next 2 years.