Saturn in Pisces
Saturn enters Pisces on March 7, 2023 and will remain there until February 14, 2026. Interestingly, the archetypes of Saturn and Pisces are vastly paradoxical. Saturn is largely rigid and demands a solid structure, whereas Pisces is an ethereal archetype that represents the spiritual consciousness of having no boundaries. The very concept of reality may become slippery as we do our best to grasp Saturn’s lessons of compassion and healing in the complex ocean of Pisces. Clarity may elude us, making it necessary for us to get comfortable with not having all the answers.
While Saturn was in Aquarius from 2020-2023, we experienced numerous global challenges and various forms of societal limitations. In Aquarius, Saturn was in the element of fixed air, which largely manifested as boisterous opinions and inflexible beliefs. However, in Pisces, Saturn transitions into mutable water, shifting the focus away from the mind and toward our innate emotional sensitivity that is always responding to the ever-changing tides of life. If dissociation was a prime coping mechanism in Aquarius, then Saturn in Pisces is likely to force us to face the consequences of that reality. It is now that we may become acutely aware of the emotional and spiritual healing necessitated by the trauma we have endured.
In astrology Pisces is co-ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. This means that Saturn will be working to serve the goals and functions of these two ruling planets while in Pisces. For example, Jupiter pushes us to have faith and grow outside of our comfort zone, while Neptune links us to vulnerability and creativity. We can confidently expect to be challenged to evolve and build stronger foundations in these areas that are practical and rooted in physical reality rather than sourcing our spirituality from overly cerebral concepts or deceptive gurus.
On April 14, shortly after entering Pisces, Saturn will sextile the North Node in Taurus. This aspect may offer a glimpse of what kind of growth is possible for the future when we are willing to see the truth of a situation. This aspect may provide creative solutions that help us break through challenges toward a new grounded vision for the future, should we be prepared to meet reality with no goal of escaping it.
The midpoint of 2023 will see an especially active Saturn. On June 17, Saturn stations retrograde at the seventh degree of Pisces and begins a five-month period of revision and review until November 4. This time will invite us to contemplate the dose of tough love we’ve received from Saturn since March. The house ruled by Pisces in our chart will be under heavy construction, with the retrograde period allowing for adjustments and reconsiderations to be made as we begin to understand the work that is cut out for us.
Just days after Saturn stations retrograde, Jupiter in Taurus will sextile Saturn in Pisces on June 19. This energy can be refreshing, as Jupiter’s propensity for optimism mixes creatively with Saturn’s inclination toward hard work. As we experience potential growth in the house ruled by Taurus, we may feel more inspired to roll up our sleeves and get to work in the house ruled by Pisces in our chart.
The sobering reality check provided by Saturn in Pisces may ultimately ask us to brave the deep dive into our own subconscious mind. Without relying on illusions, what is our perception of the past, present and future? When we aren’t living in the future or the past, what must we face in this moment right now? Without dissociating, how can we cope with reality in a healthy way?
Content by Violet @healing.human.spirit