Saturn Return in Pisces

written by Narayana Montúfar

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!

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.

What does it mean to have Saturn in Pisces?

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.

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.

Check out your Saturn in Pisces horoscope by astrological sign here!