Saturn in Pisces 2023-2026: The end of a life cycle

For the first time in almost 30 years, Saturn has returned to the sign of Pisces, bringing significant changes on a global and personal level.

Saturn moved from Aquarius to Pisces on March 7, 2023. It will remain in this sign until May 24, 2025. Then it will briefly transit into Aries for a few months, but it will be retrograde and return to Pisces between September 2025 and February 2026.

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The meaning of Saturn in Pisces

In astrology, Saturn represents obstacles and limitations, but also self-discipline and control. Its role is primarily to ground us in reality. Often, it forcefully shows us what our responsibilities are and the consequences of our actions.

Pisces is a mutable water sign, symbolizing the energies that flow in this world. Among other things, Pisces represents the psyche, ideas, creativity, and the arts.

We have, therefore, two seemingly contradictory concepts: Saturn, the rigid and cold one, is now in a changeable and sensitive sign. To better understand how the two interact, let me make a comparison. Imagine that Pisces is a river flowing and making its way through the plains. Saturn constructs a concrete channel to control the flow of the river. But that doesn’t mean the river is completely powerless: from time to time, its waters rise and overflow the channel’s edges.

The end of a life cycle

During the past three years, Saturn has been in Aquarius – a sign that represents, among other things, large groups of people and the society. Being in this sign, it has compelled us to be more united and show compassion towards our fellow beings. If you think about the events of the past 2-3 years, that is exactly what has happened: our society mobilized to find a solution regarding the pandemic and to aid those directly affected by the war in Ukraine.

Compassion and empathy remain important even after Saturn’s transition into Pisces. However, other themes will now come into focus. It is crucial to know that Saturn is currently in the final zodiac sign, symbolizing the completion of a cycle. This aspect is further emphasized by the presence of Neptune in the same sign.

Saturn in Pisces – effects on a global scale

A little later, I will explain why it is very important not to forget that Saturn and Neptune are meeting in Pisces. But let’s first look at the various effects that Saturn in Pisces will have on a global scale.

Firstly, the usual rigidity of the boundaries imposed by Saturn begins to soften and change. This can also apply to the borders between countries. For example, when Saturn was in Pisces in 1995, the Schengen Area was established. In this area, citizens can freely travel to other European countries without border checkpoints. Therefore, it is possible that this area may expand in the coming years. Alternatively, there may be changes on the map, territorial modifications – a possibility supported by the disruptive influence of Uranus, currently in Taurus, the sign representing territories. I have a separate article about that: Uranus in Taurus 2018-2026: A new beginning for the economy

Saturn in Pisces dissolves boundaries (Photo: Canva/Pixabay)

Saturn in Pisces and hallucinogens

Another area influenced by Saturn in Pisces will be the spiritual and psychological realm, and this will occur on multiple levels.

On one hand, there could be a shift in people’s perception of hallucinogenic substances. In the 1960s, during the rise and spread of the hippie culture, psychedelic drugs, and psychedelic art, Saturn was also in Pisces. Looking at the present, it is possible that legislation may change. Saturn represents laws, while Pisces represents drugs. It’s possible that certain mild drugs will be accepted from now on and no longer considered illegal.

Another effect of Saturn in Pisces could be changes in the economic sphere, specifically related to the removal of barriers. Let’s take a current example: during Saturn’s time in the innovative and revolutionary Aquarius, the development of artificial intelligence (AI) skyrocketed. The most well-known example, which caused a sensation and changed the way we work in certain fields, is ChatGPT.

Now, with Saturn in Pisces, we may move to the next step, which involves blurring the line between artificial intelligence and the human psyche. It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but it would not surprise me if artificial intelligence, computers, begin to have emotions, essentially human feelings. Or conversely, we might take a step forward in connecting the human mind to computers or various electronic devices.

Amazon and eBay

As I write about the impact of Saturn in Pisces on the economic sphere, I want to mention an interesting fact that caught my attention. In the mid-1990s, Saturn was in Pisces while Neptune was in Capricorn. Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorn and economy, was in the water sign dominated by Neptune. During that period, companies like Amazon and eBay were launched. These two companies, with names related to water, dissolved the boundaries between physical and online commerce and are now among the largest and most renowned companies in the world. Therefore, it is possible that in the coming years, we may see the emergence of some companies with a futuristic vision, particularly related to the psychic and spirituality, that will achieve great success.

A new spiritual movement

As mentioned earlier, Saturn in Pisces represents the completion of a cycle. This is felt on a psychological and spiritual level. It applies to each individual and society as a whole. It is a moment of spiritual regeneration, and it can take various forms.

A new spiritual movement may emerge. Earlier, I mentioned the example of the hippie culture. Regardless of the specific new movement, it will emphasize understanding between people, harmony, compassion, equal rights, and love. Just as the hippie culture emerged as a reaction to the Vietnam War, a similar movement could arise now as a response to the current situation.

Illusions disappear

Since psychedelic substances became widespread during the hippie era, many might believe that the new spiritual movement will be one of dreamers and bohemians. However, this is far from true. On the contrary, Saturn in Pisces dispels illusions and helps us understand things better. To give you a current example: propaganda, lies spread by politicians, various institutions, or the media — all of these lose their power. The world is starting to approach everything in a more rational manner.

Saturn and Neptune in Pisces

Saturn and Neptune together in Pisces

Now, let’s return to what I mentioned earlier: that Saturn in Pisces must be considered in conjunction with Neptune, which is also in the same sign. It is crucial to note that these two planets meet in this sign. Both of them transform the collective consciousness and lead to immense changes in society. To understand the strength of their impact, consider this: the last time Saturn and Neptune were together in Pisces was in 1848 – a year of revolutions throughout Europe and Latin America. Just as those revolutions led to social reforms, we may witness social reforms in the coming years. It is likely that the population will no longer tolerate the current economic and social conditions and will force the political class to make major changes.

How Saturn in Pisces affects us personally

In general, Saturn is seen as a malefic planet. However, it’s important to know that, in astrology, nothing has a single meaning. Therefore, Saturn doesn’t only bring negative things but also opportunities.

One change you will notice in the next 2-3 years is a shift in mindset. The emphasis will be on compassion and love for others. You will be more concerned about the well-being of those around you, or even unknown individuals. On the other hand, when someone needs you, you may not react as sensitively and emotionally as before. That doesn’t mean you don’t care about what that person says, but your thinking is more practical, and you seek solutions. Instead of just listening and sympathizing, you will try to offer practical solutions to their problems. You see? As I mentioned, this transit has both positive and negative aspects.

Less self-discipline, better concentration

You will also notice that self-discipline is increasingly lacking. Serious Saturn, which helps us control ourselves, goes with the flow. However, when we work alone or in a secluded place, it grants us work ethic and concentration. What does this mean for you? If you work in a large team, with many people in the same room, and you have a complex project, it would be beneficial to withdraw to a space where there are no distractions.

Saturn in Pisces influences our faith

Earlier, I mentioned that Pisces represents the psychological and spiritual realm. With Saturn present in this sign, many individuals will find themselves asking serious questions about their spirituality, their beliefs, and their relationship with religion or the church. It is essential to distinguish between faith and the institutional aspect of the church. Even if some people turn away from the church, it doesn’t mean they have lost their faith.

If you feel a spiritual blockage, you are not alone in experiencing this. We all may feel blocked for various reasons, such as being torn between tradition and the desire for personal growth. It is important not to ignore these thoughts. They are part of a plan that Saturn has for you, and I will provide more details about it below.

Saturn limits our creativity

Before getting there, there is one more point that needs to be addressed: creativity. As I mentioned earlier, Saturn is like a concrete canal or a dam that controls the flow of water, and similarly, it controls the flow of our creativity.

The next 2-3 years will be particularly important for individuals working in creative fields, for artists, and especially for those in the music industry. Saturn in Pisces puts a brake on creativity. We will all feel this, but the impact will be especially noticeable for the mentioned groups of people.

Dreams become reality

That is the negative aspect. The positive aspect is that Saturn helps us organize our chaotic thoughts and focus our creative ideas. We have the chance to bring our dreams into reality. It solely depends on you whether you allow creative blockages and lack of self-discipline to hold you back or if you will take action.

Since we were talking about music, let’s use learning to play a musical instrument as an example. Now would be the perfect time to pursue that aspiration.

Saturn’s plan

Slowly but surely, we have reached the final point, which is the plan that Saturn has for you.

In addition to the various meanings mentioned earlier, Saturn is the one who occasionally taps us on the shoulder and asks if we are satisfied with our lives, the path we have chosen, and the way we have evolved. Especially now, as a cycle comes to an end, it is important to be both content with oneself and in harmony with the universe. Otherwise, you begin a new cycle carrying a suitcase full of unresolved problems with you.

Warning: Depression, alcohol, drugs

Saturn presents obstacles, yes. But only because it wants you to fight for what you want; it wants you to take responsibility for your future and, above all, to live life on your own terms and as your true self – not as others want you to.

Reaching that point won’t be easy. Especially if you tend to fall into depression or struggle with alcohol or drug use, you need to take care: Saturn in Pisces can accentuate these issues. As I mentioned earlier, we feel much more compassion, we observe injustices, illusions dissipate, and we see reality – and these things can cause us to suffer. It is important not to fall into despair but to transform negative energy into positive energy.

Remember that Saturn doesn’t wish you harm. After explaining all of these things, you know what you need to do, you know how to react when problems arise. Learn any lesson that comes from Saturn, use it to evolve, and start a new cycle smoothly and without issues.

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