With every sign, we can go low and we can go high. For instance, high Aries: drive, ambition, a pioneering spirit, and bravery. Low Aries, on the other hand: selfishness, ruthlessness, and inflexibility. So, with high Pisces, we become one with the cosmos and at peace with everything — perhaps a spiritual healer, a creative channel for the divine. Low Pisces, though, is a descent into self-destruction through any means.
During this time of Saturn in Pisces, we may be tempted toward self-destructive behaviors or simply feeling like we want to say, “F*ck all of it.” The higher form of this escapist tendency will be some sort of spirituality, something non-material, that costs next to nothing that brings joy and peace to your life. This can mean expressing creativity through dancing, singing, acting, writing, drawing, and so on. Anything that turns off the left brain, allows you to connect to your intuition, and helps you to connect with yourself, such as meditation, meditative forms of yoga; in other words, not the kinds of activities that require you to focus, such as shadow work, sound healing, and tarot.
For the record, this is not a time for jumping onboard with the latest TikTok trend. This will be a time of self-discovery, and only you know what is right for you. This is an inner journey and it is not about showing it to others or seeking approval and applause. If you let yourself explore without the pressure of needing show-offable results or having to make your journey look pretty, you will find the deeper meaning of this Pisces inner journey.
How will Saturn’s move into Pisces in March 2023 impact each sign?
Before we get into how this transit interacts with your zodiac sign, it may be helpful to understand the Houses in your birth chart and what they each represent. If you’re unfamiliar, you can check out our guide to each of the 12 Houses (though much of the below will still make sense even if you don’t know much about them).
Saturn going through your First House means one thing: character building. Your First House is yourself, your identity, and your physical body. This is a time when you will be confronted with situations that may make you really think about who you are and what you want out of life. You are going to go through some powerful transformations and come out on the other side stronger, more confident, stepping up to your Piscean directives of creativity, empathy, and your own brand of spiritual wisdom.
Saturn is leaving your Eleventh House, where you focused on making connection, pursuing your goals, and bringing your vision to others via that Aries drive. Now it’s going into your Twelfth House and you need to slow down. This could be an uncomfortable period, but the quietness of life might just allow you to build a new relationship with yourself. Perhaps you’re more creative during this time, getting in touch with your intuition and letting your imagination run free. Take this opportunity to work on new projects and explore hobbies or adventures for the fun of it.
Saturn is going into your Eleventh House of friends, hopes, and dreams. This is going to be a time when you’re going to want to be out in the world, sharing your talents and connecting with like-minded people who share similar ideas. Maybe you find that relationships have shifted between yourself and people with whom you previously shared common interests. You will also find yourself questioning your current goals and starting to put together another picture of what you want your life to be.
This is going to be a big time for career growth and putting your best foot forward. Saturn is at the top of your birth chart — and it’s saying yes. Now is the time when you are going to be recognized for all the hard work and diligent hours you’ve been putting into your goals. You’re following through on your vision and reaping the rewards of achievement and recognition. You are also learning just how much work it actually takes to get somewhere. Fortunately, Saturn wants you to do that work and receive all the applause and success that come with it. See you in the spotlight, Gem.
Saturn is going through your Ninth House of expansion, which encompasses our ideals and beliefs. With Saturn in this House, you may find yourself questioning long-held beliefs about life. It is a time when you’ll search for meaning and understanding in all-new ways. You are very likely to feel drawn to deeper study — the kind of learning you do will help influence your outlook on life. Because the Ninth House represents expanding beyond what we know, it is also the House of “foreign travel,” making this is a splendid time to take a meaningful trip which challenges you and encourages you to grow.
Saturn is going through your Eighth House of joint finances, transformation, and sexual intimacy. The Eighth House is a heavy house; with Saturn, it may seem even heavier. You are going to be emotionally challenged, as Saturn wants you to go deep into your psyche and to confront whatever truth you’re not letting in right now. When Saturn goes through this house, there can sometimes be a feeling of loss. This could also be a time when you encounter issues related to intimacy with yourself and others. Unfortunately, this may also be a time when you may be dealing with some financial frustrations, particularly with regard to other people, whether it’s money you share with loved ones or money that you owe others. Issues with inheritance, taxes, and family money may all be on the table. Stay mindful, Leo.
Saturn is going through your Seventh House of one to one partnerships. We often call this the House of marriage and business partnerships, but it really relates to anyone you are close to, such as family, good friends, and folks you see one-on-one on a regular basis. During this time, you may be learning major lessons about the relationships in your life. Saturn wants you to be real and practice honest with loved ones; in turn, you’ll discover which friends are really there for you.
Saturn is going through your Sixth House of health and routine. This can be a highly productive time for you. This is a time when you may find yourself very busy; perhaps life is passing you by as you put your nose to the grindstone. Saturn will bring increased discipline and focus to your days, but it is important to not get too caught up in work and to still tune into that Pisces energy of finding the deeper meaning. That said, there is potential for you to face the same energy yet have an exact opposite reaction, finding yourself shirking work and wanting to coast.
Saturn is going into your Fifth House of creativity. This can be a time when you find you can’t let go and are holding onto things too tightly. This House is about fun, creativity, and childlike expression. Right now, you may feel like everything is serious — perhaps a sense of pressure to ensure everything you do matters. This can feel very heavy, yes, but remember, these restraints are ones that you are putting on yourself. This influence can also be a time when you become more disciplined in your creative pursuits.
Saturn is going into your Fourth House of home and family. This could be a challenging time for you, and perhaps you are learning to take more responsibility in taking care of things at home. You may have moments of realization about your family and family history that will hopefully bring you in deeper connection with parts of yourself. You could also be learning the limitations of your physical home and recognizing how you’ve been too compromising of yourself in your living situation.
I am having some trouble putting into words what Saturn transiting your Third House is going to feel like, which is exactly what it feels like. You’ll learn how to think and communicate differently and Saturn may make you question your thoughts more. You’ll be paying more attention to how you receive information and become more discerning about what (and who) you trust. This could be a time where you behind expressing yourself differently; maybe you’ll want to say less and be more reserved about what you say and how you say it. It is also a time when issues with neighbors and siblings could come up.
Saturn is going into your Second House of finances and self-worth. While this House is related to the money we earn, it is also about how we earn that money: our gifts, talents, and skills. You will want to take stock of how you earn your income, including how much you earn and whether you are living up to your fullest potential. Are you being compensated what you truly deserve? You’ll be thinking quite a bit about what you bring to the table and whether you may have dismissed or discounted parts of yourself you didn’t think were “worth” anything, now is a time when you may learn to tap into those.
The final word on Saturn into Pisces
Last, but certainly not least, remember that Saturn’s transits can affect everyone differently. Your natal Saturn is going to impact how you deal with these movements in general. If you have planets that Saturn is making an aspect to, the planet’s lessons may even be emphasized for you. And, if you go back 29.5 years (if you’re old enough) to the last time Saturn was in Pisces, which was 1994 and 1995, you may reflect on what was going on in your life personally during that time as a clue to the kind of themes you will soon see again.
The Saturn in Pisces transit is going to test our limits and our comfort level with not always knowing the way, but it also encourages us to embrace the peace, acceptance, and courage to face these uncertainties. Yes, it is easier said than done, but the stars believe in you.