Saturn enters Pisces.
March 7, 2023 – May 24, 2025
Sep 1 2025 – Feb 13, 2026
Previous Saturn in Pisces
May – June 1993
Jan 1994 – April 1996
Saturn ingress into Pisces is one of the major astrological components for 2023. Saturn has spent the last six years in signs it rules. First it entered Capricorn in 2017 and then Aquarius in 2020 which it co-rules. Saturn has comfort in Capricorn and Aquarius, it brings authority to signs that listen or respect him. But in Pisces who is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, Saturn’s authority has less to glob on to. Pisces is mutable, hard to wrestle, and Saturn’s trek has mixed results. In the late 19th century, Saturn was in Pisces for the Great Compromise of 1877. The Presidential election in November of 1876 resulted in a tie; a compromise was drawn which gave Rutherford Hayes the presidency (GOP) but the southern senators would only agree IF the federal troops were pulled out of the south who had been overseeing the area since the end of the civil war. Pulling out the federal troops forcibly ended The Reconstruction Era, an era highlighted by freed black men able to vote and be elected to office. This compromise killed Reconstruction and launched the horrific Jim Crow Era which lasted until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which, drum roll occurred during Saturn in Pisces.
In the Saturn in Pisces era earlier in the 19th century, we see the California land rush which launched after gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in 1848. Many a prospector arrived in CA, set up a claim and ended up with nothing, of course others went on to set up prosperous businesses and build California. The 1846-1848 cycle is closer to our period now in 2023 because that round had Neptune and Saturn in Pisces at the same time as we will be experiencing this round. Curiously, both Sutter’s Mill and the 1877 compromise took place at ten degrees of Pisces. During the March to Selma in March of 1965 Saturn was also at ten degrees of Pisces.
Pisces rules art and creative movements strengthened during Saturn in Pisces. Look no further than the Impressionist movement in Paris in the 1870s, the film industry in the 1930s and WWW in the 1990s. None of those movements started with Saturn in Pisces but they took shape and grew during the transit. Saturn is the planet of building and strengthening foundations.
Saturn in Pisces by itself is not earth shattering but when you add Pluto ingress into Aquarius at the end of March and in May, Jupiter’s move into Taurus there are lot of changes in 2023. Also, during the entire transit, Saturn will be chasing Neptune until finally the two will form a conjunction in Feb 2026 at Zero Aries. This is a big deal in window of big deal aspects and transits. Watch that space.
Clearly, this Saturn in Pisces cycle can be a Boom or Bust depending on who you are, where you are and your circumstances in general. For some players like, John Sutter, Rutherford Hayes, Claude Monet and John Lewis they were tapping their own karma and dharma. Obviously, our own roles will be found for the next two and half years. But it all starts with finding our own inner radar. Beep Beep Beep