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Saturn Return

Saturn in Pisces 3/23-2/26

Saturn will transit the sign of Pisces starting now through the next couple of years. Here are the exact dates:

  • 3/7/23 6.34am MST thru 5/24/25 8.35pm MST (Saturn will break into Aries and go retrograde)
  • 9/1/25 1.06am MST thru 2/13/26 6.11pm MDT (Saturn shifts into Aries and stays)

Saturn had been in Aquarius since 12/16/2020, and between 3/21-7/1/2020. Saturn’s Great Conjunction with Jupiter took place at 0 Aquarius on December 21, 2020 at 11.20am MST.

The last time Saturn transited Pisces was in the 90s:

  • 5/20/93 9.58pm MST thru 6/30/93 1.29am MST (Saturn retrogrades into Aquarius)
  • 1/28/94 4.43pm MST thru 4/7/96 1.50am MST (Saturn shifts into Aries)

The time before that was in the 60s:

  • 12/15/64 10.39pm MST thru 3/3/67 2.31pm MST (Saturn shifts into Aries)

During the 30’s Saturn moved thru Pisces like this:

  • 2/14/35 7.08am MST thru 4/24/37 11.29pm MST (Saturn shifts into Aries and retrogrades)
  • 10/17/37 8.40pm MST 1/14/38 3.32am MST (Saturn shifts into Aries and stays)

And at the turn of the last century:

  • 4/13/05 1.40am MST thru 8/16/05 5.40pm MST (Saturn retrogrades into Aquarius)
  • 1/8/06 5.48am MST thru 3/19/08 7.23am MST (Saturn shifts into Aries)


Saturn is the planet that creates boundaries and structure in your chart. It can seem restrictive but the lessons it provides allow you to grow and develop. Saturn tries to establish routine and order, and through exercising discipline rewards long-term seekers. It spends about two and a half years in each sign and by the time it shifts considerable depth and wisdom should be cultivated in that area of your chart. The level-up effect is the result of your hard work, which Saturn requires.

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, the mutable water sign. The mutable quality represents the changing seasons, and the adaptability of the intertwined fish. Water is emotion and intuition, and Pisces swims along the deep currents. An intriguing mashup of all the previous eleven zodiac signs, Pisces seems to have little bits of lots of different energies. They can seem fiery, they can seem down to earth, they can really be anything because they really are every woman.

Pisces represents the end of life, and all things washing back to the sea. Everything disintegrates and forms into something new, and this sign represents letting go and letting god. There’s a head-trippy, almost religious sense of connectedness with all things when talking about the fish, because we know that we are just a piece of a larger whole. This connection to our deepest feelings through our connection to the universe and collective consciousness is a part of Pisces’ relation to the 12th House.

The subconscious is in these deep waters of Pisces. Things that were repressed or are inaccessible to our waking mind, things we experience in the dream state, and things that we pull out of the air around us are all affected by this transit. Things might seem to come out of the proverbial woodwork at this time, but these things are manifestations of your inner reality. Are you attending to your responsibilities?

This time can create a great amount of fear generating from your unconscious. You must learn to face this element of yourself so you can connect to the world around you. Pisces can enable addictive tendencies during this time, because it might feel better to numb your pain or chase levity, but habits are formed quickly during this time. I strongly advise that you don’t generate bad habits during this time, especially when it comes to drinking. Don’t play with alcoholism because those waters run deep and they can get you.

The Piscean rulership of the 12th House is the house of hidden enemies and forces. On the surface I think there will be developments with covid and other illnesses, starting with the avian flu that is now showing up in mammals across the world. Because they can’t be seen, I think there will be a proliferation of illnesses – made more severe by the ongoing effects from long covid. The US ending the national emergency and disbanding covid response in May will result in much more unchecked illness.

The 12th House also deals with institutions and institutionalization. Areas where you give up personal identity to be part of a larger whole: being admitted to the hospital, engaging academia, being arrested, etc. These areas and institutions will experience a dissolving, a changing of the way that we experience our relation to them. We are already watching certain institutions dissolving like that Silicon Valley bank situation.

Saturn moving through Pisces might seem like sifting through an inordinate amount of muddy water, but that will be the only way to ensure that what you are doing is right. The ongoing era of mis- and disinformation will surge into this time, because we will probably reach saturation during this time and reality and fiction will be very difficult to tell apart. The point of mis- and disinformation is not necessarily to trick you outright but to make it so hard to find the truth that you give up. Saturn will really be testing everyone’s mental acumen when it comes to emotional response and media literacy.

If you were born during the times listed above, you are now experiencing your Saturn Return. The actual date of your Return can be found by looking at your chart, but for all intents and purposes you are experiencing a crucial time of seemingly fateful choices and consequences. Have you learned your Pisces lessons? Can you go with the flow and not lose yourself in the process? Do you value your vision of your life enough to make it reality? Do you know who you are even when the world around you changes? This time comes to your life as a series of trials and tribulations, but guess what? If you handle your shit, you get to mature and grow up. And you will be more powerful than before. I can hear all the 90s kids turning 30.

This time offers you a period of profound psychological growth. Don’t be afraid of what you feel. Let your antennae be up and attuned to what is happening around you, and you won’t go wrong.

Check out my youtube video here:

Saturn in Capricorn 12/19/17-12/16/20

Hey y’all,

Here’s a quick update on this long-term transit-we’re about a year into Saturn in Capricorn, good time for a checkup.

Saturn is the planet of rules and restrictions. It’s the reality check we need so we don’t get lost in dreams. While Jupiter expands and says yes, Saturn realistically sets boundaries and limits so we can measure progress. It’s often described as the heavy of the zodiac, bringing harsh lessons and grim character-building. In truth, without Saturn and its grounding influence we would be awash.

Saturn is the ruler of the sun of Capricorn, so it’s considered at home or in its domicile during this time. That means that Saturn is expressing in its pure form without being muted by other elements. Both planet Saturn and sign Cap are related to the passage of time, longevity, and legacy. Father Time is often associated with these energies, as well as Cronus and Rhea in myth.

Capricorn is the last of the earth signs which are primarily concerned with provable actions. Taurus represents the completed action, Virgo describes the methodology of the completed action, and Capricorn is the overall reason behind each completed action. I describe this as Taurus “I made a brick,” Virgo “This is how I made the brick,” and Capricorn “This brick will build my castle.” For this reason, people working with a lot of Capricorn in their charts are very concerned with reputation and public appearance. They take their personal sense of pride from the responsibilities that make them a part of their community, more than most. They are grounded and practical, with an eye on efficiency as they check their goals off of a usually literal list.

Following Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius from about 2015-17, we are now seeing the effects of the Big Ideas that happened during that time. For instance, a new tax code was passed here in America during heady Saturn Sag, that we aren’t seeing the effects of til now. I expect next tax day to be quite dramatic for some folks. Basically now we have to deal with the consequences of our actions. In another example, we elected a huge racist and now we have kids in cages on the border. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Saturn in Cap is that time.

Didn’t follow your workout regimen? Good luck staying fit during this transit. Didn’t do your homework? Don’t expect to pass the test. Saturn in Cap means your ass has to get to work. What you put in is what you will get out of this time. Anybody coasting is gonna get pushed out the way.

Basically because of the longevity of Cap, this period of time is all about sustained effort. If you don’t keep up your stamina, you’re gonna get left behind. Saturn is here to make you stronger, even if it’s gotta drag you kicking and screaming. There are always lots of karmic lessons that Saturn is trying to teach. This time is the culmination of those lessons-can you keep up? Can you stay on track? Can you maintain your budget? If the answer to these questions is no, get ready for your spiritual ass-whoopin’.

I recorded this video while drinking this summer, I don’t know if it’s any good but I do know that I learned a good Saturn in Capricorn lesson and quit smoking:

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