Saturn transits Pisces: March 2023 – February 2026

On March 7, 2023 Saturn – planet of conservatism, traditional values, selfishness, economy, restriction and loss – moved to Pisces and from then until February 14, 2026 will have some influence over events and trends related to jails, imprisonment, incarceration, detention centers, hospitals, charities, housing for the poor and homeless, religious fanaticism, Christianity, rivers, waterways and deception.

The event trend will be characterized by economy, conservative-orthodox thinking, self-interest, fear, constraint, deterioration and loss.

Saturn’s transit of Pisces forecasts cost-cutting that impacts hospitals, charities and jails; a stressed-out charity sector as more and more people seek daily help; increased homelessness; a fall in the number of orthodox religions true believers; and droughts that destroy river systems and waterways. Will the Mississippi and Colorado Rivers (and their inhabitants) survive drought and climate change?

It’s believed that those countries ruled by Pisces will experience hardship, suffering and loss but they are unknown. 

Major events are inclined to occur when Saturn in the sky forms a conjunction, parallel, opposition, square, trine and/or sextile aspect with Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and/or Neptune; and/or progressed Saturn forms an aspect in the Saturn cycle.

Backstory: Saturn transits Aquarius

In our Saturn transits Aquarius forecast we explained that ‘human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. They include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and the right to gather and protest. 

And that ‘everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination, but Saturn’s transit of Aquarius inclines towards a loss of human rights as government imposed constraints and restrictions curb your rights and freedoms.’

We concluded: ‘This is a perilous sign transit in the Pluto period of the Age of Aquarius. It sign posts restrictions and loss to your basic human rights and the contamination of altruistic-humanitarian endeavor by the forces of greed and self-interest.’

And Saturn’s transit of Aquarius saw a loss of human rights and a decline in global freedom.

The Taliban retook control of Afghanistan in August 2021 and since then it has effectively barred women and girls from secondary schools and universities, restricted their employment, and even a banned their presence in many public spaces; and on June 24, 2022 the conservative (Saturn) dominated Supreme Court in America overturned the landmark Roe v Wade decision, upending nearly five decades of abortion access in the country and depriving women of the right to an abortion; and internet and social media restrictions that occurred in many countries including India were human rights abuses.

But with Sun square Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart governments and world leaders are more inclined to do bad rather than good. The prohibition of torture is a principle of international law but many countries and armed groups engage in the deliberate infliction of severe pain and suffering.

And in September 2022 the United Nations reported that 28 million people are in forced labor and 22 million are in forced marriages which are classified as modern forms of slavery.

Saturn’s sign transit and you

Saturn’s transit of Pisces will have no influence on you personally. Its influence is strictly global and relates to global life-matters ruled by Pisces.

But Saturn in your birth chart does provide valuable information that you need to know about. By its house position and aspects it reveals the strength and functional status of your security urge and the area of your life where there is dearth, struggle and laborious effort.

Saturn is the planet of work, responsibility, economy and loss and major events involving these matters only occur when Saturn is activated by progression.

What’s currently taking place in your life and what’s on your mind is primarily determined by the major progressed aspects in your chart and the local environment in which you live, work and operate.

Transit Saturn in your chart by its house position and aspects to birth chart and progressed planets has an inconsequential influence on your life.


Saturn cycle: February 16, 1997 – March 26, 2026

Author: DW Sutton

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