Saturn Retrograde in Pisces: Hope Floats

All about Saturn

Saturn, the planet of boundaries, restriction, and no as a full sentence will station retrograde in Pisces on June 29th, 2024 resuming forward motion on November 15th, 2024. And remember, there’s nothing to fear about retrograde periods! Saturn, the ultimate planet of responsibility, stations retrograde every year for 5ish months, so this is familiar energy to all of us. It’s not necessarily rare news, but it’s an important shift that marks yet another turning point in Saturn’s cycle around the wheel.

Saturn Retrograde in Pisces 

Saturn entered Pisces on March 7th, 2023 and will be traversing its watery expanse through early 2026. Saturn cycles are about 29.5 years, meaning the ringed planet hasn’t visited this amorphic, transcendent area of our charts since the mid 1990s. Saturn stations retrograde several times while in Pisces and did for the first time last year. That retrograde, from mid-June to early November of 2023, might have highlighted some themes that will be resurfacing. And while outer planet retrogrades are often most significant for the collective at large, they can also be felt individually. 

Especially if you have points between 12° and 19° (the retrograde degrees) of the mutable signs specifically, you should pay close attention to this retrograde cycle.

Collectively, this second Saturn retrograde in Pisces period is interesting because for the second half of this year, it means Jupiter and Saturn will meet in a square. While this isn’t great news for Jupiter, it’s very helpful for Saturn. Jupiter gives Saturn an optimism to go the distance and faith that even when things get tough, they will ultimately work out in the end.

Saturn in Pisces connecting with Jupiter in Gemini for the second half of 2024 gives us a buoyancy that we might have been lacking previously. There are still lessons to learn in the Pisces area of our chart…but we’re learning that our friends can help support us along the way. Rather than just feeling like we’re stuck in a confusing grind…talking it out aids in our hope that we’re sailing in the right direction (even if we can’t yet see the land)!

General Tips for Saturn Retrograde

  • Saturn is motivated to summit whatever mountaintop it’s fixated on– so it’s an energy that can bring up shame when we don’t feel like we’ve reached the top/met our goals. Saturn retrograde periods are a great time to review the peaks you’re working towards and adjust what you’re doing on a regular basis to ensure you stay committed to the climb. Rather than feeling defeated, use it as an opportunity to review your playbook.
  • You can’t work with Saturn without considering boundaries, and Saturn Retrograde asks you to reconsider where you’re drawing lines. Notice what areas of life might need some new structures, and trust that every “no” makes room for a more aligned yes.
  • Saturn retrograde (especially in Pisces) is concerned with divine timing. This is a far cry from quick energy and instead encourages us to slow down and feel every inch of the process. Notice what has worked out in your life due to patiently going with the flow– and lean into structures that are beginning to feel magically aligned.

Saturn Retrograde through the Rising Signs

These horoscopes were written based on your rising sign. The rising sign indicates which house Saturn is currently transiting in your birth chart.

☽ Aries 

Saturn will station retrograde in your 12th house. This is an area of your life all about power struggles and control– which ironically improve when you just let go. When Saturn stations retrograde, you will be challenged to review your symbiotic relationships with others and how you might’ve been holding on too tightly to your sense of structure. Have you been overthinking something, when what’s truly called for is trust? Pay close attention to your dreams.

☽ Taurus

Saturn will station retrograde in your 11th house. This is an area of your life concerned with the people you surround yourself with– how they influence you and vice versa. Saturn stationing retrograde here wants you to take a closer look at your community. How are your needs and desires within the group shifting? It’s time to reinvigorate your social settings with your authentic brand of beauty. Release any friends that can’t recognize and appreciate how you shine.

☽ Gemini

Saturn will station retrograde in your 10th house. This is an area of your life focused on your output in the world and the perceptions formed about you because of it. When Saturn stations retrograde, you will be reviewing the legacy you’re creating and perhaps understanding where you need to let go of some control. Empathy in the workplace is a right of passage for you, and you’re becoming the master of your own destiny because of it.

☽ Cancer

Saturn will station retrograde in your 9th house. This is an area of your life that encourages you to be adventurous in your belief systems and stretch far and wide to discover (and share!) your ultimate truths. Saturn retrograde will remind you of just why boundaries are an important tool in your suitcase for these excursions. Knowing when to say “no” to that next continuing education course will equally fill your cup. Reimagine what you believe to be true and be open to changing the way you arrive there.

☽ Leo

Saturn will station retrograde in your 8th house. This is an area of your life centered around your deeply committed relationships, and the comforts (or discomforts) they provide. Saturn’s retrograde will pull focus on your support systems, and ask if the scales are balanced in your agreements. This is an opportunity to acknowledge the people, places, and things that truly feel symbiotic and a call to release the rest.

☽ Virgo

Saturn will station retrograde in your 7th house. This is an area of your life that connects you with important one on one partnerships. When Saturn stations retrograde, a review period will begin for the relationships you’ve been maintaining (or struggling to maintain). Now is the time to work to find common ground with those you love…but not at your own expense. Defining the parameters of your unions now will solidify their foundations for the future.

☽ Libra

Saturn will station retrograde in your 6th house. This is an area of your life dedicated to the daily grind and the self-focus you have on your health (or lack thereof). Saturn stationing retrograde here ushers in a moment of reflection regarding your 9-5. Have you switched up your routines? How have new rituals been changing how you feel day-to-day? Try writing out the habits that have aided in your wellbeing the past six months and honor your diligence in maintaining them.

☽ Scorpio

Saturn will station retrograde in your 5th house. This is an area of your life that celebrates child-like wonder and tapping into creativity unapologetically, and Saturn’s foray here urges you to take your pleasure seriously. With this retrograde, you could be confronted with ways you’ve buried your muses. This is a moment to reconnect with your inner child and invite them out on a playdate. Allow yourself to be silly, to make mistakes, and know that some of the best art takes time.

☽ Sagittarius

Saturn will station retrograde in your 4th house. This is an area of your life centered around home, family, and your lineage. Saturn stationing retrograde here will remind you to take “feathering your nest” as seriously as you take jet setting off on new adventures. There may have been challenges faced over the past year regarding relatives and how you fit in with them (or not). Consider donating old items in your home to free up both emotional and physical space.

☽ Capricorn

Saturn will station retrograde in your 3rd house. This is an area of your life that connects your perceptions with like minded, local friends. When Saturn stations retrograde, you might notice just how true the sentiment is that you start to become like the five people you surround yourself with most. This period will be a chance to survey your immediate circle. Trust that your best friendships are evolving alongside you.

☽ Aquarius

Saturn will station retrograde in your 2nd house. This is an area of your life hyper concerned with your values and how they’re made manifest physically in the world. Saturn’s retrograde in this area could have you reviewing your finances and reflecting on how money is simply another form of energy exchange. Take note of where your expenditures are happening, and the return on investment you receive. If anything has felt off or out of balance in your exchanges, there’s still time to fix the bottom line.

☽ Pisces

Saturn will station retrograde in your 1st house. This is an area of your life that’s solely concerned about you and how you show up in the world. Saturn retrograde through this space will bring up the commitments that are truly important to your maturing nature. You’re someone that loves to yes, but Saturn wants to remind you that discernment will help you grow longterm. There’s a lot of freedom to be found in the boundaries you’re learning to maintain.

You can learn how to work with the energy of the Saturn Retrograde in the Cancer New Moon workbook.  

And secure the crystal for this retrograde with the Retrograde Crystal Kit.

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