Saturn moves into Pisces: What structures will shift in your life?
This month Saturn enters Pisces bringing its ever-present insistence on grounding, practicality, and need for structure into the transcendent, oceanic realm of the adaptable, flowing, and compassionate sign of the fishes—a significant shift in energy from where Saturn has been over the last five years. This is a potent astrological transition. When slower-moving planets like Saturn enter a new sign, it signals a new chapter.
Venus Conjunct Jupiter
Venus Conjunct Chiron
March begins with a beautiful Conjunction between Venus and Jupiter In Aries. If you have been “looking up” just after sunset lately, you may have noticed these two planets' magnificence growing closer together each night in the twilight glory of the western skies.
When Venus and Jupiter’s energy combine in conjunction, it creates a pleasant, heart-opening, and expansive experience. Venus influences relationships and the aesthetic aspects of life, and Jupiter brings opportunities for feeling positive and expansive. It’s a supportive time to get your visionary cap on and also get creative.
Things may feel more at ease from the 1st through the 3rd. It’s a good time to move through obstacles and create more openness around any issues in your relationships that need working out. Some heart healing alignment may also open up as Venus comes into Conjunction with Chiron, the “Wounded Healer,” on the 3rd.
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Mercury and Saturn join their energies from the 3rd through the 4th, which can shift energies a bit from the aforementioned Venus/Jupiter conjunction and have you focus more seriously on life's practical matters. Saturn’s energy creates more constriction, the opposite of Jupiter’s expansiveness. The sober, sane, and settled energy of Saturn, in conjunction with Mercury, can help your thinking gain valuable focus regarding what are the truly essential things to be working on.
Saturn’s influence removes the “noise” of the extra things you would typically get involved in that can feel distracting. You might feel overwhelmed on the 3rd and 4th by trying to put your attention in too many directions. Notice what is genuinely calling your attention, and let the rest be for now. This is a good time to create accomplishment and success with what you put your efforts towards. Therefore, if there’s anything you’ve been putting off, like doing your taxes or making an important call … Saturn and Mercury’s combined energy on these days would be supportive to get to work on those things. You’ll be able to put your mind to the task!
Saturn moves into Pisces
& Full Moon in Virgo
This is a day of potent astrological transition. Whenever slower-moving planets enter a new sign, it signals a new chapter, this one is initiated with an attendant Full Moon!
Saturn brings the need to restructure whatever areas of your life it influences by transit (relationships, home, career, you, etc.). It spends about 2.5 years in one zodiac sign before transiting to the next. It has been in its comfortable and rulership signs of Capricorn (modern rulership) and Aquarius (ancient rulership) for the last five years. On March 7th, Saturn enters the sign of Pisces, which will be a significant shift in energy from where it has been for the last half a decade.
Saturn is grounded and realistic and aligns us with creating structure, boundaries, and orderliness. The zodiac sign it is in describes how these aspects get created. Pisces is flowy and idealistic and can be more uncomfortable energy for Saturn’s predictable nature.
As Saturn enters Pisces on the 7th, a 2.5-year odyssey of restructuring your ideals will begin to evolve slowly. This could bring up fears if you are attached to the structures you are called to change. If you know where Pisces resides in your natal chart, you can hone in on this area of your life and notice if you feel a change is on the horizon.
Saturn is grounded in reality, and Pisces offers an ability to flow outside your normal boundaries and imagine or dream into other ways of creating your reality. If you work with the Piscean energy of being in flow with what’s changing over the next 2-3 years, you may experience a more beautiful structure for your life than you thought possible. Imagine bringing your dream visions into grounded reality! That’s the highest vibrational potential that wants to emerge from this period of Saturn transiting Pisces.
On the same day the portal opens with Saturn entering Pisces (March 7th), we have a Full Moon in Virgo, the sign 180° directly opposite Pisces. It may be a more emotional day as you navigate the flowy Piscean sea of opening boundaries with earthy Virgo's practical, structured, and organized energy. When Planets are in opposites signs (such as the Sun and Moon in this case), the best way to handle the pull to one side or the other is to find a way to integrate and allow both energies to come to play.
What is the balance for you? How can you embody your grounded, practical presence here and now, with your inner dreamy ideals seeking to manifest and be known? The Virgo Full Moon adds emphasis to the hands-on attending that is required to midwife this Piscean loftiness into reality!
Venus Sextile Mars
Jupiter Conjunct Chiron
Mercury Sextile Uranus
March 10th-12th brings some optimistic and stimulating weekend energy from several planetary interplays. Venus and Mars make a Sextile with each other, activating positive dynamic energies around relationships. Jupiter and Chiron combine their energies in conjunction and open with an expansiveness around opportunities for healing. Mercury and Uranus also make a Sextile with each other stimulating your creative and visionary mind and helping you break out of mental blocks.
The 10th through the 12th is a favorable time to socialize, ask that special person out on a date, open your heart, and play creatively with your artistry and in relationships. As you flow with these fun Sextiles between Venus/Mars and Mercury/Uranus and allow these movements to bring new and refreshing energy, it can feel healing with the blended energies of Jupiter and Chiron in the mix.
This is a particularly opportune weekend for creating good connections with partners, friends, and family… all your loved ones.
March 14th -19th
Mars Square Neptune
Following the wave of stimulation energy occurring 10th-12th, Mars and Neptune come into a Square aspect with each other. Squares can be more challenging to navigate as the planets are located 90 degrees from each other, creating frictional energy between the two planets. This can be experienced as internal conflicts where one part of yourself feels impeded by another aspect of yourself.
Mars activates our will to move towards the things we want to be doing. Neptune allows our souls to open and connect to the larger universal forces at play. When Mars and Neptune come into a Square aspect on the 14th through the 19th, your physical energy might feel lower, and you may need to surrender your will and listen to your soul if it’s calling you to move in a different direction than you intended.
You may be more drawn to a walk, music, meditation or reading a book than checking off that to-do list. That is A-OK! Permit yourself to go with the flow of your energies during March 14th-19th, or else you might spend too much of your time in conflict with yourself regarding how you are going about your day.
Neptune has a way of serendipitously bringing us right to where we need to be for something meaningful to happen in our lives, and sometimes this is more possible when we get out of our way. During the Mars Square Neptune transit, I recommend GOING WITH THE FLOW!
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based on your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.