Saturn Retrograde Is Over! Get Back to Your Goals, Confidently

Pick up the pace on those grand plans! On Saturday, November 4, Saturn retrograde ends after five months. You may resume your stalled goals and plans with confidence. What to do and horoscopes for every zodiac sign.

Saturn retrograde ends on November 4, 2023, in healing, watery Pisces.

Since June 17, taskmaster Saturn’s backspin in Pisces brought plenty of soul-searching, inner maturity and some harsh but necessary lessons. You may have learned a lot about trust, vulnerability, surrender and forgiveness.

No one would call a Saturn transit “fun” but the growth it brings is priceless. While Saturn paddles through Pisces from March 7, 2023 until February 13, 2026, it opens a powerful window for exploring your faith or healing from past triggers and traumas. No, this isn’t the sexiest stuff, but think of it this way: When your inner world is in order, navigating the external world gets a whole lot easier. 

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What happens when the Saturn retrograde ends?

Short answer? Stalled engines can start whirring again!

Structure-hound Saturn’s backspin caused some major slowdowns with your biggest projects and plans. It forced you back to the drawing board to ensure everything you were building was planted on a solid foundation.

Saturn is like a personal trainer breaking you down, revealing your weak spots and forcing you to do the heavy lifting so you can get stronger. But its retrograde phase—which lasts 4-5 months annually—is akin to falling off the wagon. It’s easy to slip into bad habits and adopt self-destructive habits.

Be patient with the “station period”

While Saturn retrograde ends and the planet goes into direct (forward) motion, it first enters what astrologers call its “station” period. When a planet stations, it appears to be standing still. Imagine when you’re on a moving train that suddenly stops, jerking backward, then forward. Stationing cycles can shake things up in our world even more. Patience is required!

And that’s not all: The “shadow” period that follows a retrograde could have you feeling residual effects of the retrograde for several weeks after the Saturn retrograde ends on November 4. Saturn’s stationing will take until November 18 to fully complete.

7 Things to do when Saturn retrograde ends

As Saturn pulls itself out of the ditch on November 4, let’s heave a global sigh of relief. There’s work to do—sure, lots of it—but with “Father Karma” back on track, we can clean up any messes made since the Saturn retrograde in Pisces began on June 17.

Here are the things you can do when the Saturn retrograde ends and the taskmaster planet begins moving direct and at full speed.

1. Patch things over with “the authorities.” You may have found yourself in some hot water if you challenged authority. Or, did you give someone too much power over yourself? Cooler, clearer heads prevail when the Saturn retrograde ends.

2. Pay your dues. Frustrated about protocol? You’re not alone. This is Saturn’s bidding, however, and we promise you’ll thank the zodiac’s teacher for his due diligence soon enough.

3. Build skills through repetition. Got an artistic or spiritual gift to contribute to the world? Practice the skills that lead to mastery. 

4. Create solid structures to support your ambitions. Saturn doesn’t let you cut corners without consequence. Create solid structures now to support your ambitions. Do all the behind-the-scenes planning for your big projects.  

5. Assess your goals. Do they light you up anymore? Maybe the reason you’re spinning your wheels is they’re pointed in the wrong direction. Revise long-term plans as needed.

6. Connect to your supporters and mentors. Haven’t seen your parents in how long? Make a plan. What about healthy role models? Find them. If you’re forging a career path, network with influencers and strengthen important connections that will advance you.

7. Lean into hope! Things are starting to look up. The weight of a Saturn retrograde can feel like you’re at a point of no return, but rest assured, as the Saturn retrograde ends, the heaviness becomes lightness and you will find the confidence to move forward and onward!

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Your horoscope for when the Saturn retrograde ends

What happens to Saturn next and how will it affect me?

Saturn spends about three years in each sign—and Saturn is marching through Pisces from March 7, 2023 until February 13, 2026.

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign as the Saturn retrograde ends on November 4, 2023, and continues its forward motion in this water sign. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Saturn—the taskmaster that shows us where we should keep on pushing—ends a retrograde on November 4 that began on June 17. From now until February 13, 2026, it’ll trek through in your twelfth house of healing and completion, helping you tie up some loose ends for good and do the deepest healing of your life. Don’t suffer in silence or let resentment fester. Plan a meditative weekend in the woods or another type of restorative healing, like weekly sessions with a great coach or therapist. Read more Aries horoscopes

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Hard-driving Saturn wakes up from a four-and-a-half-month retrograde on November 4 and powers forward through your collaboration zone. Loyalty has its limits, and you may be having doubts about whether or not to stick with a certain group. If values are veering in different directions, this may be your cue to exit with cool composure.

But first, ask yourself this: Could this shared effort be salvaged with a smarter structure? You know where you’re headed, Taurus, but is your vision aligned with the squad’s goals? Last week, an intense Taurus lunar eclipse stirred up strong emotions. If you gave yourself space to work through them, you probably feel grounded and aware of your long-term goals. Read more Taurus horoscopes

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’ll start to see results from all your hustling starting November 4 as Saturn retrograde ends and the karmic planet pivots back into direct motion. You’ve been working so hard this year, but ever since the Saturn turned retrograde in your career sector on June 17. You’ve had to deal with frustrating delays, stalled progress, even a couple setbacks. Take solace in the fact that Saturn’s lessons are never frivolous. In the days to come, you may finally get the recognition you deserve—quite possibly with perks! Do see potential in monetizing one of your passion projects? Last week, a mystical twelfth house lunar eclipse awakened your creative side. Read more Gemini horoscopes

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Barriers begin dissolving on November 4, when boundary hound Saturn wakes up from a four-and-a-half-month retrograde in your expansive ninth house. Since June 17, big plans have been grounded, or perhaps you had to take a conservative approach to an exciting situation. Aim for the stars again—and make sure you distill the lessons from the road.

This three-year Saturn cycle (which lasts until February 13, 2026) is like a master class in success, helping you build up the stamina you need to reach your target. Last week’s potent lunar eclipse might have ushered in a revelation about your long-term goals. As it was situated in your eleventh house of groups, you and your crew (friends or colleagues) may have struck platinum with a brilliant idea. Read more Cancer horoscopes

Leo (July 23-August 22) 

Trust issues start dissolving on November 4 as karmic judge Saturn snaps out of a retrograde that began on June 17. Since then, a little voice in your head may have been questioning the viability of a business or romantic relationship—despite all signs to the contrary. Now, instead of worrying about the future, you can get back into the driver’s seat and start co-creating your desired outcome. Set up mutually agreed-upon ground rules and expectations to ensure longevity of this union.

Is your professional trajectory aligned with your passions, Leo? Last week, a lunar eclipse illuminated your career sector, pointing you up the ladder of success. If you didn’t score an epic opportunity, your goals became sharper. Read more Leo horoscopes

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Stoic Saturn retrograde ends on November 4 in Pisces and your seventh house of partnerships. Since June 17, you may have felt unsettled or heavy about a commitment. Maybe you had to deal with drama from an old flame or unexpected fluctuations from people you were dating. As Saturn corrects course, partnerships sink back into a more predictable groove. You’ll be happy about that as long as the structure doesn’t feel stifling. Plan those date nights but leave some room for spontaneity! As for that ex—or the date that keeps stringing you along? Ignore, delete, block. Better options await. Read more Virgo horoscopes

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Have unhealthy habits crept in recently? With taskmaster Saturn snoozing in your wellness zone since June 17, the occasional baked good may have swelled into a daily habit (times three) while your fitness routine moved in the opposite direction. As the planet of discipline corrects course on November 4 , you’re ready to make some big changes. Break out the exercise bands, climb on your bike and get yourself back on top of the leaderboard in your live-streaming Peloton. Stock the fridge with fresh produce and protein drinks. You’ll be back to beast mode before you know it. Read more Libra horoscopes

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Your relationships with everyone—including your own creative muse—have been getting strained and tested ever since restrictive Saturn went retrograde on June 17. So you’ll be happy to hear that on November 4, Saturn retrograde ends! The karmic planet corrects course and powers forward in your fifth house of romance and self-expression. Your swagger will slowly but surely return, and you’ll soon reignite the deep passion that’s been harder to tap into since spring.

Structure is Saturn’s keyword. Put rituals in place to support your desires, like weekly date nights or band rehearsals. While you love to pour your heart and soul into a project, having a healthy work-life balance is key to your happiness. Read more Scorpio horoscopes

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

It’s wise to hold off on making any irrevocable decisions until both feet are back on solid ground. You may land there with a soft thud on November 4, when weighty Saturn retrograde ends and the planet powers forward in your foundational fourth house. You won’t be able to ignore any domestic strife that has set in since June 17. A houseguest who has overstayed their welcome could announce a move out, or you might finally find a plumber who can handle that long-needed repair. Whatever the case, make your house feel like a home.

And don’t give up your VIP seat on the wellness wagon, Sag. Last week’s lunar eclipse in your sixth house of healthy living brought a sharp reminder about self-care and keeping stress at bay. Initiating new habits is a great first step, but the hard part is maintaining them. Read more Sagittarius horoscopes

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

If life’s felt a bit off since your ruler, Saturn, the planet of karma and boundaries, went retrograde on June 17, take heart. Your attempts to strategize will no longer morph into visions of apocalypse as Saturn retrograde ends on November 4. This positive pivot in Pisces frees up your heart and mind to set goals and deadlines and tackle them with efficiency and discipline. You’ve done the work, and you have what it takes to excel at a writing, teaching or media project that could take your career to the next level. Read more Capricorn horoscopes

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) 

Disciplined Saturn resumes direct motion in your second house of work and money on November 4 after turning retrograde on June 17. Time to get your fiscal fitness back on point. You may feel like you’re living beyond your means or that you just want to earn more—or do more with your paycheck. With your co-ruler back on track, it’s time to come up with a wealth-building strategy. Use what you’ve learned over the past four and a half months to move forward in your career and beef up your portfolio. Read more Aquarius horoscopes

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Life begins to stabilize on November 4 as Saturn ends a heavy retrograde through your sign. Since March 7, the planet of karmic justice has been parked in Pisces, forcing you to examine and begin to rebuild major areas of your life. This reinvention hasn’t been comfortable, and Saturn’s backspin, which began June 17, hasn’t made it any easier. Even if you had moments when you felt like your passion projects would never get off the ground, you can exhale and shake off that gloom.

You’ll be hosting the cosmic drill sergeant until February 13, 2026, and he’s offering you a master class in stamina. Keep on pushing because, with dedication and persistence, Saturn’s gifts—abiding security, stability and success—are in store! Read more Pisces horoscopes

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