Stationary Planets in your chart: Powerful Impact?

July 29, 2019 at 13:02 (UT/GMT)
(Leo) HeavenSent
Stationary Planets in your chart: Powerful Impact?

I´ve been intrigued by the impact of stationary planets in charts for some time.

I have Saturn stationary retrograde in my Natal Chart. And for my upcoming Solar Return, will have Uranus stationary Retrograde, and Jupiter stationary direct. So, I´ll be taking notes.


Have you a stationary planet, or observed their impact on others?

Please share observations, insights, or questions!


Stationary planets are said to have a powerful influence, and even to signify extreme talent.

"When a planet is stationary it usually signifies extreme talent, and if a person has extreme talent and doesn’t use it, the end result is depression.”

– The Art and Practice of Ancient Hindu Astrology, James Braha, p. 157-158.

I haven´t particularly noticed any "extreme talent" related to my Saturn so far (Saturn Rx tends to unfurl later in life, however...). I would definitely concur that it´s a powerful influence in my chart.

A nice article for those interested in a basic understanding of what a stationary planet is in astrology:…
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July 10, 2020 at 10:52
(Aries) JuJu90
Hello HeavenSent,

thanks for the article!

I have a stationary retrograde Uranus in my 5th house in Capricorn. I am 30 now, but maybe this energy will unfold itself more later in life.

However, I might feel now already some of the energy. My Uranus is ruling my 7th house. So it does equip me with certain erratic behaviour and strange decision making in these areas that it touches. (At least other people think it´s strange.) Making sometimes all other parts of my life kinda obay that energy and putting it "first". There might be also a feeling of must to it or something. :1:

August 11, 2019 at 06:07
(Taurus) IIyyaarr13
Right now in the middle of the weekend; :156: is stationary, tomorrow :199: is stationary! If you investigate beyond Astro-Seek you will find a five day station point for :156: and a seven day station point for :199:.
There are a lot of stars in Sagittarius, it is the most significant place to have a Stationary planet! :44: :30: :62: :32:
August 3, 2019 at 13:22
(Sagittarius) Hokkyokuguma
A really good work about retrograde planets, a systemic (family) constellations view. Only in czech language...yet (So use Google Translator). I am thinking about complete translation, it deserves to be much more known...

August 1, 2019 at 14:23
(Leo) HeavenSent » IIyyaarr13

That´s really interesting, thank you.

(Some of what you wrote I´m not following.)

I´ll take a look at the celebrity search engine at some point. Hopefully I´ll be able to figure it out. I sometimes find it tedious to extrapolate from celebrities´ charts, but obviously, so far, they are the easiest data + personalities + biographies to access, so we work with them.

I think one of the primary values of this site -- astroseek -- actually, is the collection of data -- on all of us "ordinary people" (aka non-celebrities). I´m sure that the site´s owners are crunching numbers, processing stats, and running hypotheses and so on. It would be great if they would share their findings at some point!

August 1, 2019 at 02:40
(Taurus) IIyyaarr13 » HeavenSent
There are little arrows for going backwards and forwards in time; There is a standard practice of regarding :199:´s stationary time as 7 days just because it is the 7th planet from the Sun. That´s an embarrassment; Just counting from the first orbit? :63: At Serennu asteroid Ephemeris you have a good-size roster that can all be listed by speed, whatever is close to the sun and listed close to the Galactic Center and Great Attractor by speed is the most stationary.
I have :153: at the same speed as Salman Rushdie´s :156:.
I have :153: at the same speed as Edgar Allan Poe´s :164:
The slow planets have a significance just as the stationary planets do.
The celebrity astro-search engine at this website can point out some definitely station point influenced major and minor celebrities.
My stationary:153: :194: stationary:199: was an easier :153: elftile :199: in my previous incarnation; I don´t like to admit that I devolved;No sign is unnecessary! :14:
August 1, 2019 at 00:44
(Leo) HeavenSent » fishscales
@ :108:

Why, thankyou! :37:
August 1, 2019 at 00:42
(Leo) HeavenSent » IIyyaarr13
Hey Ilyyaarr13, which one(s) is/are your stationary planet(s)? I´m wondering if you experience it/them in a particularly impactful / "special" way?

From what you wrote, though, it seems that you haven´t found that to be the case...?
July 31, 2019 at 00:58
(Taurus) IIyyaarr13
There are a number of people claiming :78: influence; It only counts if it is a cyclic star like Algol, a different speed and direction star like Arcturus or a stationary planet :191: :78:
The best condition is ´ALL´ planets direct because that is what can counterbalance the heliocentric chart that tells about the "soul".
There are three ways of looking at my chart; 4 retrogrades, 2Rx & 2St, or 1 1/2 stationary planets and 2 1/2 retrogrades.
The last comes closest to the truth!
July 30, 2019 at 23:07
(Pisces) fishscales » HeavenSent
"I don´t have a physics background, so I´m just uysing layperson´s terms here...!"

Still a really good description though :37:
July 30, 2019 at 08:52
(Leo) HeavenSent » Sqwishie
Picture yourself on a swing in a playground... you are swinging back and forth, higher and higher... That moment at either end of the arc, when you have reached the apogee, or crest, of your trajectory, and you are just on that swing as high as it can go, and momentarily suspended in space, almost weightless...

That´s the Stationary moment.

If you were a Planet, that would be your moment of Station.

I don´t have a physics background, so I´m just uysing layperson´s terms here...!
July 30, 2019 at 08:45
(Leo) HeavenSent » HeavenSent
A related concept is the Shadow.

The area in the sky where the planet is doing its retrograde passages is termed the Shadow.

The Evolving Door explains it all really well:…

So, to summarize, the Retrograde cycle involves six distinct phases and "moments":

1. The Planet passes, in Direct motion, through the Shadow.
2. The Planet stations Retrograde at the edge of the Shadow Zone.
3. The Planet heads "backwards," Retrograde, through the Shadow Zone.
4. The Planet "stops," and stations Direct at the edge of the Shadow.
5. The Planet heads "forward," moving in Direct Motion through the Shadow Zone.
6. The Planet passes, still in forward motion, the Station Point, and continues on in Direct Motion leaving the Shadow Zone behind...

To discuss Retrogrades further, MarvinReal has a thread on Retrogrades.

What I am interested in here, is that specific moment / time period when the Planet "stops" at either end of the "zone," and becomes stationary.

Many astrologers assign tremendous potency to the planet´s energies at that time. Other astrologers overlook it. I´m interested in people´s own observations and insights.

:92: :83:
July 30, 2019 at 08:30
(Leo) HeavenSent » Sqwishie
A Planetary Station refers to the point where a planet changes direction to go from direct to retrograde, or from retrograde to direct.

The planet in question essentially slows down and pauses - i.e., becomes "stationary" (or still), briefly, before it changes direction.

In the case of the outer planets, this apparent pause in motion can last for a while. With the inner planets, the Planetary Station is always much briefer.
July 30, 2019 at 06:06
(Leo) HeavenSent

Astroseek has an awesome feature that will calculates planets in station.

To find out if you have stationary natal planets, or stationary planets in an upcoming transit or solar return:…

And here´s an astro-seek thread about this feature:…

I´ve just bumped the thread. Let me know if you need help navigating the calculator. If you´re doing it for the first time, it´ll seem a little tricky.
July 29, 2019 at 17:30
(Virgo) MarvinReal » Sqwishie
I have Stationary Mercury from birth and my very first and very last topics are about retrogrades.
July 29, 2019 at 17:27
(Scorpio) Sqwishie
What is the action of a stationary planet? How is that different from direct? I´m assuming it means it appears unmovable in the sky.

All of mine are direct.

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