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Term: Stationary


Because the motion of the planets around the sun is relative to the position of our vantage point here on Earth, some of the planets, especially the inner ones, will at times appear to move backwards (retrograde) in their motion. During the time they are changing from direct to retrograde or retrograde to direct, they appear to be stationary. Also known as "making a station," when stationary retrograde (changing from direct to retrograde), it can symbolize a delay or a reversal. When a planet is stationary direct (changing from retrograde to direct), it implies a revitalization, re-energization, or renewal. The Sun and Moon are never stationary.