Stationary and Retrograde Degrees

Venus is now stationary at 0 degrees Scorpio, it will go stationary direct on November 21st GMT. A stationary planet slows down allowing the concentration of the energy of that planet in one precise point or degree. This gives the planetary energy an extra push at that specific degree. A stationary degree can be either direct or retrograde, and it is this slowing down of the planet around that degree that you see the greatest changes in the area of the chart affected. This is why just before a planet goes retrograde (few days to a week) you will experience some changes in the energy in that area before the exact retrograde date.