Station Points are Still Points
The retrograde and direct station of any planet represents one of two exact Still Points creating a nexus or connection point (a convergence, a coming together) linking two or more things – such as possibilities, inspiration, and ideas – that ideally supports our personal and collective evolution.
TS Eliots’ poem on the Still Point is a wonderful description of the Still Point.
At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards;
at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement.
And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered.
Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline.
Except for the point, the still point,There would be no dance,
and there is only dance.
I can only say, there we have been: but I cannot say where.
And I cannot say, how long, for that is to place it in time. (TS Eliot 1952)
Any Retrograde is Similar to Pulling the Arrow Back on the Bow…
When an arrow is pulled back on the bow it is stepping back to gather strength and momentum for moving forward. Literally what we see is the arrow moving away from its intended target for the purpose of gathering the necessary power designed to help swiftly propel it forward with aimed intent and purpose. It is a great reminder that stepping back to step forward helps us do so with greater clarity and confidence when done with awareness and intent.