Planet Ingress Astrological Information
Updated March 1, 2023 by J McCaul
The planetary charts are set to GMT (aka UTC) providing only the most basic information of the ingress, station retrograde, station direct and retrograde ingress of the planets. Pages for the planets which have the ability to retrograde motion will also include a countdown to the change of direction. Some planets move much faster than others. Some of the charts will show several planets over the course of two to four years while other charts will only have one planet on the chart for two to three years. Charts that have several planets will differentiate the planet's activity by color and name of the planet. After that, the color of the date, time, sign and activity will help to distinguish the event. The Ingress (direct) of a planet will be blue and "I" will be displayed after the sign. The Station Retrograde (S/R) and Retrograde Ingress (R) will be shades of red with the letters S/R or R following the sign. Station Direct (S/D) will be displayed in black. (Older Browsers that don't use styles (CSS) may not be color differentiated.) Links to Planets List
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The direct ingress (I) is the moment that the planet moves from 29° 59' into the new sign of 0° 0'. The retrograde ingress (R) is the moment that the planet moves from 0° 0' into the previous sign at 29° 59'. The Station Retrograde (S/R) and Station Direct (S/D) will only indicate the sign, not the degree on these charts.
The Moon, which moves the fastest (not a planet, but a satellite of Earth) never moves retrograde; only direct. A chart three-month chart is available for current lunar ingresses with GMT times. Also, the astrology calendar has all the Moon ingress times for Pacific Standard Time (PST).
The Sun, also not a planet but more often referred to as a star, only moves direct. The ingress chart for the Sun shows the season changes for the northern hemisphere.
The charts best with the Ingress and Retrograde Calendars located under the Planet Calendars in the menu to the left of this page.
Remember, all the ingress charts are set to standard GMT. To adjust the times for your timezone, add or subtract the number of hours your timezone is from 0 UT. If you live in the western hemisphere (mostly the Americas) you would subtract the number of hours from the time shown on the table. Most of the eastern hemisphere will add hours to the time shown in the table.
Timezone calculators are linked below.