Planets in antiscia and contra-antiscia reflect one another across the cardinal axis. The cardinal axis (also known as the Aries Point) is essentially the node of the Sun, and is a point we all share. When planets connect by antiscia or contra-antiscia, a planetary pair is formed. These pairs provide insight into the energy of the day as well as enriching natal chart delineation. Why antiscia...    

There's a flurry of antiscional activity mid-month when the Sun and Pluto meet-up in antiscia at the same time Mars comes to the contra-antiscion of Jupiter; this occurs December 11th to 14th (with Uranus stationing direct on the 13th). Note the Mercury/Pluto antiscion on December 24/25th.

Happy winter solstice! 

To use this list, simply blend the meanings of the planets in combination. Bold dates indicate a particular planetary expression is at its most exact (within 10 minutes of arc). Dates showing only one planet indicate its ingress into a cardinal sign, or to 15 degrees of a fixed sign (meaning: it is sitting directly on the cardinal axis and so should feature prominently that day). Those marked with an asterisk are antiscia formed around the midpoint of two cardinal signs (the midpoint = 15 fixed). Those with a (c) indicate contra-antiscia and are symmetrical arrangements around the Aries/Libra axis.

December 2012 

3rd – Venus *

4th – Mercury|Saturn *

5th, 6th – Sun|Mars

9th – Venus|Saturn *

11th, 12th, 13th – Sun|Pluto

11th, 12th, 13th, 14th – Mars|Jupiter (c)

15th, 16th – Mercury|Mars

16th – Sun|Uranus *

19th, 20th – Venus|Mars

20th, 21st – Sun (ingress to Capricorn)

24th – Mars|Neptune *

24th, 25th – Mercury|Pluto

26th, 27th – Sun|Mercury

28th – Mercury|Uranus *

31st – Mercury (ingress into Capricorn)

31st – Sun|Venus