After a little summer break, the list of monthly antiscia is back! 

Antiscia and contra-antiscia have been recognized and used for 2,000 years as a way to show connection and sympathy between planets and signs. Planets in antiscia reflect or mirror one another across the cardinal axis. Favored by Uranians, and used by Hellenistic, Persian, Medieval, and modern tropical astrologers in the know, these perfectly symmetrical arrangements, falling equidistant from any of the four zero cardinal points (0 Cancer/Capricorn and 0 Aries/Libra), add insight in both natal and mundane chart delineation. Antiscia is another factor to consider when tracking or contemplating the energies (or astrological weather) of a point in time.

The cardinal axis marks the turning of the seasons at the solstice and equinox. Sometimes referred to simply as the Aries Point, the cardinal axis is important because everything on earth is affected by seasonal change, it is through this point that each one of us connects to the world. The cardinal axis is a factor we all share.



To use this list, simply blend the meanings of planets in combination. Bold dates indicate the strongest day for a particular planetary expression. Dates showing only one planet indicate its ingress into a Cardinal sign, i.e. 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 being 15 degrees Fixed. Those with a (c) indicate contra-antiscia and are a symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis.

August 2012

5th  Mars|Jupiter *

6th  Sun *

6th, 7th  Venus

16th  Sun|Mercury *

18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd  Mars|Neptune

22nd  Mars|Node *

22nd, 23rd  Sun|Mars (c)

23rd  Mercury *

23rd, 24th, 25th  Venus|Jupiter

25th, 26th, 27th  Sun|Saturn (c)

29th, 30th  Mercury|Mars (c)

30th  Sun|Venus