Planets in antiscia and contra-antiscia reflect one another across the cardinal axis. The cardinal axis (sometimes called the Aries Point) is essentially the node of the Sun and is a point we all share. It is the intersection of two Great Circles: the ecliptic (the sun's path = our zodiac) and the earth's equator. A planetary pair is formed when planets connect across the cardinal axis. Like pairs formed by planets in aspect or in conjunction, planets in antiscia make a terrestrial (or mundane) statement. Therefore, planetary pairs provide insight into the energy of the day, as well as enriching natal and dynamic chart delineation. More on antiscia here...    

To use the list below, simply blend the meanings of the planets in combination. 

  • The date[s] the pair is formed is LEFT - the day & time it perfects is RIGHT.
  • Bold dates indicate a particular planetary expression is exact (within 10 minutes of arc).
  • Dates showing one planet indicate its ingress into a cardinal sign (meaning it is sitting directly on the cardinal axis and ought to feature prominently that day).
  • Those with a (c) indicate contra-antiscia - a symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis.

Day of month + Planet/Planetary Pair + Day/Time @ exact (PDT)

October 2013

. . . 1  Mars Node  (c)

3, 4  Mercury Mars  (c)   4 – 10:59

15, 16, 17  Venus Jupiter  (c)   16 – 19:51

19, 20  Sun Mars  (c)   20 – 01:08

19, 20, 21  Sun Neptune   20 – 04:59

25, 26, 27  Venus Pluto   26 – 18:24

Venus in Sagittarius contra-antiscion its exalted lord Jupiter in Cancer, Oct 15-17. 

Venus | Jupiter - from Robert Hand's Brief Meanings of Planetary Pairs in "Horoscope Symbols" :

Harmonious love expression, happiness. Artistic or other creative ability. To enjoy luxury and comfort, often at the price of taking initiative. Protective and nurturing love. 

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