Reflections / Shadows / Symmetries  =  Antiscia

Planets in antiscia and contra-antiscia reflect each other across the cardinal axis. This axis is formed by the four seasonal turning points: the zero degree entry point of each cardinal sign. The cardinal axis is essentially the node of the Sun and is a point we all share. It is the intersection of two Great Circles: the ecliptic, which is the sun's path (i.e., the tropical zodiac), and the earth's equator. Planets connect in antiscia when they reflect or mirror one another across this axis. Like a planetary statement made by two planets in aspect or conjunction, planets in antiscia make a terrestrial (or mundane) statement: a statement for the world which is relevant for everyone. Therefore planets in antiscia can provide insight into the energy of the day, as well as help to enrich your natal and dynamic chart delineations. More on antiscia here...   

New Moon on the cardinal axis (0 Capricorn) at the time of the Solstice. 
Meanwhile, Uranus stations direct in partile (exact) square to Pluto. 

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

  • Bold dates indicate a particular planetary expression is exact (within 10 minutes of arc).
  • Dates showing one planet indicate its ingress onto the cardinal axis (meaning it's at zero cardinal or fifteen degrees fixed (midpoint), and ought to feature prominently that day).
  • Those with a (c) indicate contra-antiscia - a symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis.


1   Venus Pluto

2   Moon Neptune (c)   noon  

3   Moon Jupiter   morning

5   Moon Mars (c)   afternoon 

5, 6, 7, 8   Mars Saturn 

6   Moon Pluto (c)   late morning

7   Moon  (0 CAN)  9:34 am

7   Moon Venus (c)   late afternoon 

8   Moon Mercury (c)   morning 

8   Sun Moon (c)   late morning

8, 9   Mercury Pluto 

8, 9, 10   Sun Pluto 

9   Moon Saturn (c)   night

10   Venus  (CAP)

13   Moon N.Node (c)   noon

13, 14   Mercury Venus 

13   Moon Uranus   afternoon

14   Moon  (0 LIB)   8:05 pm

15   Sun Venus 

16   Mercury  (CAP)

16   Moon Neptune   night

17   Moon Jupiter (c)   night 

18, 19   Sun Mercury 

18   Moon Mars   evening 

20   Moon Venus/Pluto   evening/late evening

21   Moon Mercury   morning 

21   Sun  (CAP)   3:03 pm   Happy Solstice!

21   Moon  (0 CAP)   5:25 pm 

21   Sun Moon  (New Moon on the Solstice) 

23   Moon Saturn   evening

23, 24   Mars  (15 AQU) 

26   Moon N.Node   night

27   Moon Uranus (c)   very early morning

27   Moon  (0 ARI)   10:35 pm 

29   Moon Neptune (c)   evening  

30   Moon Jupiter   evening

30   Moon Mars (c)   night

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