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...   

January consists of mostly lunar antiscia and contra-antiscia links. There are only a handful of planetary connections, all of which occur with Saturn, seemingly apropos given the heavy Capricornian and Aquarian flavor this month. 

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Venus in the last degrees of Capricorn links to Saturn in the first degrees of Sagittarius 
+ on Jan 2, the Moon in Gemini reflects the Sun Pluto conjunction in Capricorn by contra-antiscia

To use the list of antiscia below, simply blend the meanings of planets in combination. For help with interpretation, refer to a book like The Combination of Stellar Influences by Reinhold Ebertin, or an online source like this one by John Sandbach

  • 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 (the midpoint), and ought to feature prominently that day).
  • Those with a (c) indicate contra-antiscia - the symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis.

DAy IN January + PLANETs in antiscia  (PACIFIC standard TIME)

1   Moon Venus (c)   afternoon 

1   Moon Mercury (c)   late afternoon 

1, 2, 3   Venus Saturn

2   Moon Pluto (c)   afternoon 

2   Sun Moon (c)   evening

3, 4   Mercury Saturn 

3   Moon  (0 CAN)  5:08 pm 

5, 6   Moon Saturn (c)   midnight/early morning

9   Moon N.Node (c)   late night

9, 10   Moon Uranus   midnight/early morning

11   Moon  (0 LIB)   3:57 am 

13   Moon Neptune   early morning

13   Moon Mars   early afternoon

14   Moon Jupiter (c)   morning 

14   Moon Venus  evening/late evening

14   Moon Mercury   late evening 

15   Venus  (15 AQU) 

16   Sun Moon   early morning 

16   Mercury  (15 AQU) 

16, 17, 18   Sun Saturn 

17   Moon Pluto   early morning 

18   Moon  (0 CAP)   4:04 am

19, 20   Moon Saturn   midnight/early morning 

{20   New Moon}

{21   Moon joins stationary retrograde Mercury}

23   Moon N.Node   early morning 

23   Moon Uranus (c)   morning

24   Moon  (0 ARI)   5:31 am 

25   Moon Mars (c)   early afternoon

25   Moon Neptune (c)   night  

25, 26   Mercury rx  (15 AQU) 

26   Moon Venus (c)   morning/noon

27   Moon Jupiter   early morning

27   Moon Mercury (c)   afternoon

27   Sun Moon (c)   midnight

29   Moon Pluto (c)   night

30   Moon  (0 CAN)  11:09 pm 

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