Reflections / Shadows / Symmetries  =  Antiscia

Planets in antiscia and contra-antiscia reflect each other across the cardinal axis. The cardinal axis is essentially the node of the Sun and is a point we all share. Which makes it important for everyone. The cardinal axis 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. A planetary pair is formed when planets connect in reflection to one another across the cardinal 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. Therefore planetary pairs can 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. 

  • 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.

Date in September + Planetary Pair 

Sun Uranus antiscia at the same time Jupiter Saturn contra-antiscia, and on September 6th at 5pm PDT, the Moon comes to the cardinal axis @ 15 Aquarius.

1   Sun Node 

1   Mercury  (0 LIB)

3   Moon  (0 CAP)

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10   Jupiter Saturn (c)

5, 6, 7   Sun Uranus 

8–16–20–24–30   Uranus Chiron (c) 

9   Moon  (0 ARI)

10   Sun Mercury (c) 

11, 12, 13   Mercury Chiron

Above transiting bodies pictured on the 90 degree dial.

12, 13   Venus Node (c) 

14, 15   Mercury Venus (c) 

16   Moon  (0 CAN)

16, 17   Venus Uranus

19, 20, 21   Mercury Neptune 

22, 23   Sun  (0 LIB)

23   Moon  (0 LIB)

26   Sun Venus (c) 

29   Venus  (0 LIB)

30   Moon  (0 CAP)


What John Sandbach says about the Jupiter/Saturn midpoint:

Principle: Morality, meaning not only what one feels is generally good and bad, but your ideas about what is specifically good for you to do and what is bad for you. This pair rules assessments and judgments about how one should live one’s life. The pair also rules controlled growth, organized expansion, and discipline. Jupiter/Saturn signifies a need to proceed relatively slowly, and in a grounded fashion, so that progress is steady and as free of setbacks as possible. If Saturn exceeds Jupiter in energy then one may feel that progress is too slow, or too limited or frustrating, or that one’s enthusiasm is dampened. If Jupiter exceeds Saturn one may feel a lack of organization and/or stability on one’s progress.

Process: The integration of moral principles into one’s life. The finding of an harmonious and successful way to discipline oneself. The development of the ability to be discerning and critical and yet open, forgiving and accepting at the same time.

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