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...   

Venus Mars and the Moon cluster around the Aries Point (zero degrees Aries) on February 19/20th


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.


1, 2, 3   Mars Uranus (c)

1, 2, 3   Mars Node 

2   Moon Saturn (c)   early morning

6   Moon Uranus   morning

6   Moon N.Node (c)   morning 

7   Moon  (0 LIB)   10:44 am

8   Moon Mars   morning

8   Moon Venus  afternoon

8, 9, 10   Venus Uranus (c) 

9   Moon Neptune  morning

9, 10   Venus Node 

10   Sun Moon   afternoon 

11   Moon Jupiter (c)   midnight

12   Moon Mercury(station)   morning 

13   Moon Pluto   noon

14   Moon  (0 CAP)   2:24 pm 

16   Moon Saturn   morning

18, 19, 20   Mars  (0 ARI) 

19   Moon Uranus (c)   evening

19   Moon N.Node   night 

19, 20   Venus Mars (c) 

20   Venus  (0 ARI) 

20   Moon  (0 ARI)   3:13 pm

22   Moon Neptune (c)   early morning 

22   Sun Moon (c)   morning

23   Moon Jupiter   evening

24   Moon Mercury (c)   morning

26   Moon Pluto (c)   midnight

27   Moon  (0 CAN)  4:50 am

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