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 Node on the cardinal axis
+ Sun Mercury antiscia around the 15 Scorpio point

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

  • All connections are within 30 minutes of arc or less.
  • Dates showing one planet indicate its ingress onto the cardinal axis (meaning it's at zero cardinal and ought to feature prominently that day).
  • Those with a (c) indicate contra-antiscia - the symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis.

For help with interpretation of the pairs listed below, please refer to a book like The Combination of Stellar Influences by Reinhold Ebertin, or Alfred Witte's Rules For Planetary Pictures. And here is a nice online resource for planetary pairs and midpoints by John Sandbach.

Planetary pairs are active for everyone as they occur on the cardinal axis, i.e., symmetrical to the Aries point. If you have personal planets on the cardinal axis, or in antiscia, they may be even more pronounced and meaningful for you. For directions on how to find these points in a chart, please see the Description page; or contact me for a mentoring session or consultation

* Lunar conjunctions (not antiscia) are bracketed [ ] below. I've included them here for a quick reference!


3   Moon Sun (c)   evening

4   Moon Mercury (c)   morning

5   Moon Uranus   morning

6   [Moon Jupiter] 

7   [Moon Mars] 

7   [Moon Rahu]

7   Moon Venus (c)   morning

7   Moon  (0 LIB)  7:14a

7   Moon Node   morning

7   Moon Mars (c)   morning

7, 8, 9   Venus  (0 LIB) 

8   Moon Chiron   morning

8   Moon Jupiter (c)   morning

8, 9, 10   Venus Node 

9   Moon Neptune   early morning

9, 10   Venus Mars (c) 

11, 12, 13   Mars  (0 LIB) 

11   [Moon Mercury]   

11   New Moon  19°01' Scorpio

12   [Moon Saturn]   

13   Moon Pluto   noon

14, 15, 16   Mars Node

14   Moon  (0 CAP)  4:21p

15   [Moon Pluto] 

16   Moon Saturn   afternoon

17   Moon Sun|Mercury   morning

19, 20   Venus Chiron

19   [Moon Neptune]

20   Moon Uranus (c)   very early morning

20   [Moon Chiron]

20   Moon Venus   morning

20   Moon Mars   late night

21   [Moon Ketu]

21   Moon  (0 ARI)  7:12a

21   Moon Node noon

Mars Jupiter contra-antiscia
Venus Neptune antiscia (meets up with the Saturn Neptune exact square aspect) 

21   Moon Jupiter   late night

22   Moon Chiron (c)   early morning

22   [Moon Uranus] 

22   Moon Neptune (c)   night

26   Moon Pluto (c)   noon

26, 27, 28, 29   Mars Jupiter (c) 

27   Moon  (0 CAN)  11:27a

27, 28, 29   Venus Neptune

28   Moon Mercury (c)   evening

29   Moon Sun|Saturn (c)  very early morning

30   Mercury Pluto

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