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...   


Sun comes to 0 Capricorn whilst Mars Neptune are antiscia
and Mercury Saturn move into antiscion
At its highest manifestation, a deep and contemplative time, otherwise: crunchy

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!


1   Mercury Pluto

2   Moon Venus (c)   morning

2, 3, 4, 5   Mars Chiron 

3   Moon Uranus   morning

3   Moon Mars (c)   noon

3   [Moon Jupiter] 

4   [Moon Rahu] 

4   Moon  (0 LIB)  2:34p

4   Moon Node   night

5   Moon Jupiter (c)   morning

5   [Moon Mars] 

5   Moon Chiron   evening

6   Moon Neptune   noon

7   [Moon Venus]   

7, 8   Sun Pluto 

9   Mercury  (0 CAP) 

10   [Moon Saturn]   

10   Moon Pluto   night

11   New Moon  19°03' Sagittarius  2:29a

11   Moon Mercury   evening

11   Moon  (0 CAP)  10:47p

12   [Moon Mercury]   

12   Moon Sun afternoon

13   [Moon Pluto] 

13   Moon Saturn   afternoon

14   Sun Mercury 

15   Moon Venus   noon

16   [Moon Neptune]

17   Moon Mars   early morning 

17   Moon Uranus (c)   morning

17   [Moon Chiron]

18   [Moon Ketu]

18   Moon  (0 ARI)  1:26p

18   Moon Node   evening

19   Moon Jupiter   early morning

19   Moon Chiron (c)   morning

19   [Moon Uranus]

19, 20, 21, 22   Mars Neptune 

20   Moon Neptune (c)  early morning

21   Sun  (0 CAP)  *SOLSTICE

22, 23   Mercury Saturn 

23   Moon Mercury (c)   morning

23   Moon Pluto (c)  evening

24   Moon Sun (c)  afternoon

25   Moon  (0 CAN)  9:26p

25   Full Moon  3°20' Cancer  3:11a

26 Moon Saturn (c)  morning

27 Moon Venus (c)   morning

29 Moon Mars (c)   afternoon

30   Moon Uranus   afternoon

30, 31   Mercury Venus 

31   [Moon Jupiter] 

31   [Moon Rahu] 

31   Moon  (0 LIB)  10:41p

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