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...   

Read about symmetry (like the Sun Venus connection pictured below) in the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir's chart in my latest newsletter, where you'll also find a few images of his gorgeous paintings, as well as impressions on other current astro happenings. 

Sun in Pisces connects to Venus in Aries - an exchange by exaltation 
Also on this day: Sun URanus, Moon Venus, Moon Uranus, Moon South Node, Moon Mars 

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   Moon Saturn (c)   morning

2, 3   Venus Chiron (c) 

4, 5   Sun Venus (c)

4, 5, 6   Sun Uranus (c) 

5   Moon Venus   morning

5   Moon Uranus   morning

5   Moon S.Node   evening 

5   Moon Mars   evening

6   Moon  (0 LIB)   4:52 pm 

7   Moon Sun +Chiron   evening

7, 8   Mars Chiron (c) 

7, 8   Sun Mars (c) 

8   Moon Neptune  afternoon

8, 9, 10   Sun N.Node 

9   Moon Mercury   afternoon 

10   Moon Jupiter (c)   afternoon

10, 11   Venus Neptune (c)

12   Moon Pluto   evening

a wild Equinox chart with Mars Neptune in contra-antiscia 
= Sun - after a new moon in the last degree of Pisces

13   Moon  (0 CAP)   11:40 pm 

14, 15   Mercury Venus (c)  

15   Moon Saturn   evening

18   Moon Venus (c)   early morning

18, 19  Mercury Mars (c)  

18   Moon Mars (c)   evening

19   Moon Uranus (c)   early morning

19   Moon N.Node   morning

19, 20, 21   Mars Neptune (c)   

*20  New Moon Solar Eclipse 29'27 PISCES  2:36 am

20   Moon  (0 ARI)   3:28 am

20   Sun  (0 ARI)   3:45 pm

20   Moon Chiron (c)   evening 

21   Moon Mercury (c)   morning

21, 22   Mercury Uranus (c)  

23   Moon Jupiter   morning

24, 25   Mercury N.Node  

25   Moon Pluto (c)   morning

26   Moon  (0 CAN)  12:45 pm

26, 27   Sun Mercury (c)  

28   Moon Saturn (c)   afternoon

30   Moon Venus  early morning

30   Mercury  (0 ARI)   6:44 pm

30, 31..   Venus Jupiter    

31   Moon Mars   morning 

31..   Sun Chiron (c) 

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