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 Jupiter antiscia on April 1st - with Sun Chiron contra-antiscia 
Careful with those April Fool's Jokes

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 from 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   Sun Chiron (c) 

1   Venus Jupiter

1   Moon Uranus   afternoon

1   Moon Sun   night

2   Moon S.Node   early morning

2   Moon Mercury   noon

3   Moon  (0 LIB)   

3   Moon Chiron   night

4  Moon Neptune   evening

5   Mercury Chiron (c) 

6   Moon Jupiter (c)   night

9   Moon Pluto   early morning

10   Moon  (0 CAP)   

10   Mercury Neptune

10, 11   Sun Neptune 

12   Moon Saturn (c)   early morning

12   Moon Venus (c)   morning

13   Moon Mars (c)   evening

14   Moon Mercury (c)   noon

14   Moon Sun (c)   night

15   Moon Uranus (c)   morning

15   Moon N.Node   late night

16   Moon  (0 ARI)   

17   Moon Chiron (c)   morning

18   Moon Neptune (c)   early morning 

19   Moon Jupiter   evening

Mercury Mars conjunction meets up with Jupiter on 22nd + 23rd
While Venus Pluto is contra-antiscia

21   Moon Pluto (c)   evening 

22   Moon  (0 CAN)  

22, 23, 24   Venus Pluto (c) 

22, 23   Mercury|Mars Jupiter

22, 23, 24   Mars Jupiter

24   Moon Venus   morning

24   Moon Saturn (c)   night

25   Moon Mercury   night

26   Moon Mars   early morning 

27   Moon Sun   early morning

28   Moon Uranus   evening 

29   Moon S.Node   afternoon

30   Moon  (0 LIB)   

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