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...   

Moon in very early Taurus REflects the Mercury Venus.rx Jupiter conjunction in late leo
+ Uranus Neptune contra-antiscia 

The longstanding URANUS NEPTUNE contra-antiscia is still in effect but weakens (to less than one degree of orb) about mid-month. There is also a gnarly configuration coming: Mars Saturn which is active August 9th to 12th. (My advice = Work Hard.) The Moon joins and further triggers this picture on August 12th. And Mercury chimes in, opposing Neptune and linking up with Uranus by contra-antiscion. Since the Uranus Neptune combo is still on the axis, all five then six points will be engaged at this time. Try to be mindful, note what's in the news, and enjoy the Perseid meteor shower which occurs then too. 

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. There is also 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 you can contact me for a mentoring session or consultation

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

  • 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.

* Lunar conjunctions (not antiscia) are bracketed [ ] - included here for a quick and easy reference!


1-31  Uranus Neptune (c)  *falling out beyond one degree of orb by mid-month

2   [Moon Neptune] = Moon Uranus  (c)  morning

3   [Moon Chiron]

3   Moon N.Node   morning

3   Moon  (0 ARI)   4:24p

3   [Moon S.Node] 

4   Moon Chiron (c)   morning

5   [Moon Uranus] + Moon Neptune (c)  very early morning

5   Moon Jupiter-Venus-Mercury   evening to midnight

6   Moon Sun    night 

7   Moon Mars   late night

9   Moon Pluto (c)   early morning  

Mars Saturn contra-antiscia activated by the Moon 
+ Uranus Neptune 
+ Mercury Uranus (= Mercury Neptune Opposition)

9, 10, 11, 12   Mars Saturn (c)

12 !  [Moon Mars] Moon Saturn (c)   evening

12, 13   Mercury Uranus

14   *New Moon 21°31' Leo

14   [Moon VenusRx]   noon

15   [Moon Jupiter] 

15   Moon Uranus   night

16   [Moon Mercury] 

17   Moon N.Node (c)   morning

17   Moon  (0 LIB)   1:23p

17   [Moon N.Node] 

18   Moon Chiron   morning

18   Moon Mercury (c)   afternoon 

19   Moon Neptune   morning

19   Moon Jupiter (c)   late night

20   Moon Sun (c)   morning 

20   Moon VenusRx (c)   very late night

26   Moon Mars (c)   night

22   [Moon Saturn] 

23   Moon Pluto   night 

24   Moon  (0 CAP)   9:22p

24, 25   Mercury Node

Full Moon on 7/29 configured with Jupiter Neptune
(90 degree dial)

25   [Moon Pluto]

26, 27, 28   Mercury  (0 LIB)

27   Moon Saturn   very early morning

29  *Full Moon 6°06' Virgo/Pisces      see chart ->

29   [Moon Neptune] = Moon Uranus  (c)  afternoon

30   [Moon Chiron]

30   Moon N.Node   morning

31   Moon  (0 ARI)   1:33a

31   [Moon S.Node] 


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