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...
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!
DAY IN AUGUST + PLANETS IN ANTISCIA [OR CONJUNCT MOON] -PACIFIC TIME
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
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
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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