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 joins the Jupiter Uranus antiscia
Nodes are on the Aries point for much of September + October

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.

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   [Moon Uranus]

1   Moon Sun    morning

1   Moon Neptune (c)  noon

1   Moon Jupiter   evening

1, 2, 3   Sun Uranus

2   Moon Mars   late night

3   Moon VenusRx early morning

5   Moon Pluto (c)   morning  

5, 6, 7   Mercury Chiron 

6   Moon (0 CAN)   10:40a

8   Moon Saturn (c)   night

9, 10   Sun Mercury (c) 

10   [Moon Venus] 

10   [Moon Mars] 

11   [Moon Jupiter] 

12   Moon Uranus   early morning

12   Moon Mercury (c)   afternoon

12   *New Moon Solar Eclipse  20°10' Virgo  11:41p

13   Moon N.Node (c)   afternoon

13   Moon  (0 LIB)   7:41p

13   [Moon N.Node] 

14   Moon Sun (c)   noon

14   Moon Chiron   evening

15   [Moon Mercury] 

15   Moon Jupiter (c)   afternoon

15   Moon Neptune   evening

16   Moon Mars (c)   evening

17   Moon Venus (c)   noon

18   [Moon Saturn] 

20   Moon Pluto   morning

20--thru end of month   Node (0 ARI/LIB)

21, 22   Sun Node

21   Moon  (0 CAP)   5:33a

22, 23   Sun   (0 LIB)   1:21a

23   Moon Saturn   morning

25, 26, 27   Mercury Chiron

26   [Moon Neptune]

26--thru end of month   Jupiter Uranus 

26   Moon Uranus (c)   morning

26   Moon MercuryRx 

26   [Moon Chiron]

27   Moon Sun    morning

27   Moon N.Node   morning

27   Moon  (0 ARI)   12:29p

28   Moon Chiron (c)   morning

28   Moon Jupiter[Uranus]   evening

29   Moon Neptune (c)   very early morning

29   Moon Mars   morning

29   Moon Venus night


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