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...
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!
DAY IN October + PLANETS IN ANTISCIA [OR CONJUNCT MOON] -PACIFIC TIME
1–8 Jupiter Uranus (exact on Oct 1-2)
1–thru the month Node (0 ARI/LIB)
2 Moon Pluto (c) evening
3 Moon (0 CAN) 5:22p
4, 5, 6 Sun Chiron
5 Moon Saturn (c) late night
8 [Moon Venus]
8, 9, 10 MercuryRX Node (0 LIB) (Mercury stations direct on cardinal axis: 0°54' Libra)
9 [Moon Mars]
9 Moon Uranus morning
9 [Moon Jupiter]
9 Moon Sun evening
9, 10 Sun Jupiter
10 Moon MercuryRX late night
11 [Moon Rahu] (North Node) (0 LIB) 1:46a
11 [Moon MercuryRX]
11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Mars Uranus
11, 12 Sun Mars (Sun Uranus opposition)
12 Moon Chiron early morning
12 Moon Jupiter (c) noon
12 Moon Mars (c) afternoon (New Moon c-a Mars)
12 New Moon 19°20' Libra 5:06p
13 Moon Neptune very early morning
13 Moon Venus (c) morning
15, 16 Sun Venus (c)
15, 16, 17 Sun Neptune
16 [Moon Saturn]
17 Moon Pluto morning
18 Moon (0 CAP) 11:52a
19 [Moon Pluto]
20 Moon Saturn noon
21, 22 Venus Uranus
21, 22 Mercury Chiron
21, 22 Mercury Mars (c)
22 Moon Sun late night
23 [Moon Neptune]
23 Mercury Jupiter (c)
26 Moon Uranus (c) evening
23 Moon Mercury late night
24 Mercury Venus (c)
24 [Moon Chiron]
24 [Moon Ketu] (South Node)
24 Moon (0 ARI) 11:22p
25 Moon Mars afternoon
25 Moon Chiron (c) evening
25 Moon Venus/Jupiter late night
26 [Moon Uranus]
26 Moon Neptune (c) noon
27 Full Moon3°45' Taurus (exaltation degree of the Moon) 5:05a
28, 29 Mercury Neptune
30 Moon Pluto (c) very early morning
31 Moon (0 CAN) 2:09a
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