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...   

New Moon contra-antiscion Mars
Sun is just past opposition with Uranus
Mars Uranus Antiscia is exact on the 13th

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!


1–8   Jupiter Uranus (exact on Oct 1-2)

1thru 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

Sun Neptune antiscia
while Sun is contra-Antiscion Venus
= Venus opposition Neptune

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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