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...
These planetary pairs are active for everyone as they are symmetrical to the Aries point. However, if you have natal planets on the cardinal axis (or in antiscia) then these connections are likely 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.
For help interpreting the pairs listed below, you may want to refer to a book like The Combination of Stellar Influences by Reinhold Ebertin, or Alfred Witte's Rules For Planetary Pictures. Or utilize an online resource for planetary pairs and midpoints, like this one by John Sandbach. Or just apply your current astrological understanding of the planets, you can think of these pairs as conjunctions, and remember to consider their shared or reflected dignity and reception.
To use the list of antiscia below, simply blend the meanings of planets in combination.
- All connections are within 30 minutes of arc or less.
- Dates showing one planet indicate its ingress onto the cardinal axis (meaning it's at zero cardinal and ought to feature prominently that day).
- Those with a (c) indicate contra-antiscia - the symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis.
DAY IN FEBRUARY + PLANETS IN ANTISCIA [PACIFIC TIME]
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Saturn Pluto (within 1° orb to Feb 18 and in parallel declination thru the month)
1 Moon Sun morning
2, 3 Sun Mars
3 Moon Mercury morning
3 Moon Pluto noon
3 Moon Venus afternoon
4, 5 Venus Saturn [w/Pluto]
4 Moon (0 CAP) 4:44p
5 Moon Saturn evening
7 Moon Mars evening
8 New Moon 19°16' Aquarius 6:39a Happy Chinese New Year! - Year of the Fire Monkey
9 Moon Uranus (c) evening
11 Moon (0 ARI) 1:55a
11 Moon Node Jupiter afternoon
11 Moon Chiron (c) evening
12 Moon Neptune (c) afternoon
13 Moon Sun (c) afternoon
15 Moon Mercury (c) very early morning
15 Moon Venus (c) morning
16 Moon Pluto (c) morning
17 Moon (0 CAN) 11:24a
18 Mercury Mars afternoon
18 Moon Saturn (c) afternoon
20 Moon Mars (c) very early morning
20, 21 Venus Mars
22 Full Moon 3°34' Virgo 10:20a
23 Moon Uranus very early morning
24 Moon (0 LIB) 2:41p
25 Moon Node Chiron morning
25 Moon Jupiter (c) late morning
26 Moon Sun Neptune morning-noon
27 Moon Mercury late night
28 Moon Venus morning
29 Sun Uranus (c)
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