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...  

simultaneous reflections: Sun Mars - Saturn Pluto - Moon Mercury

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.


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Saturn Pluto  (within 1° orb to Feb 18 and in parallel declination thru the month)

Venus connects with the Saturn Pluto antiscia
= Moon at zero Capricorn

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 

New Moon dominated in partile square by Mars in Scorpio
as it's the sign of the moon's fall: the public or populace may feel down or damaged (or 'the feminine' takes another hit)

New Moon is also in close sextile to Uranus in Aries
Aries, the sign of the Sun's exaltation, makes uranus work for the Sun, change coming

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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Take care.