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...  

Also! - if you are in the Portland, Oregon area and would like to learn about antiscia in person, attend one of my talks in November! I'll be at the Portland School of Astrology on 11/17 and at Oregon Astrological Association on 11/18 with a workshop there on 11/19

Day after the US Election
Moon meets up with Neptune Ketu (south Node) - contra-antiscia Uranus
While Saturn Pluto remain in antiscia

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. 

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 will be even more pronounced and/or meaningful for you! For instructions on how to find these points in a chart, please see the Description page, or you can contact me for a mentoring session or consultation.

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: symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis, aka: equal rising signs.


1---11 .  Saturn Pluto 

1 .  Moon Mars 

2 .  Moon Pluto

3 .  Moon (0 CAP) 

4---14---27 .  Node Uranus 

4---30.   Uranus Neptune (c)

4 .  Moon Venus 

5 .  Moon Saturn

6 .  Moon Mercury

7 .  Moon Sun 

9 .  Moon[Neptune Node] Uranus (c)

When the Moon into Aries joins the picture[s] 

9 .  Moon Jupiter

10 .  Moon (0 ARI)

10, 11 .  Mercury Mars

11 .  Moon Chiron (c) 

11, 12 .  Venus (0 CAP) 

12 .  Moon[Uranus] Neptune Node (c) 

14 .  Moon Mars (c) 

15 .  Moon Pluto (c) 

15, 16 .  Sun Mars

16 .  Moon Venus (c) 

16 .  Moon (0 CAN) 

17 .  Moon Saturn (c) 

18 .  Moon Mercury (c) 

19 .  Moon Sun (c) 

21, 22 .  Mercury Pluto 

21 .  Moon Uranus 

Mercury Saturn conjunction reflects Venus  
Uranus Neptune Node - for most of the month

22 .  Moon Jupiter (c)

22, 23 .  Venus Saturn 

23 .  Mercury Venus 

23 .  Moon (0 LIB) 

24 .  Moon Chiron

25 .  Moon Neptune

25 .  Moon Node 

27 .  Moon Mars 

29 .  Moon Venus 

29 .  Moon Pluto

29, 30 .  Sun Venus 

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