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...  

Aries Ingress
Sun = Uranus Venus Neptune

Psychedelic Love on the Cardinal Axis for the New Year
. . . let's make it Creative, Innovative, Mystical & Merciful
(not drugged, dazed, and disillusioned)

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 are likely even more pronounced and 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 - the symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis.


(Saturn Pluto in parallel declination continues through the month)

+ Uranus Neptune (c) *within one degree of orb for the month

1   Sun Uranus (c) 

1   Moon Pluto   evening

3   Moon  (0 CAP)  2:00a

4   Moon Saturn   early morning

5   Moon Mars   morning

8   Moon Uranus (c)   morning

8   New Moon Total Solar Eclipse  18°56' Pisces  5:54p

Total Solar Eclipse

9   Moon  (0 ARI)  noon

9   Moon Node   midnight

10   Moon Jupiter   morning

10   Moon Sun Chiron (c)   early morning

10   Moon Mercury Neptune (c)   night

11, 12   Mercury Uranus (c)  

11   Moon Venus (c)   noon

14   Uranus Neptune (c)  *orb within half a degree

14   Moon Pluto (c)   noon

15   Moon  (0 CAN)  6:00p

ARies Ingress Chart - for USA
In addition to powerful contra-antiscia of Uranus Neptune with Venus = Sun (chart at top of page) 
We see peregrine Mars rising (Lord of 5th and 12th house) 
and Jupiter in detriment culminates (Lord of 1st and 4th house) with Rahu
Ketu (south node) conjoins Chiron Ceres and Mercury in fall at the bottom of the chart (4th=home land) 

16   Moon Saturn (c)   evening

17   Moon Mars (c)   evening

19, 20   Sun (ARIES INGRESS)  9:30p

19, 20, 21   Venus Uranus (c)   noon

20, 21   Sun Mercury (c)   noon

21   Moon Uranus   morning 

21   Mercury (0 ARI)  5:00p

22   Moon Sun Mercury   afternoon/evening

22   Moon  (0 LIB)  10:00p

23   Full Moon Lunar Eclipse  3°17' Aries/Libra  5:00a

Lunar Eclipse

23   Moon Node Chiron   afternoon/evening

24   Moon Jupiter (c)   very early morning

24   Moon Venus   early morning

24   Moon Neptune afternoon

25, 26   Mercury Node Chiron (c)

27, 28   Sun Chiron (c)  

27   Mercury Venus (c)  

28, 29   Sun Node   

28, 29   Sun Venus (c)  

28, 29   Mercury Jupiter

29   Moon Pluto   very early morning

30   Moon  (0 CAP)  11:00a

30, 31   Mercury Neptune (c) 

31   Moon Saturn   noon

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Take care.