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...  

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.


+ Uranus Neptune (c) *within one degree orb until April 16

1   Moon Mars   morning

2, 3, 4, 5   Sun Jupiter

4   Moon Mercury (c)  early morning

4   Moon Uranus (c)  afternoon 

4   Moon Sun (c)  late night

5   Venus  (0 ARI) 

5   Moon  (0 ARI)  12:00a

6   Moon Chiron (c)  noon

6   Moon Node   afternoon

6   Moon Jupiter   midnight

7   Moon Neptune (c)  morning

7, 8, 9   Sun Neptune (c) 

10, 11   Venus Chiron (c) 

10   Moon Pluto (c)   evening

12   Moon  (0 CAN)  1:00a

12, 13, 14   Venus Node

13   Moon Saturn (c)  very early

13   Moon Mars (c)  afternoon

15   Moon Mercury   morning

16   Moon Sun   night

17   Moon Uranus   morning

17, 18, 19   Venus Jupiter

17   Moon Venus   night

19   Moon  (0 LIB)  4:00a

19, 20, 21   Venus Neptune (c) 

19   Moon Chiron   evening 

20   Moon Node   early morning 

20   Moon Jupiter (c)  afternoon

20   Moon Neptune   evening 

25   Moon Pluto   morning 

26   Moon  (0 CAP)  5:00p

27   Moon Saturn   night

28   Moon Mars   morning 

29   Moon Mercury (c)  afternoon

30   Moon Sun (c)  noon

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