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...  


The return of Saturn Pluto in antiscia... 
+ On this day, the Moon reflects Mercury on the cardinal axis (both = 15 fixed) 

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.


1   Moon Venus (c)   early morning

1   Moon Uranus (c)   night

3   Moon (0 ARI)   morning

3   Moon Chiron (c)   night

4   Moon Node   early morning

4   Moon Jupiter   noon 

4   Moon Neptune (c)   afternoon

(6   New Moon  16TAU42 - 45 degrees from Uranus Neptune midpoint)  See chart:

New Moon on the 90 degree dial
falls 45 degrees from the Ur Ne midpoint

8   Moon Pluto (c)   morning 

9   Moon (0 CAN)   late morning 

10   Moon Saturn (c)   noon

11   Moon Mars (c)   early morning

12   Moon Sun   early morning 

12   Moon Mercury   noon

12   Moon Venus   afternoon

(12   Saturn Pluto - connection = one degree)

14   Moon Uranus   afternoon

16   Moon (0 LIB)   late morning

16   Moon Chiron   late night

17   Moon Node   morning 

17   Moon Jupiter (c)   night

18   Moon Neptune   late night

22   Moon Pluto   afternoon

23   Moon (0 CAP)   late night

24-31   Saturn Pluto

25   Moon Saturn   early morning

25   Moon Sun (c)   night

26   Moon Venus (c)   early morning

26   Moon Mars   morning

27   Moon Mercury (c)   late morning  -15 fixed

29   Moon Uranus (c)   early morning

30   Moon (0 ARI)   evening

31   Moon Chiron (c)   early morning

31   Moon Node   afternoon

31   Moon Jupiter   night

31   *Saturn Pluto (within 10 min arc of orb)  

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