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.
DAY IN MAY + PLANETS IN ANTISCIA [PACIFIC TIME]
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:
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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