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...  

New Moon + Venus reflects Pluto
while opposite Saturn = (SA PL contra-antiscia)

Just after the full moon on the Cardinal Axis
+ Mercury reflects Pluto

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 - 14   Saturn Pluto  (perfects: Jun 3-4)  *within 1/2 Degree° orb to Jun 14

1, 2, 3   Sun Pluto (c)   

2, 3, 4   Venus Pluto (c) 

4   Moon Pluto (c)   evening 

(4 New Moon  14GEM54 - conjunct Venus)

5   Moon (0 CAN)   night

6   Moon Sun|Venus   evening

7   Moon Saturn (c)   early morning

8   Moon Mars (c)   morning

8   Moon Mercury   morning

10   Moon Uranus   evening

12   Moon (0 LIB)   evening

13   Moon Node   night

13   Moon Jupiter (c)   late night

14   Moon Neptune   morning

Sun Venus reflection while Moon picks up Saturn Pluto

17   Venus (0 CAN)

18   Sun Venus   night

18   Moon Pluto   night

19   Moon Venus (c)   late night

20   Moon (0 CAP)   morning  (Full Moon  29SAG33

20   Moon Sun (c)   morning

20   Sun (0 CAN)  *SOLSTICE

20, 21   Mercury Pluto (c)  

Moon meets up with Mercury Pluto in contra-antiscia + Saturn

21   Moon Mercury (c)   morning

21   Moon Saturn   afternoon

23   Moon Mars   early morning

24, 25   Mercury Venus  

25   Moon Uranus (c)   morning

26, 27   Sun Mercury 

27   Moon (0 ARI)   midnight

27   Moon Jupiter   late night

28   Moon Node   midnight 

28   Moon Neptune (c)   morning

29   Mercury (0 CAN) 


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