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...  

Venus Saturn in equal ascension (Contra-antiscia) - while Sun Moon reflect each other 

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.


2   Moon Venus   early morning

2   Moon Pluto (c)   early morning

2, 3   Venus Saturn (c)   

2   Moon Sun   noon

2   Moon Mercury   evening

3   Moon (0 CAN)   morning

4   Moon Saturn (c)   afternoon

5   Moon Mars (c)   night

8   Moon Uranus   early morning

8, 9   Mercury Saturn (c)   

9, 10, 11, 12   Sun Saturn (c) 

10   Moon (0 LIB)   very early morning

10   Moon Chiron   late morning

11   Moon Jupiter (c)   early morning

11   Moon Node   morning

11   Moon Neptune   afternoon

14   Moon Venus (c)   evening

14   Moon Mercury (c)   night

Mercury Venus conjunction at 5/6 Leo shares ascensional time with Mars at 25 Scorpio (aka contra-antiscia) 

+ Moon Pluto reflection at this time

15, 16   Venus Mars (c)  

15 Moon Sun (c)   afternoon

16 Mercury Mars (c)  

16   Moon Pluto   morning

17   Moon (0 CAP)   noon

19   Moon Saturn   early morning 

20   Moon Mars   early morning 

22   Moon Uranus (c)   morning

24   Moon (0 ARI)   morning

24, 25   Sun Mars (c) 

24   Moon Chiron (c)   afternoon 

24   Moon Jupiter   night

25   Moon Node   morning

25   Moon Neptune (c)   noon

26   Moon Mercury   evening

27   Moon Venus   early morning

28   Moon Sun   very early morning 

29   Moon Pluto (c)   noon 

30   Moon (0 CAN)   afternoon

31   Moon Saturn (c)   midnight

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