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 Uranus reflection with Sun Moon contra-antiscia

Mercury station retrograde and VENUS Jupiter CONTRA-ANTISCIA + Mars Pluto antiscia   

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   Moon Mars (c)

2, 3   Mercury Uranus

4   Moon Uranus 

6   Moon (0 LIB)

6   Moon Chiron

6   Moon Jupiter (c)

7   Moon Node

7   Moon Mercury (c)

7   Moon Neptune

8   Moon Venus (c)

9, 10   Venus Uranus

9   Moon Sun (c) 

12   Moon Pluto

13   Moon (0 CAP)

15   Moon Saturn

15   Moon Mars 

18   Moon Uranus (c) 

20   Moon (0 ARI)

20   Moon Jupiter

20   Moon Mercury

20   Moon Chiron (c) 

21   Moon Venus

21   Moon Node

21   Moon Neptune (c) 

22   Moon Sun 

25   Moon Pluto (c) 

26   Moon (0 CAN)

27, 28, 29   Sun Uranus

28   Moon Mars (c) 

28   Moon Saturn (c) 

29, 30   Mercury & Venus (29 VIR / 0 LIB)

29, 30, 31   Mercury STATION RX 29°05 VIRGO

30, 31   Venus Jupiter (c) 

31   Moon Uranus

31   Mars Pluto . . .

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