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...  

Artsy and Love oriented combo: 
Sun Venus in contra-antiscia = Jupiter on the Aries Point (0 Libra)

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   Venus Jupiter (c) 

1, 2, 3, 4   Mars Pluto

2   Moon Venus (c)

2   Moon (0 LIB)

2   Moon MercuryRx Jupiter (c) 

3   Moon Chiron

3, 4   Venus Chiron

4   Moon Sun Node (c)

4   Moon Neptune

4-- 9 --13   Jupiter (0 LIB) 

8, 9   Sun Venus (c)  

9   Moon Pluto 

10   Moon (0 CAP)

11   Moon Mars

11   Moon Saturn

Venus Neptune Node antiscia
On this day: Moon contra-antiscia Uranus

12, 13, 14   Venus Node 

14, 15   Venus Neptune

15   Moon Venus

15   Moon Uranus (c)

16   Moon (0 ARI) 

17   Moon Sun

17   Moon Chiron (c) 

17   Moon MercuryRx

18   Moon Node

18   Moon Neptune (c) 

19, 20   Sun Jupiter (c) 

21, 22, 23   Sun (0 LIB)

22   Moon Pluto (c) 

23   Moon (0 CAN)

23   Moon Mars (c) 

24   Moon Saturn (c) 

26, 27   Mars (0 CAP) 

27   Moon Venus (c)

28   Moon Uranus 

29   Moon Sun (c)

29   Moon Jupiter (c) 

29, 30   Sun Chiron 

30   Moon (0 LIB)

30   Moon Chiron

30   Moon Mercury (c)

30   Sun Mercury (c) 

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