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...  

Moon comes to the Mars Pluto conjunction - shortly after it perfects
while Mercury reflects Neptune NOde - and Jupiter reflects Chiron

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   Sun Chiron 

1   Sun Mercury (c) 

Mercury Jupiter is contra-antiscia
While Moon activates the combination at 15 Fixed

1   Moon Node 

1   Moon Neptune

3, 4   Mercury Jupiter (c) 

6   Moon Pluto 

6, 7   Mercury (0 LIB)

7   Moon Mars 

7   Moon (0 CAP)

9   Moon Saturn

10   Moon Venus 

11, 12, 13   Sun Node Neptune


11, 12   Mercury Chiron

12   Moon Uranus (c)

12   Moon Sun Node Neptune

13 -- 24   Jupiter Chiron

13   Moon Mercury 

13   Moon Jupiter 

14   Moon (0 ARI) 

14   Moon Chiron (c) 

15   Moon Node Neptune (c)

18, 19   Mercury Node Neptune

19   Moon Mars Pluto (c)  (Mars Pluto CONJUNCTION)

Moon connects to Saturn reflecting Mars Pluto

20, 21, 22   Mars Saturn 

20   Moon (0 CAN) 

21   Moon Saturn (c) 

22   Moon Venus (c) 

24   Moon Sun (c) 

24   Moon Mercury (c) 

25   Moon Uranus 

Venus Saturn reflects Pluto

25, 26   Venus Mars

26   Moon Jupiter (c) 

26 -- 31 Saturn Pluto 

27   Moon (0 LIB) 

28   Moon Chiron

29   Moon Node Neptune

29, 30   Venus Saturn Pluto 

31 --   Uranus Neptune (c) return to within orb . . . 

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