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 (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). 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 to 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... 



Solstice 2019

Solstice 2019

To use the list of monthly 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 degrees cardinal and ought to feature prominently that day).

  • Those with *c indicate contra-antiscia: symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis: the signs of equal rising.

  • All others are antiscia, meaning they are in positions of equal power (sharing equal light).

  • Ketu = south lunar node. Rahu = north lunar node

For delineating planetary pairs, you may want to utilize books I reference on this page, or use an online resource like this one by John Sandbach. Or simply apply basic astrological understanding of the planets. Think of the pairs and combinations as conjunctions; and remember you can consider their shared or reflected dignity and reception. 


1/1 Mars (0ARI)

1/2-4 Mars Chiron *c

1/4 Mercury (0CAP)

1/9,10 Venus Ketu *c

1/14,15   Mercury Jupiter

1/14-16   Venus Pluto 

1/17 Mercury Venus

Venus joins Jupiter Saturn  + Mars Neptune contra-antiscia

Venus joins
Jupiter Saturn
Mars Neptune contra-antiscia

1/19-25 Jupiter Saturn

1/21,22 Venus Saturn

1/22-24 Mars Neptune *c

2/1-28 Chiron (0ARI)

2/3 Venus (0CAP)

2/10 Mercury Uranus *c

2/11 Mercury Mars *c

2/16,17 Sun Mars *c

2/17,18 Chiron crosses 0 Aries

2/18,19 Sun Uranus *c

2/12,13 Venus Jupiter

3/1-10 Mercury Chiron *c

3/2-8 Mercury

3/5 Mercury Stations RX 30 Pisces

3/11,12 Venus Mars *c

3/18,19 Sun Chiron *c

3/20 Sun (0ARI) EQUINOX

3/25,26 Venus Uranus *c

4/1-3 Sun Mercury|Neptune *c

intense Mars  reflections


4/6 Sun Venus *c

4/9-12 Mars Pluto|Ketu *c

4/10-13 Mars Rahu

4/13-15 Mars Saturn *c

4/13,14 Mercury Chiron *c

4/16 Mercury (0ARI)

4/17,18 Venus Chiron *c

4/18 Mercury Venus *c

4/20 Venus (0ARI)

4/25,26 Mercury Neptune *c

4/29,30 Venus Neptune *c

5/24 Mercury Pluto *c

5/25 Mercury Saturn|Ketu *c

5/27-29 Sun Pluto *c

5/28-31 Mars Jupiter *c

5/30-6/1 Sun Saturn|Ketu *c

5/30 Mercury Mars

5/31-6/2 Sun Rahu

6/4 Mercury (0CAN)

6/6,7 Sun Mars

6/10 Sun Mercury

6/10,11 Mercury Jupiter *c

6/14,15 Venus Pluto *c

6/16,17 Venus Mercury|Mars|Rahu

6/17,18 Venus Saturn|Ketu *c

6/17,18 Venus Rahu

6/21 Sun (0CAN) SOLSTICE

6/27,28 Sun Venus

7/4-6 Sun Jupiter *c






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