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...

Important chart for the month. Solar Eclipse (new moon) 8 Pisces 12 

In addition to the important Mars Uranus conjunction in Aries, opposing Jupiter, at the time of the eclipse, the new moon eclipse ties to both Jupiter by antiscia, and Mars/Uranus by contra-antiscia; while it is also conjunct Neptune and the south node (Ketu) 

I'm not soothed at all by this chart. Do with it what you like.
I hope someone doesn't start a war.

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.

In addition to the books I reference on this page, an online resource for planetary pairs and midpoints is this one by John Sandbach. Or you can simply apply your 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. 


*   Uranus Neptune (c) -in wider orb, but still relevant

2   Moon Jupiter

2   Moon Node 

2, 3, 4   Venus (0 ARI) 

3   Moon Sun (c) 

5   Moon Mercury (c) 

5   Moon Pluto (c) 

5, 6, 7   Mars Chiron (c) 

6   Moon (0 CAN) 

7   Moon Saturn (c)

11   Moon Jupiter (c) 

11   Moon Uranus 

12 Moon Mars 

12, 13, 14   Venus Chiron (c) 

13 Moon Venus

13   Moon (0 LIB) 

14   Moon Chiron 

15   Moon Neptune 

15   Moon Node 

16   Moon Sun 

17   Moon Mercury 

19   Moon Pluto 

20   Moon (0 CAP) 

20, 21, 22, 23   Mars Neptune (c) 

21   Moon Saturn 

24, 25, 26   Sun Jupiter (solar eclipse/new moon 9 Pisces)

25, 26, 27   Sun Mars|Uranus (c) (solar eclipse/new moon 9 Pisces)

25   Moon Jupiter 

26   Moon Mars|Uranus (c)  (solar eclipse/new moon 9 Pisces) 

26   Moon Venus (c) 

27   Moon (0 ARI) 

28   Moon Chiron (c) 

28   Mercury Mars (c) 


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