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...

Very little planetary antiscia this month. (Mostly lunar connections.) One long-standing combination back in play, reverberating this past December, is Jupiter reflecting Neptune. 

Sun moves out of contra-antiscia to Neptune
Moon is antisica the Sun while simultaneously reflecting Jupiter
Jupiter antiscia Neptune moves back into orb for the remainder of the month

In December I wrote:
Jupiter Neptune . . . reminds me of a similar arrangement to another long-standing combination that occurred on the cardinal axis during Occupy Wall Street. These planets together speak to fraud and speculation, banks and bankruptcy, legal issues and corruption, even a 'degradation in systems of justice' (as quoted from Michael Munkasey's book on Midpoints).

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 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. 


1, 2, 3, 4Venus (0 ARIES) back into Pisces on April 2

2   Moon (0 CANCER) 

5   Moon Mars

5, 6, 7   Sun Neptune (c)

6   Moon Mercury

7   Moon Uranus

7   Moon Jupiter (c)

7   Moon Sun

9   Moon (0 LIBRA) 

9   Moon VenusRx

9   Moon Chiron  

10 Moon Neptune

10 -thru end of the month    Jupiter Neptune

11   Moon Node

15 Moon Pluto

16   Moon (0 CAPRICORN) 

16   Moon Saturn 

18, 19, 20   Sun Node 

19   Moon Mars (c)

19, 20, 21, 22   MercuryRx Node 

21   Moon Sun (c) 

21   Moon Mercury (c)

21   Moon Uranus (c)

22   Moon Jupiter 

23   Moon (0 ARIES) 

23   Moon Venus (c) 

23   Moon Chiron (c) 

24   Moon Neptune (c) 

25 Moon Node 

26, 27, 28, 29, 30   Venus (0 ARIES) re-enters Aries on April 28

28   Moon Pluto (c)

29   Moon (0 CANCER) 

29   Moon Saturn (c)

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