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. 

For 2019, note the long-standing Jupiter Saturn +Node antiscia from July into late September.

Jupiter + Saturn = Patience and Perseverance [Ebertin]

Jupiter/Saturn = Node: The desire to terminate an association. (Yes, please.)


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 Venus (0CAN)

7/4-6 Sun Jupiter *c

7/14,15 Venus Jupiter *c

*7/25—9/21 Jupiter Saturn

*8/2—9/26 Node Jupiter

8/5-8 Mars Uranus

8/15,16 Venus Uranus

8/15-17 Sun Uranus

8/25,26 Mercury Uranus

9/10,11 Mercury Venus Chiron

9/14 Mercury and Venus (0LIB)

9/17,18 Sun Mercury|Venus

9/18,19 Sun Chiron

9/19 Mercury Mars *c

9/20,21 Venus Mars *c

9/21,22 Mercury Neptune

9/23 Sun (0LIB) EQUINOX

9/24,25 Venus Neptune

9/26,27 Sun Mars *c

9/26-29 Mars Chiron

10/3 Mars (0LIB)

10/6,7 Sun Neptune

10/23-26 Mars Neptune

11/8,9 Venus Pluto

11/12,13 Venus Saturn

11/16,17 Node Venus

11/25 Venus (0CAP)

11/26,27 Venus Jupiter

11/30-12/1 Sun Pluto

12/2 Jupiter (0CAP)

12/3,4 Sun Saturn

12/7 Sun Venus

12/11-13 Node Sun

12/13,14 Mercury Venus|Pluto

12/14,15 Mercury Pluto

12/15,16 Mercury Saturn

12/17,18 Sun Jupiter

12/21 Sun (0CAP) SOLSTICE

12/22,23 Node Mercury

12/24,25 Venus Mars

12/25,26 Mercury Sun|Jupiter

12/28 Mercury (0CAP)*


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