Planets in antiscia and contra-antiscia reflect one another across the cardinal axis. The cardinal axis (sometimes called the Aries Point) is essentially the node of the Sun and is a point we all share. It is the intersection of two Great Circles: the ecliptic (the sun's path = our zodiac) and the earth's equator. A planetary pair is formed when planets connect across the cardinal axis; similar to planetary pairs formed by planets in aspect or in conjunction, planets in antiscia are making a terrestrial statement. Planetary pairs provide insight into the energy of the day, as well as enriching natal and dynamic chart delineation. More on antiscia here...

To use the list below, simply blend the meanings of the planets in combination. 

  • Bold dates indicate a particular planetary expression is exact (within 10 minutes of arc).
  • Dates showing only one planet indicate its ingress into a cardinal sign, or its midpoint: 15 fixed (which means it is sitting directly on the cardinal axis and so should feature prominently that day).
  • Those with a (c) indicate contra-antiscia - symmetrical arrangements around the Aries/Libra axis.
  • The date(s) the planetary pair is formed is listed on the left - the date & time of perfection is listed on the right.    

All contra-antiscia this month, and Jupiter|Pluto (a combination of "great change and transformation") remains on the axis...  This planetary pair may be quite fruitful for you, if you have natal planets or angles at zero cardinal, 29 degrees mutable (or 15 fixed), or if you have personal points in antiscia/contra-antiscia. Beware however of going to extremes; fanaticism and excess are the dark side of the expression.

May 2013

(Day - Planets - Day/Time when exact, all times: PDT)

1—10  Jupiter Pluto (c)  5 – 18:46 thru 18:49

4, 5  Sun (15 TAU)

8  Mercury (15 TAU)  

10  Mars (15 TAU)  

23, 24, 25  Venus Pluto (c)  24 – 16:15

24, 25  Mercury Pluto (c)  24 – 16:29

30, 31  Mercury (0 CAN)