# Unsolved:Contra-antiscion

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In astrology, the **contra-antiscion** (pl. contra-antiscia) of an astrological sign or chart point is the sign or point that is equally distant from the other side of the Aries/Libra axis. This axis marks the points that are due East and due West on the horizon, where all objects rise vertically from the horizon (at the Equator), and where the Midheaven is exactly ninety degrees from the Ascendant.

Contra-antiscia sign placements are as follows:-

- The contra-antiscia of Aries is Pisces and vice versa.
- The contra-antiscia of Taurus is Aquarius and vice versa.
- The contra-antiscia of Gemini is Capricorn and vice versa.
- The contra-antiscia of Libra is Virgo and vice versa.
- The contra-antiscia of Scorpio is Leo and vice versa.
- The contra-antiscia of Cancer is Sagittarius and vice versa.
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In practical terms, planets in *contra-antiscion* to on another have the same ascensional times—that is, each sign takes the same amount of time to rise over the horizon as the sign that is its *contra-antiscion*, for any given latitude on earth.

To calculate an exact contra-antiscion point, it is necessary to deduct the degree of the first point from 30 degrees. For example, if a point is at 10 degrees 51 minutes Aquarius, its *contra-antiscia* will be as follows:-

29 degrees 60 minutes ( = 30 degrees) minus 10 degrees 51 minutes Aquarius

equals 19 degrees 09 minutes Taurus

Therefore, the *contra-antiscion* of 10 degrees 51 minutes Aquarius is **19 degrees 9 minutes Taurus**

## Footnote

**^**Note that the fixed signs (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio) are always either in*contra-antiscion*or antiscion to one another.

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