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...
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For help interpreting the pairs listed below, you may want to refer to a book like The Combination of Stellar Influences by Reinhold Ebertin, or Alfred Witte's Rules For Planetary Pictures. Or utilize an online resource for planetary pairs and midpoints, like this one by John Sandbach. Or just apply your current astrological understanding of the planets. You can think of these pairs as conjunctions; and remember to consider their shared or reflected dignity and reception.
These planetary pairs are active for everyone as they are symmetrical to the Aries point. However, if you have natal planets on the cardinal axis (or in antiscia) then these connections are likely even more pronounced and meaningful for you! For instructions on how to find these points in a chart, please see the Description page, or you can contact me for a mentoring session or consultation.
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 - the symmetrical arrangement around the Aries/Libra axis.
DAY IN MARCH + PLANETS IN ANTISCIA [PACIFIC TIME]
(Saturn Pluto in parallel declination continues through the month)
+ Uranus Neptune (c) *within one degree of orb for the month
1 Sun Uranus (c)
1 Moon Pluto evening
3 Moon (0 CAP) 2:00a
4 Moon Saturn early morning
5 Moon Mars morning
8 Moon Uranus (c) morning
8 New Moon Total Solar Eclipse 18°56' Pisces 5:54p
9 Moon (0 ARI) noon
9 Moon Node midnight
10 Moon Jupiter morning
10 Moon Sun Chiron (c) early morning
10 Moon Mercury Neptune (c) night
11, 12 Mercury Uranus (c)
11 Moon Venus (c) noon
14 Uranus Neptune (c) *orb within half a degree
14 Moon Pluto (c) noon
15 Moon (0 CAN) 6:00p
16 Moon Saturn (c) evening
17 Moon Mars (c) evening
19, 20 Sun (ARIES INGRESS) 9:30p
19, 20, 21 Venus Uranus (c) noon
20, 21 Sun Mercury (c) noon
21 Moon Uranus morning
21 Mercury (0 ARI) 5:00p
22 Moon Sun Mercury afternoon/evening
22 Moon (0 LIB) 10:00p
23 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 3°17' Aries/Libra 5:00a
23 Moon Node Chiron afternoon/evening
24 Moon Jupiter (c) very early morning
24 Moon Venus early morning
24 Moon Neptune afternoon
25, 26 Mercury Node Chiron (c)
27, 28 Sun Chiron (c)
27 Mercury Venus (c)
28, 29 Sun Node
28, 29 Sun Venus (c)
28, 29 Mercury Jupiter
29 Moon Pluto very early morning
30 Moon (0 CAP) 11:00a
30, 31 Mercury Neptune (c)
31 Moon Saturn noon
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