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...
Check out the Mars Saturn reflection foreshadowing, in a way, their conjunction in the Aries ingress chart (below). This conjunction of the two heavyweight, highly dignified malefics, on the setting angle no less, is rare. The last time the ingress contained the two in Capricorn was 1988, before that 1813, and before that: 1783, 1608 1578, 1576, 1371, 1341, 1166, 1136..... (We will see another one in 2020.)
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.
DAYS IN MARCH + PLANETS IN ANTISCIA
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Mars Saturn
5 Mercury ingress into Aries
6 Mercury Venus (c)
6 Venus ingress into Aries
7, 8, 9 Mercury|Venus Chiron (c)
11, 12 Sun Mercury (c)
12, 13 Sun Venus (c)
17 Mars ingress into Capricorn
17, 18, 19, 20 Mercury|Venus Neptune (c)
20 Sun ingress into Aries EQUINOX
21, 22 Sun Chiron (c)
26, 27, 28, 29 MercuryRx Neptune (c)
31 Chiron approaching Aries Point . . .