The Goddess Pallas? Where is she in your birth chart? Where is she transiting currently for you? I’ve written about CERES and one post about the group of Pallas/Athena, Juno, and Vesta. Now that I’ve taken a deeper look at CERES in a singular post, the goal is to do the same with Pallas and then Juno as well, as time permits anyway.
Disclaimer: Probably, it should be mentioned that I suffered a significant blow to my head in a freak event involving wind. And while it may be wishful thinking that I’m no worse for the wear, this post writing is being used as a distraction from a headache. Bottom line: I hope this will make sense to the reader, despite some type of concussion being part of it all.
Now. That said. One thing here is that Pallas rules Aquarius—or so the greater astrological minds tell us. My own natal Pallas is located in the sign Aquarius— making my Pallas, that particular part of my psyche, strong for that reason. She is known to be the protectress and thus the glyph is shaped like a spear. She is said to represent the polarities of courage and its opposite, fear.
In addition to ruling Aquarius (air), she rules Leo (fire)—so she brings together creativity (Leo/fire) and mental qualities (Libra and Aquarius/Air).
She is thought to be the Goddess of Wisdom and Justice in addition to the previously mentioned Protectress.
Rounding out the generalities about Pallas, she is often pictured with an owl and spear as well as shield.
The myth involving Jupiter is that she was born from his head which infuses her with the male/warrior vibe along with the wisdom that she is known for.
Our style of perception and intelligence level can be described in our horoscope by the state of Pallas in our chart; well, at least so sayeth the elder astrological soothsayers.
Inspired vision, intuition, curiosity, genius and exceptional perception and the capacities for same are also to be determined by the state of one’s Pallas in their chart.
Challenges to perception can be determined by so-called stressful aspects to Pallas. Yet, visualization ability and the capacity to perceive in wholes (seeing whole patterns) and to coordinate informational systems is indicated by aspects to Pallas.
PERSONAL EXPLORATION OF PALLAS
Here comes a personal piece: My Jupiter (4th house in Scorpio) is square to my Pallas which brings in the right brain/intuition qualities of Jupiter with Pallas and that is what (I believe) helps me in my study of astrology and with my intuitive ability. Correlating and blending many bits of information to determine the larger picture is especially helpful in seeing the patterns in an astrological chart and in any psychic work. Pallas/Jupiter aspects are known for blending and correlating information. Therefore, I appreciate my Pallas/Jupiter square especially because of that and also that aspect and the energy in our psyche known as Pallas is understood to govern healing techniques (including self-healing), visualization, meditation, mind control, hypnosis and the like.
Personally, again, my 7th House Pallas is trine Venus (in Libra/3rd) and Pallas is trine Uranus (Retro in Gemini/11th). Also, Pallas is opposing Saturn (in Leo) in my natal chart.
The elder astrologers tell us that in the mythology of Pallas, she operated as a “woman in a man’s word”, being accepted as a colleague or equal in the world of men. My own natal Pallas Saturn opposition, I believe, touches on that theme based on my life experiences.
Pallas in Aquarius (such as mine) represents futuristic perceptions and also carries an indication of the revolutionary quality to the psyche. In this 7th house of (the other/s), it indicates that the soul/psyche of the individual (myself in this example) possesses strong meditating and counseling abilities – or so it says in the books that astrologers have written about Pallas. This fits, of course, with me in that this is the work that I do and meditation is a strong focus in my life. I could add that the Saturn opposition to Pallas from the 12th house brings the spiritual (12th house ruled by Neptune) quality into the work that I do—Saturn rules work/career/cosmic job in one’s birth chart. Again, I think of the aspect of opposition as a blending energy rather than the more negative qualities associated with that aspect.
My own Pallas trine Venus aspect seems an important one as Venus is culminating at the 29° degree of Libra in my natal chart, signaling the culmination of that Venus energy in some way. The Energy is fully developed in other words—or so the wiser astrologers tell us anyway. Venus here is in the 3rd house so here we would have to include the 3rd house communication piece in the interpretation. And as Venus easily works with (trine) Pallas, here we have again harmonious (Venus) communication of a counseling (7th house) nature. It all fits with the work that I do and I am finding this exploration very validating of my life.
I mentioned earlier about Pallas square Jupiter in my chart. Jupiter symbolizes the search for truth and meaning. The square here brings up in my own life the red flag of being ethical and remaining in integrity (truthful) with my work. I am highly aware that it is, in some cases, too easy to take advantage of people when doing readings and my inner Pallas/Jupiter energy signals me very strongly to remain ethical in my work.
Pallas is trine to Uranus in my chart, which was also mentioned earlier—another harmonious aspect (trine). So here we are talking about levels of mind when we talk about Uranus. My Uranus is especially strong as it is located in my 11th house—the house that it rules, making it significant there. Uranus is retrograde which makes this part of my psyche finely tuned inwardly. Telepathic and intuitive abilities are a significant part of this Pallas-Uranus aspect. As a Uranus trine Pallas aspect with the understanding that Uranus has a strong connection with astrology (per the teachers of the subject), my ability to counsel (7th house Pallas) others and befriend all types of people, creatively assist others using higher channels of intuition as well as astrological counseling . . . well, this aspect is another that seems to be right on and fit my life experiences perfectly.
I really love astrology for its ability to validate not only my life but the life of my clients. It’s true that some of the aspects can play out in various ways but when doing astrology, one must always anchor into the natal north and south nodes and their aspects while doing an interpretation.
In my natal chart, Pallas squares the natal nodes at a 4° orb, indicating that this energy has played out in my past lifetimes (South Node) or at least has been pre-wired in my psyche and is meant to be playing out in this current lifetime (North Node). These nodes are in my 4th (SN) and 10th (NN) houses, indicating that Pallas is destined to play a role in my cosmic job or career or at the very least in the public eye in some way as the NN / 10th house in Taurus indicates.
PALLAS IN TRANSIT
Currently, at the time of this writing February 4, 2016, Pallas is transiting my 9th house with Pallas in Taurus (interestingly enough Pallas conjuncts my natal Goddess Ceres). My own take on that combination as far as interp or meaning is as follows: teaching (9th house archetype) about Pallas and the other asteroid goddesses is indicated. This transit is a pretty clear indication that Pallas wants me to learn and teach about her as part of my North Node Taurus evolutionary goal for this time period (while Pallas is transiting my 9th house merging with her Goddess sister, Ceres who is/was there at that degree at the time of birth). The Asteroid Goddesses seem very alive in my soul/psyche at this time in my life.
In conclusion, here are just some other general tidbits and key phrases about the Archetype of Pallas:
- Goddess of Wisdom
- Goddess of War and Victory
- Invincible in Battle
- Is credited for using her wisdom to teach the populace how to settle disputes peacefully
- Is often depicted as being clad in armor
- Is often shown in artistry as accompanied by an owl
- Patroness of the Arts
- Goddess of health and healing
- Possessed the gift of prophecy
I hope the reader will not find this post off-setting or confusing to read as, again, it was written on a physically challenging day following a head concussion.
It is my wish that the reader will find something validating and useful here. In adddition, here is that recently written post about Ceres that I mentioned at the start of this blog: CLICK HERE .