planets pallas

Pallas is associated with wisdom and intuition. Brought in with these attributes are those of logic and applied strategy. It is also creative of original thought, showing artistic ability. Astrologically, Pallas Athene describes how we face the issues of learning, creativity, the arts, politics, healing, alienation from relationships, competition, and the fears of success.

Pallas in Signs | Pallas in Houses | Pallas Aspects

The warrior queen, the principle of creative intelligence and wisdom. Athene (Minerva to the Romans) was born from the head of Zeus (Jupiter), thus being the only Olympian to have been born without a mother—although he had actually swallowed her mother, Metis (wisdom), so that she could not bear a son who would supplant him, as he had supplanted his father, Kronos (Saturn). Representing divine knowledge, or wisdom, she stands for feminine expression of the divine nous, or perfect understanding. She also rules the relations between fathers and daughters, and all incestuous and abusive relationships, where an imbalance of power must be righted.

Pallas was the second asteroid to be discovered, by Heinrich Olbers, March 28, 1802. A title for Athene the Greek goddess of wisdom, Pallas means maiden. Pallas, daughter of Triton, was Athene's childhood friend in Libya, home of the Amazons. In a mock battle, Athene accidentally killed her; in her grief she swore to take on her name, placing it ahead of her own. She carved a statue, the Palladium, which Zeus later cast to earth; it was taken up by the Trojans, later to be stolen by Odysseus, removing the protection of the goddess for Troy. She was the goddess of war, wisdom and culture—patroness of the civilized arts: pottery, sculpture, weaving, architecture and animal husbandry. Pallas, the wise, female warrior, gives meaning and direction to the struggles of women to be free from the oppressive domination of the masculine forces. "Astrologically Pallas Athene describes how we face the issues of learning, creativity, the arts, politics, healing, alienation from relationships, competition, and the fears of success."

Pallas in the Houses shows where you have problem solving ability and pattern recognition ability. Pallas in the Signs shows your preferred style for doing these things.