Pallas, the goddess of Wisdom, War, and Craft enters Scorpio tomorrow, Sun, Nov 18 @ 4:01 AM EST, 2nd House, the natural home of Taurus ruled by the Venus. Pallas Mythology & Spiritual Significance
"Pallas is the goddess of wisdom, and she is also the goddess of self-defense. Pallas sprang fully formed and armed from the head of her father, the king of heaven. Pallas is also an artisan and is connected to the art of weaving.
"Pallas' symbol is the wise owl. She is in charge of defending herself and those important to her, and she creates objects of lasting beauty, through her love of fabric, and her skill with a needle and thread. According to Lewellen,
"Pallas is never the aggressor; she never strikes first, but she defends herself and those she loves. She is in essence the warrior queen, and the philosopher. Her closest astrological sign seems to be Sagittarius, and the house she most resonates with would be the ninth, the sector in our charts that relates to our philosophical take on the world, since we are all philosophers, even if we are not aware of it.
"Anytime we come up with a reason or a theory as to why we want to live our lives a certain way, we are exercising our philosophical side. This is where Pallas comes in. When we have to defend ourselves and come up with a strategy to deal with office politics, or school or neighborhood or community cliques, this is where Pallas comes in. When we are attacked by others because of our political or religious beliefs, or our lifestyle choices, or for no reason at all besides someone's obscene desire to vilify and bully us, this is where Pallas comes in.
"We use our wisdom when we need to, and if we have to do battle against someone or something, the wiser we are, the more likely we are of achieving success. When we have to deal with someone we find difficult, if we can chart his or her day of birth, and locate where Pallas was for our rival, or our opponent, we can better understand who we are dealing with.
"Likewise, it is a positive thing for us to know where our own Pallas placement is, according to house and sign, so we can determine for ourselves how and in what way we process wisdom, and how and in what way we deal with conflict. The fact that Pallas does not take the part of the aggressor, or the bully should give us the encouraging knowledge that she can be trusted." Scorpio:
As a fixed Water sign, a Scorpio's recuperative powers are remarkable. They are a truth seeker and have keen judgment and penetrating insight, and these qualities enable them to exercise a great deal of authority over others.
Willpower and persistence are their strong points, and although they are somewhat reticent, when prodded they can become outspoken and direct. They are determined, can be aggressive when threatened, and shrewd in matters of perception ( think human-Xray machine ). They are rarely passive or neutral about anything.
Scorpios are also known for being fiercely loyal, and they will always stand by those they care about – even if it means sacrificing themselves in the process.
When it comes to love, Scorpios are not afraid to go after what they want. They are often very intense and passionate lovers but can be a bit possessive at times. Pallas in Scorpio transit:
As you can read from the descriptions above, Pallas is at home in Scorpio. This transit suggests an intense probing and perception that reaches the core of any issue or person. The key is practicing our intuition. When it comes to healing ourselves or others, this honed intuition can guide is to the source of the affliction rather than the symptoms.
Between Pallas' wisdom and Scorpio's X-ray vision, our creative intelligence becomes an archaeologist unearthing the hidden and unknown that we or others attempt to hide. This involves occult ( Scorpio ) wisdom ( Pallas ) revolving around the great mysteries of life involving death and reincarnation. Pallas in Scorpio Natal:
If this natal position possessed a keyword, it would be intensity, as it infuses your lives with the intense wisdom of Pallas and the transformative energy of Scorpio. Neither are afraid of the depths of the human psyche, and their combined insight is powerful and profound. This energy exudes a sense of mysticism and magnetism, luring family, friends, and acquaintances to seek guidance from you.
To work with the energy of Pallas in Scorpio, it is imperative to sharpen your intuition and nurture a heartfelt discernment of others. This involves accepting not just your shadow side, but that of others. The challenges this will present are in reality opportunities for growth and transformation. Pallas is strategic by nature, and that innate ability is available to assist you navigate through a minefield of obstacles to solutions.
The downside to this position is balancing the power you possess with vulnerability. If you don't, there's a good chance that your power will become a shield against others. Vulnerability, on the other hand, permits true emotional connection and assists you to navigate around power-struggles and manipulation which fail to foster genuine relationships.
The best way to work with this energy is to respect others and be trustworthy. This is possible through the transformative energy of Scorpio, whose depths when vulnerable will develop and maintain authentic connections with others. Use both this transformative energy and the wisdom for yourself and the greater good of others.
I will be celebrating my Pallas return later this month, as my natal Pallas is in Scorpio. Where is your Pallas positioned? Image: Sappho by Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman
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