Pallas, the second asteroid discovered after Ceres, was found in the Main Asteroid Belt by Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers on March 28, 1802.
It has a diameter of 538 kilometers and an orbital period of 4.61 years. The inclination of the orbit is 43 degrees with respect to the ecliptic. At its brightest, Pallas is magnitude 6, barely visible to the naked eye in dark skies. Its surface is dark and probably similar in composition to carbonaceous meteorites.
Also known as the Virgin Goddess of Wisdom, Pallas Athena ranked so highly among the Greeks that she was second only to Jupiter/Zeus. The reason for this is that it was Jupiter who “gave birth to” her, at least according to the Homeric legend which states that she emerged from her father’s head as a grown warrior queen, clad in armor and crying victoire. Only for someone like Jupiter would such a woman be considered “daddy’s girl”.
However, the origin of Pallas predates the Greeks, dating back to Libya around 6,000 years ago. His legends claim that he was born on the shores of Lake Triton, in the vicinity of which several tribes of African Amazons live. After her birth, three Libyan nymphs raised her as the goddess Neith. When the Libyans arrived in Crete around 4000 BC. AD, they took it with them and passed on the legend.
The Greeks ended up embellishing the story, claiming that Pallas’ mother was Metis, the sea goddess of the Titans who helped Jupiter/Zeus prevail over his father, Cronos, by giving him the ancient equivalent of Ipecac. to expel her swallowed children. .
Of course, Zeus, who considered it his divine duty to mate with any female, especially those who showed him kindness, pursued her until he impregnated her.
Soon after, however, Gaia and Urano warned Mr. Muffin of the Stallions that Metis’ son would become king of gods and men. This, of course, was not good news, as it would displace Jupiter/Zeus from his divine position. So he did what any Greek god would do and consumed her whole.
For some reason, probably from extreme indigestion, Jupiter/Zeus developed a blinding headache. Since he was a bit drama-prone, someone slit his head open with a double-edged ax and poof! Pallas Athena was born. Is it any wonder it’s his favorite?
There are many stories and tales related to Pallas Athena, including her name, which was originally simply Athena. One day, she was fighting with her adopted sister, Pallas, daughter of a local sea god and more than likely a cousin, when Papa Jupiter distracted her, causing her to accidentally kill her sister. As part of his pain, he put his name before his.
She was considered the protector of cities, a prophetess and invincible in battle. Mythologically, he aided Hercules in his labors, helped Odysseus on his journey from Troy, and helped Perseus get rid of Medusa.
He also gave Athens the olive tree, surpassing the gift of Poseidon’s horse. To appease him, the gods deprived Athenian women of their citizenship, their vote, and the right to give their children their surname. So, from that moment, women began to lose their rights and Athena was blamed for this.
This was reinforced in the Orestes trial, which came down to who was the true parent of a child, the mother or the father. Since Pallas Athena was born male, she testified that the most important thing was the male parent. Apollo, who defended Orestes, also claimed that the mother only provided a place for the seed implanted by the male to grow.
However, Pallas Athena was highly revered. Men could relate to her because it was clear that she identified closely with them, although her feminine compassion and wisdom had definitely seeped through.
She was a great tactician and strategist, and although she was always portrayed as a beautiful woman, the softer side of her feminine nature was not apparent. She was seen as his intellectual equal, though dressed in feminine insight, understanding, and logical problem-solving, as opposed to the masculine inclination to draw his sword or eat anything that got in his way. across his path.
FOR pallas athena He is credited with inventing the flute, the trumpet, the potter’s wheel and clay pots, the plough, the rake and the yoke of oxen, to name a few.
She was considered the goddess of arts and crafts and of all artisans, including blacksmithing. Cooking, manual labor, spinning and weaving were also part of his domain, as was healing.
He was obviously very talented, which earned him a mastery of creativity. She was also politically active and had no problem taking command. However, she repeatedly betrayed her gender by siding with the male side instead of defending her own.
mythological astrological implications
Pallas Athena possessed all of the positive feminine traits, but none of the negative or ultra-feminine characteristics, namely moodiness, vindictiveness, or the classic seductive qualities that make men mere putty in the hands of a woman. Although in some ways, from a male perspective, she was the perfect woman, however, she was more of an older sister type; a sweet, vulnerable and submissive woman that most men wanted as a companion.
She had the potential to be his best friend or mate, but lacking the typical feminine tricks, she didn’t captivate the male of the species either. She was just as smart as them, maybe smarter, and she wasn’t playing the gender game by trying to impress anyone with her sexuality. He was who he was, so he wasn’t apologizing or trying to impress anyone.
The ideal companion who demands nothing from men. He had the intelligence, wisdom, and talent to be completely self-sufficient, but he also didn’t inspire the protective, domineering, or sexual inclinations of the average man. Rather, she was a “partner” who did not compete with her conquests, but neither did she inspire his protection, as she was perfectly capable of taking care of herself.
This is really the dilemma of many women in the world today. They can earn as much or even more money than any man and can support themselves, but their desire for an equal partner is often thwarted as men turn to women who need their protection. .
Palas women are today’s strong, professional women who can take care of themselves. However, they often feel lonely and don’t have the male-female relationships they want.
As patroness of arts and crafts, Athena helps men and women find creative fulfillment in areas other than relationships. Depending on the sign and the house in which it is placed, it combines the strength of feminine wisdom with the different talents indicated above.
For example, Indira Ghandi she had Pallas in Scorpio, her 3rd House, indicating the passion of thought in an inherently feminine way.
Pluto’s trine in the 11th house showed harmonious and transformative influences on the masses, with a square to Neptune in the 12th that brought a spirituality and idealism that conflicted with many of his more practical thoughts.
The sextile to Mars in her 1st House of personality reveals the dynamism and example she has shown. Quincunx to Jupiter in your 10th House of profession and reputation shows the adjustments that are required of you as a public figure.
hillary clinton he has Pallas in Aquarius, his 9th natal house of social interactions. It trines Uranus in your 12th house of Gemini, showing a logical path to realizing your dreams of change. He also squares Jupiter in his 6th House of Labor, implying a conflict regarding his exaggerated beliefs about work in the social sphere.
Hillary Clinton 10 26 1947 20:02 Chicago. The most accepted source, since others indicate 2:18 and 8:02. The study developer used Pallas’ position to further justify 8:02 p.m. as the time of birth.
Pallas Athena is truly a figure that modern women in large numbers can relate to. They are immersed in a man’s world and admiration does not always come from the characteristics they like to show off the most.
Suppressing your femininity to curry favor is exactly how it’s done in today’s world. Pallas Athena not only reflects the dilemma of the modern professional woman.
She invented it.
It is very interesting to check where in the astral map we have Pallas Athena to study its implications.
PS With the interpretation texts of Pallas Athena that we added to Astroworld, we want to pay tribute to such an exceptional figure.