Asteroids are an interesting and relatively new field of astrology. Most astrologers considers the planets to be the most important features of the chart, but the asteroids can give additional insight. Pallas in astrology is one of the most frequently used asteroids.
In this article, you can learn about Pallas in the natal chart, its meaning by signs and houses, and the meaning of Pallas retrograde natal placement.
If an asteroid is conjunct a planet or angle in a tight orb, it can become very significant in the birth chart. Studying the asteroids can deepen your understanding.
Pallas in astrology is the asteroid of wisdom and knowledge. In the natal chart, the position of Pallas shows how you approach intelligence, creative thinking, strategy, the arts, healing, your attitude to mental accomplishments.
Keep reading to learn more about the asteroid Pallas in astrology and its meaning in the natal chart!
The Asteroid Pallas
Pallas is an asteroid, the second asteroid discovered (in 1802). It is the third largest asteroid, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
The orbital period of Pallas is 4.62 years. It has an eccentric orbit, and the time it spends in the zodiac signs varies. You can find a list of Pallas through the signs here.
Its minor planet designation is (2) Pallas. The symbol of Pallas looks like this: ⚴.
This celestial body got its name after the Greek goddess of wisdom and justice, Pallas Athene. It is one of the four most frequently used asteroids, along with Ceres, Vesta, and Juno.
Pallas in Astrology
What is the mythological background of Pallas in astrology?
Pallas Athene was one of the most well-known goddesses in Greek mythology. Worshipped all across Greece, there are many temples of Athene.
Pallas Athene was often depicted in the company of an owl, symbolizing wisdom. Her other symbols include a shield and spear, serpent, olive trees (according to the myth, the olive tree was given to humans by Athene in order to choose her as the patroness of Athens over Poseidon).
In the natal chart, Pallas in astrology shows your attitude to creative learning and creating, strategy, healing, arts, wisdom. Its position by houses shows the life areas where its creative and healing abilities come to expression. In this life area, you also notice patterns more easily and you apply tact and strategical thinking.
Pallas Athene was not afraid of war and fighting, but she preferred to solve conflicts in a peaceful way. She prefers tact and strategy to brute force.
Pallas in astrology is associated with:
- creative intelligence
- diplomacy and tact
- social justice
Another important association of Pallas in astrology is the balance between masculine and feminine. This archetype is also about being female in a male-dominated world and succeeding.
Pallas in the Signs of the Zodiac
The sign of Pallas in the natal chart describes how you approach mental urges, creative intelligence, and strategical thinking.
The sign of Pallas in astrology has to do with healing, the arts, and your perception of wisdom.
Pallas in Aries
Pallas in Aries is a fast thinker and it solves problems quickly. With Pallas in Aries, you often take initiative. There is a pioneering urge with this placement. You often have sudden realizations and you have rapid ideas. You execute the best independently. With Pallas in Aries, you can find healing and wisdom through connecting with your body and physical exercise. You have a strong drive to fight and Pallas in Aries is very competitive.
Pallas in Taurus
Pallas in Taurus finds wisdom through connecting with nature and learning how to enjoy life. A natural way of living can be healing for you. You learn the best through sensory input. This placement suggests that you are practical and grounded, and that you are able to plan and execute on your plans. Common sense is one of your greatest strengths.
With Pallas in Taurus, you prefer to defend rather than to attack. You often try to conserve tradition and you find sustainability important. Pallas in Taurus is a great placement for art, you often have artistic talent. You appreciate the beauty of the physical world.
Pallas in Gemini
Pallas in Gemini finds wisdom in the words. Speaking and writing are important for you, as you often find healing in them. Words have a significant effect on you, they can help you or harm you. You need to work on multiple things simultaneously. If you have to focus on the same problem for a long time, you easily get bored.
Knowledge is of great importance for Pallas in Gemini. You enjoy learning and you gather wisdom from books and conversations. This placement can indicate talent for writing and poetry. Pallas in Gemini is a great storyteller. You have a sharp intellect with this placement. In a conflict, you prefer verbal fights.
Pallas in Cancer
Pallas in Cancer understands through emotions in the first place. You need your intuition to fully understand something. You use empathy to understand other people. You often become very wise.
Pallas in Cancer works for safety and comfort. You have a strong protective urge with this placement, primarily defending women and children. Pallas here is also very protective of their loved ones and family members. You are also patriotic and value tradition. Pallas in Cancer is great at managing a family and taking care of the needs of others.
Pallas in Leo
Pallas in Leo is very creative and usually fun to be around. You love to be admired for your intelligence and creativity. You appreciate compliments. Pallas in Leo often enjoys shining and being in the spotlight. You often find wisdom through being in the public eye, and you can have charisma.
Pallas in Leo holds talent in high regards. You support others develop their talents and express themselves. Self-expression is also very important for you with this placement. You are playful and artistic. Art therapy or psychodrama are often attractive to Pallas in Leo. You sometimes find healing in romance.
Pallas in Virgo
Pallas in Virgo suggests that you can use your creative intelligence for healing. When it comes to healing, healthy routines and habits are very important. A healthy diet and preparing healthy meals is also characteristic of Pallas in Virgo. Some people with this placement enjoy manual work or craftmanship.
You work hard and patiently on developing your strengths and wisdom. You are great at creating systems and noticing patterns. You also perceive things in a simple way, and you can extract the essence of complex problems. Pallas in Virgo suggests an analytical mind.
Pallas in Libra
Libra feels familiar to Pallas, as they both find justice and harmony important. With Pallas in Libra, you prefer discussion and negotiation to solve a conflict. You are able to mediate in an argument. Peace and fairness are important to you, but you are willing to fight against injustice. Pallas in Libra is skilled in diplomacy. This placement indicates a wise negotiator. You fight for equality and justice.
Pallas in Libra can indicate a talent for art. You can create harmony around you, both in interpersonal relationships and visually.
Pallas in Scorpio
Pallas in Scorpio suggests a probing perception. You are able to get to the core very quickly. This is helpful when it comes to healing, as you can see what causes the issue and heal it, not just try to get rid of the symptoms. It is hard to hide anything from Pallas in Scorpio. You use your creative intelligence to unearth secrets and you have the X-ray vision of Pluto in astrology.
Pallas in Scorpio possesses occult wisdom. You understand the great mysteries of life, such as birth and death. Pallas in Scorpio can also indicate a talent for managing finances.
Pallas in Sagittarius
Pallas in Sagittarius perceives through understanding the bigger picture. You are oriented on the whole instead of getting lost in the details. You are an independent, questioning thinker with Pallas in Sagittarius. Foreign cultures can teach you a lot about seeing the universal principles and the similarities between humans.
Your creative intelligence manifests in a adventurous, philosophical way. You understand philosophy and you are quite philosophical yourself, too. Pallas in Sagittarius also finds wisdom in spirituality. Sagittarius is the sign of searching for meaning, and with Pallas in Sagittarius, you can become very wise.
Pallas in Capricorn
Pallas in Capricorn wants order. Structure in mental perception is very important for you. You have excellent organization skills and you are great at planning with Pallas in Capricorn in the natal chart. Sometimes you get support from older people, especially men.
Pallas in Capricorn appreciates architecture and the old masters. You enjoy classic art and things, and you can find wisdom in ancient philosophy. Reflecting on the past can also help you.
Pallas in Aquarius
As the sign of intelligence and creativity, Aquarius feels very familiar to Pallas. Pallas in Aquarius can operate very well. With Pallas in Aquarius, you are oriented on the future. You want to use your creative intelligence to create something new, fresh, exciting. Pallas in Aquarius is often fascinated by science and modern technology.
Pallas in Aquarius indicates an interest in humanitarian causes. You strongly believe in equality and justice. Pallas in Aquarius wants to fight for the underdog. You find wisdom in the power of a group and through observing the laws of the universe.
Pallas in Pisces
Pallas in Pisces has an intuitive perception. You understand things on a very deep, almost unconscious level. Pallas in Pisces can heal with its empathy and soft, unconditional love. You find wisdom in unity and dissolving yourself in the collective unconscious. It can also come from dreams and spirituality. Pallas in Pisces solves problems with understanding and empathy.
Pallas in Pisces appreciates art, music, dance, singing. You can be talented in these fields yourself with Pallas in Pisces in the natal chart.
Pallas in Houses in the Natal Chart
The house of Pallas in the natal chart is just as important as its sign and aspects. This house shows the life areas where this asteroid primarily comes to expression.
Pallas by houses tells where you experience mental urges and where you apply strategical thinking.
Pallas in First House
Pallas in first house gives you a tactical attitude to life. You approach the world using strategical thinking, and you are great at planning. Pallas in first house indicates a creative personality. Being intelligent and creative is an integral part of your identity.
This placement usually suggests an androgynous appearance. If Pallas in first is conjunct the ascendant, this becomes even more emphasized. There is a masculine aura to you if you are female. Equality and justice are important to you.
Pallas in Second House
Pallas in second house suggests that strategical thinking is one of your greatest assets. You are a practical thinker and you understand economics well. Pallas in second house suggests that you have this attitude towards money and financial assets. You always have a plan for your finances, and you often earn money in a unusual way.
Pallas in second house values creativity, art, healing, wisdom, philosophy, tact. This placement suggests that you are not overly materialistic, you prefer mental accomplishments to acquiring wealth for the sake of wealth.
Pallas in Third House
Pallas in third house can be similar to Uranus here: it can indicate brilliance, but also trouble with fitting in your immediate surroundings. You have excellent mental abilities with Pallas in third house
This placement suggests a creative thinker who can be apt with words. You can be a wise and tactful communicator and you probably also have writing talent. (If you want to learn how to recognize writing talent in astrology, click here). You love learning and you are a life-long learner with Pallas in third house.
Pallas in Fourth House
Pallas in fourth house suggests that your intelligence draws wisdom from the domain of the unconscious. The fourth house also talks about your family and roots. Pallas in fourth house suggests that you
Pallas in fourth house can also indicate that one of your parents embodied the traits of this asteroid. This parent probably taught you strategical thinking and wisdom, and encouraged you to be creative.
Pallas in Fifth House
Pallas in fifth house is a great placement, as here the asteroid of creative thinking is located in the house of creativity and self-expression. This placement suggests a person who creates in a structured way. With Pallas in fifth house, you have brilliant and original ideas.
Pallas in fifth house also suggests that your love interests often embody this asteroid. You fall in love with intelligent, androgynous people. Your children can also be like that. Sometimes you channel your sexuality into creative projects.
Pallas in Sixth House
Pallas in sixth house loves to plan in their professional life. With this placement, your work is very important to you. It is the primary life area where you express your creativity and apply strategical thinking. You work in an analytical way. Routines are also important for you with Pallas in sixth house.
Some people with this placement work in a field that is associated with Pallas, such as healing, mediation, a job where you have to use analytical thinking and create strategies.
Pallas in Seventh House
Pallas in seventh house suggests that you are attracted to partners who are a lot like Pallas. They are intelligent, creative, their sexuality and gender is not very expressed. Interpersonal relationships are where your wisdom comes to expression. You can be great at counseling or working with the public in a structured, tactful way.
Pallas in Eighth House
Pallas in eighth house works in the realm of the unconscious and secrets. You can be great at finance with Pallas in eighth house. This placement suggests that you can wave secrets and hidden details into a pattern that helps you solve problems other people cannot.
Pallas in eighth house indicates strong healing ability if the entire chart supports it. This placement suggests that your sexuality is not very expressed.
Pallas in Ninth House
Education and vision are very important for you with Pallas in ninth house. These are the life areas where your creative thinking can flourish.
Pallas in ninth house can be great at learning languages and appreciated philosophy. This placement can indicate a very wise person. You try to organize your views and want a structured personal belied system. Some people who have Pallas in ninth house are involved with legal matters or use law to fight for social causes.
Pallas in Tenth House
Pallas in tenth house finds recognition in the world and public reputation very important. With this placement, you often prefer career to private life and family. Females with this placement often suppress their femininity to succeed in their career. You carefully plan your career and you use strategical thinking and wisdom to get what you want.
With Pallas in tenth house in the natal chart, it can happen that one of your parents strongly embodied the qualities of this asteroid. You use the wisdom of Pallas to deal with authority figures in your life.
Pallas in Eleventh House
Pallas in eleventh house suggests that your creativity manifests in social causes. With this placement, it is great to be involved in groups or volunteer. You can have creative ideas about how to make something work better. Pallas in eleventh house has a strategical approach to achieving goals and turning dreams into reality.
Pallas in Twelfth House
Pallas in twelfth house is in some way locked up and hidden from you. With this placement, you are drawn to spirituality, psychology, fantasy, and the unconscious. You find wisdom through them, and your unconscious is a big part of the learning process. Your intuition helps you understand the world and yourself in it.
Some people with this placement volunteer or work in a field where they serve and help others. There is an urge to fight for the underdog. Pallas in twelfth house can be a karmic placement related to intelligence and creativity.
Pallas Retrograde Natal
What happens if Pallas is retrograde in the natal chart?
Retrograde objects seem to be moving backwards in the sky—of course, this is not the case in reality. If a planet is retrograde in the natal chart, its qualities are manifest in your inner world more, according ot astrology.
The keyword for retrograde planets is internalization, and Pallas retrograde natal is no exception.
Pallas retrograde natal suggests that your creativity and strategical thinking manifests inwards. You like to think on your own and you can solve problems the best on your own. You also heal the best when in solitude. Justice and fairness can also be something you have to learn.
With Pallas retrograde natal, it could happen in the past that you failed to make plans before taking action.
Pallas is about strategical thinking and organized actions, and this is something you are yet to learn. You need to use your intellect in making decisions and acting upon them. Wisdom is also something you have to develop in this lifetime.
Solitude can help you come up with creative solutions and it also helps you nourish your mental urges. If you have planets in the twelfth house in addition to the Pallas retrograde natal placement, it is important to spend enough time on your own. Introspection can help you become wiser.
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