PALLAS ATHENA CONJUNCT MERCURY 13 Libra ’14, 10:18 pm, GMT + 8, 11 September 2014
Blessings to all I love this energy! Pallas Athena in Libra teaches us the wisdom of strategy, the virtue of justice and quest for peace even in times of strife. She chooses not to charge into battle without a plan. She sees both sides of the equation, both perspectives before rendering her judgment, born of detached wisdom. Unable to remain neutral ‘sitting on the fence’, Pallas takes her stand in the cause of Balance, Refinement/Nobility, Harmony and Justice/Equality. In our day to day lives she represents a mental energy or aspect of ourselves looking for patterns, strategies and analytical approaches to collecting and interpreting information. In this role, she is similar to Mercury. The cause that Pallas fights for reflects her Virgin Motherhood (for more info – http://wp.me/p4OUNS-6c ) , and her dedication to healing, preservation and maintenance. At this time, the masculine-feminine balance is wildly out of proportion. Greater assertiveness for the feminine and Greater sensitivity for the masculine seems to be the dominant pattern of healing and re-balancing we are collectively a part of. Yes, even in matters traditionally associated with the feminine (motherhood, childcare, violence or harassment on the basis of having a female gender), Pallas Athena shall help you fight your corner not with emotion, but with the power of the detached mind (at least on the surface – I believe she feels Deeply, but does not reveal it). I refer you to the article mentioned above for a discussion on her androgynous energies.
Yet the focus of her preservation, to me, associates her with Virgo, which, once again is linked with Mercury.
Therefore, the conjunction of Mercury and Pallas is a natural one. It may feel as though that part of you that seeks to launch itself forth on a crusade (but with a plan) is emphasized. Self-preservation and preservation of balance in your environment, in your partnerships, in your social surroundings may be the focus of this energy for you. Mercury will be finding ways to maintain balance. If stressed, however, the energy of Mercury – and Pallas Athena – can counteract imbalance with further imbalance.
If you think of a scale (Libra sign) – if one side is tilted because there’s something on it, you can find balance by gradually adding counterweights on the other side – or by slowly removing the weight that is present. You can do the exact same thing in a forceful or violent manner, causing both sides of the scale to dance wildly.
It’s your choice as to how you find strategic ways to find balance at this time
Remember that Mercury can travel between the different realms/states of Being. You will find that your ability to synthesize information together will come together in a harmonious way today, particularly if you have aligned your thoughts and focus on a balance-seeking cause.
If you do choose to ‘chaaaarge’ towards a cause today, make sure you have a backup plan, and one that (likely) involves the support of others in your environment. Remember, you can’t and don’t have to make change in the world all by yourself.
To get more specific, you’ll have to know where 13 Libra is in your natal chart – you can do that at www.astro.com . If you’re feeling a little more inquisitive, also take note of the ruler of the 7th house (associated with Libra). That’s the Descendant, marked on the Right hand side of your chart (Western system) – the generally thicker line than the rest. It’s summarized as Dsc.
A quick guide:
1st House – Body/Self, Sense of Self, Ego-Personality
2nd House – Finances, Self-Worth, Connection with Abundance,
3rd House – Siblings, Early Childhood, Mental Perceptions,
4th House – Home, Mother, Family, Domestic Arrangement, Tribe,
5th House – Love, Romance, Creativity, Children, Projection of Persona,
6th House – Work, Path of Service, Daily Rituals, Hygiene, Health, Self-Preservation/Maintenance/Nurturing Instinct,
7th House – the Descendant: Partnerships (Business, Marital, Collaborative), Shadow Selves,
8th house – Intimate Partners (Energetic, Financial, Sexual), Deep Mysteries, Relationship with Power, Self-Knowledge through Depth Exploration,
9th house – Sense of Exploration, Adventure, Learning, Higher Education, Philosophy, Travel, ‘The Guru’
10th House – Career, Legacy, Appearance in the Public Eye, Status
11th House – Friends, Altruistic Associations, Unconventionality, Eccentricity, Genius
12th House – Mystery, Sacrifice, Surrender, Transcendence of Ego, Seclusion, etc.
Remember – one aspect of Libra energy is that it seeks to find itself in others. This is the part of your chart where you draw in energy that you do not see in yourself, but through other people. So if you think someone is being unreasonable… hold up a mirror before you judge further. You may be simply reacting to something in yourself that you do not like.
A day for great plans, strategies and insights to be revealed. Listen to what your Mind has to say today It’s not just about Body, Spirit, Heart, Soul – but the whole package.
Also note that this energy is involved in a Yod (Finger of Fate) with Jupiter, pointing at Chiron Retrograde (which opposes the Sun). You may find a breakthrough in a major decision or strategic approach in an issue related to your healing from past wounds, karmic ties, etc. – as the Virgo Sun focuses upon maintenance, preservation and nurture of self and others in balance. Your lessons or sources of guidance are likely to come from activities related to Leo (children, childcare, play, romance, creativity) and so on.
Image Information: “Bust Athena Velletri Glyptothek Munich 213” by Unknown (Greek original by Kresilas) – User:Bibi Saint-Pol, own work, 2007-02-08. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bust_Athena_Velletri_Glyptothek_Munich_213.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Bust_Athena_Velletri_Glyptothek_Munich_213.jpg
“Evelyn de Morgan – Mercury, 1870-1873” by Evelyn De Morgan – . Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Evelyn_de_Morgan_-_Mercury,_1870-1873.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Evelyn_de_Morgan_-_Mercury,_1870-1873.jpg