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Jonas : don’t joke about murder I was murdered once and it offends me


Lito : *sticks leg in the air* give me attention


Dani : i hate when people ask “who you tryna look good for” bitch myself bye


Riley : *planet explodes* *removes one earbud* what


Wolfgang : flirting aka staring at u and when u look back at me i look away very fast so u wont see that i was staring at u


Sun : I may seem like an angry person on the surface but deep down I’m actually angrier


Amanita : while you were busy being hetererosexual I studied the blade


Will : @theuniverse please chill. I’m trying my best i’m like four days past my bedtime


Kala : I don’t want the d, I want the a. I want to ace this class


Hernando : I want to sit on a kitchen counter in my underwear at 3am with you and talk about the universe


Nomi : no mom I already have a job it’s called being hardcore


Capheus : So tired of being human I want to be a flower

Athena’s Astrology

Pallas, Athene, and Minerva

To understand these three heavenly bodies, one must look at the mythology and symbolism behind the goddess they represent. They are named, of course, for Jupiter’s dearest daughter, Athena. In mythology, Athena was not born but rather she came from the head of her father, fully grown and already armed. Her birth, or lack thereof, is quite meaningful. Pallas is a goddess of the mind, and of war. She is a crafter, teaching mortals how to weave, spin, and so much more. She is much the same in war: Intellectual, insightful, and logical.

Unlike Ares, god of war, Athena rules over the justice and wit war involves. This can be seen in the Iliad, when Athena used strategy making herself invisible, and when Ares stopped to take the armor from the fallen, she helped the warrior Diomedes attack him. She uses her wit where Ares uses his rage and brute strength. She is a ruler of the mind.

Each asteroid is considered a different representative of this mythos: Pallas is the ego, Athene the curiosity, and Minerva the drive to accomplish. How they differ can be interpreted by which of her names the asteroids bear.

Pallas

Pallas, Greek for “maiden,” represents Athena’s role as virgin, master of her own sexuality. It also is tied to a darker myth in which Athena accidentally kills her foster sister and fellow student. When they are both being taught the art of war, they sometimes battle. A falling out leads to Pallas attempting to kill Athena. Zeus, seeking to protect his daughter, strikes the girl with lightning. Athena takes advantage of this moment, killing the original Pallas as she has been taught to. She is so guilt ridden, she takes on the name Pallas in homage to her fallen sister.

In some interpretations, Pallas is a name bestowed upon Athena for her defeat of enemies, such as a giant, bearing that name. In all interpretations, Pallas is the title of her enemy - a title which she takes on. This symbolism must be taken into account when interpreting Pallas’s role in the natal chart.

In this way, Pallas represents how we defend ourselves, both physically and otherwise. She is our righteousness, our sense of justice. She is also the mark of how we view vengeance, and respect our opponents, even if they may feel like enemies in the moment.

How we solve problems and conflicts is marked by Pallas. Some also associate hand-eye coordination with this heavenly body.

Pallas can also reveal how we relate to the men in our lives, particularly our fathers or father figures.

Athene

Athene’s true meaning is not clear, but it may be derived from Greek for “sharp” and “praise.” In this form, Athena was the defender, the protector of the people, and the asteroid’s role reflects this.

While Pallas shows how we defend ourselves, Athene shows how we defend and protect others. This is the shield, the goddess who protected her city and worshippers, who met their loyalty with loyalty of her own.

She also reveals how we can teach others, and how we view wisdom itself. In many ways, Athene is the representative of our curiosity, and how we seek to gain wisdom.

She also is associated with our need for approval.

Minerva

Minerva, the Roman goddess, must be viewed from a Roman perspective. Minerva was not always equated with Athena, she began as Menrva, the Etruscan goddess. She was also the goddess of trade and commerce in this form, she protected heroes, and she was associated with lightning. And Menrva stemmed from Meneswā, goddess of the moon.

Minerva, perhaps more than her fellow asteroids, represents feminine power, and in a sense duality. Minerva gives strength to our senses of equality, and inspires women to stand up for themselves.

She represents logical intuition, quick wit, and the ability to make realizations that strike like lightning. In the natal chart, she shows how and where we are perceptive.

Minerva is associated with public and political displays of ability and purpose, while Athene is more private.


by Lavinia Amoun

John: What are you doing tonight?

Sherlock: Me and Molly are going out.

John: You and Molly? You finally asked her out on a date??

Sherlock: Calm down, its not a date.

John: Well what are you going to do?

Sherlock: Going to Angelos for dinner, might go for a walk around the town, get matching tattoos, normal stuff.