Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
“You don’t need water to feel like you’re drowning, do you?” Jodi Picoult
Effective Dates: December 28th, 2016- March 30th, 2017
“Step outside of your comforts,” the Tarot is exclaiming, “And have some goddamn hope.” Opportunity is about to knock, and Pallas is demanding battle schematics if you are to go ahead. Here is the thing, Heretics – we are having Pallas move into Pisces the day that Uranus goes Direct (and yes, the same day as our New Moon in Capricorn). It’s time to make some serious intentions about our mode of attack for the coming year. In Pisces, Pallas is very spiritual warrior. When soldiers fight with a religious zeal, they can tackle almost any obstacle. There is nothing that can trump that conviction, and a spiritual warrior is willing to risk it all for the greater glory. Pallas Athene is the goddess of courage and just action, and she is inspiring us to follow our life path via an almost spiritual yearning for it. This is both good and bad, depending on who you are and what your goals are. This transit may spike the zealotry found in radical groups, and it may also light a spiritual fire under you to go after what you truly want.
There is a sense of moral superiority to this transit. Athene will be transiting over both Neptune and Chiron before she gets to Aries, so expect people to believe their vision to be the one true way, or some crap like that. And expect some zealotry to come out related to emotional wounds – holes in people’s lives. Opponents will challenge your decisions with fervor, but remember to keep your eye on the prize. You know that people will use moral superiority as a weapon against you, so don’t fall into this trap. Remember, their world is not your world. We are all swimming in a grand illusion. Traverse their moral system like water seeps around an obstacle. In the end, Pisces knows we are all draining into the same ocean, so plug your brain into that paradigm. Don’t take their words personally. You’ll know the truth – you’ll feel it when you are presented with it.
How can you show your opinion holds solid ground to those that follow a different vision? To those who have chosen a different path? You show them a truth so raw and real to you that they cannot deny it is true for you. They will feel it and thus know it. Pallas Athene may be a warrior goddess, but in the end she is defensive before offensive. What will make an enemy drop to their knees before they have even begun to fight you? By getting them to realize that they have somehow destroyed something sacred– tread on something real. Athene is known for “pattern recognition,” and in Pisces she will help you recognize emotional patterns that are holding you back. This will allow you to come up with a strategy to get yourself out of these horrible emotional cycles. Remember, the only way to break through is to charge with something solid. Although Athene pushes defense before offense, she asks me to remind you that if you do attack – make it swift and severe the head. Or, you know, you’ll get sucked into the depths…