Pallas Athena      -  Jupiter's "Brain-Child"      

Pallas is a warrior queen as well - with creative, innovative intelligence for solutions. I've read somewhere "she turns every stumbling block into a stepping stone", which I find really very matching. As in the Mythology, she harmonizes the divine feminine and masculine within and uses her abilities for the best outcomes with the least effort. She's also about connecting dots/ information (puzzle) and to defend social equality and acceptance. 

Pallas governs the liver-spleen balance and the dizziness center in the brain. 

Greek Mythology:  Minerva (Roman) - Pallas Athena in Greek - Both the "Goddess of Wisdom, Reason and Purity".  She also is very brave and got a strategic mind, so she also had a title as the "goddess of war" but not alike her Brother Ares. As an independent "person" she never married. In a competition about the "rulership" of the city of Athens, she won as she gave the people the Olive tree - the people of Athens were actually to pick (kind of an election campaign she won).

Roman Mythology:  Minerva is often depicted with her sacred creature, an owl, which symbolized her association with wisdom and knowledge as well as, less frequently, the snake and the olive tree

Some Astronomy:   Pallas is the second asteroid to have been discovered, after  Ceres.   Pallas has unusual dynamic parameters for such a large body. Its orbit is highly inclined and moderately eccentric, despite being at the same distance from the Sun as the central part of the asteroid belt. Furthermore, Pallas has a very high axial tilt of 84°, with its north pole pointing towards ecliptic coordinates (β, λ) = (30°, −16°) with a 5° uncertainty in the Ecliptic J2000.0 reference frame. This means that every Palladian summer and winter, large parts of the surface are in constant sunlight or constant darkness for a time on the order of an Earth year, with areas near the poles experiencing continuous sunlight for as long as two years.  Pallas is in a, likely coincidental, near-1:1 orbital resonance with Ceres.[43] Pallas also has a near-18:7 resonance (91,000-year period) and an approximate 5:2 resonance (83-year period) with Jupiter. From Pallas, the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth can occasionally appear to transit, or pass in front of, the Sun. Earth last did so in 1968 and 1998, and will next transit in 2224. Mercury did in October 2009. The last and next by Venus are in 1677 and 2123, and for Mars they are in 1597 and 2759. (Ref. Wikipedia)    

The "golf ball" asteroid Pallas

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Animation of the Palladian orbit in the inner Solar system
 pink          ·   Pallas
 yellow       ·   Ceres
 light blue  ·   Jupiter
 green         ·   Mars
 blue           ·   Earth
 center        ·   Sun

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