Pallas is the goddess of divine intelligence and wisdom – she represents the root of all wisdom, and helps us to gain a higher understanding of our world, rising above our own concepts and beliefs to see a bigger picture. The asteroid Pallas is in Aquarius where she is quite comfortable, since under the influence of Aquarius the layers of multidimensional consciousness begin to open. Pallas was a name for Athena in her guise as the wise leader, and the asteroid Pallas symbolizes an innate wisdom that comes from the gods within – our higher voice of intuition.
Mercury is the planet of the mind and all matters of information processing – it operates on the mundane level to transmit data and operate machinery. By itself it is not associated with wisdom or knowledge; rather it is the process of attaining knowledge. But the conjunction of Mercury to Pallas which culminates on February 6th can facilitate this download of pure wisdom under the archetype of Aquarius, the bearer of wisdom from the stars to humanity. Remember that Venus (relating) is also conjunct Saturn (restriction) on the 6th, so this is a solitary venture rather than any kind of group experience.