One can tell what sort of astrological aspects Pallas is forming in the sky simply by reading the news. This morning two of the breaking news stories involved a suicide bombing in Nigeria and a possible new initiative from the American Emperor to bring the internet under government control. While these acts seem unrelated, both are types of aggression. When aggression runs free in the world, we can be fairly sure that Pallas is weakened by transit, usually because she is forming an aspect with Pluto.
In this case we have a sextile between Pallas and Pluto, exacerbated by Pluto's conjunction with Mars because Mars is a co-ruler of Pallas in Scorpio. When the sign ruler of Pallas receives aspects that would weaken Pallas, Pallas experiences some weakening effect.
This chart is for the time of the DC news story. No time has yet been reported for the Nigeria bombing, but even without the time we have a Bloodbath Formula:
1. Pallas sextile Pluto and co-ruled by Mars which is conjunct Pluto.
2. Venus quincunx South Node.
3. Moon opposite Pluto.
4. Venus co-ruled by Mars which is conjunct Pluto; Venus conjunct Sun which is under Pluto's influence.
5. Sun septile Pluto and co-ruled by Mars which is conjunct Pluto.
I believe that the proximity of Mercury and the Sun to Pallas is helping to mitigate the damage. But we may see yet more damage before Pallas is clear of Pluto.