Ask Parvati 24: Astrology and the Power of the Planets, Part 3: Tuesday, the Day of Mars

BY Parvati


(Continued from Monday: The Day Of The Moon)

Mars Parvati Devi

Tuesday is associated with the planet Mars. In French, the word Tuesday is “Mardi”, where you can see more clearly the historical link to the name Mars. Mars’s influence is energetic and aggressive. The planet is associated with the Greek God Ares and the Roman deity Mars, the god of war and bloodshed. The Hindus call Mars Mangala.

Mars is associated with our energy, drive, ambition, and sex drive. The energetics of this planet are willful and driven. It rules independence and the ego-centric drive. Mars gets us all fired up about something, and ready to go, even conquer.

Mars is the ruler of the zodiac sign of Aries, the forceful Ram. Its metals are iron and steel. All the shades of red make up the color palette of Mars.

Astrologically, Mars is associated with confidence and self-assertion, aggression, sexuality, energy, strength, ambition, and impulsiveness. Mars governs sports, competitions and physical activities. Mars is the passionate impulse and action, the masculine aspect, discipline, will-power, and stamina.

Mars rules the head and face. In medicine, Mars presides over the genitals, the muscular system, the gonads, and the adrenal glands.

Today, consider your willpower, your drive. Consider balancing self-assertion in your actions. Observe your ego-drive. Wear red and acknowledge the power of Mars in the universe and in your life.

(Continued tomorrow with Wednesday: The Day Of Mercury)