How to balance Mars Energy in your life

Signs of a weak Mars in the chart

 

Signs of a weak Mars are mainly lack of energy and motivation and inability to do work. The individual may find it difficult to stand up for himself, be fearful or dominated by others. They may not know how to express anger or to see through the motivations of other people. They may be overly passive, easily controlled and may be abused, even physically.

Physically, the immune system will be weak, with low appetite, poor absorption, low body weight, weak muscles, weak liver and small intestine, or possible haemorrhoids. There may be an additional tendency towards bleeding of injuries, with slow healing or wounds or sores and possible anemia. For the male, there may be lack of sexual vitality.

Astrological Factors

 

Mars is weak when in its fall (Cancer), when aspected by malefic (like Saturn and Rahu), when combust, and when in difficult houses for it (the fifth, eight, ninth and twelfth).

Mars is generally a benefic planet for Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius, and Pisces ascendants, and is usually good for Aries and Scorpio as well. Here its positive qualities like energy and insight can be improved, even if it is not weak.

Gem

 

The main gem for Mars is a red coral. It should be at least three carats in size, set in silver, or a combination of gold and copper, and worn on the index or ring finger of the right hand. As it is a common and not too expensive gemstone, no substitutes are required, though carnelian can be used in this respect (generally as a large pendant). Pink coral can also be used, and has a more balancing or subduing, but less strengthening affect on Mars energy than the red.

Such gems should be put on first on a Tuesday, when the Mars is waxing, preferably when Mars is in its own sign or exalted. Friendly signs, particularly those of Jupiter, are also good.

When to be careful wearing a gem for the Sun

 

Signs of a weak Mars are mainly lack of energy and motivation and inability to do work. The individual may find it difficult to stand up for himself, be fearful or dominated by others. They may not know how to express anger or to see through the motivations of other people. They may be overly passive, easily controlled and may be abused, even physically.

Physically, the immune system will be weak, with low appetite, poor absorption, low body weight, weak muscles, weak liver and small intestine, or possible haemorrhoids. There may be an additional tendency towards bleeding of injuries, with slow healing or wounds or sores and possible anemia. For the male, there may be lack of sexual vitality.

Colors

 

Mars energy is increased by the use of red and fiery colors, but in darker hues or more opaque tones, and also by the wearing of pure or jet-black. Dark colors (grays and browns), cool colors (blues and greens), and very transparent bright colors like yellow should be avoided.

Herbs

 

Most of the spices that are good for the Sun work well for Mars (like cinnamon, saffron, cayenne, or black pepper), but combined with tonics like ginseng, astragalus, ashwagandha, guggul or myrrh. Turmeric, garlic, onions and asafoetida can be very good (particularly the Ayurvedic formula Hingashtak). When Mars is strong, however, we need bitter herbs like aloe, gentian, golden seal and Echinacea.

Mantras

 

The name mantra of Mars is OM KUJAYA NAMAHA. The seed mantra for Mars is OM KUM (with the “u” pronounced as in “put”). Mars has other name like Angaraka and Mangala. Hence we can also used OM AM (pronounced um) or OM ANGARAKAYA NAMAHA and OM MAM or OM MANGALAYA NAMAHA, OM AM and OM MAM (pronounced mum). Also useful is the mantra for fire, OM RAM (pronounced like rum). We should meditate upon this in the solar plexus or navel chakra.

Deities

 

Mars relates to the war God, the Divine Warrior, called Skanda, Kartikeyya or Subrahmanya, the second son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the leader of the heavenly hosts like the Archangel Michael. The Greek God Ares and the Roman God Mars may be useful here also (though the ancient rituals for them are no longer available as are those for the Hindu Gods).

Yoga

 

Mars is increased by the Yogas of knowledge and technique, by practices, which aim at the development of energy and insight. Mars types like to work on themselves in a practical way, through physical practices, or through mental methods like visualization and ritual. On a lower level, the martial arts can be used to strengthen Mars energy, yet such methods may cater to a negative mars influence and bring about seeking of power of prestige for the ego.

Life Style

 

To increase mars energy, one should learn to be more aggressive, daring, active, expressive, and energetic, usually, some form of physical activity should be taken up, and the body should be strengthened. There should be a definite discipline in life physically, emotionally, and spiritually, with the development and the pursuit of right goals in life. However, it should not be applied harshly, but with intelligence and adaptability.

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