Mars is known as the red planet. In ancient times Mars was worshiped as the fiery God of War and Bloodshed as well as a God of fertility and agriculture. As such, Mars was associated with new beginnings and initiative, especially with regard to the cycle of the seasons. The festival of Spring-Equinox, which used to be the beginning of the New Year, is dedicated to him.
Astrologically, Mars represents will-power, drive and initiative. It is the survival instinct, the power that moves an individual to take on a challenge, to be competitive and ambitious. He is a ‘go-getter’ and can be aggressive or bullying in his less 'nice' manifestation. Mars also signifies anger - our response to being roused, challenged or crossed.
MARS ~ Energy, drive, courage, passion, action, dispels fear and apprehension, anti-apathetic.
The planets are the wandering stars that travel around the Zodiac and in astrological terminology include Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Modern astrology has added Uranus, Neptune and Pluto to the list. The ancients regarded them as a pantheon of deities whose dynamic interactions had their repercussions in our world. People worshipped and honoured the Gods with rituals and ceremonies or prayed for their divine support in their various endeavours: to win a battle or a maiden's heart, or grant a plentiful harvest and send good weather. Modern astrologers tend to 'psychologize' these deities and regard the planets as parts of the personality.
Our Planetary Incense consists of various Herbs, Gums, Resins and Pure essential Oils blended to create an aroma that reflects the ambiance of each planet. They are potentised with our Magical Collections gathered from the corresponding parts of the Glastonbury Zodiac in accordance to the phase of the moon at the appropriate times of the year.
In ritual settings Star Child Planetary Incense can be used to invoke the Planetary archetypes. Attune in meditation with their lessons or energies to gain a better understanding as to how they manifest in your life. Burn the Planetary Incense, Space Aroma or Candle corresponding to the natal Sun sign in order to strengthen it while under a difficult transit, or, if you are familiar with your horoscope, you can work with the aromas that correspond to a transiting planet or area of the chart that is being transited in order to better understand and integrate their lessons.