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.
Star Child Planetary Candles are potentised with our Lunar prepared Magical Infusions, which contain herbs collected from the respective parts of the Glastonbury Zodiac. The collections are made in accordance with the solar and lunar cycles at the appropriate times of the year. The symbols assigned to each type of oil indicate the ethereal nature of the special infusions added to the respective blends and thus provide a reference to their Magical qualities.
MARS ~ Energy, drive, courage, passion, action, dispels fear and apprehension, anti-apathetic.
KEYWORDS ~ Mars - God of War and warriors, the pioneer, dare-devil, will-power, action, desire, physical force and strength, energy, initiative, assertiveness, courage, response to challenge, anger, competitiveness, survival instinct, rash, overpowering.
DEITIES ~ Mars, Ares, Tyr, Tiwaz, Nergal
QUALITY ~ Hot, fiery, forceful, active, dry
COLOUR ~ Red, scarlet
METAL ~ Iron
DAY ~ Tuesday
STAR SIGN ~ Aries/Scorpio
PART OF THE BODY ~ Gall bladder, adrenal glands, male reproductive organs, musclesCHALLENGE ~ Balance between giving and receiving
DRIVE ~ Desire
NEGATIVE EXPRESSION ~ Autocracy, selfish imposing of own will on others
Planetary Candles reflect the colours appropriate to each sign or planet. They can be used to attune to the Astrological ambiance of the month or Planetary energy of the day of the week and thus provide a focus for meditation or ritual invocation.
12" x 1¼" (30cm x 3cm)
Burning Time Approximately 25 Hours