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How do you like issuing ultimatums? Not at all? If you’re like most, you’d rather ask nicely for what you want, and others will likely respond more positively.

Yet sometimes, honey and sugar just won’t do and in a sale or transaction or news report or business acquisition you’ll just need to tell it like it is.

In Vedic astrology, Mars (or Kuja or Mangala in Sanskrit) is a power planet: it brings you courage, energy, defense, and action. Now, what you do with these gifts is all up to you.

So take a deep breath and try the following three steps to turn things in your favor. Only caution: remember to be your usual ethical self or it might boomerang. Be strong and assertive yet sociable, and you’ll enjoy this transit to the max.

1. Channel your energy

While Mars in Gemini is not for the faint of heart, you’ll now have extra stamina, courage, and action-packed decision power to take all your projects and launch them at super speed. Yes—we all needed this after the somewhat sleepy influence of Mars in Taurus.

Choose your target.

  • In marketing, use your energy to devise the best strategies to sell your products and raise your income.
  • In a PR campaign, use your writing and speaking talents to get the attention of influential media people. Be firm yet flexible and you’ll win.
  • Buy your new laptop, video camera, or tablet—you’ll be so determined that you won’t delay another day.
  • Present your ideas with flair but tone it down a notch, as you may not realize that you’re speaking in a high pitch.

Avoid telling lies—they never work in the long run, but with Mars in its enemy sign and Saturn staring at Gemini, it will be particularly hard to avoid contradictory statements.

2. Celestial help

Until June 5, Mars will travel in its own lunar mansion Mrigashira (or Orion, Gamma Orionis). These four stars have been traditionally associated with curiosity and quick spurts of communication, short travel and pleasant humor.




This is a more supportive energy for a can-do attitude and getting to the bottom of both material and spiritual issues.

A celestial archetype named Muruga rules Mars and can help you in your business transactions, real estate deals and in refreshing your public speaking.

The following traditional sounds will put you in touch with the highest expression of Mars and ensure that Muruga will answer your plea.

Additionally, you can invoke Mercury for gracious and effective communication.

  • For Mars: Recite OM MANGALAYA NAMAHA 108 times on Tuesdays (or during the Mars Hora).
  • For Muruga: Recite OM SHARAVANA BAVAYA NAMAHA 108 times on Tuesdays.
  • For Mercury, ruler of Gemini: Recite OM BUDHAYA NAMAHA 108 times on Wednesdays.

3. Power solutions

After June 5, Mars will move into Ardra (Arudra or Alpha Orion), a constellation known for its havoc-provoking energy.

If you want to get rid of a bad habit, you’ll have plenty of motivation.

Make your communication as gentle as possible. Rudra is both a fierce form of Shiva, destroyer of evil, and the ruling archetype of Ardra.

Moreover, Rahu, the planetary ruler of Ardra could add a sudden and surprising energy. Bite your tongue—so to speak—and you’ll be fine.

Use these astrological conditions to perfect your research.

To protect yourself from negative energy and win great real estate deals, sponsor a Fire Lab (or fire ritual or homa) to Muruga or Mars or Mercury.

These Vedic solutions are believed to bring you miracles.


Lalitha Devi is an empowered Pillai Center Teacher and a certified Vedic astrologer.


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