There’s a big change in the sky that’s connected with your life in interesting and potentially life-changing ways. In Vedic astrology, Mars or Mangala is the planet of action, courage and motivation that is considered strong and exalted in Capricorn, a sign of slow and stable Saturn.
Whereas now from Cancer, the sign of the highly emotional and changeable Moon, Mars becomes extremely weak as well as unpredictable.
Clearly, you don’t want warrior-like Mars to be impulsive or too sensitive.
Between July 11 and August 26, this weakened state of the Red Planet means that our cherished goals, relationships and overall energy could face some challenges.
This transit will be much easier for those who understand Vedic astrology, the science of time and karma. In fact, awareness of possible events and, more importantly, the available remedies can fix your current problems in finances, health and relationships.
So to gain victory in real estate, engineering careers and studies, and to improve all your relationships, here for you—three traditional and easy ways to help you eliminate stress and arguments, and be on the good side of Mars.
Knowledge is power
Dr. Pillai says that myth is both healing and an eternal reality, unlike the karma-driven and frozen realities that we create in our lives.
The following mythological information will help you make a small shift in consciousness and connect you with the being within the planet Mars.
When we connect with the planets at their primordial level, the best qualities of the planets are activated in our minds.
An ancient and intuitive seer, the Rishi Parashara, wrote in the BPHS that Mars is made of red sandalwood.
Try to visualize a spiritual warrior with red skin, riding a ram and armed with several weapons, including a knife. His primary goal is to protect dharma—or righteous duty.
His day of the week is Tuesday and rules both Aries and Scorpio. His gemstone is red coral. This stone is said to cool down Mars’ negative and overly hot qualities.
One can find several classical texts mentioning the birth of Mars—which is also known as Angaraka or Kuja. The Shiva Purana says that Mars was born from Bhumi, the Earth goddess, and was formed from the sweat of Lord Shiva.
For many millennia, Mars observed strict penance in honor of his father Shiva and as a boon, Lord Shiva granted to him the high status of a planet in the solar system.
Another classical text refers to Mars as a son of the Earth goddess and Varaha—an avatar or incarnation of the preserver God Vishnu.
Siddha Patanjali, the father of yoga, called Mars “Mangal” or auspicious.
Mangal is said to enjoy chanting melodies from one of the sacred Vedas—the Sama Veda.
Generate good fortune through sound
Some traditional sounds called mantras are meant to put you in touch with the Red Planet and his celestial overlord, Muruga.
Mars’ special sounds are said to alleviate Kuja dosha or the malefic aspects of Mars.
- Recite OM MANGALAYA NAMAHA 108 times on Tuesdays to receive wealth from real estate, engineering, building bridges near bodies of water and gains from other water-related businesses. Your relationships will also benefit.
- Connect with the sacred warrior being Muruga with the sounds OM SHA RA VA NA BA VA YA. Recite this mantra 108 times on Tuesdays or during the Mars hora. This powerful archetype will help you remove difficult effects from Mars in Cancer.
Fix your problems with fire technology
Ancient Vedic technology consisting of fire ceremonies are still practiced with great results in India. Dr. Pillai says that the fire ritual is the most powerful remedy of all for fixing stubborn problems.
Fire Labs or fire rituals to both Mars and Muruga are believed to change your life and remove both financial and relationship problems.
Donatella Riback (Lalitha Devi) is an empowered Pillai Center Teacher and a certified Vedic astrologer.
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