The Commander-in-Chief
SIGNS:  Mars rules Aries (March 21 – April 20) and Scorpio
(October 24 – November 22)
COLORS:  Red
STONES:  Ruby, carnelian, red coral, bloodstone, brimstone, pyrite, jasper, garnet
METALS:  Iron
PLANTS:  Pine, pepper, chilli, arsenic, belladonna, nettle, radish,
horseradish, onion, chives, garlic, ginger, rhubarb, tobacco
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Head, muscles, adrenal glands and sexual organs
KEYWORDS:  Energy, strength, power, expression, courage,
competition, conquest, aggression, domination, victory
CHARACTERISTICS:  Brave, honourable, strong, defensive,
stubborn, explosive, active, driven, primal
ROLES:  Warrior, leader, hunter, sportsman

The Commander-in-Chief
Mars is the action star of zodiac screen. It denotes bravery, confidence and fighting spirit in the native. It gives aggression, administrative skills and an ability to strategize better. It rules over anger and sexual instincts. It is a malefic planet and represents south direction, red color and Tuesday.

Mars owns the Aries and Scorpio signs and rules 1st and 8th Houses. It gets exalted in the Capricorn at 28 degrees and gets debilitated in Cancer at 28 degrees. It stays in one zodiac sign for approximately 45 days and completes one orbit cycle in 1.5 years. It rules over constellations Mrigshira, Chitra and Dhanishta. It is friendly to Sun, Moon and Jupiter. Its enemy planets are Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. It’s neutral towards Mercury and Venus. It represents the younger siblings of the native. Its Vimshottari Mahadasha period is of 7 years.
Mars stands for professions like defence and security forces, engineering, real estate and surgeons. If it’s associated with the 1st House or its lord, it makes the person energetic and buoyant. Mars gives favorable results for the natives with Cancer or Leo ascendants. Aries show their aggression from the front while the Scorpio ones tend to work aggressively from behind, by maintaining low profile.

Mars plays a very important role in the marriage of a person. The importance of Manglik Dosha is overtly stated. This Yoga is formed when Mars is in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th Houses of the horoscope. The people with this Yoga are advised to marry the person whose horoscope has same characteristic.

If it is strongly placed in anyone’s horoscope, it makes the native become a sort of commander in the profession. It pushes one to do physical exercise or gymming to remain fit. The native is able to peep inside the minds of other people and is proficient in reading their psyche. The energy of Mars can be constructive and destructive at different times. It is responsible for the initiation of wars and accidents. It is the controller of arms and ammunition. It rules the bone marrow and red blood cells in the body. If Mars is afflicted in the horoscope, it gives rise to blood related diseases, hypertension and impatience.

Remedies for Mars
The gemstone related to Mars is Red Coral.
The worshipping of Lord Hanuman is the supreme way to please the planet Mars.

Mars’s Mantra
Om Kram Krim Kroum Sah Bhaumaya Namah


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