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Weapon Out & Belly In: The Mars Series

No matter how many times I perform the same acts.. the same restock ritual routine.. sometimes approaches simply shift, for no other reason than it is just time... & for some reason... it always seems to be led by Mars.

So, for the first time, I am writing about my process. Who will read it? I haven't the slightest clue. Who will care? I suppose we shall find out. Will these sentences be marveled at? Mocked? In true Aries fashion, I can no longer care about such things.

That being said.


On 4/26, Tuesday, planetary day of Mars - during his hour, with Scorpio Rising - with transit Mars trine the Ascendant... the Mars Herbal Blend was restocked. The moment arrived with minimal preparation, which I suppose is very Martian in & of itself.

This batch was sung Invincible by Tool (which I use often, as I find it to be his most significant theme), and charged with an arrangement of ritual candles & personal talismans. You can click play on the video here. It might make the rest of this read more interesting.


Mars became a Morning Star last November & has since, embraced Venus, stood toe to toe with Saturn, and most recently, the red planet has been rising in the east as Royal Star Regulus - Watcher of the North - sets in the west. Soon Mars will return to his domain, permitting Jupiter entrance into the first decan of Tropical Aries on May 30th.

With Mars nearing perigee & his retrograde through Gemini on-order, I'm feeling new projects on the rise. The Mars Meditation Circles, held in 2020, were deemed healing, supportive, & meaningful by all who were kind enough to write in to review the sessions. As a Solar Aries with an Aquarian Mars in the Eighth, my ambitions are often connected to the greater good of the collective. But, I speak from experience when I say, no matter how driven you believe you are, the volatility of that inner fire will always ebb & flow. But, Mars cannot abide lethargy. Nor does he tolerate complacency.


The Mars Series will fluctuate in availability, as it is made in small particular batches. The candles are still unreleased, but the Herbal Blend is currently available in limited quantities (as mentioned earlier in this post). It features a blend of Wormwood, Dragon's Blood resin powder, & Nettle Leaf. It is a simple, yet potent combination of traditional correspondences.

I craft these Martian tools with deep, deep reverence for that which is an integral aspect of my own psyche & personhood.


Google “Mars Energy” and your results will be be riddled with the words “anger, violence, and sex”. There’s an assumption that astrology is nothing more than what the sun-sign-socialites showcase, but this is simply the uninformed tip of the iceberg.

There is power. There is longing. There is struggle. There is ascension.

These offerings are for whom the fires burn. For whom empowers, and instills desire.

They are an invitation to channel the purest incarnation of the archetype himself. The warrior within, in whatever sign he might occupy. The Scorpionic Sovereign. The Cancerian Caretaker. Both can be ruthless. Both are admirable.


Use these wares any time you seek a bit of fire, any time your energy is waning, or any time you require a boost of motivation. Honor Mars on his day, during his hour, or during an applying aspect unique to you. Whatever your need or your want be, do not deny it.


Mars holds the sword which marks his boundary. The athame which pays tribute. The dagger which protects. The blade which separates. The torch which burns bridges. The candle flame which enchants.

It is one thing to possess a weapon. But, how will you wield it?

Selfishly? Recklessly? Compassionately? Honorably? Will you act on physical principles? Spiritual ones? Emotional ones? To be aware & conscious of the full spectrum of possibility is to know the scope of Mars' potential.

Currently he moves through the second of three liminal Piscean pools. A place he is indifferent towards. It is the landscape which precedes "home". A weary, tender Mars, treads through dark waters, unable to sense the transition of sea to sky to solid ground. Judgement is cloudy. Sensitivity is heightened. Often, Mars is first to act. First to jump into the fray. Sometimes, however, it is crucial to wait out the storm. To not act at all, but to observe. To plan. To be patient. Do not scoff. It is often for your own good. Honor your inner warrior in all his forms.


Those signed up to the mailing list will receive first note when the Planetary Ritual Candles are released. There is still a bit of debate on whether or not I will offer them as a complete set or individually. I will, in the meantime, be modifying the site to meet my vision as best I can in a timely manner. I trust it will work out in whatever way it is meant to.

Until then, below is what I can currently offer you as a means to meet & work with Mars.

Until next time.

~ Alyssa