Last Tuesday the clouds and grey skies abounded. This Tuesday the Sun shines hot and bright for all to see. The Sky is the bluest of blues and the clouds are billowy pillows of comfort to the eye. One Tuesday to the next and yet the power you can glean from either are the same. It's all in your intentions and what you plan to do with it all.
Tuesday's Child Is Full Of Grace.
You see Tuesday is ruled by Mars, a widely misunderstood planet of War which is quite often used for all of the wrong reasons instead of what it can wholly help you to perfect, should you be willing and able to accept the challenges it presents.
Tuesday is the driving force in the week and it demands attention to both projects and self. It brings forth a sense of productivity, competition, effectiveness, determination, and completion. Anything you have been working to complete, Tuesday is your day to do so.
However, Tuesday does not just aid you to finish the job, it also offers an ushering in of the new. Begin those projects that you wish you start and you will have the forces of new vigor at your bequest should you wield your power in truth and honesty, purity and strength in your convictions.
You see Tuesday, ruled by Mars offers the chance for both life and death. It both initiates and it finalizes. Mars powers both Aries and Scorpio. Aries in its initiations and rebirths and Scorpio in its retreat, death, and submergings. Yes, on one hand, we have the driving force of new beginnings which is followed by a period of thoughtful retreat and a symbolic death to the things which no longer serve us and our ways and movements through this life.
What do you need to begin and/or end? What are you clinging to that is not serving you? What is it in you that you need to kill in order to survive by nurturing the soils of your gardens in its decomposition? What do you need to nurture into rebirthing and starting anew? Too real for you? Then Tuesday is not the day for you to be working your intentions.
Nor is Tuesday a day for those who would lie to themselves or others. Ruled and named after the Norse god Tyr who rules over, truth, law and justice, this day is not for the liar or con, the egoic and proud. This day is for the honest and virtuous, the meek and the humble.
Tuesday's and the symbolisms for Mars means being honest with ourselves. Mars energy forces us to confront our deepest, darkest secrets and drives a sword of active understanding in the heart of our shadows.
Contrariwise, Mars will rebirth certain cycles and themes in our lives, and working with this planet will allow us to see renew our understanding of who we are in the context of our shadow natures. Working with these energies will cause us to burn through the darkness with a fierce and ruthless kind of illumination. This is not for the faint of heart nor the proud, stubborn soul in denial.
Tuesday's colour is red and whether you wear it boldly or hidden away just for you is your choice altogether. Sometimes we need to be a force of fire high flames shooting upward and outward. Other times we only need stoke the flame within to keep our passions blazing steadily for us to bear witness to alone. Those days we chose to be egoic or humble, those days we feel we need to prove something or work in our own shadows. Sometimes, some of us learn that the latter always serves us better and still we let pride get to us and then we serve ourselves our own justices unknowingly while pointing fingers out at others. Food for thought.
So you see, the stormy skies I bore witness to this morning, reminded me of Tuesday's claims over us all. We can defy the stars all we like and still they sparkle, shine and influence us. To our own ends or theirs is at some point a conscious choice we make or we choose to ignore. The choice is ultimately and always ours.
So for this Tuesday, dear friends, wield your power well, begin and end what needs tending to and stand humbly but knowingly in your power. Remember, the storms out there are reflective of what's within. Tend to your gardens.
Author: Cari-Lee Miller
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