Martian energy is intense, and most of the time Mars’s herbs and oils are used in conjunction with the energies of other Planets to intensify their effects, rather than in a “simple”—a formula that uses only one Planet’s herbs. Here are some examples of how a touch of a Mars herb can act with and upon other Planetary energies to enhance their effectiveness:
Sun with Mars
Sun is confidence, personal power, health, and self-expression. Add a little Mars and increase your control over your life, enhance your ability to express your interests and goals with even greater success, or enable yourself to stroll through life with energy, health, and personal charisma.
Moon with Mars
Lunar energies keep you in touch with your emotions, your psyche, and your subconscious. Add some Mars to quicken the development of your psychic abilities, motivate yourself to transform bad habits into good ones, or add vitality to your system if you are working on fertility issues.
Mercury with Mars
Eloquence, intelligence, and business endeavors are some of the energies of Mercury. Combining Mercurial herbs and oils with an herb or oil belonging to the dominion of Mars will help you to be more persuasive, have an even quicker mind, and be charmingly assertive enough to get the job you deserve.
Jupiter with Mars
Expansion, honor, authority, and growth all belong to Jupiter. Add a Mars energy to grow and expand faster in an area of your ambition, garner recognition of your accomplishments, intensify your authority in any area of your life, or expand your understanding of the best ways to accomplish your goals.
Venus with Mars
Romance, beauty and the arts—what’s not to love? Combining Venusian energy with a touch of Mars will add passion to the romance, help you to express yourself confidently as an artist, and make people look twice when you pass.
Saturn with Mars
Protection, understanding of karma, endurance, self-discipline, and control are the areas where
Saturnian herbs are used. Add strength and energy with a Saturn-Mars combination to protect your home if you live in a particularly dangerous area, to work through karmic debt, to vitalize yourself in a situation which requires hard work and endurance, or to accomplish a difficult task requiring much self-control.
Neptune with Mars
Neptune is the Planet of out-of-body experiences, creative genius, and the mystical. Bringing a little Martian energy into the equation will help you to harness and express the creativity residing in your subconscious, master astral projection more quickly, and experience more intensely any meditation, trancework, or altered state.
Uranus with Mars
Intellectual genius, innovative thought, and transformation of thought patterns fall under the dominion of Uranus. Mars will increase the workings of your mind to higher levels, bring action to your original thoughts, and hasten your ability to change the way your brain works, taking you out of any thought doldrums.
Pluto with Mars
Karma, unconscious behavior patterns, letting go, facing fear, and your Shadow Self are all Plutonian in nature. Partnering Pluto’s herbs and oils with an herb or oil of Mars will help you open those scary “memory boxes” in the back of your mind that make you so uncomfortable, break through barriers when you are working in psychotherapy, recognize karmic debt, and enable you to actively work to release it. This is not a fun combination, be warned. It is very intense, and if you choose to work with this combination, expect dramatic changes that will rock your life.
Energies: communication, divination, business success, intellectualization, learning
The rest of the planets do not have seals because they are not the seven classical planets used in witchcraft. So many people many not agree with the rest of this lecture, but here is the rest and what the majority of people use.
Energies: illusion and imagination; useful in hypnosis, trance, dreamwork
Crone Goddess - Title used for Wiccan Goddesses of death, rebirth, and wisdom, such as Cerridwen, and Hecate. Signifying wisdom, mystery, the Gates between the Worlds, etc.
Earth Goddess - Title used for embodiments of the Earth, such as Greek Goddess Gaia, Demeter, Cybele.
Great Mother Goddess - Creatrix existing in most religions, under various names such as Demeter, Gaia, Isis, Parvati (also Great Goddess, Great Mother, Divine Mother).
Moon Goddess - Title used for Goddesses of the Moon, such as Luna, Selene, and Artemis.
Mother Goddess - Title used for the bountiful embodiment of the Earth (see Earth Goddess). Signifying life, procreation, fecundity, abundance, etc.
Maiden Goddess - Title used for Goddesses who personify the youthful energy of spring, such as Kore, Diana (also Virgin Goddess)
Queen of Heaven - Title used for Virgin Mary, Asherah, and possibly other Great Mother Goddesses
Queen of the Underworld - Title used for Ereshkigal, Persephone, and possibly other Death Goddesses
Star Goddess - Primary Goddess, Creatix of All
Triple Goddess - Worshipped since the 7th millennium BC as the Goddess in three aspects—as a young woman, a birth-giving matron, and an old woman (Maiden-Mother-Crone). Passed down through the ages into virtually all religions:
Parvati-Durga-Uma (Kali) in India
Ana-Babd-Macha (the Morrigan), and Brighid in Ireland
Hebe-Hera-Hecate, the three Moerae, the three Gorgons, the three Graeae, and the three Horae in Greece
the Fates or Fortunae in Romans
the Norns to the Vikings
Diana Triformis to the druids
Virgin Goddess - Title used for Goddesses who are solitary, choosing to stand alone, without consorts. Signifying Spring, beginnings, innocence, purity, etc. See also Maiden Goddess.
Hebe is a young, beautiful and elegant looking woman. She is the goddess of youth, the keeper of the fountain of youth and she serves ambrosia at the heavenly feast as the cupbearer of the gods. Hebe is also the patron goddess of the young bride and an attendant of the goddess Aphrodite. As the personification of everlasting life she is known as a kind, self-sacrificing woman who always strives for upward movement. Hebe believes in magic and therefore is depicted as a pure and innocent goddess. She is also associated with the hero-god Heracles, whose bride she became when he was received into heaven.
Scorpio - Persephone/ ProserpinaGoddess of spring and queen of the underworld
Persephone appears an attractive, mysterious and majestic woman. Once upon a time when she was playing in a flowery meadow Persephone was abducted and seized by Hades and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Although the young goddess grew to love him, she remained lonely for her mother and the life she had known on earth. Part of her missed her mother, but another part had grown fond of her husband. Persephone was allowed to rejoin Demeter, who arranged her release. However she had to return each Fall to spend 4 months in the underworld. Persephone possesses an introverted temperament and is deeply concerned with the world of spirit.
Pisces - Selene/LunaGoddess of the moon
Selene is depicted as a beautiful winged goddess who wears a golden crown that radiates light. She drives the silver moon chariot which is carried by snow-white horses. Selene is also known for her numerous love affairs like for example Zeus or Endymion. As the patron of feminine she has the power to ease childbirth and inspire love. Selene can mask reality and conversely, to pierce illusion. Among these powers she is awaken to intuition and psychic visions. Selene is a selfless person who is obsessively passionate about her duties.
Roman Luna on a Globe Statuette, 2nd-3rd Century AD
Luna was the personification of the moon, equivalent to Greek Selene, often shown as an aspect of the Roman triple goddess (diva triformis), along with Proserpina and Hecate. Her billowing robes represent the endless forward motion of the goddess in her celestial chariot, while the silver detailing of the figure evokes moonlight. Her chief temple was on the Aventine Hill in Rome.
Her Greek name means “light’ or radiance” and she was the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister to Helios, the sun god, and Eos, goddess of the dawn. Several lovers are attributed to her in various myths, including Zeus, Pan, and the mortal Endymion. In classical times, Selene was often identified with Artemis, much as her brother, Helios, was identified with Apollo. The poet Aeschylus calls Selene “the eye of the night” and other ancient literary references describe her the “bright and beautiful haired.” The Orphic Hymns give Selene horns and a torch, describing her as “all-seeing”, “all-wise”, a lover of horses and of vigilance, and a “foe of strife” who “gives to Nature’s works their destined end”. Paired with her brother Helios, Selene adorned the east pediment of the Parthenon, where the two framed a scene depicting the birth of Athena, with Helios driving his chariot rising from the ocean on the left, and Selene and her chariot descending into the sea on the right.
From Pausanias, we learn that Selene and Helios also framed the birth of Aphrodite on the base of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. There are indications of a similar framing by Selene and Helios of the birth of Pandora on the base of the Athena Parthenos. Selene also appears on horseback as part of the Gigantomachy frieze of the Pergamon Altar. Due to her association with the moon she was the tutelary deity of magicians and sorcerers.
I know no one will say that Channary is their favorite character and we’re not even suppose to like her, but I have to admit, I kind of do!
Yes, she was a horrible little girl and a horrible teenager but what do you expect from a spoiled Lunar princess? It’s not like her parents or the people at court were any better.
What I thought was really interesting about Channary was that she didn’t care who Selene’s father was and didn’t want to know. She wanted her daughter to be queen and not be held back by a man who could lay any sort of claim on her.
Some people may argue that Channary was the root of all of Levana’s troubles and yes, after reading Fairest, I did feel some sympathy for Levana but lets not forget, girlfriend was crazy with a capital CRAY! Of Levana’s volition, she glamoured herself to look like Solstice, she [lets not sugar coat it] raped Everet, ordered the assassination of her husband, attempted murder on a three-year-old, physically and mentally abused her step-daughter, engaged in biological warfare and genocide, forced an eighteen-year-old to marry her and probably would have raped him too, and who knows what else.
The only person Levana loved was herself, but lets not forget that Channary loved Selene. Really, truly loved her. She encouraged the maids to touch her pregnant stomach, changed and fed Selene herself, even had a bassinet next to her bed so that Selene could sleep in her room. She wanted a marriage alliance with Earth so that Selene could be the most powerful queen in the history of Luna.
If Channary had survived and Selene grew up on Luna, maybe Cinder wouldn’t have grown up to be the cuddlely cyborg we all know and love, but she would have grown up with a mom who loved her and wanted to give her everything in the world.