German: Dienstag, “Assembly Day”
Rules: Sexual energy, courage, aggression, war, politics, healing after surgery, physical strength, exorcism, protection and defensive magic
Colors: Red and Autumn Shades
Metal: Iron, for Mars’ spear and shield; Steel
Stones: Asbestos, Bloodstone, Flint, Garnet, Jasper (red), Lava, Onyx, Pipestone, Rhodocrosite, Rhodonite, Ruby, Sard, Sardonyx, Tourmaline (red), Tourmaline (watermelon)
Herbs: Allspice, Asafoetida, Basil, Broom, Coriander, Cumin, Deerstongue, Dragon’s Blood, Galangal, Ginger, Nettle, Peppermint, Pine, Tobacco, Woodruff, Wormwood
Zodiac: Aries & Scorpio
The name Tuesday comes from the Germanic God Tiu, like the Roman god Mars, is associated with war. Like Monday, it is full of male energy, but focuses on the more raw nature of the male aspect; think courage, success, war, and lust. This is a good time to deal with issues of violence, competition, conflict, endurance, and survival.
Color: Red, orange, black
Deities: Lilith, Mars, Aries, Morrighan, Tiwaz
Crystals: Garnet, ruby
Herbs: Thistles, holly, coneflower, cactus
Associations: War, conflict, courage, victory, rebellion, success, protection, strength
Light a red candle to receive vigor and strength. Meditating with a red candle enables courage, power, fertility, magnetism, desire, and action.
Carnelian, Coral, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.
Drink a cup of Pu Erh Tea today for a boost of vital strength. This type of tea will keep you alert during the day due to its caffeine contents, but it also has many powerful effects on the body such as protecting from harmful bacteria, fighting inflammation, and eliminating body toxins¹.
The guardian of this day is Samael, and the ruling planet is Mars. This is a combustive combination. Why? Well, because Mars is considered a planet (and a god) of aggression, war and conflict as well as red hot passion. And Samael has a dicey reputation. His name in Hebrew means ‘blind to God’ and/or ‘poison of God’. By some experts in angelology, Samael is thought to be the angel of death, and/or a dark angel. However, the Judaic Kabbalah references Samael as the ‘severity of God’. In this context Samael was commanded by his superiors to essentially do all the dirty work that the ‘nice’ and ‘pretty’ angels didn’t want to do. Affiliated with Tuesday, Samael and the planet Mars assert an energetic message that says: “This day is likely to bring conflict. But do not question the power of your influence over adversity. Assert your will, fight, refuse to let the poison of negativity overwhelm you.”