Archangel Camael (aka Samael) is the ruler of Mars and Tuesdays. He is known as the ‘Warrior Angel’ because of his association with the red planet.
The Energy of Mars/Archangel Camael
The energy of the planet Mars corresponds with the versatile, energetic and adventurous number 5. This number is known to often bring difficult lessons… lessons that test our mettle and demand courage as well as moral fortitude… and those are exactly the times when calling on Archangel Camael will serve us well.
Mars rules the following Major Arcana Tarot cards: The Emperor, Death (with Azrael), The Tower, and the following Minor Arcana Tarot cards: 2 of Wands, 7 of Wands, 5 and 10 of Cups, 9 of Swords and 3 of Pentacles.
If you work with candle magic, you would use a red candle to invoke the assistance of Archangel Camael. If you wish to further strengthen the connection with the energy of Mars, you can use this planetary hour calculator.
Martian energy lends itself well to physical activity. However, because it can be aggressive, it is important to know how to bring it back into balance if we wish to avoid confrontation. Hot spices, the colour red, violent entertainment, stress, caffeine and alcohol all increase Martian energy. Lunar and Venusian energy decrease Martian energy.
Too much Martian energy over prolonged periods can raise testosterone levels in the female body. This is often caused by stress that makes us feel on edge all the time. Some of the physical symptoms in the female body of too much Mars energy is ruddy skin, bulging waistline, increased body hair and high blood pressure.
How to Work with the Energy of Mars
Positive ways to harness Martian energy when we need to exert ourselves physically, increase our libido, stand our ground or move forward with confidence is to:
- wear the colour red for courage and stamina
- decorate the bedroom with the colour red to stimulate the libido
- wear ruby, garnet, bloodstone or red tiger’s eye for protection and increased energy
- eat herbs or spices (black pepper and ginger) that generate heat to raise Martian energy
- cast spells with prickly plants (for protection only if you work with Angels)
- meditate with The Emperor (Aries), The Tower (Mars) or Death (Scorpio) cards
- connect with power animals associated with Mars such as owl, bear, wolf, horse, scorpion and ram
Please note that while Martian energy has traditionally been used against a perceived ‘enemy,’ a spiritual warrior recognises no other enemy than the enemy within. The ‘enemy’ is always fear itself. Also, the ‘competition’ aspect of this energy is fading fast as we transition from 3D to higher consciousness.
Love has already won. Red is a good colour to help us remember this because it is the colour of love 🙂
Archangel Camael Tarot Affirmations:
The Emperor – I am the divinely ordained sovereign ruler of my life. I am organised and in charge of my affairs. I use my power for the Highest Good in the world. Physical strength gives me confidence so I look after my muscles. I grow stronger day by day.
Death – I accept that the only constant in life is change and ease into each phase of transformation by the grace of God. Death is just another adventure and my soul is eternally safe with God.
The Tower – I stay calm and centred in turbulent times. When something ends in an unexpected manner, I trust that it is for the highest good and invite God’s guidance on how to proceed. I get out of my own way and surrender to love. I am divinely guided even when the path is obscured.