Mars Transit, 6 November 2018

The inner planet Mars will make an astrological transit on the 6th of November 2018. The transit will be from Capricorn to Aquarius. Mars will stay in Aquarius till the 23rd of December 2018. The transit will have different significance, effects and meaning for different signs in this time period.

Aquarius, the 11th sign is in the ‘Air’ element of the 4 Astrology elements that each sign falls in, i.e., Air, Water, Fire and Earth. Aquarian natives are generally smart, intellectual, balanced, humanistic and analytical thinkers. Mars, a masculine planet is related to the drive, courage and energy. Mars can be malefic too, e.g., Manglik Dosh factor is a known setback. The aggressive planet Mars can be both constructive and destructive for a native.

Mars generally stays in a sign for about 2 months; however, the stay in a sign can be much longer too, depending on the motion, retrograde status and stage of Mars. Mars rules Aries and Scorpio. Mars rules Houses 1st and the 8th.

Mars, the 4th planet from the Sun in our solar system, takes almost 687 Earth days to make one revolution around the Sun, i.e., 1.88 Earth years. The size of Mars is a little more than half of the size of Earth.

Mars, the red planet, is given significant status from the ancient times and in different mythologies. Mars is called Mangala in Sanskrit and is also considered as the God of War in Hinduism. Mars is the Roman God of War, as well. A few deities associated with Mars are Lord Karttikeya, Lord Skanda, Lord Mangal Dev, Lord Hanuman, Greek God Ares.

Tuesdays are dedicated to Mars. Tuesday is called Mangalvaar in Hindi, Mardi in French, Martis in Latin, Martes in Spanish, Vtornik in Russian, Dienstag in German, Kayobi in Japanese, Xingqier in Chinese, althulatha in Arabic. The Astrology color of Mars is red and the gemstone is red coral. Friendly with Mars are the Sun, Earth’s moon and Jupiter; opponents are Saturn and Rahu-Ketu. Mercury and Venus are neutral with Mars.

A Mantra for planet Mars is—

Om An Angarakay Namah

ॐ अं अंगारकाय नम:

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