|Color of the day: White
Incense of the day: Gardenia
Tuesday belongs to Mars. Relevant concerns include power, protection, warfare, and masculinity. The color of Mars is red-or rust, as from iron, which is the metal associated with this planet. Stones include ruby, garnet, and red jasper. Scents include dragon's blood, ginger, and myrrh. Protection à la Mars is the kind that believes the best defense is a good offense. Use this spell to guard yourself in a competitive work environment, rough sports, or other combative arenas where gentler protections would not suit. You'll need your athame and a pinch of dragon's blood. Sprinkle the red powder over the blade and say:
With bright blade and beating drum
To conquer all that I see.
My sword and my shield swing free;
I give as good as I get.
You can't win;
I'll beat you yet!
Whenever you feel threatened, visualize your athame parrying all attacks.