Planetary Sign: ♂
Planetary Name: In English: Mars | In Greek: Ares| In Hebrew: Madim
Planetary Profile: Dynamic energy, enthusiasm tne resolution. The flame and heat of fire are its elemental expressions. Courage, the strength of body and acuity of mind all typify the character of Mars. Besides these primal connotations, this is the sphere of fraternal comradeship, as of brothers in arms who have shared many perils. This is the sphere also of engineering, and all work in iron or steel; and of the voice of the people, since the day of Mars was anciently the day of public assemblies.
Title of Sephirah: In Hebrew: Geburah | In Greek: Dynamis | In English: Strength
Text from the 32 Paths of Wisdom: The fifth Path is the Root Intelligence, so named because it is itself the essence of equality the Unity. It is linked with Binah, the intelligence which emanates from the unfathomed deeps of Wisdom, Chokmah.
Elemental Affinity of Planet: Fire
Symbols and Magical Implements: Specific to sphere: Lance. Shield. Scourge. Helmet. Suitable but having other magical use: The Magick Sword. The Krater (chafing dish). Body paints.
Number and Geometric Form: Qabalistic number: 5 | Medieval number: 9 | Plane figure: pentagon | star: pentagram
Colors: In Atiziluth: amber | In Briah: Red (spectrum red) | In Yetzirah: fiery red | In Assiah: mingled pale yellow and cerise: green-blue tinge | Ptolemaic color: Red (firey red)
Music for Planetary Moods: Powerful, warlike, dominating
Suitable Instruments and sound effects: Trumpet. Side drum. Bagpipes. Stamping feet. Steel striking upon steel or iron. Recorded sounds of raging fire, volcanic eruption, or battle.
Animals and Mythological Beings: Ram. Wolf. Woodpecker. Vulture. Scorpion. Serpent. Wasp. Hell’s Angel. Basilisk. Salamander. Werewolf.
Trees and Other Vegetation: Ash. Mountain Ash (Rowan). Holly. Pepper tree. White Fig. Mountain Mahogany. Arbutus.
HERBS: Thistles generally. Cacti. Dandelion. Snapdragon. Stinging nettle. Arrowroot. High John the Conqueror. Bloodroot. Wild Ginger. Bamboo.
Incenses, Perfumes, etc: Opoponax. Dragonsblood. Nicotiana. Peppermint. Mustard. Cumin. Asafoetida. Turmeric. Sweet Woodruff. Galangal.
Metals: iron, all steels, nickel, strontium, magnetized iron filings
Gemstones: Ruby. Garnet. Red Agate. Bloodstone. Rhodochrosite
Minerals: Red jasper. Lodestone. Flint.
Health: physiological functions: Development and well-being of limbs and external organs (nose, ears as regards their health and safety, the external sex organs). the excretory systems; the gall bladder; the red corpuscles of the blood; the motor nerves; the region of the face. Regulation of metallic trace elements in the system and of energy levels.
Pathological effects: Anger, obstinacy, excitability, frustration, can be sufficient to cause malfunction in teh nervous and glandular systems, thus opening the way to injure or to infection.
Olympic Planetary Spirit: Phalegh
Greek: Ares, Hephaistos
Roman: Mars, Volcanus
Etruscan: Maris, Sethlans
Babylonian: Ninurta, Nusku
Hindu: Agni, Durga
Egyptian: Heru-Behutet (Horus of Edfu), Sekhet (Sekhmet)