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Tuesday is ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war, passion, anger, and aggression. His color is fiery red. It’s no surprise that the expression for rage is “seeing red.”

To be in harmony with Tuesday, wear something red. For jewelry, wear a ruby, garnet, or carnelian.

To enhance the fiery energy of Mars in a positive way, eat something red: an apple, strawberries, tomatoes, any kind of tomato sauce.

I like to make “Mexican rice” on Tuesday. In a tablespoon of olive oil, sautee onion, green onions, fresh or canned tomato, red and green bell peppers. Season with chili powder, garlic, and lemon pepper. Add corn kernels and red kidney beans or black beans. Mix in about three cups of cooked organic brown rice and three veggie sausage patties, broken into pieces. (I like Morning Star.) Season to taste with chili pepper sauce to taste (Trader Joe’s is very good). Optional: top with grated low-fat cheese.

So there you have it, my friend.

Tap into the fiery passion of Mars to get you through the rest of the week, but beware of the three A’s: anger, aggression, and accidents.

Saturday is Saturn’s day. Saturn is “Old Man Time,” typically described as the god of fate and limitation.

I like to think of Saturn in more positive terms, “destiny,” and “manifestation.”

When you decide to marry, for instance, you forsake all others (limitation), but you set out to make a new life together with your beloved (destiny). When you choose a career and train for it, you focus on that activity and everything else becomes a hobby or recreation (limitation), but you build a reputation and make a living (manifestation).

How do you spend your Saturdays? Working? Doing chores? Fulfilling social obligations? All should go well.

Or is your Saturday a time for relaxation and revelry? Be careful, lest fate show its hand.

Wear black but temper that saturnine sternness with gold and multicolored gems. Silver and onyx work, too, but add some turquoise and carnelian to lighten the mood.

Ever wonder where the names of our days of the week originate?

The names go way back and, in true pagan style, each day is named for a god or a goddess from a different culture. Which is rather amusing for a Judeo-Christian society like America. As far as I know everyone uses the same names worldwide (albeit in different languages, of course).

This often presents challenge for authors of fantasy and science fiction. If you’ve invented another universe, what will you call the days?

In this Universe, today is Tuesday, and the god who rules this day is Mars, the Roman god of war, passion, anger, and aggression. His color is fiery red. It’s no surprise that the expression for rage is “seeing red.”

To be in harmony with Tuesday, wear something red. For jewelry, wear a ruby, garnet, or carnelian. And eat something red: an apple, strawberries, tomatoes, any kind of tomato sauce.

But take care if you’re accident-prone or susceptible to anger. I’m neither, but it was a Tuesday when a woman backed her Cadillac right into my driver side door as I was waiting to exit a parking lot. She knocked an ugly dent in the door and scared the wits out of me. And I was wearing all red! I had just attended a business meeting and was wearing a red suit jacket, red skirt, and red high heels.

So there you have it, my friend. Tap into the energy and passion of Mars to get you through the rest of the week, but beware of danger and aggression.