How to Align with Planetary Energies; Mars and Jupiter

We are creatures of unlimited possibilities. Our passion and determination can help us achieve our goals in life. We have the ambition and drive to put our ideas into motion, and strive to accomplish our dreams. It’s no coincidence that the next two planets I want to look at can have a strong influence on our abilities to successfully navigate and fulfil those goals, and can help us form the foundations for bringing success into our lives.


Like the sun, Mars is another energetic planet. Thought of as a ‘fiery’ planet because of its colour, Mars energy can help us with our actions, or the actual performing of a task. Mars energy is assertive, goal oriented and forceful. Use it to help resolve a problem or pushing forward to complete a project. Draw on its energy to bolster courage, gain confidence and make yourself heard.

Crystals associated with Mars

Bloodstone, garnet, lava*, ruby, sard, sardonyx, red tourmaline,

Mars is associated with the third or Throat Chakra

*Be careful when searching for lava stones on your own. Visitors to Hawaii have reported misfortunes after taking rocks from the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park.



As the largest of the planets, Jupiter holds some sway over the gravitational pull of the solar system. Only the sun has greater influence. Jupiter is the planet of expansion; of wisdom, aspiration and of higher learning. We expand our bodies, souls and minds with the energy of Jupiter and concern ourselves with the ‘bigger picture’. Use the energy of Jupiter to learn more, magnify our experiences or when seek the truth.

Crystals associated with Jupiter

Amethyst, lepidolite, and sugilite.

It’s interesting to note that all three stones mention come in various colours of purple, which is the same colour associated with the planet.

Jupiter is associated with the fifth or Solar Plexus Chakra.

If you wish to enhance it even more, there are certain times of the day that are best suited for each planet. It’s different for each part of the world, so I have included a link to the chart that I use to determine the planetary hour. You can edit the city, country and time to your specific area.



About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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