Mushti Mudra

The planet Mangal (Mars) is getting closer to Ketu (South node). Both of these planets are extremely fiery in nature which can lead to anger,  violence, frustration, disappointments, haste, recklessness, impulsiveness etc.

Tuesday is ruled by Mars, so the effect of this combination is felt more on Tuesdays. Additionally, Ketu and Mars will transit over the eclipse degree which means it can lead to series of events that are aimed to help us release the negativity, toxin and stress that we have been holding onto unconsciously.

It is important to understand this energy so we could be more aware and transform our emotional response.

Mushti Mudra

Mushi means “fist”. This mudra helps you release pent-up emotions. We commonly fist our hands as a sign of aggression, but the nature of this mudras helps us to graciously let go of these negative emotions.


Touch the tip of the thumb to the base of the ring finger. Bring the remaining fingers around it and make a fist.


Sit comfortably with your spine erect. Form the mudra on both your hands and gently rest them below your lower abdomen. Take long deep breaths and close your eyes for a few minutes. Observe the breath go in and out and your belly expanding and contracting. You can perform this for 5 mins up to 20 mins.


Calms the mind, helps you let go of pent-up negative emotions, strengthens digestion, reduces anger, clears the mind, stress relief.

Mantra for Mars and Ketu

Mars (Mangal)

  1. Aum Sri Bhaumaya Namaha or Aum Sri Mangalaya Namaha
  2. Aum Saravana Bhava


  1. Aum Gam Ganapathaye Namaha
  2. Aum Sri Ketave Namaha