Magical Timing Witchcraft

Solar Witch: How to Cast SUN MAGICK in 11 Ways

All these witches be talkin’ about the moon. Moon phases, rituals and moon water. But what about the witches who prefer the sun? Do they exist? Yes, we do! I know because I’m one of them. If you feel empowered by the sun more than the moon, you might be a solar witch. And if you’d just like to incorporate more sun magick into your practice, we’ve got you covered!

A Solar Witch & The Sun’s Magick

What makes the sun magical? Is it the same type of magick as the moon? The sun fuels all life on this planet. While the moon has a huge effect on us, and pulls the tides, I’d venture to say the sun is more important. If I had to choose one. (Lunar witches don’t be mad at me!) The sun is necessary for many reasons including the growth of plants and trees, for our own physical and mental health, and to keep our planet warm and alive! Sun = LIFE.

11 Ways to Make SUN MAGICK

The way the solar witch makes sun magick is only limited by imagination and inspiration. Forge your own path, but if you need ideas:

1. Sunbathing

Lunar witches love to dance in the moonlight. Conversely, solar witches love to SUNBATHE. A solar witch is fueled and energized by sunlight and warmth. In fact, solar witches often become depressed or ill without enough sunlight. Feeling down, sick or disconnected? Get out in the sun!

2. Magical Timing With the Sun

The great thing about using the sun for timing spells and rituals is that you don’t have to wait for the moon phase to change. Sunrise, Noon, and Sunset are all powerful times to make magick. As are the days of the week.

Sun magick with days of the week spell timing

3. Sun Water

You’ve heard of moon water? Sun water is the same concept. Take a glass jar or bowl, fill it with water, and place in the sunlight to be charged. You can add a piece of citrine to further enhance the effects. Then use sun water in your spells, to cleanse and empower your tools and altar, add to the bath, etc.

4. Sun & Fire Plants

For years I thought I had a black thumb. Then I realized the plants I could grow were ruled by the Sun or the Fire element (which is an element of the Sun). Plants ruled by the Sun include sunflowers, daisies, chamomile, rosemary, Saint john’s wort, cinnamon, rue, and many more. Grow, harvest and use them sun-linked herbs in your Solar witch practice.

5. Seasons & Sabbats

Another way to honor the sun and incorporate it into your craft is to celebrate the sabbats (pagan holy days). The sabbats are holidays all centered around the position of the sun. And they correspond with the seasons. Change your altar with the seasons and sabbats AND make seasonal magick.

6. Sun Magick with Colors

An easy way to make sun magick is with the use of colors. Orange and yellow are the colors of the sun. Wear the sun’s colors, decorate with them, and include the sun’s colors in your spells and rituals.

7. Sun Tea

Sun tea – not only is it delicious, but it’s fun to make and WITCHY. This is literally tea brewed by the power of the sun. Get out a glass jar with an airtight lid. Fill it with water and herbs of your choice or teabags with added herbs like mint, stevia, chamomile, etc. Meanwhile visualize your intentions for this batch of tea. Then set it in direct sunlight and leave for a few hours for the sun to brew. Pour over ice and voila!

Sun tea is the solar witch's potion

8. Solar Plexus

Your solar plexus is arguably one of the most important chakras in your body. It’s located in the center of your torso just below your breast plate. It is the center of your vitality, your connection to the Sun, and your source of self confidence and esteem. Work on aligning and reopening your solar plexus with meditation, eating healthy, and personal affirmations. Solar witches have strong solar plexuses.

9. Sun Salutations

The solar witch starts the day out with yoga sun salutations, sunrise positioning, and/or runic stadhas like the sowilo stadha to honor the sun. In addition, moving your body in tune with the sun promotes a healthy lifestyle, vitality and peaceful mind.

10. Sun Arts, Crafts, and Cooking

In my opinion, the best way to make sun magick is with arts and crafts. The solar witch enjoys crafting sun catchers, sun prisms, and mosaics. Of if you prefer kitchen witchery, cook a dish infused with plants linked to the sun. Or bake sun bread. If you love to draw or paint, create something inspired by the sun and infuse your intentions into it.

11. Solar Deities for the Solar Witch

If you want to dedicate your spiritual practice to the sun, consider working with a sun god or goddess. Solar deities include: Belenus, Amaterasu, Helios, Apollo, Hathor, Bast, Surya, Xihe, Tapati, Mithra, Shamash, Sol, Sunna, Lugh, Ra and Sekhmet.

More MAGICK to Make!


  1. Sarah

    February 23, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    In Greek mythology Alectrona was a goddess of sunrise and morning ☀️ and barbale was a goddess of sun in Georgia

  2. Sam

    January 28, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    I love this.
    For so many years Ive felt so misunderstood spiritually lol, everyone I know thats into spiritual/ reiki/witchy stuff has always made a huge emphasis on the moon.
    But whilst I have always admired the moon, I’ve always, always been in awe, obsessed,infatuated with the Sun and it’s energy and power. It is the giver of all life on earth! Now I finally understand what to do with all of this. Great article x

  3. victoria

    May 26, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Hello Otherworldly Oracle,
    This is great information and covers many ‘enlightening’ and interesting practices, which I have shared to my own blog. I hope that you don’t mind?

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  5. Leelee

    April 12, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I have been working with the moon for years and then I remembered some of the most powerful work I have done was during the day. I wish there was more literature on sun magic, but it appears to not be as popular a practice for whatever reason. This Would be an interesting avenue to explore.

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