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:
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.
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!
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.