Planetary Magic - The Sun by Sue Perryman

Planetary magic is a huge subject and is one of the cornerstones of many occult traditions throughout history. The seven planets used in magic and astrology include the Sun and the Moon, but from a magical viewpoint they are all known as planets. Each of these celestial bodies is associated with various aspects of life which can be harnessed magically by using their correspondences such as colour, crystal, number and plants.

Each month I'm going to write a blog about one of these seven  planets, including the traditional magical properties associated with each one. I will only cover the basics, but it will give you a taste of planetary magic and may inspire you to learn more. I will include a spell, but I hope that you will be encouraged to make your own, using either the properties I've included, or by using your intuition.

The Sun is at the very centre of our Universe and it is  only the precise interaction between the Sun and the Earth that  provides the perfect conditions for life on our planet. The Sun warms our seas and land, it provides light and generates weather patterns, it  is essential for plant life  and Vitimin D which we need for good health. Without the life giving energy of the Sun, the Earth would be a ball of lifeless ice covered rock.

Since ancient times cultures from all over the world have honoured and prayed to Sun deities in the hope it would encourage the Sun to appear again after the cold dark winter, bringing with it the gift of warmth, light and life.

I just want to add, please don't get hung up on having the correct correspondences, the most important thing in magic is your intent, so if you haven't got something, use your intuition to pick a substitute. I'm including the correspondences below for your information.


Magical influences:

Confidence, diplomacy, healing, friendship, money, peace, power, success, prosperity, status, leadership, joy, fertility, harmony, agriculture, creativity, hope, self, communication, inspiration, transformation, manifesting, truth, clarity, renewal, growth.

Day: Sunday

Element: Fire

Direction: South

Sign: Leo

Colours: Gold, yellow, orange

Deities: Helios, Brigid, Apollo, Amun, Ra, Osiris, Mithras, Bran, Belanos, Adonis, Sol, Alanus, Atum, Balder, Eos

Metal: Gold

Crystals: Amber, carnelian, citrine, clear quartz, diamond, garnet, goldstone, pyrite, ruby, sunstone, tiger's eye, topaz

Herbs and plants: Angelica, ash, bay, benzion, buttercup, carnation, cedar, celedine, chamomile, cinnamon, copal, Frankincense, hazel, juniper, marigold, mistletoe, morning glory, myrrh, oak, rosemary, rowan, rue, St. John's wort, sunflower, witch hazel

Number: Six