Latin: Dies Solis, “sun’s day”: a pagan Roman holiday. Also: Dominica, “the Day of God”.
Rules: Healing, illumination, magical power, success, ambition, power, physical energy, strength and protection
Colors: Gold, Orange
Stones: Amber, Calcite (orange), Carnelian, Crystal (quartz), Diamond, Pipestone, Sulfur, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Zircon
Herbs: Acacia, Arabic Gum, Bay, Benzoin, Carnation, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Citron, Copal, Frankincense, Juniper, Mastic Gum, Oak, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Wood Aloe, and Mistletoe which is highly poisonous
A Basic Spell
You may dress however is traditional or feels comfortable for you. Feel free to wear colors that match your intention, if you desire. Perform your spell on a corresponding day of the week and phase of the moon for the optimum beneficial energies.
Gather all of your materials (candles, holder, matches, symbols, tools, essential oils, gemstones, herbs/flowers/seeds/fruits) and set them and yourself in front of a sturdy, flat area. Feel free to drape a cloth over your working area in a corresponding color to your intention, if you wish. This will be your altar.
Envision your altar and yourself surrounded in a large bubble of pure, white protective light. You may also sprinkle a protective circle of salt around you and your working area, in a clockwise direction.
Open your essential oil and breathe in the aroma. Drip a few drops onto your fingers. Rub the oil onto the candle from the top to the center and from the bottom to the center, all the way around until you cover the entire candle. As you anoint the candle, visualize your intentions into the candle. Place the candle in the candle holder and set it in front of you on a flat surface.
Sprinkle some of the herbs/flowers/seeds into your hand. Feel it’s energies. Breathe in it’s scent. Focus on your intentions, building the energies in your body up, as you connect with the energies of the herbs/flowers/seeds. Sprinkle them around the candle in a circular pattern. Continue with any other symbols or natural substances you are using, including any gemstones, fruits, and the like. Place them around the candle along with the herbs.
Light the candle with a match and extinguish the match with a flick of your wrist. Set the match in a fireproof dish. Continue to build your energies up as you visualize your intention. Focus on your intention and hold the image in your mind. Focus on the feeling of achieving your goal. Hold the feeling in your heart. Recite any chants, directions, or affirmations at this time. Mesh your images and your feelings with each other and release them both into the atmosphere.
When you are finished, allow your energies to calm back down. Then unbind your working area by envisioning the circle opening up and sweeping any salt and energies away in a counter-clockwise direction. Your work is done. Allow yourself to focus on other thoughts and let the magic do it’s work.
Allow your candle to burn all the way down, or extinguish the flame with a candle snuffer. Gather all of your materials and collect your natural substances. You have infused these items with your intentions and energies, so you will have to cleanse any tools for future use and dispose of any natural substances and candle stubs. You may bury your natural materials in a spot of uncultivated earth, or sprinkle them through the air in a sacred area. Remember to ground yourself and your energies when you are finished.