I have had the pleasure of writing a few books for the publisher, Moon Books in their Pagan Portals series.
My next book out is Sun Magic and is part of that series.
An introduction to working with Sun magic, and how to live in harmony with the solar year and to utilise all the magical powers it provides.
A book filled with the basics of the sun cycle, the representations and correspondences, what magic to work and when. A look at the solar year, sun deities, sun spells, meditations, specific sun rituals, sun recipes and more..
Let the sun shine in…
I think sometimes as a witch the moon tends to get pride of place and the sun perhaps takes a back seat? But it is an incredibly powerful source of natural energy and magic. If you assign to the general school of thought about gender (more on that later) the sun is a very strong masculine energy that balances with the feminine energy of the moon.
How does the sun make you feel? When the sun shines on a beautiful spring day after we have been subjected to rain, wind and snow. Turning your face and feeling the warm rays of sun. Having a picnic in the park or sitting on the beach on a warm summers day. Makes you feel mighty fine, that’s how it makes you feel! Now, I must admit I am not one to lay on a beach topping up my tan for hours, I am most definitely an English rose (and by that, I mean white and pasty). Besides too much sunshine fades tattoos… However, I do appreciate the sunshine and I love being out in my garden when it is shining. And of course, I love working with sun magic.
The sun provides us with much nourishment not just in the form of Vitamin D which is necessary to keep us healthy but also in providing sunlight for plants and food to grow.
Magically sunshine rays can be used to charge tools and crystals, to cleanse and purify pretty much any object or even yourself and focused through a magnifying glass onto paper or dry leaves it can even create fire. Just as we work with the phases of the moon for spell work, the sun has special times and phases that can be used to correspond with magical workings too. It also has a whole load of herbs, plants, foods and crystals associated with it.
And just as there is a tradition of drawing down the moon and her power into your body you can do the same with the sun.
The book will be published 28th June 2019, but is available for pre-order from all the usual online stores.
Come and join me in the sunshine!
For more details see https://www.rachelpatterson.co.uk/pagan-portals-sun-magic