Sun Correspondences

The Sun emits an uncomplicated, direct masculine energy that is warm and golden-feeling. Unlike the Moon, He moves through several different phases every day, availing the practitioner of unlimited opportunities for immediate spellwork. His wide range of properties can boost almost any magickal effort normally aided by the Moon.

Sunrise — Sunrise lends its energies to beginnings, change, and cleansing. This phase is beneficial to magickal workings that involve new endeavors in employment, love, or direction in life. Rejuvenation matters such as renewing hope and trust, good health, and even mending a broken heart also benefit from this energy. To seal spells performed at sunrise, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

"Oh, Youngest Babe, so newly born,
Help me on this bright new morn.
Aid this spell with Your fresh power,
And strengthen it with every hour."

Morning — During the morning hours, the energy of the Sun expands and becomes strong and active. Any project that requires building, growth, or expansion works well during this phase. This is an excellent time to build upon the positive aspects in your life, to resolve situations where courage is necessary, and to add warmth and harmony to your home. Morning-Sun energy is also of benefit when performing plant magick or working spells for financial increase. To seal spells performed in the morning, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

"Oh Brother Sun of growing strength,
Come to me and stay at length.
Wrap this spell with intensity,
And add to it Your potency."

Noon — The influence of the Sun reaches its peak at high noon. This vibration is excellent for performing efforts that involve the mental abilities, health, and physical energy. It is also of value when charging crystals, stones, or metal ritual tools such as athames, censors, and cauldrons. To seal spells performed at midday, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

"Father Sun, of strength and might
Aid this spell in taking flight
To its target, now please guide --
Increase its power as it flies."

Afternoon — As the Sun journeys downward, His energies take on a receptive quality. Use this phase to work efforts involving professionalism, business matters, communications, and clarity. It is also of benefit for spellwork involving exploration and travel. To seal spells performed in the afternoon, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

"Aging One of Amber Light:
Hearken! Hear me! Aid my plight!
Take this spell where it must go,
And give it power that it might grow."

Sunset — The predominant energies of sunset provide a suitable condition for spellwork requiring reduction or alleviation. This phase lends itself to the removal of stress and confusion, hardship, and depression, and the disclosure of deception. It is also a good time for dieting magick. To seal spells performed at sunset, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

"Oh Setting Sun of passing day,
Aid me in Your gentle way.
Take this spell, oh Ancient One;
Give it Your strength as You pass on."

SOURCE: Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living by Dorothy Morrison