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The sun

The sun in the sky.

The sun (also known as Sol) is the star at the center of our solar system. The sun is used in many types of magickal practices and is a centerpiece of many religions.

Influence Edit

People from all cultures watched its path and learned its patterns in the sky, putting spiritual meaning behind its yearly cycle. In many cultures, there were monuments built to keep track of the year, one of the most famous being Stonehenge.

Occult Edit

Astrology Edit

The sun is one of the most widely known aspects of astrology. Relating to the core self and ones overall life purpose. In horoscope astrology, the sun is the only one of the classical planets used.

Tarot Edit

Main article: Sun (Tarot Card)

The sun tarot card is one that represents joy and fulfillment.

Symbols Edit

Correspondences Edit

Stones[1] Amber
Orange Calcite
Carnelian
Quartz
Diamond
Sunstone
Tiger's Eye
Topaz
Zircon

Religious Beliefs Edit

Throughout history, the sun has been a major part of worship in most cultures. Even today the sun is still seen as a god or a representation of divinity by some.

ChristianityEdit

The day Sunday, named after the Roman god, was adopted as the Christian Sabbath day for those who had no previous Jewish background. Throughout the bible, the sun is said to turn dark when God grew angry. A well known time where this happens is during the crucifixion of Jesus. [2]

Egyptian Polytheism Edit

In ancient Egypt, the sun was seen as a physical or symbolic representation of Ra's solar barque as he sails across the sky. The sun was seen as the king and creator of the gods, being born every morning in the east and dying every night in the west. [3]

There were also a multitude of other deities associated with the sun in Egyptian polytheism.

Greek PolytheismEdit

The sun god in Greek polytheism was named Helios.

Norse PolytheismEdit

Roman PolytheismEdit

Sol, the Roman god of the sun, has close ties to the Greek god Helios. The day Sunday was named in honor of this god.

WiccaEdit

In Wicca, the sun is viewed as a representation of the Horned God.

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cunningham, Scott. Cunninghams encyclopedia of crystal, gem & metal magic. St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.: Llewellyn Publications, 2004. Print.
  2. Bible. King James Version. Matthew 27:45.
  3. The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Plate I. “Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge”

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