Germanic Goddess Sunna

Contemplating Sunna – The Germanic Goddess of the SunAs I am contemplating the wheel of the year and Germanic Paganism/Folk Magick, I came across an interesting Goddess whom I want to connect with further.

Sunna – the Germanic Goddess of the Sun – whom is known in the Nordic pantheon as Sol, is an interesting character, who’s symbolism has been distorted (as it has with many old-germanic symbols) to be tied to the Nazi regime.
As a healer, bright and positive, she comes across as a positive, easy to approach Goddess to me personally. Maybe it is because I have been always drawn to warmer climates – I am constantly cold. In that concept and as a fellow healer, I consider warmth greatly healing and rather bright as I visualize it occurring.In mythology Sunna drives a chariot across the sky every day, being pulled by two horses. Allsvinn – who’s name translates to “very fast” –  and Arvak – meaning “Early Rising” pull the Goddess across the heavens as they are persuit by the Wolf Skoll. Myths declare that at times he catches up with them, taking a bit out of the Sun, creating an eclips.

Her symbol – the “Sonnenrad” or sun-wheel – has been found as decoration pieces in many archaeological sites throughout parts of the German state Schleswig Holstein, and is now a part of the city symbol of the town Suederbrarup.


How to connect with Sunna

Time of the Year: Midsummer to Mabon

Time of the Day: Sunrise

Symbols: The sun-wheel, any image of the sun, candles, bonfires

Colors: Bright Yellow, Orange, Fire red

Foods:  any type of berries (traditional), citrus fruit (non-tradition)

Herbs:  rosemary, daisy, marigold, butter cup, angelica

Prayer to Sunna

Goddess of the Sun
so brightly shinning
your warmth and healing eases our days

Hail to you, dear Lady
may your firy powers
lead us to a future bright
full of abundance and hope
now and forever more.

I Am Beginning To Understand – A Lesson In Shadow Work

I am beginning to understand.

I am beginning to understand, that what I once saw as a burden, I can see as an opportunity.

I am beginning to understand, that my responds to the world is a hell of a lot more important to the outcome of anything, than any situation.

I am beginning to understand, that contrast can be a good thing, if I choose to allow it to be.

I am beginning to understand, that kindness is always possible.

I am beginning to understand, that most importantly, I have to be kind to myself.

I am beginning to understand, that everyone else is scared to.

I am beginning to understand, that I can ease someone else’s fears quite easily with kindness.

I am beginning to understand, that I am more powerful, than I thought possible.

I am beginning to understand, that I can really have it all.

I am beginning to understand, how wonderful this complex world really is.

I am beginning to understand.