What you will need:
5 candles and lighter/matches – colours and sizes of your choice, 1 will represent the Sun whist the others are to symbolise the four directions (north, east, south and west).
Something to eat and drink.
Optional additions to choose from –
• Incense of your choice.
• Something that represents the Sun and the four directions to you, to place beside each candle.
• Herbs corresponding to the Sun and the four directions, again to place beside each candle – some examples are –
Sun – bay, buttercup, carnation, chamomile, cinnamon, eucalyptus, frankincense, hazel, juniper, marigold, mistletoe, St John’s wort, sunflower.
North – beech, grass, honeysuckle, mugwort, patchouli, plantain, primrose, tulip, yew.
East – bergamot, birch, caraway, clover, dandelion, fenugreek, lavender, marjoram, meadowsweet, mint, parsley, pine, sage, star anise.
South – angelica, basil, black pepper, cinnamon, clove, copal, coriander, cumin, dill, dragons blood, fennel, garlic, ginger, holly, horseradish, nettle, nutmeg, mustard, rosemary, tobacco, turmeric, walnut, witch hazel.
West – African violet, camellia, cardamom, catnip, chamomile, crocus, cyclamen, daisy, elder, feverfew, foxglove, geranium, heather, ivy, jasmine, lemon balm, myrrh, oak, poppy, rose, sandalwood, self-heal, sea weed, thyme, willow, yarrow.
Pouch or jar if you have decided to have items/herbs for your ritual.