The sunflower in esotericism: Discover the magic of this flower

sunflower symbolism

The sunflower is the symbol of the Sun and symbolizes love and admiration. But also happiness, vitality, positivism and energy. In Chinese culture it symbolizes long life and good luck.

There are those who attribute spiritual symbolism to the sunflower, since its movement following the position of the sun represents a happy way of life and a constant search for light, illumination, and love for the sun. For some religions it is a symbol of one who permanently seeks God, the divine, since the king star symbolizes God.

In Greek mythology, the nymph Clytia fell madly in love with the Sun god, Apollo, who did not feel the same way about her. Clytia’s heart broke and she died of grief, turning into a sunflower that followed the sun wherever she went. She did not want to lose sight of her love, the Sun.

Spiritual meaning of sunflowers

The sunflower flower is wrapped in symbolism, starting with its structure. The so-called “inflorescence in capitulum”, where the tiny flowers and subsequent seeds are distributed in a perfect circle, follows the model of the Fermat spiral or parabolic spiral. This gives him a magical power that is associated with the cosmos, immortality, evolution, personal growth and connection with the divine.

But much of the symbolism of the sunflower has to do with its heliotropism or constant search for the sun. In spiritual terms, this movement represents a search for light and a need to absorb good energies.

For the Chinese, the flower symbolizes good luck, health and happiness. The yellow color brings vitality and is, in short, a representation of life that is usually transferred to tattoos. That is why buying sunflowers is always a wise decision.

The color yellow is identified with the solar plexus chakra and is also associated with concepts such as unconditional love, friendship and fidelity. In some cultures it is a symbol of fortune and wealth.

esoteric uses

Within the magical properties of the sunflower it is found that they use it to give power to spells. Women use it to find strong men. In addition, its use is recommended in people who have a weak appearance and find it difficult to face everyday problems.

In the ritual there is a saying «I know how sunflowers, always look up and look for sunlight.» Also among the magical properties of sunflower there is a ritual called sunflower magic, it strengthens positive thinking and does not let people fall in the face of adversity.

Cleaning with honey and sunflowers, to attract or maintain love

We will place 5 sunflowers in a vase with water. In a plate we will put a little honey. We will watch over the plate with honey and sunflowers for 5 days with a yellow candle, which we will light 5 minutes a day praying for love and passion to enter our lives, or be maintained and grow.

After 5 days, we will take the sunflowers, we will pour the honey on the flowers and we will clean our body with them, from the head to the soles of the feet, without forgetting the soles of the hands. We will leave the honey on the body for 15 minutes, and then we can rinse, bathe or shower as we normally do. It can be done if you have a partner, or if you want to find love.

Sunflower bath to attract money

You will need 3 sunflowers, honey, cinnamon and rose water. In a container, mix the water with the sunflowers and macerate, then add the honey and cinnamon, stir and let stand for a while so that the cinnamon releases its aroma. Make three baths in a row, you can do it after the normal bath, apply this mixture, leave it for 20 minutes and rinse normally. Remember throughout the process always visualize your financial goals.

Works with garlic and sunflower, for prosperity

First you have to count how many corners there are in the house. We will put a clove of garlic (with the skin) and 3 sunflower seeds in each corner on a white plate, with 3 bay leaves.

We will light a clove or lavender incense, and we will pass it over the plate 3 times, praying and asking for our economy to flow and prosper. We will clean every corner with incense,

After 3 days they are removed and left at the foot of a tree so that nature can flow in your requests.

Ritual with sunflower to attract love


  • 1 handful of chamomile
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 sunflower flower
  • 1 teaspoon of honey


Remove each of the petals of the sunflower flower and say out loud: «Love is coming into my life and it will fill me with great happiness.» Place the petals in a container and then mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Add a liter of boiling water. Take a bath when the Moon is in its first quarter.

Ritual to attract money with sunflowers and yellow roses

This ritual, in addition to attracting material prosperity, will beautify your desk, your business or your home. Buy a gold, yellow, or green glass or vase. Fill it with water and pour a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of nutmeg.

Stir it so that all the ingredients are mixed and place 3 yellow roses and 3 sunflowers. Put this «vase» as part of the decoration in the place you prefer. Change the ingredients every Thursday.

Ritual of attraction with sunflower


  • A few drops of rose essence
  • 1 sunflower flower
  • 1 tablespoon of honey


Mix the essence in a liter of water, add the petals and honey and prepare seven baths. At the end of the bath, the following should be said, out loud, only once: «Love will be with me and will accompany me at all times and places.»