The winter solstice–the longest night of the year–nourished hope for the return of the sun. Make and burn this sun incense in honor of the day. This incense is used to bring out the sun in human beings because sunlight brings out the green power (chlorophyll) of the plants.
3 parts frankincense
1 part cinnamon bark
1 part cardamom seed
Grind ingredients together with a mortar and pestle. Place by small spoonfuls on the coals.
Other typical sun spices include turmeric, nutmeg, saffron, and cinnamon.