Being I don’t have any permanent altar setup, I keep things in a large box a friend built for me years ago. Over time, it develops a mess, so today I cleared everything out and organized it, taking assessment to what I need to resupply, things that need fixing, and things to throw out.
Basically, I did a ‘spring cleaning’ of my altar stuff.
What sort of stuff do I have?
– A pretty scarf that is green and gold, with leaves on it. Very pretty. (represents growth)
-A black piece of cloth used for the base of all altars. Any other cloth goes over that if I want color. (represents a banishment of negativity)
-Cauldron which needs some serious cleaning. I use only for fire and incense now. (represents the Goddess)
-Athame (not seen here because it needs a serious cleaning) was found as a basic dagger, a boot knife, and carved with a sigil in the handle. (represents the God aspect of the divine and directed will)
-Sage bundle, (for incense and cleansing of space).
-Goose feather I found along the river near where I live. (represents the air element)
-Seashells collected on Chincoteague Island when I camped there years ago. (represents water element)
-Sea salt. (for cleansing, representing earth)
-A number of crystals- Aventurine, Citrine, Lepidolite, Serpentine, and red Tiger Eye. (represents a number of things, as well as earth element)
-A wooden pentacle carved by a friend who also followed a pagan path. (represents all elements plus spirit)
-A crystal ball given to me from a room mate years ago. (represents air but also vision and insight)
-Mirrors (representing Self and the Divine)
Here is a photo of the altar box filled with stuff. Some things I need to clean and remove the wav from.
Altars are personal, and the items represent that which we find important. I also have a small ‘portable’ altar that includes five tiny candles, salt, oil, incense, a lighter, crystals, and a mirror.
What tools do you deem important on your sacred spot? Post below- better still, blog about it and link in comments below. I’d love to see it!