An altar can simply reflect your spiritual truth back to you and/ or it can be a working altar which holds your intention and prayers.
Step 1: Find a sacred space
This space can be from a part of your night stand to a complete shelf on the wall.
Step 2: Set up & represent the 4 elements + directions
Utilize the compass on your phone to find out which directions are in which way from the center of your alter space
North = Earth | East = Air | south = Fire | West = Water
Place an item in each of the directions that represent the element for example;
North = Earth = A fairy stone | East = Air = Alter/room spray | south = Fire = Candle | West = Water = Little bowl of pure water
Step 3: Adding Sacred Tools
This part is really up to you. Adding anything that calls to you and brings you happiness for example;
Flowers, stones + crystals for clearing, protection, and intention, bowl of salt, candles, smudging herbs, feathers, botanical perfumes, figurines + animal fetishes, as well as I love having a little trinket tray to place my treasure (jewelry).
All in all it’s up to you. You’ll know what feels right. Follow that intuition.
Step 4: Refresh with the moon
It’s a nice idea to refresh your altar with the phases of the new moon + full moon and bring in items that support your intentions for the moon phase.
Types of Altars
You can have more than 1 altar in your home. An altar space has such a high frequency even my cats can’t stay away from wanting to sit right in the middle of them…so create as many as you’d love.
- Clearing altar: at your front door to protect your home & keep it clear and uplifted
- Love altar: in your bedroom/personal space.
- Creativity + Abundance + Manifestation altar: at your desk, workspace etc.
- Sleep + relaxation: at your bedside, mediation space or where you relax.