First ever altar! Let me know what you suppose. My condominium may be very small so I needed to get a small desk and it is feeling a bit cluttered. Any concepts? Additions, subtractions? Brightest blessings.

First ever altar! Let me know what you suppose. My condominium may be very small so I needed to get a small desk and it is feeling a bit cluttered. Any concepts? Additions, subtractions? Brightest blessings.

4 thoughts on “First ever altar! Let me know what you suppose. My condominium may be very small so I needed to get a small desk and it is feeling a bit cluttered. Any concepts? Additions, subtractions? Brightest blessings.”

  1. You have a lot of great tools here.
    Seems like you’re prepared for most general rituals. That being said, follow my example: Get a shoebox, and keep anything that you do not use in every single ritual you do, and keep all tools you only use sometimes in the box under the table. If representation of the elements are present in every ritual, you might want to have a second smaller box just for them, maybe one of those wooden boxes you can get from Michaels and decorate yourself. Make taking them out with respect and placing them with reverence, then putting them back in the box to keep them clean and safe part of your opening and closing acts of magick. Big, well-decorated altars are wonderful, but an altar is above all a workspace for worship and/or magick, depending on your intent. You won’t use a carpenter bench with all the woodworking tools lieing on top of it. Your altar is no different. If it’s not essential to every rite, put it away. Setting up is the beginning of a spell. The spell isn’t truly finished until you have cleaned up.

  2. As a matter of safety, I would keep all candles away from the bottom of the altar. That is your work space and you don’t want to knock over the candles or burn yourself. As for clutter, I can see it. Perhaps set your altar for something specific, rather than general use.

  3. Very nice space. I have those same chime holders you have and I would suggest you burn them on a plate or something beneath them if you plan on letting the candles burn all the way down. Once they hit near the bottom the whole holder heats up from the flame and makes an absolute mess.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *