What To Keep On Your Altar?
Each altar is a sacred place, where energy is held and can be used by one who made it. People use them in various ways, for example, one can keep their divination tools such as tarot cards, wands or even runes on them to be charged energetically. Some people use them to connect to one’s value and history through heirlooms, offerings, photos and symbols that are important to them.
It becomes a place of offering, connecting, and celebrating one’s spiritual practice. Here are the basic elements one should keep in mind when building this place:
All Four Elements Of Energy
All elements of energy, harmonize to create balance and energize your altar, each sacred for its purpose. In the north corner, you can place anything that represents the element of earth to remind you to stay grounded. This can be dried plants, crystals and even a bowl of soil. Then in the east, you will have the element of air which represents mind, knowledge, and the ability to turn in any direction you wish, through feathers.
Next, at the south of the alter you can place candles to represent the element of fire that signifies powerful transformation and purification. Lastly, in the west, there is the element of water which holds space for our emotions, intuition, connectivity and nourishment. You can use cups of water or even shells from the sea.
The Fifth Element
Now, this is the element of spirit, which you can choose depending on your type of altar. Here, people prefer to keep pictures of their ancestors, deity, a mirror, or anything that symbolises the powerful universe.
The Personal Connection
To strengthen their spiritual practice, many people prefer to add personal items, that are close to their hearts. This can be anything from jewellery to pages from their diary. Each personal item will add value and energetically charge their spiritual practice too.