I found this picture on the website MagicalRecipesOnline.Com and thought it would be a lovely addition to writing my spells on paper, or using magical tools in conjunction with the elements.
I think the elements (fire, wind, water and earth) are one of the staples of a Witch and this picture represents how the conjuring of elements, even in one way, can benefit you and your craft.
Hello, Witch Friends…
I thought I would share my version of a Litha altar, with a different spin on it (I couldn’t help myself being a Scorpio). I included different native flowers to my Middle Eastern origin (Bahrain), seeing as how Summer is extremely warm here Midsummer seasonal flowers would have to be bought in a shop, & these were the only flowers that bloomed outside.
Makes me wonder why The Gods would have me choose different flowers, to accept my heritage more? Possibly.
Makes my Summer a little more sensual and pink, doesn’t it?
The two crystal pillars in the back are Amethyst crystals with a “half-moon”/half-sun” symbology in the center. I know Litha is a solar festival, but being the sensitive I am I thought I would share The Moon too. 🌚🌝
Don’t be afraid to add different elements of what you need/want. I love making my altars about giving and receiving, hence the random inclusion of smoking papers (a personal request to The Gods to provide me with more 🍃 bountiful blessings 🍃).
Your altars, no matter the seasons, should be exclusively you and positively true.
The candle above burned all the way down through several other spells and rituals, making it a lovely altar dècor addition or energy holder (because you used it several times). I think the biggest candle 🕯 hack is saving candle wax from previous candles or saving the entire candle, as is, for future spells and whatnot. 💡🌸
With that said…
More Altar Tips & Tricks…
- Any item in your room can be used for memorabilia or symbology so long as the intent is strong and present 🍃
- What makes an altar “good” or “bad” is the inclusion or exclusion of living sacrifices (such as animals, insects, and your own blood). I personally do not dabble in the Dark Arts with any sacrifices but my own, a few drops of blood from your finger tips is all it takes. I could never harm any living being and I don’t think any other Witch I know would too. 🧚🏼♀️🍃🌻🧜🏽♀️
- Bad altars could garner the attention of negative entities and daemons, while Light Altars could garner the attention of The Gods & Faeries. 🎎🏮🎎
Hope this helped in some way…
Happy Summer Solstice!