Your Magickal Altar: Use natural representations for the Elements and Deities
Ah yes, the Witch's magickal altar. The place where all the magick happens, right? Like many answers in magick, it is and isn't. It also depends a great deal on the practitioner's preferences and goals.
Magickal altars are a place where you can honor the Elemental energies of earth, air, fire, and water. Altars are also a place where you can connect with your Deities and are a physical representation that you have made room for them in your life. For some practitioners, altars are the only place where magick happens and can be quite elaborate. Some practitioners only use the altar for significant rituals or monthly. Others use the altar to honor the Elements and Deities, but their magick being more spontaneous tends to happen where and when it needs to. Because this is your relationship with the Elements and Deities, the number one rule you need to remember is to do what feels right to you!
Let's first look at how to use natural representations for the Elements on your altar.