Your altar is a sacred space in your home used to cultivate good energy and peace. Whether your space is used to honor the full moon or used for offerings to gods and goddesses, this space is a spiritual center in your home.
1. Start Collecting Items
Before you do anything else, start to find items around your house that have meaning to you. Anything that you associate with good, pure energy works.
Some ideas include:
Take the time to really invest in this first step. These items fill the core of your sacred area and should be chosen intentionally.
2. Find a Space
Next you’re going to select a location for your altar. Typically you should try to find a spot in your house that has less energy traffic — in other words, not many people or animals come into contact with it.
You want to create boundaries for your space — the fewer energy exchanges that occur here the better. Your space should remain pure and clean, far from the hustle and bustle of your home life.
That being said, don’t overthink it. Choose a space that’s big enough for your items and move onto step 3.
3. Build Your Altar Intuitively
Start by placing a cloth over your surface to keep a barrier between your items and the surface. This allows for your altar to be energetically isolated.
Grab the items that you collected and start to arrange them intuitively. Again, don’t overthink it but try to be intentional. Put on some of your favorite music and take the time to arrange your items.
As your altar starts to become a part of your home, don’t become too attached to the way it looks. If you feel the urge to rearrange, go ahead and mindfully move your items around.
You are a fluctuating being so your altar’s energy will shift as you do.