I find looking at altars very inspiring. I’ve been really getting in touch with my spiritual side ever since I got a job as a professional tarot reader. I’ve been needing a place to meditate and protect myself. So here is what I’ve put together! I don’t worship anyone in particular just the Great Spirit of the Universe. I mostly am an elementalist that uses shapes to convey energy. I created the altar from various objects that I inherited from my grandmother as well as I got from my travels.
The rug underneath the altar is handpicked from the Arizonian/Mexican border during a service trip week with my church when I was in high school. I took it home, washed it and it hung around my room for awhile until I created this space.
The artwork to the upper left corner behind my Himalayan salt lamp is a cunniform piece that some artists did at the Chitchen Itza pyramid when my family and I went to Cancun a few years ago. The papyrus has the Egyptian alphabet and the black and white photograph is one of mine that I took using Kirlian Photography. In front of the salt lamp is my stack of tarot decks.
In the center of the space I have my conch shell I picked up during a trip to Key West and in the stand underneath it I have various supplies and divination tools. The doll dressed in white is a representation of Santa Lucia, the Swedish Goddess of Light (I’m part swedish). Next to her on the left is my athame that I got at Celtic Fest in Bethlehem, Pa. Next to that is my Grandmother’s cross.
I’m currently gathering items for Imbolc and planning for it. So on the small altar table in the very front I have a Mandala deck that a co-worker gave me that I’ve been using for healing meditations and little objects that have a spiritual significance.
In front of the spice Cabinet that I inherited from my grandmothers is my oil burner, crystal ball, Book of Light (equivalent to a Book of Shadows) that I handcrafted the cover for, a Native American hand drum I picked up at a Pow-wow a really long time ago and a plastic crystal ball-shaped container
That is most of the major things on this altar. I hope you enjoy 🙂