🛐 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - All About Altars!

Hello, all! I had a challenge this summer. Water pipes in my apartment burst and it took so long to fix the damage, my landlord put me in a hotel for 2 months! I usually make a circle on my patio with 7 day candles and full-size tools. But I was limited by space in the hotel room, as well as the rule that I couldn’t light candles. That’s when I came up with my school box altar kit.

I have it set up here for the Pink Moon spells. All the “littles” fit in the blue school box. The box has a little bit of glitter in it and was only a dollar. I love glitter :slight_smile: Making the wand and the cauldron was the most challenging. I learned how to make the wand on YouTube with a paper drinking straw and hot glue. It does have a “real” crystal on it, though. Do you see the tiny besom and black cat? :slight_smile: I ordered a bunch of cat figures and panted them black. Same with the little tiny bell. I guess you can tell my “athame” is a plastic take-out knife but hey, I blinged it out a little! The chalice, water holder, salt holder and offering dish is plastic. Much of this came from a dollar store and I painted it with craft paint pens (the oil based ones adhere to plastic).

The box has some herbs in it, too, in tiny little plastic bags, like bay leaf and rosemary. I even made a tiny BOS (the “Spelling Book”). There is a silver moon goddess stone and a gold sun god stone (rocks I painted), some crystals (well, those are real, at least!).

Today, the offering is cherry hibiscus tea and a strawberry; the big pink candle on the floor is in a circle of sugar, dried rose petals and mint, along with some rose quartz. My big BOS is a binder where I keep my journal notes and all the wonderful Spells8 spells.

I know the spell box is really plastic-y but it has been so handy for travel or quick spells and it was fun to make!

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Hello my dear Coven, i probably will be revamping my Altar for Beltane. My Altar looks very minimal because i have all my tools, crystals and rocks outside on my porch soaking up the Beautiful :full_moon_with_face:. I dried some rose-petals and will use them for some Magick, down the road. Trying to save dried flowers.

My Altar has been my solace, my place of prayers, blessings, spells, inovacations and gratitude. It has grown with me as i learned my Wiccan path. Thank you to everyone in this Beautiful Coven. Thank you Lord and Lady, my dieties and ancestors. May you be with me always, as i travel down this spiritual journey. I have never felt more at home in my spirituality.

Blessed be my Coven

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Thank you all so much, Lisa, Amethyst, and Francisco!
Thank you Travel Witch for this challenge!

Walter, thank you for your honesty, I am thinking about what is Most important to me as well, and what speaks to me internally. This is right on target that tells me you did your homework! This is what I discovered this week too. I grabbed all my important crystals and also used the jewelry box to implement some archetypal significance to my display! I had to go back to the major acana! I cat believe they still make an impact in my life to this day the way they do! I love the tarot! I just do! I Love the abalone shells what a great idea! You always do such a great job! Thanks for all your inspiration!
I just want to say thank you for posting your intuitive side! That’s why I love tarot!

Cellophane,
Looks so deep into the psyche mind my third eye is open!

Aliceinthewonderdab,
I love the alter cloth and the purple is popping! :hugs:

Thanks to my whole community here and sharing you all have so many talents! I am so proud to be apart of a thriving coven! You all are so charming in so may ways!
Blessed be​:sparkles::sparkles:
Jeannie

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@Jeannie1 , such a beautiful Altar! I love all the candles and your artwork. It definitely looks like your special place!

Blessed be.

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@Jeannie1 , thank you! I get much inspiration from you as well!

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Thank you so much, @Liisa! :heart: It’s actually a decorative handtowel my mother gave me- I thought it would be perfect for a spring/summertime altar cloth :blush:

You’re very welcome, @Christina4! :heart_decoration: Thanks for your kind words- hope you had a very blessed Full Moon as well!

Thank you, @Amethyst! :purple_heart: It’s fun setting up the altar, but I have a sneaky feeling we’ll be borrowing the dishes from it this week when we run out of bowls and don’t feel like doing the dishes :joy:

So sorry to hear you’ve been suffering this week, @wade :pray:. I think you are very strong to pursue a positive mindset, seeing the needed time you spent recovering as a period of introspection and brainstorming. Sending love and support to you- I hope happy feelings find their way to you soon! And when they do, you have some wonderful and very creative plans for your personal altar :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I am loving your sacred corner, @Cellophaneflowr! Such a stunning space- so many fun things to see! I love the all hanging you have behind it, it really sets a magickal mood :sparkles::blush: Thanks for sharing- we are happy to have you as part of the coven community! :heart:

Gorgeous, @AliceInWonderdab! :raised_hands: Thanks for sharing your lovely altar- wishing you the best of luck as you continue to set up the perfect witchy cave! :grin:

Beautiful, @NickWick! Your words have crafted a lovely altar prayer- I really enjoy reading your writing :heart: :open_book: Thank you so much for blessing the coven with your words!

So lovely, @mary25! :cherry_blossom: Gosh that cloth is gorgeous- it looks so fuzzy and nice! And the perfect color to celebrate the Pink Moon :full_moon_with_face: Really great job- thanks so much for sharing!

I can tell your altar truly means a lot to you, @walter- it has grown and flourished as you have grown in power on your magickal journey! :two_hearts: Thank you for sharing your lovely sacred place. Many blessings back to you! :blush:

You are very welcome, @Jeannie1! :hearts: It sounds like a week of many discoveries and exciting finds for you. Well done with your studies and treasures! :star_struck: Thanks to you as well for always spreading creativity and love :sparkling_heart:

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Bravo to the worshipping witches and their lovely sacred spaces! Thank you all for sharing your altar thoughts, plans, and pictures this week- such a delight to see! :place_of_worship:

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Blessed be! :sparkles::pray:

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Ohh I can imagine how beautiful this looks with glitter, I am a glitter fan myself. You did a great job, loving your altar.

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Really nice @walter I love the seashells that your tea light candles sit on. It gives it a pop!!

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@walter I love the shells & your setup is very soothing. We do have similar tastes! It looks great! :infinite_roots:

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@Amethyst @Liisa @IrisW Thank you for your kind words of support :heart: :heart: :heart: I’m feeling much better today :slight_smile: Sending love and light back y’alls’ way! :sparkles::heart:

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A lovely poem as always @NickWick! You have such a gift with words.

It’s cute @mary25! Very cute, and lovely with that pink altar cloth. So very creative!

It looks good @walter! Very nice! I love how you put tea lights in your seashells. Very creative!

I’m glad you’re feeling better @wade. Depression is no joke, it’s real and not something you can just smile and get over like so many people have told me. I’ll be praying for you to have brighter days ahead!

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I feel so much better today! I fell asleep shortly after putting my crystals under the moon & then slept through the night! I did have a conversation with one of my Drs about my medications. We are in the process of lowering 2 of them & I’m so excited about it. I overall feel better & today I am well-rested. :partying_face:

@wade I have major depression & anxiety issues also & it is something I have to work on daily. I have been feeling better but it was quite the journey getting here. I hope your journey gets a little easier & reach out if you need to talk it out. There’s nothing wrong with needing someone to vent or listen to you. :heart:

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@Siofra , thank you! Yes i thought so too lol…

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@NickWick ,thank so much

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I’m glad you feel better :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Your Altar is beautiful btw, the vase in the second picture is stunning :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes:

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Thank you so much! :hugs: The same goes for you – I’m always willing to lend an ear to anyone who needs to vent or talk about anything <3

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