A Witch’s altar can serve a multitude of purposes. They can be used to call spiritual energy into a space. Perhaps for guidance or assistance with a problem or desire. They can be used to make offerings to specific deities, or to the Universe as a whole. They can be used as a place to do magical workings; particularly spells. And they can be used as a place to pray or meditate. They can even serve the simple purpose of reminding a Witch of her connection to the Divine.
It’s really great to have an altar at home. This Witch is a proponent of this for sure! Mine is pretty much the center of my magical practice.
AND I love having little ‘mini-altars’ throughout my home as well. I’ve placed them on the entryway table, on a windowsill, and even on a shelf in the bathroom medicine cabinet. Hey, a Witch has to improvise. I needed an altar in the loo and it was either clear a space there or place it on the back of the toilet tank. Which I totally would have done given no other choice, by the way 😉
But what is a Witch to do when she is out and about, or maybe traveling, and wants to perform magical workings by an altar? I mean she doesn’t NEED an altar to work magic. So there's that!
But still, there are times when sitting by a cleared space, which has been infused with your own intentions, and adorned with the magical tools of your choosing can provide a real mental boost. The kind of boost a Witch can really use when she is mustering up the magnitude of energy it can take to cast an effective spell.
In comes the ‘altar on the go’ …
There are many mini-altars for sale out there on the web. And if you feel compelled to purchase one I say go for it. Just don’t feel that you have to choose one designed by someone else when you can surely make your own.
All you really need is a small tin or wooden box and a few tiny tools that are chosen with the idea of all-purpose magic in mind. Think: crystals, herbs, matches, pendulums, incense, mini tarot decks, packets of salt, mini wands, pictures of deities, tealights, and tiny bells.
Altoid tins, or any small candy tin, are a great way to transport your mini-altar. They are sturdy and compact making them good travel companions. A wooden box is just as functional, maybe a bit more so. And you can either pick one up online or at a craft shop. If you're handy you can even make your own.
Decorating your mini-altar vessel is tons of fun. Decorate it any way that pleases you. Use your imagination Witches! Perhaps your wildest imagination 😉
And bear in mind that just about anywhere you are you will find things around you to work your magic. Items that will compliment what you have in your portable mini-altar.
In the woods use sticks, stones, leaves, acorns, pine cones, etc …
At the beach use pebbles, shells, drift wood, seaweed, etc …
Improvise. Do what feels right.
The most powerful magic I ever performed was at the beach. And the one tool I used was a stick. It’s not rocket science, Witches. It’s Witchcraft ❤️😉❤️
Here are a few pics of altars I’ve created to use on the go …
That’s about all I’ve got for you today on simple altars for the Witch on the go …
Let's get together in the comments so you can share what this little post taught you about creating mini-altar. And also what you have to teach me about creating mini-altars 😉
I do love to hear your thoughts and experiences!
AND I truly feel that when one Ancient Allies Witch shares ALL Ancient Allies Witches benefit ❤️😉❤️
May good fortune chase you throughout ALL of your days, Witches!
And May Bountiful Blessings Be Yours ~ Diane