How to Start and Make Your Wiccan Altar
This section of the website will give you a simple place to start to become a white witch. The very first step is to start to get to know the language and basic symbols.
Most Wiccan ritual and magic is done in conjunction with an altar of some kind. An altar is a place where you display all of the items which have special significance to you. It is a sacred work space and a resting place for your spirit.
Anywhere is Okay
The base of your altar can be inside or outside. It can be a special piece of ground, a stone or step, a table or a box. It can be anywhere. In days past, an altar may have been no more than a special chosen spot on the ground where offerings to a deity were placed. Traditionally it should be in a centralized location and should face one of the cardinal directions.
Earth Wind Fire Water
An altar should contain some representation of the elements: Earth, Fire, Air and Water. So make an attempt to contain these elements on your altar. It is also nice to have some special item which embodies the season to you: flowers for Spring; greenery or fruits of the season for Summer; vegetables or fruits of the season for Autumn; holly, evergreens, twigs, or seeds for Winter.
Altar tools are simply external representations used to help ‘alter’ your consciousness.
Your altar should be as personal as you are.
Anything that makes you feel special can be a part of your altar.
I have many specific altar product recommendations on this page: