I thought I’d share these projects with you…altars happen to spring up all over the place!
First, an altar to Frigga. I decided to set this one up in the dining room on the buffet.
There is a covered offering bowl for liquids; a plate to burn incense; blue tea-light candle holders; a piece of blue lace agate, a piece of unakite, moonstone pendant and a small quartz crystal ball – these just felt right. Also, a Glade glass candle holder as an offering bowl – I just really liked the spirals etched in the metal – reminds me of spinning and wyrd. I plan to add other items later to include flowers, keys, maybe some representation of ducks or geese (my pair of pink quartz Mandarin ducks now that I think about it…) and a small distaff and/or a small replica of a spinning wheel. I’m also waiting on a hand-crafted Frigga soy blót candle I had ordered several weeks ago adorned with a Perthro rune hung on handspun Blue Moon baby camel and merino yarn. I’d also like to incorporate 12 small white tea-light candles around Her to symbolize Her 12 handmaidens.
Next up is an altar to Odin.
I had originally thought to set this up above my computer desk upstairs as that is where I spend a lot time seeking knowledge. When I set Odin’s statue up on the window sill, I had a rock knickknack/paper weight there that said: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – totally reminded me of Odin. So, I went back downstairs and set Odin’s altar up above my Ancestor altar. There is also a wood carved raven; a smokey quartz; a piece of black obsidian, and a blue optic crystal ball – totally reminded me of the eye he sacrificed at Mimir’s Well for a single drink of enchanted water that granted him wisdom and fore-sight. Also, an offering plate and a cup in back with depictions of pinecones and evergreens on it. I am also waiting on a hand-crafted dark blue soy candle charged with Baltic Amber and 9 sacred herbs of Northern Tradition shamanism including Mugwort, Plantain, Nettle, Fennel, Chamomile, Sweet Cicely, Watercress, Crabapple Wood and Viper’s Bugloss adorned with a raven charm.
So yeah, some neat things in the works 🙂