Monday, May 2, 2011


With Beltaine's energy filling us all I felt an altar update was necessary.  I finally have a little shelf all my own to use as an altar in the otherwise chaotic sewing room/office.  For the last two months it has looked like this:

My birthing altar.   It held my drawing intention spell from Imbolc, a photo of the Damien Hirst Pregnant woman statue, my moon cord, two oil anointed candles also made on Imbolc, 4 cards from my Celestial Tarot deck: the ten of pentacles, Spring (Princess of Pentacles) for Elliott's birth season, and both the Aries (Emperor) and Pisces (Moon) cards because I wasn't sure what sign he would be.  Also included was a stone from my family farm, a piece off volcanic rock from Hawaii, a white pentacle for grounding, and a photo of an interpretation of Gaia.  There were various other stones and the contents from my witches ladder which was done before Kyan's birth.

Now that the holiday of love is here I thought it wise to change it up.  Beltaine is also special to me because 8 years ago I began dating Dave around this time, so the love factor is doubled for me.

I wanted something simple: a wedding photo, lovers statue, the Venus (Empress) card from Celestial Tarot, a romantic art card and some feathers.  Birds herald the sexy spring to me.  The most glorious part of my day yesterday was sitting rocking Elliott while listening to the birds sing outside.  It was warm and sunny, just a lovely day.  I hope your's was too.


Lydia said...

How lovely! That candle holder is gorgeous, and I love the picture of you and your husband and how he is looking at you! Blessed Beltane, you have inspired me to give my altar a once-over as well!

TMCPhoto said...

What a beautiful wedding photo. The longer I'm married the more I wish we would have gotten a decent wedding photographer for ours. I have a handful of photographs and all of them not nearly as beautiful as yours. Perhaps when we renew our vows...

I'm looking forward to being able to start an altar soon too. I always love seeing what other people do with their altars, they are like personal works of art.