I love building altars and meditation spaces. I use to do it according to the books I have. This goes here, that goes there. I did that for a very long time. What I found over time is that the altars and spaces that were the most meaningful to me were the ones I built using nothing but creativity and intuition. Sometimes people follow books because they feel afraid to make a mistake. I’m not saying education is a bad thing. I am saying that at some point it can be a good thing to exercise your intuition. When I build sacred space I use items and colors that speak to me. The altar I am building tomorrow is for Spring Equinox. I will keep it up all month. Here is what my planning process looks like.
I plan to print an image of Eostre to place in the center of my altar. I have these great ceramic bunnies that I always place all around for this holiday. I plan to also find some blooming tulips or daffodils when we actually get closer to the holiday. I will purchase a pale pink candle. All of these symbolize spring to me. The pink is a lighter version of red. Red symbolizes goddess to me, and pink young goddess and young love. This might all sound very simple to you. Where is the cauldron, chalice, wands etc…I really don’t feel I need them. It doesn’t mean I never use them, it just means they are not essential to my practice.
How do you practice your spirituality? By the book or by intuition, or some of both?