One question that is asked a lot, especially by people new to Paganism and Wicca is how to set up an altar. Where do things go? What items should I place on an altar? Well, in this section I will have pics of my personal altars, of altars by friends, or pics I hvae found on the web. If you have a pic I can use, I would graciously appreciate it and give credit to you for your pic.
Here is a basic altar layout....
---> Suggested Layout Of Altar <--- Goddess Symbol Or Candle God Symbol Or Candle Censer Bowl Of Water Bowl Of Salt Red Candle Wand Incense Bell Cauldron Athame And/or Bolline or Spell Materials -----> Altar Tools <----- A Goddess Symbol. Candle, Holed Stone, Statue. A God Symbol. Athame Wand, Censor, Pentacle, a Bowl Of Water. A Bowl of salt placed on the Pentacle, Incense, Flowers and Greens. One Candle holder. Any other tools or materials required for your Rituals etc.
In every Tradition I have studied, the altar is separated into 2 sides: The left is for the Goddess and the right is for the God. Some trads have the middle as Spirit or things that just don't go anywhere or the middle can be reserve for items you are using to work a spell. Each working tool has a male/female or God/Goddess energy or is specifically dedicated to the Goddess or God. You can see from the diagram above, which tools are representative of the God and Goddess.
Now for some eye candy. Here are pics of actual altars. If you would ever so kind, please send me any pics of your altar so others can learn from you!
Altar to Hekate (Dark Moon)
Full Moon Altar