Procurer of Beautiful things, In the Pursuit of equanimity, Writing letters+astroweather, Watercolours, and Vibing Vainglorious.
"Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom, a dream. - The Diamond Sutra
Harvest Moon/Meditation Altar
I would not usually post a photo of my altar but this set-up just resonates with me so much that I really wanted to share. Especially because I get a lot of questions about my set-up and people wondering what they can put on an altar.
First rule of altar brilliance is putting anything you want on your altar.
Most of what you see I just found in storage/hidden in the back of pantries.
The anointment oil you see in the back on the left is Solata from the SageGoddess on Etsy. She’s wonderful and this particular oil has been amazing for my pain when meditating. I plan on dressing a candle with it closer to the full moon.
I took particular care when putting the basics together to use hand-me-downs and pieces with sentimental meaning.
The table itself (hidden in this photo because of altar cloth) was built by my great great uncle when he was a teenager.
The burled wood slab on top of the altar cloth was sanded and finished by my father.
The wooden bowl holding the sugared apple, pine cone, and cinnamon stick was a hand-me-down from my grandmother.
The round framed moon goddess print on the wall was a gift from my mother when I was 15.
The stones/gems are constantly moved and changed, but in this photo I am using moonstone, chrysoprase, black kyanite spear, purple fluorite, and a clear quartz point.