This altar arrangement looks drastically different to any of my previous attempts, which I’m thankful for, as they always seemed a bit kitschy to me.
I would have liked to find more wintery things for the altar, but I don’t have many winter or yule decorations, and there is not much in the way of decor outside, I also don’t want my Yule spiders to get full of wax, which is inevitable if they are on my altar.
On the altar, a bell, a bowl with feather wand, Yule decoration and peach seeds;Candles of life and death, ginger cookies as offerings for Anpu and Hekate; My cauldron ready for my Dark winter moon ritual tomorrow night. pine cones, my Yule tree, my Winter Harmony broom, Bright red candle for Yule ritual, and a frosty candle holder.
I use this altar consecration from Goth Magick:An Enchanted Grimoire by Brenda Knight every year for Yule (p 39)!
“Timing: The best time to perform this ritual is at dusk
1 violet candle
1 silver candle
1. Light the candles and place them on your altar
2 Light the incense, and fan it with the goose feather, as geese are harbingers of winter. As you breathe in the scented smoke, pray aloud:
I welcome the winter inside of me,
I know my deepest wish is real and right.
I will my spirit to be free
Under this silver moon in this dark night.
Spirits of winter-bless this space with all due grace.
So mote it be!”