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EAST / AIR
wand
incense
yellow/orange candle
statue of The Sun

SOUTH / FIRE
a fire
red (or any) candle
statue of Pele

WEST / WATER
bowl of water
blue candle
statue of mermaid, fish, etc.

NORTH / EARTH
pentacle
bowl of soil
salt
stones
green candle
greenman or gaia statue


This is the traditional altar layout as suggested by many Wiccan traditions. Altars can be very simple and still be effective. Often a candle and your intent is all that is needed. Often times when the members of Circle of the Green meet for rituals, other than high holidays, there is simply three candles, an offering, a diety figure, or the cauldron alone on the altar. This is another one of those times where you must listen to your inner self to tell you what kind of altar best suits your needs and to what extent you want your ceremony to go.



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