Artemis is a fascinating and powerful goddess to work with. If you enjoy working with deities, you might know that one of the best ways to work with a deity is to create an altar for them. Let’s see how to create an altar specifically for Artemis and how this can help us bond with this goddess naturally.
Why should I create an altar for Artemis?
Artemis is a goddess of wild animals and of the hunt. She is also the goddess of childbirth and fertility. You should create an altar for Artemis so it can become your sacred space to honor wildlife and deepen your connection with nature.
When should I create it?
You should create it at night. It would be ideal to make your altar on the night of a full moon as lunar energy is deeply linked with Artemis! If you want to do it on a specific day of the week, well, you can create it on a Monday when the lunar energy is at its peak! Otherwise, you can create the altar when you feel the need to connect with her.
How to do create an altar for Artemis: step-by-step guide
How to create an altar for Artemis? A step-by-step guide
Find a place you like: this first step is all about finding a relaxing place you like. It can be in plain sight or more hidden away. Your call! The most important thing is that you should try to place the altar near a window where the moonlight can get to the altar so the lunar energy, the energy connected with Artemis, can enhance your practice.
Bring some special elements connected with Artemis:
Down below you will find a list of possible items you can add to your altar so you can customize it for Artemis in a unique way. They are only suggestions and you can use your own items that make you think of her. Simply close your eyes and spend a few moments thinking of her.
What’s the first thing that pops into your mind? That’s what you should bring to the altar! This is the perfect way to let your intuition drive your connection to Artemis deeper than it already is.
Lighting a silver or a white candle is another great way to enhance your altar for Artemis. The color white especially is reminiscent of the full moon so will draw in plenty of lunar energy.
Main elements of the altar for Artemis
- A figure or a picture of Artemis: choose one that makes you feel the connection with Artemis.
- A bow and arrow, hunting knives or a quiver can be great items for you to bring to the altar as they are connected with a hunt.
- Cypress or amaranth leaves: these plants are sacred to Artemis. If you have the chance, add a few leaves to the altar to let their energy resonate with the goddess and let her feel at ease with the altar you created for her.
|Item||Purpose and Symbolism|
|Statue or Image||Represents Artemis and serves as a focal point for devotion and connection.|
|Bow and Arrow||Symbolizes Artemis as the goddess of the hunt and protector of the wilderness.|
|Crescent Moon Symbol||Represents Artemis’ association with the moon and her role as a lunar deity.|
|Offerings Dish||Used to present offerings such as fresh flowers, fruits, or other symbolic items.|
|Candle(s)||Provides illumination and represents the sacred flame or light of Artemis.|
Altar decoration ideas
|Nature-inspired Elements||Incorporate items like feathers, pinecones, acorns, or dried leaves to bring the wilderness energy to your altar.|
|Moon Phases||Display a moon phase calendar or artwork depicting the different phases of the moon.|
|Animal Imagery||Include images or figurines of deer, bears, wolves, or other animals associated with Artemis.|
|Floral Arrangements||Use fresh or dried flowers, particularly those associated with Artemis, such as wildflowers or roses.|
|Artemis Symbols||Include symbols like the triple moon, the stag, or the arrow as decorative elements on your altar.|
What should I do next?
You should light the candle of the altar and spend some time chanting a prayer for Artemis or meditating on her as a guide. If you want, you can connect with Artemis before casting a spell.
The best spell for you to perform while connecting with Artemis is a fertility spell as her lunar energy and her bond with nature can help you enhance your possibility of getting pregnant.
How to store the elements when you’re done?
The best way to store the elements and items used for the altar is to keep them in a safe place. The candle and any organic ingredients you use can be reused for other magic, or, in case you want to get rid of them, you can bury those elements so their energy can get back to earth, their original source.
You can store larger items like the bow where you store all other witchy tools and you can do the same with the images of Artemis.
If you want, you can even carry that image in your pocket or purse to keep Artemis close to you and maintain that established bond so she can help you with your witchy practice. That image can become like a talisman for you when spending time outside in nature or when you feel you need some extra support from this goddess.