Circe is one of my favorite deities. She is so powerful, so brave and so special which makes her one of those goddesses that can help you find your way into magic and find the best version of yourself. She is a self-made woman who truly worked on transformative energy for her entire life.
She is fascinating and useful for those of you who want to use magic as a way to make your dreams come true but also to find your true selves! Let’s see how to create an altar for Circe for all kinds of crafts!
Why should I create an altar for Circe?
Circe is the goddess of witchcraft who is closely connected with green magic. Creating an altar is a powerful way to connect with her and with this kind of magick. An altar can become your sacred place to set intentions for your spells, create potions, cast spells and perform all the rituals you want.
When should I create it?
You should create the altar on a sunny day as solar energy is what drives Circe! If you want to do it on a specific day of the week, then you can create the altar on a Sunday when the solar energy is at its peak!
Otherwise, you can make the altar right before harvesting any herbs or ingredients you are going to need for a spell. If you’re a new witch, you can even create it right before you start learning witchcraft as Circe will guide you and support you through your learning! As you can see, you have many options!
How to create an altar for Circe? A step-by-step guide
Find a place you like to set it up. This first step is the most important as you have to find a space that makes you feel relaxed and calm. This should become a place you feel connected with.
Try to place the altar nearby a window where the sun rays can get to the altar so the solar energy, which is connected with Circe, can become part of this altar.
Bring some special elements connected with Circe!
Down below you will find a list of possible elements you can use to customize the altar and make it perfect for Circe. They are only suggestions.
I also suggest you use any object that makes you think of Circe.
Use incenses to make the place even more sacred and connected with Circe. You can find all options in this article about the best incenses to work with Circe.
Lighting a purple candle is another great way to enhance your altar as purple is the color of magick and for all sorts of practices related to the psyche.
Main elements of the altar for Circe
- A figure or a picture of Circe: choose the one that makes you feel more connected with Circe.
- Herbs: go harvest some herbs you will need for a spell and offer them to Circe. She is going to appreciate it and she is definitely going to bless those herbs and guide your magick! She loves mandrake. If you can find wild mandrake in nature, even better!
- A wand: If you have a wand, bring it to the altar. This is the main item used by Circe to cast her spells so is a symbol of her whole life and practice.
|Statue of Circe||Represents the divine presence of Circe on the altar|
|Chalice||Symbolizes the sacred vessel for offerings and libations|
|Incense Burner||Purifies the space and carries prayers to the divine|
|Athame||Represents the magical knife used for ritual purposes|
|Offering Bowl||Holds offerings such as herbs, crystals, or sacred objects|
Altar layout and placement
|Direction||Choose a direction that aligns with your intention or spiritual practice (e.g., East for inspiration, South for passion)|
|Altar Cloth||Select a fabric or cloth that resonates with Circe’s energy or colors associated with her (e.g., purple, green)|
|Central Focus||Place the statue of Circe or a representation of her as the central focus of the altar|
|Sacred Objects||Arrange sacred objects, such as crystals or herbs, around the central focus to enhance the energy|
|Candles||Position candles at specific points (e.g., North, South, East, West) for invoking the elements or creating a sacred circle|
What should I do next?
You should light the candle of the altar every time you are going to spend some time with magick, such as when you’re educating yourself about the craft but also while casting spells and performing rituals.
Let this altar become the perfect place for you and all things witchy! If you prefer designating a special day to do this, you can choose to light the candle up and restore your ingredients on a Sunday or on a sunny day!
How to store the elements when you’re done?
Most of the elements used for the altar are organic ones. The best way to store them is in a few boxes or small glass jars if you use them again. If you want to get rid of them as you don’t want to use them for your craft anymore, you can bury those elements so their energy can get back to earth, their original source.
You can store anything inorganic, like the wand, where you store all other witchy tools and you can do the same with the images of Circe. Store these items so you can reuse them if you want!
Altar maintenance and cleansing
|Dusting and Cleaning||Regularly clean the altar to maintain its sacredness and clarity|
|Energetic Cleansing||Purify the altar’s energy by smudging with herbs or using sacred waters|
|Refreshing Offerings||Replace or refresh offerings periodically to keep the energy vibrant|
|Intentional Practice||Engage in regular rituals or practices to connect with Circe and charge the altar|