Freya is one of the most popular goddesses of mythology. She is so powerful, so iconic, and connecting with her can be beneficial to both your magickal practice and your inner spiritual journey!
If you want to establish a bond with Freya and get started easily and effectively, creating an altar is a great first step!
Creating a powerful altar for Freya, the Norse goddess of love and beauty, involves a deliberate and respectful process.
Begin by researching her attributes and symbolism.
Choose an appropriate location and altar cloth in colors associated with love and beauty.
Incorporate symbols, images, candles, offerings, crystals, and personal items that resonate with her energies.
Regularly tend to the altar, offer prayers, and meditate to establish a sacred space for honoring Freya, seeking her guidance, and enhancing your spiritual connection to her nurturing and passionate essence.
- Why should I create an altar for Freya?
- How to create an altar for Freya? A step-by-step guide
- Altar placement and arrangement
- Optional altar enhancements
- How to store the elements when you’re done?
Why should I create an altar for Freya?
Freya is the goddess of heaven, love, fertility, proper housekeeping, marriage, domestic arts, and above all of motherhood. An altar for Freya can become your sacred place to set intentions for your love or fertility spells. It can also become a sacred corner for meditation, prayer, and where you come to seek guidance from her.
When should I create it?
Otherwise, if you don’t want to use the energy of the days of the week, you can create the altar right before casting a spell or when you feel like you need her to help you deal with emotions related to love and fertility. She has some motherly energy deep inside of her and when the motherly instincts show up in yourself as well, that means you are ready to create a bond with her.
How to create an altar for Freya? A step-by-step guide
Find a place you like: First and foremost, you must find a place you feel comfortable in. This place should be peaceful and calm, perhaps somewhere you like to destress after a hard day. It can be anywhere you like as long as you feel it’s the right place to create it.
Bring some special elements connected with Freya!
Down below you are going to find a list of possible elements you can use to customize the altar and make it perfect for Freya. They are only ideas and you can always bring your own additional objects that remind you of her.
Use incenses to make the place even more sacred and connected with Freya. You can rely on incenses for love or incenses for fertility to enhance the kind of energy and the type of blessings you would like Freya to grant you!
You can even add a few runes if you are into them. You can learn all about the runes associated with Freya in this article!
Main elements of the altar for Freya
- A figure or a picture of Freya: choose the one you really like! It should represent the vision you have of Freya as closely as possible.
- A brisingamen necklace, a spindle, and some keys are a few items you might want to place on your altar as they are all symbols of Freya, her story and her energy.
- You can also add figurines or pictures of cats to your altar as cats are sacred to Freya and she would deeply appreciate their presence!
Other items for a Freya altar
|Statue or Image
|A representation of Freya, such as a statue or picture
|A special cloth to cover and decorate the altar
|A dish or bowl for presenting offerings to Freya
|Candles in Freya’s colors (e.g., gold, red, or amber)
|Fresh or dried flowers associated with Freya’s symbolism
|Crystals that resonate with Freya’s energy and qualities
|Incense with scents such as rose, jasmine, or lavender
|Symbols representing Freya’s domains, such as a cat figurine or a valknut symbol
|A cup or chalice for making libations or offering drinks to Freya
|A set of runes associated with Freya and divination
Altar placement and arrangement
|Placement and Arrangement
|Placed at the center or focal point of the altar
|Draped over the altar surface and arranged neatly
|Positioned symmetrically or at the corners of the altar
|Placed in front of Freya’s image or in a dedicated spot
|Arranged around the altar or in vases near Freya’s image
|Placed strategically to enhance the altar’s energy
|Positioned near or around Freya’s image
|Placed near the offerings dish or within easy reach
|Kept in a special pouch or displayed on the altar
|Burned in a suitable holder at a safe distance from other items
Optional altar enhancements
|Additional symbols representing Freya’s attributes or associated myths
|Books or Scrolls
|Books or written material related to Freya or Norse mythology
|Instruments associated with Freya, such as a lyre or bells
|Offering Plate or Bowl
|A dedicated plate or bowl for presenting larger offerings or food
|Other divination tools like tarot cards or oracle decks
|Personal items or mementos related to your connection with Freya
|Artwork or Prints
|Artwork or prints depicting Freya or Norse mythology
|Sacred Water or Oil
|A small vial of sacred water or consecrated oil for rituals or anointing
What should I do next?
You should light the candle you’ve chosen for the altar for Freya every time you go to work with her energy while casting spells or performing rituals.
Let this altar become the perfect place for you for moments of contemplation as well. If you cast a love or a fertility spell, you might want to spend a little time by your altar every day to say a prayer in Freya’s name to let your intention manifest faster!
How to store the elements when you’re done?
Most of the elements used for the altar are material ones. The best way to store them is to put them in boxes so you can use them again in the future. The image of Freya can be used as a talisman and you can also keep the runes associated with Freya with you, leaving them in a pocket, in a purse, or even using them as a piece of jewelry.
It’s a great way to let Freya’s energy protect you and guide you through your life!