Creating an altar dedicated to Hekate will create a deep connection with this powerful goddess. Now let’s find out how can you create one!
Why should I create an altar for Hecate?
You should create an altar for Hecate if you want to honor the Goddess. This includes if you want to cast a spell or perform a ritual that requires or would benefit from her guidance. Hekate is the goddess of witches, the mother of witchcraft, so creating an altar is a great idea for beginners and experts alike! An altar is also a powerful and sacred place for your divination practice, especially if you plan to communicate with the dead.
When should I create it?
You can create it whenever you need to, but I suggest creating it on a night of the full moon, on the night of the new moon, or on a Monday, where the moon’s energy is at its peak, in order to create a stronger and quicker bond with this goddess.
How to create an altar for Hecate? A step-by-step guide
Find a place for the altar: this should be somewhere that makes you feel calm and relaxed.
Bring some elements related to Hekate: down below you are going to find a few of the main elements you can use to create an altar. You can use one, two, three, or all of them or you can skip those suggestions and choose a few items that make you think of Hekate. When it comes to altars, the more you can customize them, the better!
Light up a black candle to let her know you are in tune with her energy. When you are going to cast a spell, you can replace this candle with the one required for your spell. When you are done with the spell you can bring the black candle back. If you plan to explore divination rather than cast spells, light up a purple candle, perfect for enhancing your psychic abilities.
Use some incenses for Hekate: using incenses is another great way to establish an energetic connection with the goddess. They are also very relaxing and can help you find your center and establish your commitment to the practice right before casting a spell or performing a ritual and more! Check out this article to learn about incenses for Hekate.
Main elements of the altar for Hecate
- A picture or a statue of the Goddess.
- A piece of fresh bread or a homemade cake.
- Garlic. She loves it!
- You can offer her some moon water. It’s best to make your own as she appreciates the commitment and the dedication behind all things homemade!
- Herbs you just harvested and that you would like to use for a spell or a ritual.
- You can use items related to the symbols connected with her like a snake, a torch, a knife, a key, or a wheel of Hekate.
What should I do next?
If you are not going to spend some time nearby your altar every day, make sure you spend some time nearby it chanting a prayer or simply acknowledging its energy at least on the night of new moon and on the night of the full moon.
How to store the elements when you’re done?
When you are finished with the alter, make sure you thank all the elements you used and then store them in a safe place. Of course, before using them again, it might be a good idea to cleanse those elements or recharge them.
If you used some edible offerings you can eat them or bury them to let those ingredients return to their natural source, mother earth. Choose whichever disposal method suits the situation the most and that you like the most. Don’t forget this is your practice. Make it your own!