Nyx, the goddess of the night, is a very important and iconic goddess. She is related to the night, to death, and the dream realm. If you feel a connection with Nyx and would like to honor her, you should consider creating an altar for Nyx. Let’s see how to create one, why it is so important and much more!
Why should I create an altar for Nyx?
You should create an altar for Nyx to connect with the goddess of the night but also to have a special place to cast spells, perform rituals and do all your witchy practice under the guidance of Goddess Nyx.
When should I create it?
You should create an altar for Nyx at night so you can connect with her main element. If you would like to do it on a specific day of the week, you can create it on a Monday when the lunar energy is the strongest. This is not mandatory, it’s only a suggestion. The most important thing is that you create the altar at night, even if you can’t do so on a Monday.
How to create an altar for Nyx? A step-by-step guide
Find a quiet place to set your altar: this place should be a peaceful space you like spending time in and, as Nyx is connected with the Moon and the night, is located nearby a window so the moonlight can get to it!
Bring elements connected with Nyx: below you will find a list of the main elements you should use to create an altar. Make sure you customize your alter as you wish! You can use whatever objects and trinkets remind you of the night to honor Nyx!
Light up a white candle or a black candle (both have the same effect). I would use a black one as it reminds me of the night but if you want to use a white candle, which represents the moon, you can totally do that!
Use incenses if you want! This is optional but you can definitely use incenses to create a soothing and suitable atmosphere for spells and rituals. Incenses also establish a deeper connection with Nyx if you use one of these incenses for Nyx.
Main elements of the altar for Nyx
- A Nyx’s figure (a picture is the same you can’t find a figure you like!)
- Starry items (to evoke her natural setting)
- Moon related items (to honor her favorite element to spread light into the darkness)
- Moon water (to make your own moon water read here)
- Milk (linked to the moon but also to fertility)
- Crescent moon symbol
- Owl symbol
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What should I do next?
Your altar for Nyx is the perfect place to honor the Goddess of the night. You can use your new space to say prayers but also to cast spells and perform rituals with Nyx’s protection! You can also use it as a special place for meditation, to open your intuition and set your intentions for your spells.
Your altar can also become a sacred area where you can keep some magical items you feel connected with! Using this altar at the new moon and the full moon to perform the lunar rituals is a great idea! Nyx is the goddess of the night but she is also a goddess of the dead and of fertility! With this altar, you enhance these energies to honor the dead on a special witchy holiday like Samhain (Halloween).
How to store the elements when you’re done?
You can keep your altar up for as long as you like, but make sure that, if you decided to keep it on display, to spend some time with it, lighting a candle or saying a prayer every few days. If you don’t feel a connection with the altar anymore, it means it’s time for you to get rid of it. If you used any organic ingredients you can bury it or dispose of it in running water so it gets back to the earth. For the other elements, you can simply thank each one of them and then store it wherever you like so you can reuse them another time!