My altar redone and claimed

Posted on January 16, 2012
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Recently Kat and I captured a few wild kittens and tamed them. During that process we allowed them to use my altar as a den of sorts, so for a little while it wasn’t an altar so much as home. Now the kitten are relatively tame and enjoy the exploration of our entire home. As such I’ve reclaimed my altar, but I decided to play with it just a bit.

I usually have the chess set arranged in the pre-game pattern but this time I decided to set it up as if a game was already being played. I’m not entirely sure how I’ll experiment with this as yet, but I do have some ideas, as it pertains to wealth magic, and even magic for my life. I could associate different pieces with people or events happening in my life (or that I want to happen) and then use the chess board to “play” the possibility field into my favor.

I’ve added some modeling clays and also a bag of body paints, a reminder of how important art is to my magical workings, and the need to re-integrate it into my work. Now that I’m feeling back to my creative genius, the need to express it is something I’m planning already for a ritual next weekend.

Elephant also has a prominent role on the altar. He has for a while, but I think he’ll have an even more active role soon. The Memory box is in its usual space, as our the dual Tarot decks I use in my readings. It’s good to have my altar back. It’s going to be seeing a lot of activity in the coming months!

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