These are pictures of the altars or peices of protection/symbolism around my house.
This is the altar outside my front door for the spirits and fairies. It faces east and helps welcome the sun each day and the bright spirits with it. There is a shed antler I found at our campsite for Beltaine, 2007, a fox tail I got from the local leather goods store, 2 candles, a jar of oatmeal and cinnamon, a jar of loose leaf tea, stones, a jar of celtic sea salt, water and alcohol offerings, beads of bone and an incense burner.
ignore the movies below…This is an altar to my ancestors, specifically to aid my husband while he is away from me. On the right is a picture of my maternal grandparents on their wedding day. I was very close to both of them and my grandfather served in World War 2 as a Marine. He also collected bells and I adored them. He know this and one was given to me after he died. My grandmother was a nurse and assisted in my birth and pre-natal care since I was 3 months premature. We had a very close bound. There is a singing bowl and the buddha of sorrows, to cry for me. To the left is a picture of my paternal great grand parents. He served in World war 1 and she died shortly after my birth but was always saying how much she loved me to others. There is a candle I keep lit and every night I thank and ask them for protection.
These items hang directly above my stove. I found the drawing of St. Brigid at a local artist co-op but I couldn’t pass it up. Even as a Saint the Goddess shines thru. Brighid is the gaurdian of the hearth, healer and smith, what better place for her altar than above the stove? (don’t worry the picture gets moved when I actually cook. ) Next to the picture is a Brighid’s cross, which our tuatha weaves each house, out of yucca every Imbolc.
These items hang by my front door…another Brighid’s cross, a Inari Shrine board from Japan which was given to me by my good friend for my involvment in Ninjutsu and my love of the Kitsune!(foxes) The foxes of Inari are messengers to the god, Inari who (if I’m not mistaken) is the God of Rice. Above that is a ceramic plaque that reads Cead maile failte” a traditional Irish greeting which translates to “you are a thousand times welcome” (or something very close to that)
and of course I have a broom! ( aparently my wall had also been repaired..didn’t know that..anyway)
I bought this handmade broom online from a craftsman and I love it. It comes down for the occasional spiritual cleaning of the house but for the most part it stays above the door.