Working with the angelic realm involves channeling divine energies, so it’s not surprising that many people feel the desire to set up a special room or altar area specifically for their angelic encounters. You don’t have to have an angelic altar in order to with the angels, but it will help to focus your intent and to provide the right atmosphere for your spiritual growth and progression.
Where to Site Your Angel Altar
You don’t need a lot of room in order to create an angelic altar – it can be a small shelf or a coffee table, or perhaps a windowsill. The choice of room is significant, however – try to choose the most peaceful room in your home. If you already have a room you use for spiritual practices, that’s perfect, but most of us will have to make do with the bedroom or a quiet corner of the living room. If you have a summer house or outdoor space, do try to use that, as being closer to nature will help with the angelic connection.
What to Put on Your Altar
This is the fun bit, and you can really go to town with making your angelic altar personal to you and as decorated or minimalistic as you would like. If you are likely to do angel card readings here, remember to leave space for the cards.
Most people like to put down a cloth or table covering to begin with, although this isn’t essential. Since this altar is devoted to the angelic realms, you’ll probably want to have an angel figurine on it. However, if you don’t have one and don’t want to buy one, how about printing a beautiful angel picture from the internet and then laminating or framing it?
Since angels are associated with light, candles are popular on angelic altars, and scented candles are a particularly good idea – choose scents which are said to attract angels, such as jasmine, rose or pine.
Many people like to have crystals on their angel altars. Some of the most popular crystals for working with angels include rose quartz, angelite, blue celestite and amethyst.
If you use angel cards, you’ll want to leave them on the altar when not in use, perhaps wrapped in a pretty cloth or in a specifically crafted bag. You might want to have incense on the altar too, and perhaps a smudge stick or a small bell to use to clear the air and the energies before you begin to work. If you don’t know how to use angel cards yet, here’s a guide I put together to show you how to read angel cards.
Honoring the Elements
Many people extend their work with angels towards working with fairies and nature spirits too. In this case, you’ll probably want to have something representing the natural world on your altar. This is the perfect opportunity to honor the changing seasons. In spring, you can have fresh flowers, for instance; in summer you could craft some sun symbols. In autumn, gourds, pumpkins, colorful fallen leaves and twigs are ideal. In winter, berries and winter greenery add a seasonal feel.
The most important thing when creating your angelic altar, however, is to do what feels right for you. There are no rules, and you should always be guided by your intuition. Make it a beautiful, meaningful space and you can’t go far wrong.